Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is rising as a new tourist locale in Eastern Europe. The centuries-old and fabulous cathedrals and monasteries, overwhelming natural beauty, and increasingly visited vineyards are just a few of the draws that this fascinating country offers. Once there, experience the unique blends that make Moldovan culture as rich as its wine including a largely Russian-Romanian bilingual populace and a dynamic music scene that celebrates Moldovan folk tunes and a national love of dance and opera. Of the various festivals dedicated to classical, traditional, and popular music as well as theater, opera, and ballet, any ensemble is sure to find their niche.

Classical Movements has had extensive experience in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Aside from numerous musical tours—for groups like Buck’s County Chorus, Toronto Children’s Chorus, Colburn Youth Choir, Cincinnati Singers, Partners for Praise, Miami Children’s Chorus, Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Smith College Choir, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra—the company has worked on significant projects in the former Soviet Union. Notably, it worked with the State Department and Library of Congress to bring citizens of these countries formed with the breakup of the Soviet Union to USA for training on Intellectual property rights and copyright issues, as well as forming and protecting new democratic institutions.

🇲🇩 Sights & Sounds 🇲🇩

  • Chișinău
  • National Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Organ Hall
  • Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Pushkin Museum
  • Tiraspol
  • Ancient monasteries in Orheiul Vechi
  • Republic of Transdniestria
  • Brandy factories and vineyards
  • Mileștii Mici, the world’s largest wine cellars
  • Soroco Fortress

Testimonials

Wonderful venues, appreciative audiences, extraordinary radio and press coverage, the Choral Arts’ tour de France was an exceptional success not only because we work with the best choral director and best chorus in the world, but also we work with the best tour agents in the world. Your concerted efforts to draw out press and to secure the recordings by radio France went well beyond your role of tour organizer. Accompanying the chorus on tour provided its own challenges, and you met everyone’s concerns, soloists, choristers, staff and board with exceptionally good natured, patient, competent speedy responses. We as an organization and as individuals owe a great debt of gratitude.

-The Choral Arts Society of Washington

[The Pažaislis Music Festival] was the best stop of the trip… in particular the venues and audiences were excellent. Every concert was packed. The concert in Moscow’s audience was very appreciative… there was press coverage, and in general was a great concert on which to end the tour.

-Pacific Boychoir

I was very pleased with the professionalism and care your company takes to work with its clients. The tour made a lasting impression to everyone who was a part of it. Our entire ensemble was in ‘awe’ of the fact that we were able to perform in Notre Dame.

-Ukrainian Bandurist Choir

You are a sensational team and bring multiple talents, not only the most excellent choral partners throughout.

-Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Press

“…[Blue Heart Tours offers] sightseeing and time for independent exploration in Paris and south of France, including Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Avignon, Nimes, Les Baux, Arles, Marseilles, Cassis and Camargue,. Enjoy flowers, herbs foods and wines. Highlights include Cezanne’s studio in Aix, a bakery museum in Lubernon; Palais des Papes in Avignon; the Amphitheater in Nimes; Roman Ruins and the van Gogh asylum in St. Remy; the Cloisters in Arles and a safari dinner and horse ride in Camargue.”

-International Travel News

We were met by friendly and caring guides who spoke excellent English and were sophisticated in matters relating to history, architecture and the way of life in Russia, both at the times of the czars and of the Soviet Union. A folkloric performance was of outstanding artistic quality…We were offered flexibility in the choir of the sightseeing sites…My appreciation of the tour itself is quite reliable. I spent two years of my life among the Russians under the Soviet regime and so can appreciate the enormous aesthetic, social and cultural changes that have already occurred in that extraordinary country!

-International Travel News, August 1998