For many choirs across the UK, touring is a staple component of their annual programme. For others, touring seems like an intimidating challenge and is something they have yet to try.
Whether you’re a high standard large choral society, or a small training choir, touring is a wonderful way to bring your choir closer together and raise their musical standard. As well as offering members the chance to perform in fantastic venues and form new friendships across the choir, directors/conductors also really value the opportunity to work more intensively with their ensembles and continue to enjoy the benefits of touring well after the tour has finished.
We filmed one of our choral societies on their tour to Malta. Here’s a film of their experiences:
Every choir has its own unique requirements which need careful consideration when planning a tour. We asked Musical Director, Chris Swain why he tours and about the benefits of using a concert tour operator:
Gill Chapman, Ceceilia Singers
Chris Swain, Director of Music, Wycliffe Choral Society