Belize is a country for outdoor adventures but can also offer good concert options in Belize City and Belmopan. There are many choirs, a few orchestras and a lot of community musical outreach programs. There are beautiful churches in the capital as well as community centers in the smaller towns for concerts. The country can be combined with Mexico or Guatemala for a compelling concert tour.

Classical Movements started traveling to Central America in 1999.  Tours have included the Association of Yale Alumni, Yale Alumni Chorus, Yale Concert Band, Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Moscow Academy of Choral Arts and Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Stanford University’s Orchestra and others.

We have native Spanish speakers on the Classical Movements team and have traveled often to the region. We have also engaged in a number of outreach and volunteer projects that have included partnering with Habitat for Humanity and donating musical instruments to underprivileged communities.

Sights & Sounds

  • Snorkeling and shopping in Belize City
  • Mayan ruins at Lamanai, Xunantunich, Caracol or Altun Ha
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Jungles
  • Monkeys, jaguars and beautiful birds
  • Spelunking and cave-tubing in Belmopan
  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Great Blue Sinkhole 


“We thought you did a wonderful job steering our large group of singers and non-singers through three countries during two jam-packed weeks.”

-Yale Alumni Chorus


“Love. There is no better way to describe the affection, admiration, generosity, appreciation, and sharing that took place between this impassioned orchestra and a joyous Cuban public.”

-Huffington Post | May 20, 2015

“Classical Movements, a Virginia-based company, handled discussions with Cuba on behalf of the orchestra. The company has arranged musical tours to the nation for more than 18 years.”

-Minnesota Star Tribune, Graydon Royce | Feb. 12, 2015

“The tour is being arranged by Classical Movements, the Alexandria-based concert tour agency and presenter which has made something of a specialty of Cuban travel over the last 18 years, bringing ensembles to and from the country despite the travel restrictions that necessitated special permission through the U.S. Treasury Department.”

-Washington Post, Anne Midgette | Feb. 12, 2015

“The Teatro Nacional, a 2,056-seat theater on the Plaza de la Revolución, was sold out. Two dozen photographers and videographers swarmed the aisles. The Minnesota Orchestra’s concert here Friday night was greeted not only as a rare chance to hear an orchestra from overseas, but as a symbol of the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba.”

-New York Times, Michael Cooper | May 16, 2015