The PC Choir and PC Ringers are setting off on their annual spring tour. They will make five performances in South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania between March 2 and March 7.
“I hope our music doesn’t just sound beautiful, but can touch hearts,” said Katelyn Shiley, a sophomore from North Augusta, S.C.
This year’s tour is Shiley’s second. She was also a part of the group that traveled to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest last year.
“I’m really looking forward to touring around domestically,” she said.
The PC Choir and PC Ringers will perform at:
- First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, S.C., on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
- Frederick Presbyterian Church in Frederick, Md., on Sunday, March 4 at 11 a.m.
- First Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pa., on Sunday evening, March 4 at 7 p.m.
- First Presbyterian Church in Wilson, N.C., on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
- First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, S.C., on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.
This tour is the first one for Riley Swindell, a freshman from Greenville, S.C. She’s a member of the PC Ringers ensemble.
“I’ve been doing music for nearly a decade now, and I’ve been in many performing groups. But there are few ensembles that I have found as dynamic and engaging as handbells,” she said. “I am well into my second semester of ringing here, and I find myself genuinely looking forward to the rehearsals I have every other day.”
The annual spring tour gives students the opportunity to perform and enjoy their spring break together. The group is planning to take a break from performing by spending a day in Washington, DC.
“I’m one of the four or so non-choir members going on the tour, so that’ll give me a chance to meet some new upperclassmen I may not have gotten the chance to speak to before,” Swindell said. “Overall, I think it’s going to be an experience for sure, and likely a fun one at that. It is work, yes, but it is exhilarating, rewarding work.”