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Photo credit: Udo Fluck

UPDATE: The Missoulian featured Arts Missoula and our work with our Sister Cities. Check it out here.

On Friday, June 17, the University of Montana Chamber Chorale performed in Missoula’s sister city Neckargemünd, Germany. The UM Chamber Chorale is currently on a Europe tour. You can hear more about the importance of that tour by listening to the June 2022 International Voices podcast episode here.

The episode is hosted by Udo Fluck, Arts Missoula GLOBAL Director. He speaks with Dr. Coreen Duffy, Conductor of UM’s Chamber Chorale, Dr. James Randall, Director of UM’s School of Music, Chorale Member Saxon Holbrook, and UM Chorale Students: Mira Smith, Spencer Price, Kylar Sprenger, and Sophia Boughey, about their local community voices being heard by international audiences, their feelings of being musical ambassadors, their expectations and anticipations, and about their excitement of performing in Neckargemünd.

Udo joined the UM Chamber Chorale in Neckargemünd. While there, Udo had a city sightseeing tour, a meeting with Neckargemünd officials, and then attended the concert (pictured above) in a church. While there, Udo talked with Neckargemünd officials about options to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of our twinned cities in 2023. More details to come regarding those celebrations!

From Udo: “Mayor Volk provided a very nice introduction and acknowledgment of the 29 years Missoula and his city have been connected. I followed with a short speech and introduced Coreen Duffy, the conductor of the UM Chamber Chorale.”

Click here to watch the entire recording of the Chamber Chorale performance.


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