With the company’s intrepid forays into the newly post-Soviet world in 1992, the Baltics immediately became an attractive touring destination with huge swathes of unpolluted wilderness, charming seaside villages and quiet, historical monasteries. Because of its longstanding presence there, local contacts in all major cities and towns including Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga, Jurmala, Pärnu, Tallinn and Tartu continue to work with Classical Movements to create individualized tours of the region.

Their robust choral culture has contributed both to folk music revivals and even the most nonviolent of protests during the Soviet Union: the Singing Revolution that spanned all three Baltic countries! Today, that musical culture combined with the countries’ gorgeous and historic sites continues to make this region a popular option for choral and orchestral ensembles. Groups like the George Washington Singers, the Pacific Boychoir, the Yale Concert Band, Yale Alumni Chorus and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus have enjoyed well-publicized and memorable concert tours through the Baltics, sometimes pairing them with tours to Russia and Finland.

In addition Classical Movements commissioned Estonian composer Piret Rips-Laul to write Salve Regina and also presented the acclaimed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Washington D.C. and partnered with numerous Estonian choirs and ensembles.

🇪🇪 Sights & Sounds 🇪🇪

  • Historical Tallinn and Tartu
  • Kuressaare Castle
  • History in the Estonian Open-Air Museum
  • Aleksander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral
  • Estonian Art at the Kumu
  • International Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa
  • Lahemaa National Park

Testimonials

[The Pažaislis Music Festival] was the best stop of the trip… in particular the venues and audiences were excellent. Every concert was packed. The concert in Moscow’s audience was very appreciative… there was press coverage, and in general was a great concert on which to end the tour.

-Pacific Boychoir

Press

“The Yale Alumni Chorus from the prestigious Yale University in the U.S. will be performing a spectacular concert in Riga.”

-The Baltic Times, July 24, 2013

 

“Of particular note is the piece ‘Salve Regina,’ written by Estonian composer Piret Rips-Laul specifically for the College of William and Mary tour. Commissioned by Classical Movements, Inc. through the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, Rips-Laul’s composition is a fourteen-part work for two antiphonal choirs and is meant as a prayer for the Mother of God. The beautifully crafted work is expected to fill the space and create an ethereal experience that is truly transcendent.”

-Lithuania Tribune, May 2, 2014