Sing the Costa del Sol

Sing the Costa del Sol with us from 12th to 15th March 2025 and shake off the winter blues!  For our first singing holiday of the year we travel to southern Spain in search of the sun. We will divide our time between the Andalusian resort of Málaga and the nearby cosmopolitan town of Fuengirola with its medieval Moorish origins.  To register your interest immediately, click here to send your details directly to Specialised Travel.

Music and conductor
Our choice of music also oozes sunshine. Haydn’s joyful Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese complements Mozart’s sparkling Coronation Mass – acknowledged as one of his finest mass settings. We are also delighted to introduce our regular singers to conductor Sam Evans, who makes his debut with TRBC on this Costa del Sol singing holiday. Sam has a growing international reputation as a choral director as well as being a very fine baritone (and soloist with TRBC on several occasions). A former choral scholar of King’s College, Cambridge, he shares this pedigree with Brian Kay. We are looking forward immensely to working with him.

Accommodation and excursions
Our accommodation for Sing the Costa del Sol is in Málaga, with a choice of hotels, one of which we will use for our piano rehearsals. This area of Spain is noted for history and culture as well as beaches, so do join our optional excursions. These are likely to include a walk around the city itself and a day tour to Ronda. Here, the deep El Tajo canyon separates the original Moorish village from later development, and results in breath-taking scenery. 

Concert venue
For Friday’s rehearsal and concert we will transfer to Fuengirola. Here we will perform in the Palacio de la Paz with the Costa del Sol’s own Orquesta Sinfónica de Málaga. The Palacio is a much-loved local venue, built in 2001 with excellent facilities, and hosting a wide variety of events.

Following the concert, anyone who feels they need more time to explore can book a two-day extension. Return flight would therefore be 17th March.

Mozart at Midnight

For our Mozart at Midnight singing holiday, we return to Vienna to perform Mozart’s Requiem, with the final chords echoing through the Cathedral at the exact moment of  the composer’s death. When we first made this pilgrimage in 2018, all available singing places were snapped up within a fortnight of booking opening, so don’t delay!

This is a truly amazing event, singing in the Vienna Stephansdom which witnessed both Mozart’s wedding and his pre-burial blessing. Our conductor is Gerald Wirth,  President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir.  An added bonus for all TRBC participants will be a presentation and private concert from one of the VBC choirs in the boys’ home of the Augartenpalais, not generally open to the public. Also on offer is an optional city tour and a musical feast in a typical Viennese heuriger (wine tavern).

This comment from a singer who took part in our first Mozart at Midnight in 2018 sums up the occasion perfectly: ‘Something I will never forget – the Cathedral filled to overflowing at 12 midnight, but most of all, the complete silence at the end.’ (Iva B.)

Mozart is, of course, the focus, but you will also have time to explore Vienna, which sparkles at this time of the year with traditional German Christmas Markets in every corner of the city. If you wish to linger longer over glühwein and bratwurst, and complete your Christmas shopping, you can also extend your holiday until Sunday 8 December.

This tour is now open for booking: see links below (or return to the home page to see all our events)