Forty-one voices strong, the Wittenberg Choir toured the East Coast during its 2006 Spring Tour, performing 13 concerts at churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Ohio before returning to campus for its annual home concert in Weaver Chapel.
Under the direction of Donald A. Busarow, professor of music and university organist, and accompanied by Chris Durrenberger, associate professor of music, the choir performed at churches where many suffered losses in the attacks on the World Trade Center. On the six-month anniversary of the attacks, the choir sang the national anthem at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
One of the most traveled college choral groups in the world, the choir has earned rave reviews from critics across the United States and in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Russia in its 76-year history. During the 2006 tour, it received front-page coverage in the March 11 Niagara Gazette.