With stunning natural beauty, fascinating Māori culture, the flightless furry kiwi bird and an infamously large number of sheep, New Zealand delights and enthralls tourists. The active classical music scene is world-class; even local school choirs perform European classics, as well as Māori traditional music, providing rich opportunities for potential collaborations and performances with touring ensembles. Pair with a tour to nearby Australia to experience vastly different scenery and similarly rich musical culture.

Classical Movements has been planning tours to Australia and New Zealand since 1997. We maintain relationships with local festivals, conservatories, cathedrals, concert halls, schools, choirs and orchestras all over the continent. In addition, Classical Movements has arranged tours for numerous New Zealand and Australian choirsincluding the Daley Road Singers, Women of Note, Australian Voices, New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and Gondwana Choraleto tour Europe, Africa, South America and the United States.

Sights & Sounds

  • Wellington
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Rotorua geothermal springs
  • Vineyards
  • Auckland
  • Whale watching
  • Queenstown
  • Maungawhau (Mount Eden)
  • Māori culture
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Waimarino Plateau



“In the course of their tours, so many American groups have started learning Maori, Chinese, South African and Brazilian songs. In the process of taking American groups around the world, we have had so many exchanges and collaborations, and we’ve had a great number of groups that wanted to come to the States,’ Helms says.”

-Washington Post, Mark Jenkins | June 22, 2011

“Classical Movements is a premier concert touring company based in Alexandria, Va. The organization puts on four international choral festivals every year in countries all over the world. Through these festivals, the group has formed relationships with ensembles from countries such as Australia, Poland and Argentina.”

-Maryland Gazette, Cara Hedgepeth, June 26, 2013