1953 PTS Touring Choir Travel Log

During the last days of the Korean War, the Seminary’s Touring Choir traveled to Japan and Korea. While singing and doing missionary work, they performed 118 times and sang for nearly 43,000 people.

During Reunion 2010, some choir members came to campus to present photos, stories, and memorabilia.

The tour stopped at the army’s 44th MASH Hospital. Notice the white shirts. Before the choir left America, someone donated shirts made from a new material called Dacron. It made it easier to travel with clothes that had to be washed and dried daily for concerts. Don Pendell (Class of 1955) said the choir could travel light because it was one of the first groups to use the material in shirts.
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