Sleek and simple furniture may be the hallmark of Swedish design, but towering Gothic cathedrals and ornate Baroque palaces are unforgettable parts of both Sweden’s history and contemporary cityscapes. Sandwiched between Norway and Finland, Sweden’s many music festivals ensure that both modern and the classical genres are represented in its venues.

Classical Movements has organized tours to Scandinavia for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, College of William and Mary Choir, 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 also worked closely with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Finnish ensembles Tapiola Sinfonietta and Sibelius Youth Symphony Orchestra to arrange their tours to the United States.

Sights & Sounds

  • Stockholm
  • Royal Palace
  • Riddarholm Church
  • Stockholm Concert Hall
  • Gothenberg
  • Göteborg Opera
  • Diverse music festivals
  • Drottningholm Palace
  • Reindeer herding
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Science & History in Uppsala
  • Gotland
  • Aurora Borealis



“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