The first Wayfarers tour for 2016 comprises 40 Taiwanese Wayfarers aged 9 to adult from Yilan (Ci-Xin Waldorf School), Taipei and Hong Kong, together with Judy and the Ci-Xin choir teacher Tomoko Kashiwagi. The group will present a selection of choral songs as well as Judy’s new composition written especially for this group, Heavenly Grandfather’s Banquet in Yilan in April, before travelling to China, where they will perform at the Chinese-speaking Waldorf Teachers’ Conference in Zhangzhou and at the Chengdu Waldorf School.
The second Wayfarers tour for 2016 will comprise 12 Australian Wayfarers aged 12 to adult and 11 Taiwanese Wayfarers aged 10 to adult. After rehearsing in Taiwan in July, the group will perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August before touring to Aberdeen, Iceland, Ireland, England and France. The repertoire for this group consists of early music (Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque pieces for both unaccompanied voices and voices with period instruments) and contemporary choral music by living Australian and Taiwanese composers, as well as some other 20th and 21st century compositions. They will also present Judy’s new music theatre work based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince.