Tour the centers of classical music with the College of the Mainland choirs during the groups’ tour of Germany and the Czech Republic June 15-23, 2016. 

The group will travel through Berlin, Leipzig (home to Mendelssohn, Bach and Schumann), Prague and Dresden with two performances, guided tours and free time to explore.

Blending history and music, the tour will highlight the Bachmuseum in Leipzig and Thomaskirche, where Bach worked from 1723 to 1750. Dresden will provide a glimpse into World War II and post-war reconstruction.

Prague will include a visit to the Hradcany Castle and cathedral and to the 14th-century Charles Bridge. Travelers will also enjoy a dinner cruise on the Vltava.

Continuing its success with its 2014 Ireland tour, the COM chorale will perform American classics with local groups in Leipzig and Prague. Travelers may join the COM choir and sing along.

“We received standing ovations in Ireland and I expect no less in Germany and the Czech Republic,” said COM choir director James Heffel. “We have an extremely fun group, so singers and travelers had an equally brilliant time.”

The COM choirs are open to community singers each semester. 

For more information about this tour or joining COM choirs, please contact Joyce Palmer at 409-933-8348 or