Based on your choir's size, experience, ability and repertoire, we'll hand-pick an appropriate venue just for you. We guarantee that the acoustics, stage size and venue type will be suitable for your choir.
Your choir's press kit is of the utmost importance when requesting to play in venues overseas. Our Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Choir's Press Kit will guide you along the process of how to put this together.
Whether performing for a Mass, formal performance, or a joint concert, repertoire selection is key to a successful choir trip. We'll help you select repertoire and get final approval from the venue.
Working with risers, altar steps, a flat surface, a choir shell or other stage layout depends on the venue selected for your group. We'll work with you to solidify your stage layouts and coordinate your equipment rentals.
Wearing choir robes, all black, casual or something else? We'll keep you informed of what choral attire you need to bring and we'll even book your changing rooms in advance.
Most choirs who are performing non-a cappella pieces require a piano or keyboard rental at each venue. We'll make sure you have a high-quality rental for your accompanist!
We know how important vocal warm-ups are. We'll schedule ample time to warm-up and rehearse before each concert! Plus we'll provide you with water to stay hydrated.
Choir balance is key to recruitment. We'll help you keep an eye on your balance through our passenger reports and can even customize trips for an unbalanced choir!
"From start to finish our experience with our tour manager (who was AMAZING!), the concerts and the reception we received at each one was beyond my expectations. Our hotels and the meals were absolutely fantastic. We have taken two choir tours with another company and they were great trips but this was by far the best trip we have been on to date. I would highly recommend Encore Tours to any group wanting to do music tours internationally."
"This trip was a trip of a lifetime...on so many levels. The venues were world-class, the accommodations, meals and transportation were excellent and our tour director was just wonderful. We loved her. This trip was just beyond anything I had anticipated. A trip we will never forget!"
"Quite simply there is no greater touring joy than being with Encore. Encore is not just a better company they give you a better life. The tours with Encore cannot even compare with others in professionalism, friendliness, education, performance and life experience. If I could work for this company I would! They are a close family and it brings out the best for the touring families! There is no issue too complicated hard strange or even eye rollingly absurd that they won't try to get accomplished for their clients. I honestly cannot see myself touring with any other company again. I have found my tour home in Encore."
After landing in Munich, head south to Salzburg, one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Spend 3 nights in this Mozart city exploring its musical history, castles, cathedrals and gardens before heading east to Vienna, the capital city of Austria and historical center of the musical world.Full Itinerary
On this 8-day tour, you'll get an in-depth look at just what makes Buenos Aires such a fantastic city. Learn about the beloved Eva Perón and be prepared to dance the tango with a few locals!Full Itinerary
This 10-day itinerary includes some of the must-sees of Paris and then explores historic Normandy and the breathtaking Loire Valley. With the perfect combination of rustling-bustling city culture and romantic countryside landscapes, highlights include the Louvre, Versailles, Château de Chenonceau, D-Day Beaches, and more.Full Itinerary
The Imperial City of Music beckons you with its musically-rich history, stunning baroque architecture and bustling cosmopolitan squares. Visit the home of some of the world's greatest musical talents including Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn during the Sing Mit Festivals, 3-day festival choir events at St. Stephen's Cathedral in the heart of Vienna. Additional date and location offered in Salzburg, Austria! To learn more, visit: Sing Mit Festival Opportunity for Choirs.
Based in Prague, the city of music and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Musica Orbis Choir Festival offers a wonderful musical experience to choirs of all ages. Choose from 16 competition categories or simply take part in the non-competitive festival program featuring unique performance opportunities in historic venues and churches located in the heart of the city. Click here to learn more.