We welcomed our newest exchange member from our sister choir, the University of Pretoria Youth Choir (UPYC), on January 12! If you recall, this was right in the middle of the long cold snap we enjoyed here in Edmonton last month -- quite the welcome for our poor South African friend arriving from high summer.
We asked Travis to tell us a little about himself.
What's your musical background?
I started singing in choirs in grade 2 and never stopped since. I get it from my mom because she sings too, but in her church choir. I have my grade 1 in piano, but I want to continue with piano.
Your favourite memory from singing with UPYC?
A hard question this one, but having someone come up to me after a concert & telling me that they loved my voice, that I should become a recording artist and that I brought them to tears. Kinda corny, but that's the memory that stays with me!
Best thing about Canada so far?
Best thing about Canada so far, is just being able to come back and see things that weren’t here when I was here in 2016 with UPYC... like the snow!
Hardest thing about Canada so far?
This would have to be the dangerously cold weather the first week I arrived, plus adjusting to the fact that Canadians drive on the wrong side of the road! I still can’t get over that.