The western neighbor to the Dominican Republic, Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola and is covered with rolling mountains covered in luscious greenery.  Once a French colony, the nation won it’s independence in 1804 after a revolution started in 1791 and lead by Toussaint l’Overture. The country has two official languages, Haitian Creole and French. Music in the country is varied, ranging from traditional Vodoun drumming and Rara to twoubadou and zouk. 

Classical Movements has most recently worked in Haiti as a sponsor the 2018 Haitian National Orchestral Institute with the Musicians of the Utah Symphony.

 

🇭🇹 Sights & Sounds 🇭🇹

  • Cathedral Notre Dame de Cap Haitien
  • The Palace of Sans-Souci
  • Vodoun Music
  • Rara
  • Bassin Bleu
  • Site des Ramiers
  • La Citadelle la Ferriere
  • Pic la Selle
  • Kompa
  • Twoubadou

Testimonials

“I realize that it must have taken extraordinary efforts to organize a service tour of that magnitude. Thank you for arranging a safe journey for all of us and for providing us with many opportunities to become culturally acquainted with the Dominican Republic. I especially loved how you arranged for the President to greet us!”

Eunice Lee | Association of Yale Alumni, 2008

“I realize that it must have taken extraordinary efforts to organize a service tour of that magnitude. Thank you for arranging a safe journey for all of us and for providing us with many opportunities to become culturally acquainted with the DR. I especially loved how you arranged for the President to greet us!”

-Association of Yale Alumni

Press

“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