With the company’s intrepid forays into the newly post-Soviet world in 1993, 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, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Yale Alumni Chorus, Philadelphia Boys’ Choir, Toronto Children’s Chorus and others have enjoyed well-publicized and memorable concert tours through the Baltics, sometimes pairing them with tours to Russia and Finland.