Tourists to Mozambique are usually drawn to the country’s untouched beach islands and old-growth rainforests (similar to the ones in northern neighbor Tanzania) where elephant- and whale-watching are both possible. Similar to its southern neighbor South Africa, Mozambique’s urban spaces are full of cultural opportunities: capital Maputo hosts an International Music Festival every year while the country’s ministry for the arts has started Xiquitsi, a project similar to Venezuela’s El Sistema. Orchestras and choirs are welcomed warmly and have opportunities to perform and collaborate in many different venues.
Classical Movements has been planning tours to Southern Africa since 1994. With a South African and many musicians on staff, the company has arranged numerous customized tours and collaborations for groups such as the Yale Concert Band, Pacific Boychoir, Morgan State University Choir and Children’s Chorus of Washington. We frequently arrange concert tours around the world for Southern Africa groups such as Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, Voices of Namibia, UCCSA Broadhurst-Botswana and Wits Choir (University of Witwatersrand).
Classical Movements also owns and produces the Ihlombe South African Choral Festival. Since its inception, the festival has presented 125 choirs from various African countries, the United States, Canada, and even Trinidad & Tobago.