Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
September 25, 2006

Deadline to Join Schreiner Choir Trip to Italy Oct. 15  

Those wishing to join the spring 2007 Schreiner choir trip to Italy have until Oct. 15 to submit their payment.

The cost of the trip for students, faculty and their families is $2,495. For community members the cost is $2,900. Space is limited on this trip so plan ahead and call early.

Schreiner University Choir Director Michael Kahl will lead the Schreiner University choir on a most unusual tour of Italy—and community members are invited to join in the excitement. The group will be singing its way through Italy for almost two weeks, staying in Venice, Verona, Florence, Assisi, and Rome, singing mass at some of the most beloved cathedrals throughout that fabled country. In addition to singing mass, the Schreiner choir will join Italian choirs for public performances in cities along their route.

Besides the musical events on their schedule, choir and community members will have a chance to visit a wide range of cultural and historical sites, including the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and the Coliseum in Rome, the Doge’s Palace and St. Marks Basilica in Venice, and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

The Schreiner University Choir has been making its mark locally, regionally and nationally for many years, with performances at venues ranging from Kerrville nursing homes to Carnegie Hall, but this will be its first international exposure. Kahl promises that this will be merely the first of many international learning and performance experiences he has in mind for the Schreiner choir. He explains, “Our students come from many different majors, not just the music department, so this kind of exposure will benefit them tremendously whether they are music, business or science majors. Their field of study isn’t what brings them together—it’s their love of music and their commitment to being a positive voice for the University in the community, the nation and indeed, the world.”

Kahl, the creative force behind the trip, notes, “This will definitely be a cut above the ordinary student trip overseas.” He is also hoping for strong participation by members of the Kerrville community, adding, “We welcome anyone with an interest in choral music and the grand traditions of Italy, whether they are singers or not, to come with us and share what will be a magnificent experience.”

For more information and tickets, contact Michael Kahl, assistant professor of music, at 830-792-7417 or by e-mail at

Send checks to Schreiner University, Attn: Choir Tour, CMB 6241, 2100 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, Texas 78028.

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