Welcome to VIP's 2022 Alaska Tour!
Voices in Praise kicked off their 2022 tour in the great state of Alaska on June 23rd. We're so grateful for the support of family and friends who made this trip possible! Follow our travels and adventures on this page throughout the week.
June 23: After 25 hours of travel, VIP Tour made it to Anchorage safely and will rest up for the start of our events and activites. We are looking forward to tomorrow and meeting our friends from Epworth Youth Chorale! Maryland meets Idaho...in Alaska!!
June 24: With some much needed rest, VIP started our day at the Alaska Native Heritage Center before heading to the airport to greet our friends from Epworth. We ended the day with a joint rehearsal and are ready to start performing tomorrow!
June 25: What a day! We spent the morning at Birchwood Camp, engaging in a ton of great team-building activities. Then, it was back to the city to perform at Brother Francis Shelter. Off to dinner at Waffles and Whatnot and an evening hike to round out the day!
June 26: We had a very full day which started with a performance in worship at St. John UMC, followed by some downtime and the opportunity to shop and explore downtown Anchorage. A small group used the time to take a 9-mile bike ride along a coastal trail. We then performed at the Anchorage Lutheran Church (with a live stream, starts at 38:32) and dinner, and we ended our evening at the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission to sing in an evening chapel service.
June 27 and 28: Two terrific days of performances and adventures in Anchorage and beyond, finally landing in Denali! We sang outdoors at Heritage Place and an impromptu performance on our cruise at the Portage Glacier after our visit at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. We ended the day at Soldotna UMC to benefit Shelter of Hope. The next day took us to the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home to sing and some hiking and snow play at Hatchers Pass.