Classical Movements has provided travel and concert arrangements for numerous choirs from around the world since 1992. We have the ability to make travel arrangements worldwide, have a vast knowledge of repertoire and can facilitate educational and exciting collaborations in magnificent concert venues. The Grammy Award-Winning Pacific Boychoir, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, The Washington Chorus, and VocalEssence have all toured using Classical Movements. Below is a list of all services offered by Classical Movements. Not all apply to each choir tour, and some are provided for an additional fee. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the options below with you and your ensemble.

This is a comprehensive list of our services, but not all apply to each choir or chorus tour. Some are provided for an additional fee.

Planning, Preparation and Financial
  • Prepare proposals with itineraries, budgets and payment schedules
  • Arrange pre-tour trips to familiarize you and ourselves with the specific destinations and accommodation options for your tour
  • Maintain constant contact with you throughout the pre-tour process
  • Promptly reply to your requests and questions
  • Provide a detailed itinerary, including the entire concert and rehearsal schedules, sightseeing and essential details
  • Provide a reference book for the destinations in your itinerary, including do's and don'ts, customs, restaurants, tipping practices, language, history, basic geography, and major sights
  • Manage all foreign exchange transactions and negotiate the lowest exchange rates
Concerts
  • Research venues, artists and festivals for collaboration opportunities
  • Book halls and orchestras, rent pianos, arrange organ details and hire soloists
  • Arrange rehearsals and concerts with domestic and international concert promoters, compile stage plans, and arrange ticket printing
  • Provide repertoire advice, payment of royalties and information on music editions and publications
  • Manage promotion efforts for concert arrangement, including flyers, posters, press and radio as per the budget
Air Arrangements
  • Provide excellent rate contracts with domestic and international carriers
  • Review new airline regulations with you especially relating to security
  • Reserve commercial and charter flight space
  • Manage individual reservations for those who need to deviate from the main group
  • Arrange for curbside check-in, group check-in, and pre-boarding passes, charter tarmac departures and arrivals
  • Manage seating arrangements
  • Negotiate frequent flier miles for the group
Ground Transportation
  • Arrange modern bus transportation for inter-city travel and sightseeing
  • Reserve train space and charters with US and European railroad companies
  • Arrange for individual car and limousine service
  • Prepare directions for all ground travel
Hotel Accommodations
  • Negotiate excellent rates with 3, 4 and 5-star hotels around the world. Special rates at several hotels in many parts of the world. We will save you money!
  • Pre-check all persons in hotels, prepare room keys and simplify check-in and check-out procedures
  • Arrange restaurant and room service timings and get extensions as needed
Meals
  • Plan special group meals in local restaurants and hotels
  • Arrange catered meals
  • Arrange shows, themes and special unique venues for extraordinary and memorable events
Luggage Handling
  • Oversee baggage count and numbering system every time baggage is moved (at airports on arrival and departure, at hotels on arrival and departure, at train stations, into and out of each bus, etc.)
  • Hire luggage handlers and trucks for ground transport
Sightseeing
  • Provide local guides for city tours and excursions from among our tried and tested world-wide network of ground handlers, guides and bus drivers
  • Arrange for special walking and driving tours
  • Provide an extensive and enjoyable experience incorporating the value and richness of each destination's culture and history into the trip
Personnel
  • Provide full-time escorts and tour directors from among our well-trained, personable, experienced and multi-lingual staff around the world
Travel Insurance
  • We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover your tour package. You must purchase this insurance within 21 days of your first tour payment in order for pre-existing conditions to be covered. Click on the Travelex logo for more plan details and costs. If you have any questions regarding specific plans it is best to contact the insurance company directly at 1-888-457-4602









Members of Iowa Youth Chorus perform Carmina Burana at Laval Festival
"Classical Movements was constantly available from planning through the end of the tour to solve problems, plan creatively, and answer questions. The musical venues were excellent. This is a most professional company with the expertise to work with musicians. The people at Classical Movements understand that music is central to the tour, but they also arrange a great balance of seeing the country and meeting the people of the country. They also understand the special needs of musicians and young people. They handled all requests and problems with courtesy and ease. We would definitely tour with Classical Movements again. I recommend this company with enthusiasm."

Janet Galvan, Artistic Director - Ithaca Children's Choir


Choirs performing together in Soweto
"On behalf of the University of Maryland Chamber Singers I want to thank Classical Movements for providing us with the very best of tour planning, accommodations, travel and concert venues. Our audiences were large, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and were very pleased with all aspects of the two week experience. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and help! We can't wait to do it again!"

Ed Maclary, Director of Choral Activities - University of Maryland Chamber Singers


Yale Alumni Chorus performing in Cuba




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