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Past Tours
CHIME has a proud history of international tours. When one tour finishes we are already planning the followup trip.
Our tours seek a blend of achieving an international standard in performance, experiencing the local culture, and providing a relaxed, friendly, group atmosphere.

News Flash - July 2008

Congratulations to the thirty two that participated in our Italian Tour in early July.

The Montecatini Festival was a great success and the coach tour through Italy was some magnificent sights.

This was particularly special with CHIME contributing $30,000 in direct support of participating students.

2004 German Tour


3rd Choir Olympics, Linz, Austria, July 2000

Following on from our success at the 1st Choir Olympics (and being aware of the work load involved) the Institute participated in three categories. Once again we excelled, returning with three silver diplomas.


Additional activities included day trips to regional centres and local items of interest. 

2000 Austrian Tour


1st Choir Olympics, Linz, Austria, July 2000

The Institute was Australia’s sole representative at the 1st Choir Olympics. To view this from a different perspective: the Australian flag was flying at the opening and closing ceremonies only because of our presence! We are keen to repeat this experience.

Further to this, the Institute participated in six categories, the most of any of the 400 choirs (18,000 choristers) participating, and we earned two bronze and four silver diplomas, a tremendous achievement at such a prestigious world event.


Additional activities included a day cruise on the Danube, and being accomodated at a 500+ yr old hotel in the heart of the old city precinct of Linz.

1997 Canadian Tour


 Calgary Stampede, Alberta, Canada, July 1997

 The choir was invited to perform at the opening ceremony for the World Band Competition being hosted by Calgary. Performances were more casual, occuring at Lake Louise, Banff Grand Hotel, and the Tyroll Automotive Museum.

Additional activities included visiting the world's largest shopping centre at West Edmonton, the North American Palaeontology Museum and the Colombia Icefields.

1995 Japanese Tour


International Youth Musicale, Shizuoka, Japan

1993 Swiss Tour


1991 Japanese Tour


1989 Hong Kong Tour