The Portuguese culture is one of the most colorful and unique in Europe. Its history spans centuries of Celtic, Moorish and Roman influences, all of which now dance enchantingly over the country’s coastal cliffs in the forms of ancient monasteries, quaint and colorful cottages and magnificent medieval cathedrals. Enjoy a soulful performance of fado or fabulous wines and food. Paired with a trip to next-door Spain or by itself, Portugal has all the trappings of an unforgettable and unique concert destination.

Classical Movements has been traveling to Spain and Portugal since the late 1990’s. Successful tours have been organized for many past clients, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, El Camino Youth Symphony, Canticum Novum Choir, Pacific Boy Choir, Rowan University Choir, Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, College of William and Mary Choir, Smith College Chamber Singers, the Botetourt Chamber Singers, Morgan State University Choir, Sussex Country Children’s Choir and the Holy Cross College Choir.

Sights & Sounds

  • Lisbon
  • Gulbenkian Orchestra
  • Avenida da Liberdade
  • Rossio Square
  • Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Porto
  • Bolsa Palace
  • Kadoorie Synagogue
  • Tagus River
  • Belém Tower
  • Moorish Palace in Sintra
  • Cliffside beaches and seaside towns



“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