Stroll down the streets of French flavored Hanoi to see Southeast Asia’s signature pagodas interspersed with Gothic Revivalist cathedrals and government buildings, gingery stir-fry with fresh baguettes, bustling markets with placid lakes. Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, capital of what was South Vietnam remains indelibly etched in the minds of many Americans after the war. It offers a vibrant and modern city combined with ancient ways, numerous pagodas, markets, interesting restaurants and artists and museums. The Cu Chi tunnels nearby are a reminder of the gruesomeness of the war with America and the Mekong Delta visit showcases a way of life that seems to have never changed. In the concert halls, watch traditional water puppetry or a full string orchestra and ballet. The middle of the country offers beautiful beaches and the old capitals of Hoi An. Near China and Cambodia, Vietnam beckons orchestral and choral groups to be a part of its vibrant and varied culture.
Classical Movements has arranged many tours to Southeast Asia. Past clients include Pacific Boychoir, Vocal Fusion Choir, Yale Alumni Chorus Foundation, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Philadelphia Orchestra, Yale Glee Club, and Glen Ellyn Children’s Choir. The company has also worked with Singapore-based Le Vocalise during their Rhapsody! Choral Festival, in addition to arranging tours for the Hong Kong based Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Indonesia’s Cordona Youth Choir and others.