Can I travel independently on one of your overseas singing holidays?

9 January 2014

Usually you can, providing there is sufficient space in the concert venue. Our travel partner, Specialised Travel Ltd, will usually offer a package which excludes travel but includes hotel accommodation and the music element; they may also offer a ‘music only’ package which includes just the rehearsals and concert. Prices are given in the sales document sent to everyone who enquires.

People are sometimes surprised at the cost of a ‘music only’ package. The price reflects the fact that the number of singers taking part in overseas events is far less than at the Royal Albert Hall, and yet the costs involved in organising a concert at a prestigious foreign venue are substantial. All singers contribute to the hire of rehearsal and concert venues (including churches), staging, choir seating, sound equipment and publicity; fees, flights and hotel expenses for conductors and soloists; and fees, expenses and music hire for the local orchestra. Such costs add up to tens of thousands of pounds. 

Can I travel independently on one of your overseas singing holidays?