Next-door to Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic enjoys the Caribbean’s signature year-round summer, sugar-white beaches, palm trees and crystal clear waters teeming with rainbow-hued fish. Its history as the first permanent European settlement in the Americas has also gifted it with some of the Americas’ oldest castles, cathedrals and enviable collections of Spanish Renaissance art. In the musical world, the Caribbean’s signature combination of indigenous, African and Spanish influences is magnified in the country’s national love of dancing and singing. Join in the festivities with a choral or orchestral tour in a country full of natural beauty, history and music.
Classical Movements has arranged tours to the Caribbean since 1995. In 2008, they organized a service tour for the Association of Yale Alumni to the Dominican Republic where they built houses, cultivated gardens and serviced ambulatory clinics. Upon landing, they were even greeted by then-President Leonel Fernández. Thereafter we arranged a concert and service tour for the Yale Glee Club to Santo Domingo and the agricultural area of San Juan de la Magauna.