The Hesston College European Chorale will kick off its European tour with several local concerts. The 37-voice choir will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22, at Inman Mennonite Church as part of the morning worship service and at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. The concerts are free and open to the public.

The choir, under the direction of Bradley Kauffman and with accompaniment provided by Ken Rodgers, will perform nine concerts in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain May 8 to 29.

Hesston College choirs have taken a European tour every two years since 1980. Aside from concert appearances, students will also explore the history and culture of the countries they visit, visit historical Anabaptist and early Mennonite sites and stay with host families.