South Colton resident among 19 Alfred State students to visit China
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:12 am

COLTON -- A South Colton resident was among a contingent of 19 students and alumni from Alfred University that is going on a 16-day tour of China.

Four of the students play the guzheng, the Chinese version of the zither and 13 are a choir.

Alexander Harder will perform at Hohhot University in Mongolia and universities in Changsha and Wuhan, China. The group will also visit ZhangJiaJie National Forest, a national park where the film “Avatar” was shot.

The choir has learned repertoire in both Chinese and English and will combine with Chinese singers for “Youth Dance” (a piece that won Alfred University Choirs third prize for the Chinese New Year video competition from Hanban’s) and “Shenandoah,” an American folk song.