With its famous pink sand beaches, aquariums and museums, the northernmost island of the Caribbean is not at a loss for any of the region’s historic, natural and cultural charms. Even the flair for syncretic music thrives in this archipelago nation that boasts church and secular choirs, steelpan orchestras and bagpipe bands. With a plethora of seaside activities and collaboration options, historic cathedrals and a Bermudan appreciation for all music, an already stunning tour of Bermuda can quickly become an unforgettable concert experience for choirs, orchestras and bands.
🇧🇲 Sights & Sounds 🇧🇲
- Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
- Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
- Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra
- Mt. Zion Male Voice Choir
- St. George’s
- Gombey Dancing
- Steel orchestras
- Bermuda Islands Pipe Band
- Pink sand beaches
Classical Movements is based in Alexandria but works mainly overseas, arranging tours by American orchestras and choruses and running music festivals all over the world. ‘Choral music is becoming so international,’ Helms says. ‘There was a time when it was all Handel, Bach, Mozart and such. But now there are so many fantastic composers. And in the course of their tours, so many American groups have started learning Maori, Chinese, South African and Brazilian songs. In the process of taking American groups around the world, we have had so many exchanges and collaborations, and we’ve had a great number of groups that wanted to come to the States,’ Helms says.
-Washington Post, Mark Jenkins | June 22, 2011
Neeta Helms, president of Classical Movements explains: ‘We are very aware that parents of the children pay a lot to give their children this [travel and music] experience. For them it’s a trip of a lifetime, and we want to deliver a high-quality music product.’
-Opus Osm, Mary Matz | July 18, 2011
Can you afford to ignore the company that does the tour arrangements for some of Washington’s premier institutions…the best tour agents in the world?
-Gala News, Judy Brophy (Choral Arts Society of Washington) | Fall, 1996
Classical Movements is the go-to company for ensembles planning concert tours.
-Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith | June 29, 2012
Music moves people. And then there are the people who move the music. From the corner of her second-story command center in a charming-but-creaky three-story townhouse in Old Town, Classical Movements founder Neeta Helms delivers musicians and singers all over the world with the precision of a Steinway piano tuner.
-Washington Post, Thomas Heath | Sept. 16, 2013