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
The tour is a very special occasion for us. It is important that the music and the long tradition of the Escolania is known.’ It is why Neeta Helms, founder of Classical Movements, the group presenting the choir in Washington and New York, considers this tour to be a rare look at the Escolania’s long tradition and exceptional talent.
-Washington Post, Katherine Boyle (quoting Bernat Vivancos) | March 16, 2014
Classical Movements is a concert touring company dedicated to arranging tours for choirs and ensembles all over the world. [Neeta] Helms calls the group a one-stop shop; booking hotels and meals for the touring ensembles and connecting them with performance venues. In addition, the group also produces four international music festivals every year (in Argentina and Brazil, Austria, South Africa and Washington, D.C.).
-Bethesda Gazette, Cara Hedgepeth | June 25, 2012
For comfort and safety a comprehensive tour package run by an experienced company such as Blue Heart Tours is the way to go.
-McCall’s | April 1998
Few companies can count 2,034 clients in their very first year of operation.
-Jax Fax Travel Magazine | June 1994