Home to some of Africa’s most distinctive natural features, parks, and animals, Tanzania is an immensely beautiful country from Africa’s highest mountain to Zanzibar’s seaside scenes. The country’s nature draws sizable tours every year, but when paired with an equally vibrant choral scene in the cathedrals of Dodoma and Addis Ababa, it becomes an even more ideal destination for choirs and orchestras looking for collaboration partners and appreciative audiences.
Classical Movements has been putting together tours to East Africa since 1999 and has had a sizable presence in other parts of Africa since 1994. With a native South African on its staff and organizing tours since 1994, Classical Movements is the premier concert tour company to South Africa in the world and has organized hundreds of tailor made and customized trips to this extraordinary country. The company has very close connections with top choirs, venues, orchestras and music organizations in South Africa. Clients who have toured Southern Africa include the Yale Glee Club, University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, Yale Concert Band, Pacific Boychoir, Morgan State University Choir, and Children’s Chorus of Washington. Concert tours around the world have also been executed for Southern African groups such as Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, Voices of Namibia, UCCSA Broadhurst-Botswana, Wits Choir (University of Witwatersrand), Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society, Cenestra Male Choir, Cape Town Male Voice Choir and Kensington Chorale amongst others.
Classical Movements owns and produces the Ihlombe South African Choral Festival. Since its inception, the festival has presented 125 choirs from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Uganda, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and even Trinidad & Tobago.