As the fourth-most populous country in the world, Indonesia’s more than 17,000 islands find inspiration in the national motto “Unity in Diversity.” Tourists can experience everything from Jakarta’s crowded streets to Bali’s lazy beaches, nature reserves of all kinds, and every region’s unique traditions. Collaboration opportunities are increasing as choral music becomes more popular in cities and churches, but ensembles may also find inspiration in the ubiquitous gamelan orchestras and traditional forms of dance theater.

Classical Movements has arranged many tours to Southeast Asia. Past clients include the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the Yale Alumni Chorus, Pacific Boychoir and Philadelphia Orchestra.

🇮🇩 Sights & Sounds 🇮🇩

  • Java
  • Jakarta
  • Bali
  • Balai Sarbini Arts Hall
  • Jakart Symphony Orchestra Resonanz Choir
  • Gamelan music
  • Borobodur
  • Ocean vistas
  • Ancient Hindu temples
  • Sacred Monkey Forest
  • Sumatra
  • Maimun Palace
  • Annai Velankkani Indo-Mughal church
  • Komodo National Park
  • Traditional gamelan orchestras
  • Sulawesi

Testimonials

Thank you for making this trip to Burma possible for us. It was a lifelong dream of ours. Burma was absolutely fascinating, we always felt safe there, the Rangoon (Yangon) hotel was one of the best we ever stayed in with a fantastic breakfast, our guide Moe was fascinating and one of the finest we ever had with a great sense of humor and candor. What a fascinating experience we had in Rangoon, Bagan and Mandalay. What a special effort you made for us especially after the superb China concerts and tour for our students. This was an unforgettable trip.

-University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club

Our tour to Japan, Singapore, and Myanmar was a revelation. Our students performed the B Minor Mass to sold-out houses in some of the top concert halls in these countries. We owe Classical Movements our great debt not only for attending so well to the practical details, but for understanding and being sensitive to our mission of using Sacred Music to reach out to the cultures of the world. Maestro Suzuki joins me in congratulating Classical Movements!

-Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Press

A university choir established 150 years ago in the United States is preparing to perform in Turkey for the first time as a part of its European tour. The musical director and conductor of the Yale Glee Club said the group chose the destination ‘because of the wonderful friendships they discovered in Turkey.’ The Turkish word ‘dost’ (friends for life) is the reason we are performing in Istanbul,’ said Jeff Douma. ‘Because we take ‘dost’ seriously, we wanted to visit Turkey to celebrate our singing tradition with our newfound friends.’ The Yale Glee Club has been called the United States’ ‘singing university’ because of the remarkable tradition and history of choirs at the school. ‘It is our mission to travel to parts of the world that are not often exposed to the musical traditions of US colleges,’ said Douma.

-Hürriyet Daily News, Hatice Utkan | August 5, 2010

Blue Heart has followed its clients’ suggestions to map out its expanding destinations. Vacationers travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong by train visit the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Tian’anmen Square and take in a performance of the famed Shanghai Acrobats.

-Tour and Travel News, Michael Milligan | May 8, 1995

Khubat Abbas Abdul Razaq, a cellist and one of the orchestra’s four women members, said: ‘I just want to say this is an honor to come to Washington and to play here.’ Samir Yosif, a double-bass player, said: ‘We want to let the American people know that we have a culture, that we have something to give them. It’s a great honor to be here and we thank the people who have helped us here to play.’

-The lndependent | December 12, 2003

The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra visit involved a human element that transcended the usual business of arranging orchestra tours for Neeta Helms, executive vice president of Classical Movements. She ushered the musicians from their first nerve-wracking security checks at New York’s JFK Airport to their last tourist stop at Rockefeller Center on the way out of the country.

-Symphony Magazine, Rebecca Winzenreid | March, 2004

Kevin Fox, who is working with the Neemrana Foundation, the Capital City Minstrels and Delhi school of Music in the Capital, says that the Indian singers are very keen on the music and are eager to do more and learn more about choral singing. He adds, ‘I’ve met some excellent directors and teachers here who are working very creatively to spread the musical and social benefits of group singing.’

-Mail Today, Srijani Ganguly | Feb 15, 2017