Georgian culture retains much of its ancient beauty, one cultivated through centuries in the Caucasus mountains and displayed in magnificent monasteries, a unique language, some of the most wonderful wine in the world and an ancient polyphonic choral tradition. Bordering Russia, Armenia and Turkey, with a long shoreline on the Black Sea, the country offers up the unique climates of the seaside and the mountains. With a national love of both Georgian and European classical music, a multi-city (or multi-country!) tour would be unforgettable both for musical ensembles and enthusiastic audiences.
Classical Movements arranged travel for Georgians as far back as 1993 on behalf of the Library of Congress and the U.S. State Department but sent their first big musical projects there in 2011 with a historic tour for the Yale Alumni Chorus to Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. We arranged multiple collaborations, including performances with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Basiani Choral Ensemble, Rustavi Choir and Gori Women’s Choir. Classical Movements has also invited Georgian choral ensembles to their Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival.