At the center of Europe, the Czech Republic has produced an exceptional culture influenced by surrounding traditions in Poland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Prague on the Vltava River draws millions of tourists every year with historic sites and delicious food and beer. With spectacular and historic theaters as well as a musical community that appreciates many of the European classics, the Czech Republic offers concert touring possibilities for a musical ensemble looking to explore Central Europe.

Classical Movements started in 1995 with tours to the Czech Republic.  Groups have included orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra to youth orchestras such as the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Twin Cities Youth Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, Os Violinhos and choirs such as the St. Olaf Choir, Vocal Essence, Oregon Repertory Singers, Yale Glee Club and the Morris Knolls High School Choir and Concert Band. Many youth and children’s choirs from all over the world attended the company’s Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. 

Since 2015, Classical Movements has been producing the Prague Summer Nights festival for young artists in Prague and Tábor. The festival has drawn singers and instrumentalists to the Czech Republic and Austria for workshops with world-famous artists and a full operatic production performed at venues like the Mozarteum and the historic St. Simon and Jude Church. 

🇨🇿 Sights & Sounds 🇨🇿

  • Prague
  • Charles Bridge
  • Estates Theater, Rudolfinum & Smetana Hall
  • Mala Strana
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Antonín Dvořák Museum
  • Vysehrad
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Brno
  • Reduta Theater
  • Cathedrals of St. Paul and Peter
  • Tábor
  • Žižka Square
  • Bohemia
  • Moravia
  • Cesky Krumlov
  • Cesky Budweis

Testimonials

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

Press

“the summer of brilliant child musicians”

-The Prague Post, July 2011

 

Another benefit for the touring youngsters, though, according to their conductor…the reaction of Czech audiences… Czechs immediately start singing along, tap their feet, and nod in time to the music.” This kind of instant feedback surely boosts the confidence level of any performer, regardless of age or nationality.”

-Opus Osm, Mary Matz, August 9, 2011

“The Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival organizers have chosen Prague as a concert destination for the festival’s various choirs every year for the past decade. Neeta Helms, president of Classical Movements, Inc., explains that Prague has been a destination of choice along with Vienna and Salzburg “because of its beauty and the country’s rich music history, culture, and heritage… For [children] it’s a trip of a lifetime, and we want to deliver a high-quality music product. Prague allows us to do that year after year.”

-Opus Osm, Mary Matz, July 18, 2011