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.