Sandwiched between the Namib and Kalahari Deserts and the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia’s landscapes are full of stunning contrasts. With German urban architecture and indigenous influences in the local arts, the cultural scene is just as vibrantly blended. Visit South Africa and Botswana’s neighbor to see wildlife and wineries, perform in castles and cathedrals and collaborate with some of Southern Africa’s most innovative young musicians.

Classical Movements has been planning tours to Southern Africa since 1994. With a South African and many musicians on staff, the company has arranged numerous customized tours and collaborations for groups such as the Yale Concert Band, Pacific Boychoir, Morgan State University Choir and Children’s Chorus of Washington.  We frequently arrange concert tours around the world for Southern Africa groups such as Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, Voices of Namibia, UCCSA Broadhurst-Botswana and Wits Choir (University of Witwatersrand).

Classical Movements also owns and produces the Ihlombe South African Choral Festival. Since its inception, the festival has presented 125 choirs from various African countries, the United States, Canada, and even Trinidad & Tobago.

🇳🇦 Sights & Sounds 🇳🇦

  • Windhoek
  • Namibian National Symphony
  • Mascato and COTA Youth Choirs
  • Heinitzburg, Sanderburg and Schwerinsburg Castles
  • Vineyards
  • Wildlife and Eco-tourism
  • Etosha National Park
  • Lüderitz
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Swakopmund

Testimonials

You just don’t know how exciting it was working with the kids of the two choirs from the USA namely the St Mark choir from Texas and the Miami children choir from Miami. It was one of the most enjoyable sessions we have ever had.  Classical Movements is making leaps and bounds in promoting not only music but cultural diversity, sharing and appreciation of humanity.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

-Imilonji kaNthu Choral Society

Wow! What an amazing experience we have had. We can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. I cannot begin to imagine how much time and effort has gone into organizing a program of this size. It was hard to imagine what to expect all those months ago when Casey & I started planning this year’s Daley Road Singers trip but needless to say we have been thrilled with the Ihlombe festival and humbled by your warm hospitality.

-Daley Road Singers

Press

“In keeping with one of the core beliefs of Classical Movements, and building on donations to the three benefactors of last year; some of the profits from the concerts will be shared between South African groups that work to help under-privileged communities and youth programmes. Classical Movements is also empowering local choirs by directly sharing the profits from ticket sales.”

-Tonight Newspaper, July 2010

 

Abundant enthusiasm. That is the first thing you notice about Neeta Helms, President of Classical Movements…[Ihlombe] showcases not only local talent but unique circumstances too, such as the All Saints Blind Choir from Ga-Rankuwa. They have also partnered with accomplished names in choral music, like George Kamxadana. Then there is the issue of the premiere taking place in Soweto. The township affords the Canadian and American choirs a chance to witness a part of our country that they would otherwise not have seen.

-The Citizen, Sibusiso Mkwanazi, July 2010