Whatever your type of ensemble, you will perform in venues carefully chosen to suit your needs. We aim for all of your concerts to be well attended by hospitable, friendly patrons who will appreciate the efforts of your ensemble.
Churches, cathedrals, spa halls and bandstands are just some of the venues we use, or you may wish to perform at a local festival, immersing yourself in the local culture.
See yourself appear in local papers and on posters that announce your performances. Take part in attracting your audience by displaying our free concert board and posters.
We work hard to generate excellent attendance at each concert, as we understand that an appreciative audience makes all the difference.
We understand that as well as providing performance opportunities for ensembles, music tours are also considered as a holiday for many groups. All hotels and hostels are suitable for music ensembles with many offering rehearsal space and instrument storage. Rooms are normally twin or single rooms. Generally, rooms are en-suite.
We help to make your accommodation a good base for your tour and work with a variety of hotels with fantastic facilities. Twin or single rooms are normally arranged, however youth hostels with multi-bedded rooms can also be used, depending on your requirements.
Before you set off on your music tour, you will receive a detailed and carefully-planned itinerary, tailored to your group’s preferences and requests. Each day will combine fantastic concerts with excursions and activities, as chosen by you. While you are on tour, your Tour Manager will assist with concert arrangements and publicity and as linguists they are on hand to help with translating.
Travelling by coach is the most economical and flexible way to tour. Be collected from your meeting point and arrive at your destination in comfort on air-conditioned, high specification coaches. Enjoy the freedom of your own vehicle whilst on tour and travel in comfort with reclining seats and toilet.
If you have many instruments to transport you can, at an affordable cost, take a trailer with you. Upon booking, we ask you provide us with a list of the equipment you wish to take on tour. If we consider the storage space within the coach is insufficient, we will, where possible, arrange a trailer for you (which will incur a supplement) or advise that you take an instrument van. We can also provide one for you at an additional charge.
Eurostar is a fantastic way for choirs, or instrumental groups with manageable instruments, to reach Paris or Brussels.
If you choose to fly, we can arrange your flights from your local airport as well as from London. Once you have arrived at your destination, we can provide transfers to your accommodation and local coach hire throughout your music tour.
We have so many happy music leaders who have toured with us for years. Here’s just one example of the great feedback we get from them.
Hayley Fry, a party leader from a school in Dubai took her choir on a spring tour to Budapest. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“Thank you for a wonderful tour. I really appreciate all [your] help and patience. I liked the skype meetings. I felt we made a lot of progress in these meetings and saved sending 800 e-mails back and forth. It also gave an honest opportunity to talk about expectations.
“All staff in the lead up (and on the tour) have been wonderful to work with and exceptionally helpful. I thought the process was very smooth and if I ever had a question – however stupid – there was always a response.
“Overall I would say: Exceptionally helpful staff, who guide you through the rather daunting process with ease, resulting in an incredible experience for students!”
Speaking of her Tour Manager, she added:
“[Timea] was outstanding. She went way beyond the call of duty - wonderful.”
Gill Chapman, Ceceilia Singers
Chris Swain, Director of Music, Wycliffe Choral Society