Norway evokes thoughts of smoked salmon, winter sports and breathtaking fjords (rightfully so: they were listed by National Geographic as the world’s top tourist attraction). Major cities like Oslo and Bergen—with the homes of Ibsen, Munch and Grieg as well as remnants of Viking history—demonstrate Norway’s impressive contributions to literature, art and music. With one of Europe’s most active classical music scenes, Norway can be a tour all on its own or paired with nearby Denmark, Sweden, or Iceland for a Scandinavian experience.

Classical Movements has organized tours to Scandinavia for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, College of William and Mary, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Yale Glee Club, Minnesota Orchestra, Os Violinos from the Lisbon Music Academy, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Choral Arts Society of Washington. The company has worked closely with Scandinavian groups such as the Finnish Tapiola Sinfonietta, Tapiola Chamber Choir and Sibelius Youth Symphony Orchestra to arrange their tours to the United States. Classical Movements also maintains close ties with ensembles such as Oslo Chamber Choir, Viva Children’s Choir, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Kor and Bærum Pikekor, arranging tours, concerts and collaborations with them.

Sights & Sounds

  • Oslo
  • National Theater and Opera
  • Henrik Ibsen’s Home
  • Munch Museum
  • Viking Ship Museum
  • Bergen
  • Breathtaking views from the Fløibanen
  • Grieg’s Home in Troldhaugen
  • International Music Festivals
  • Fjords
  • Stave churches
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
  • Vigelands Sculpture Garden
  • Trondheim
  • Stavanger



“The warm reception from the French people restored energy and health, as did the raucously enthusiastic audiences, packed houses, rave reviews, radio broadcasts, and extended ovations…”

-Peabody News | Sept, 1996

“The Wednesday flight from Barcelona to Lisbon had the most stringent bag restrictions yet, with hefty fines for those deemed too heavy. But the loaded-down musicians were allowed to board unimpeded. ‘Neeta worked her magic,’ murmured one.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns | Feb. 6, 2009

“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

“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.”

-International Travel News | Aug, 1998

“Deputy Chief of US Mission Kent Logsdon thanked Classical Movements for organizing such an amazing concert tour and praised YAC (Yale Alumni Chorus) musicians for their great charity activities and Vakhtang Kahidze for his wonderful orchestra.”

-Georgia Messenger, Salome Modebadze | June 28, 2011