Choir Tour 2019 at First United Methodist Church (Cordele, GA)

TEEN CHOIR TOUR 2020

In eighteen years of touring, churches in 24 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, and the United Kingdom have hosted concerts by the Saviour Teen Choirs. The youth who volunteer their time and talent to participate in these choirs are committed to sharing their faith through work at mission sites and celebrating worship through music.
 
The Saviour Teen Choirs are traveling to Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee in June 2020. The information below helps host churches learn more about partnering with us to share the Gospel with their congregations in a special way.
 
Contact the tour director via email:  Joe Galyon
 

GROUP INFO

  • Saviour Teen Choirs (singers and ringers)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adult leaders
  • Approx. 48 total people (35-38 teens and 10 adults)
  • Mission Tour 2020 travels to Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee
  • Choir Profile 2020
 
 
THEME
  • Alive
  • Scripture-“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but CHRIST LIVES IN ME. – Galatians 2:20 [NIV]
  • 60-minute worship concert
  • Choral and handbell music
  • Drama
 
FEES
  • We do not charge a fee or request a freewill offering for our concerts. 
  • On occasion, churches offer to take a freewill offering for which we are most grateful.
 
SPACE NEEDS
  • Performance space (we have a lot of flexibility with our instruments and handbell equipment)
  • Changing rooms (2-3 changing rooms to dress in concert clothes)
  • Pre-concert warmup (usually a choir room or fellowship hall)
 
ARRIVAL
  • We typically arrive at a host church between 3:30p and 4:00p.
  • Host churches usually have a liaison to help us upon arrival.
  • We need a mobile contact for the person who would be at the church for our arrival.
  • We text the liaison when we are closing in on your location (maybe 30 minutes out).
 
UNLOAD
  • Let us know the best spot to park and which building entrance to use.
  • Before unloading, our team leaders look at the performance space and changing rooms.
  • Our teams unload luggage and equipment to begin setting up for the concert.
  • A lot of our equipment is on wheels.
  • Ramps and ground floor entrances are the best, but we do unload using stairs as well.
 
SETUP
  • Setup usually takes about 45 minutes.
  • Let us know what sanctuary furniture we can move to accommodate our equipment.
  • We travel with a portable sound system.
  • Churches sometimes offer the use of their audio equipment (in that case, we need a sound tech from the host church to assist our team.)
  • We warm up just after setup to get a feel for the space.
 
DINNER
  • Host churches commit to providing a pre-concert meal.
  • Sometimes the church plans a dinner for their youth to join us for fellowship.
  • Let us know what time to be ready for dinner.
  • We send any special dietary considerations ahead of time.
 
PRE-CONCERT PREPARATION
  • We change into concert clothes after dinner.
  • After changing, we enter into prayer and prep to get ready for the concert.
 
CONCERT
  • Host churches determine the best time for the concert.
  • 7:00p or 7:30p are the most common.
  • Most churches have someone do a welcome and then toss it over to us to begin the music.
  • Our director concludes the program a few words of gratitude to the staff, congregation, and host families for their hospitality.
 
HOUSING
  • Our students prefer staying in host homes.
  • For safety, host families must have some form of youth protection orientation/training (known as safe-sanctuary in the Methodist church).
  • We can provide coaching for churches new to providing host families.
  • If needed, we travel with bedding for staying overnight in the church.
  • Shower facilities need to be provided either at the host church or a local gym or YMCA.
 
DEPARTURE
  • Host families return choir members to the church between 7:45 and 8:00a the next morning.
  • We may request some space for group building exercises before we leave.
 
 
We are here to help you provide this opportunity for your congregation. Ask as many questions as you have. We want you to have a fantastic experience.
 
 
 
What people
are saying…
 
 
I was so impressed with the outstanding concert you gave. You are a dedicated group to give up a large part of your summer to share your many talents in the name of Jesus.
Beverly from Cordele, GA
 
 
I was amazed with the talent and truly appreciate the dedication and discipline it has taken for such a performance. We will be waiting for your return.
Carolyn from Bellaire, MI
 
 
 
What a wonderful evening we had at Newark UMC when we hosted your wonderful choir musicians and adults. The concert was so inspiring, not only because of the content, but also because of the obvious love that all of you have for our Lord.
Diane from Newark, DE
 
 
 
COS Youth Choir Rocked!! You all were awesome!! Thanks so much for your wonderful concert.
Russ from Maumee, OH
 
 
 
Phenomenal! What a wonderful concert you shared with us last night.
Karl from McKees Rocks, PA
 
 
 
Your singers and ringers youth choirs were wonderful. It was a beautiful evening listening to them and having the opportunity to meet them and learn of your program. Everyone I spoke with was a delightful person.
Concert goer from Oconomowoc, WI
 
 
 
I was at your concert at MUMC on Friday. I came feeling life was hopeless and feeling more than a little suicidal. Somehow during your concert, I felt hope creeping in again. Hope for me and for a better world. Just a little hope but enough for now. Thank you.
Concert attendee from Maumee, OH
 
 
 
It was inspiring to see the talent, ability, and commitment of the youth. The music was inspiring.
Louis from Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 
The concert and witness of the youth were a wonderful blessing.
Richard from Moorestown, NJ
 
 
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