A combination of Singapore’s cultural diversity and Indonesia’s biodiversity, Malaysia is an increasingly popular destination with cities like modern Kuala Lumpur, historic Penang and Malacca, hip Ipoh drawing more tourists every year. The music scene is also becoming increasingly popular with homegrown choirs and concert halls getting international recognition thus making Malaysia an excellent site for collaborations and performances and also comes at a relatively inexpensive price. It can be combined with Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand or Vietnam for a wonderful Asian experience.

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

Sights & Sounds

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • George Town
  • Ipoh
  • Dutch flavored Malacca
  • Petronas Towers and Filharmonik Hall
  • Cantus Musicus Choir
  • Penang
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Malay and Chinese Opera
  • Gurney Drive seafront promenade
  • Ipoh
  • Lang Mountains and limestone caves
  • Hiking and national parks in Sarawak
  • Mount Kinabulu


“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


“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.”

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

“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/UK, December 12, 2003

“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

“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