From the shores of Nova Scotia to French-speaking Montreal and the rushing waters of the dramatic Niagara Falls all the way to hip, bustling, and diverse Vancouver, the world’s second-largest country has no shortage of sights to see and a wide spectrum of cities to travel and perform in.

Classical Movements has been arranging tours in Canada since 1996. With fluent French speakers and knowledgeable musicians on staff as well as local contacts and tour guides, concerts, collaborations and homestays have been part and parcel of many of our Canada tours. Past groups to Canada include the English Concert, the Moscow Symphony, University Glee Club of New York City, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Iowa Youth Chorus, Wits Choir (University of Witwatersrand) and Fairfield Children’s Chorus

Classical Movements has also taken multiple Canadian groups on tour, including the Toronto Children’s Chorus, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Cantare Children’s Chorus, and Youth Singers of Calgary. The Cantare Children’s Choir, Countermeasure, Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval and The Watch have been part of the Serenade! Festival in D.C.

Sights & Sounds

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Niagara Falls
  • Romantic coastlines in Nova Scotia
  • Musical New Foundland


“We were thrilled with Classical Movements and the wonderful opportunities they made possible for the ACC on its recent tour to the USA and Canada. Excellent planning, beautiful performance venues, great audiences, comfortable accommodation, exciting sight-seeing opportunities and terrific tour guides made for a fun-filled, action-packed adventure, which ran smoothly from start to finish. The staff at Classical Movements were a pleasure to work with, both before and during our tour, and I would thoroughly recommend this company to any musical group wanting to tour with an experienced, well-organized agency, who go the extra mile to make your tour special. The Serenade! Choral Festival in Washington D.C. was a particular highlight, as it gave our young choristers a fantastic opportunity to share their music-making with some wonderful choirs from around the world, both in rehearsals and performance at the various concerts we were fortunate to attend or participate in. The finale concert in Strathmore Hall was spectacular!”

Andrew Wailes | Artistic Director, Australian Children’s Choir

“We had good performing experiences and the singers really loved the homestays with Les Petits Chanteurs…I especially appreciate that you were calling to check on us. I’ve never had a tour manager call during the duration of the trip. Thank you!”
-Iowa Youth Chorus

“Thank you so much for providing the Fairfield County Children’s Choir with an amazing experience in Vienna, Salzburg & Prague. The concert venues were truly incredible… My choristers, parents, chaperones and I had an unforgettable time both as musicians and tourists. I hope that we will be able to work with you again.”

-Fairfield County Children’s Choir


“Classical Movements is the go-to company for ensembles planning concert tours.”

-Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith | June 29, 2012

“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

“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

“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