Known for lively bagpiping, rolling highlands soulful poetry, Scottish composers new and old have had a lot of local inspiration to work with. Visit historical Edinburgh and musical Glasgow to perform in the heart of modern Scotland. Combine with a tour to nearby England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Ireland for the full British Isles experience.

Classical Movements has been planning tours to the United Kingdom since 1994.  Some of the company’s past clients to the United Kingdom have included the Minnesota Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, VocalEssence, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Children’s Chorus of Washington, James Madison University Choir, University of Maryland Choir and many youth orchestras.

Sights & Sounds

  • Edinburgh
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • St. Giles Cathedral
  • Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • UNESCO City of Music Glasgow
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Theatre Royal
  • George Square
  • Loch Ness
  • Ruins of Melrose Abbey
  • Scottish Highlands



“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