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Two World Premieres Commissioned by Classical Movements in 2009
VocalEssence 40th Anniversary Tour to United Kingdom
Minnesota Orchestra Conquers Europe
YouTube Symphony Orchestra Debuts at a SOLD OUT Carnegie Hall
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Heads East to Florida
Yale Makes a Difference in the Americas through Song and Voluntourism
The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays to Packed Halls in Europe
The English Concert: Europe's Leading Baroque Orchestra Tours the United States
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir Delights England
James Madison University Chorale Takes First Place at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Inaugural Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival a Grand Success
2009 Melodia! South American Music Festival Expands Horizons
Great Choirs Gear Up for Rhapsody! 2010
South Africa Attracts the Choir of St. Paul's School
George Washington University Singers Tour South Africa
Philadelphia Boys Choir Enjoys Uruguay & Argentina
Holy Cross College Choir Serenades Spain
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Astounds Japanese Audiences & Packs Houses
Peninsula Girls Chorus and University of Kentucky Women's Choir Tour Italy
Mexico Hosts the Yale Concert Band
Cantaré Children's Choir Follows in Bach's Footsteps in Germany
Carnegie Hall Hosts Many Classical Movements Clients
Inaugural Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival in 2011
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2009 Touring Year

Two World Premieres Commissioned by Classical Movements in 2009
Classical Movements' On-going Commissioning Project - Mexican & South African Composer

For the past 4 years, Classical Movements has been commissioning works for their own choral festivals and top clients as well as to support composers world-wide. Classical Movements has commissioned 6 works in the past 4 years.

The most recent are commissions by Mexican composer Jorge Cordoba Valencia and South African composer Stephen Carletti. Classical Movements commissioned Jorge Cordoba Valencia for the Yale Alumni Chorus tour to Mexico and Guatemala this summer. The Yale Alumni Chorus premiered "Tu" in August 2009 at the Sala Nezahualcoyotl hall in Mexico City. Continued...

VocalEssence 40th Anniversary Tour to United Kingdom

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, America's premium professional choir, and Artistic Director Philip Brunelle, embarked on a special concert tour of England, giving six public concerts in Oxford, Birmingham, London, Ely, and King's College Chapel in Cambridge. Read article...

Minnesota Orchestra Conquers Europe

This past February and March, the Minnesota Orchestra, directed by Osmo Vänskä, embarked on a concert tour of Europe. Performing 8 concerts in 14 days, the orchestra played to concert halls such as the Barbican in London, the Philharmonie in Berlin and Cologne, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Salle de Concerts in Luxembourg and the Musikverein in Vienna. Read article...

YouTube Symphony Orchestra Debuts at a SOLD OUT Carnegie Hall

In only 4 months, Classical Movements worked alongside with Google, YouTube and 21C Media, to make all of the flight, hotel and transportation arrangements for the brand new YouTube Symphony Orchestra. In 3 days of 12 hour rehearsals, the much-talked about YouTube Symphony Orchestra reached its summit in April. At Carnegie Hall, 93 musicians from 33 countries, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, came together to play for a sold out crowd. Read article...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Heads East to Florida

This spring, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of acclaimed guest conductor Pinchas Zukerman, went on tour to Florida, performing in West Palm Beach, Miami & Orlando.Read article...

Yale Makes a Difference in the Americas through Song and Voluntourism

2009 was a busy traveling summer for Yale. Three groups from this esteemed University traveled to North, Central and South America. Read article...

The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays to Packed Halls in Europe

The Philadelphia Orchestra's 21-day tour of Europe and the Canary Islands was one of beautiful weather, packed concert halls, and rock-star ovations. Led by Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra traveled and performed in Tenerife and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, as well as Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Valencia, Luxembourg, Budapest, and Vienna. Read article...

The English Concert: Europe's Leading Baroque Orchestra Tours the United States

Italy, Still a Popular Destination...The English Concert, directed by Harry Bicket , is among the finest chamber orchestras in the world, with an outstanding reputation for inspiring and stylish performances of Baroque and Classical music in the concert hall and on CD. This past spring, The English Concert departed their home town of London, England for the United States and Canada, touring Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. Read article...

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir Delights England

This June, the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir, directed by Douglas Beck, embarked on a 10-day musical and spiritual pilgrimage to England. Visiting Bath, Oxford, Canterbury and London, they performed in such prestigious venues as Bristol Cathedral, the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Oxford, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Paul's Cathedral and St. James Piccadilly Church in London. Read article...

James Madison University Chorale Takes First Place at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

On their first international tour, the James Madison University Chorale, directed by Dr. Patrick Walders, journeyed to the United Kingdom on a 12 day-5 concert tour, culminating in Wales for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Read article...

Inaugural Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival a Grand Success

This past July saw the absolute successful start to an all new choral festival held in South Africa. The Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival kicked off Thursday, July 9th with an opening concert at the Regina Mundi RC Church in Soweto. Read article...

2009 Melodia! South American Music Festival Expands Horizons

This summer saw Classical Movements' 4th annual Melodia! South American Music Festival. Choirs from the United States, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina all came together to experience music and new horizons in one great musical and cultural exchange. Read article...

Great Choirs Gear Up for Rhapsody! 2010

2010 is looking to be a great year for the Rhapsody! International Music Festival. Three fabulous choirs are gearing up to travel and perform against the magnificent backdrops of Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. Read article...

South Africa Attracts the Choir of St. Paul's School

In March, the St. Paul's School Choir, conducted by Colin Lynch, embarked on a major concert tour to South Africa. They performed 5 concerts in 12 days, performing at such venues as St. George's Cathedral (the Church of Bishop Desmond Tutu). Read article...

George Washington University Singers Tour South Africa

The George Washington University Singers performed 8 concerts, 4 of which were University collaborations, and participated in a choral workshop with an African Music Specialist, all within their 10 day tour. Read article...

Philadelphia Boys Choir Enjoys Uruguay & Argentina

For the Philadelphia Boys Choir, their first tour with Classical Movements took them to Argentina and Uruguay. In July, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, directed by Jeffrey Smith, embarked on an 11 day - 5 concert tour. Read article...

Holy Cross College Choir Serenades Spain

This past May, the Holy Cross College Choir, directed by Pamela Mindell, set off on a 9 day, 4 concert tour of Spain. They visited the cities of Madrid, Sevilla, Toledo, Granada and Malaga. Read article...

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Astounds Japanese Audiences & Packs Houses

In October, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra departed on a 15 day concert tour to Japan. This tour by Classical Movements had the Symphony playing seven concerts in 4 cities, to Tokyo, Nagoya, Nishinomiya, and Yokohama. Read article...

Peninsula Girls Chorus and University of Kentucky Women's Choir Tour Italy

Due Cori delle Ragazze in Italia Read article...

Mexico Hosts the Yale Concert Band

The Yale Concert Band, directed by Thomas Duffy, started their concert tour performing at a major concert hall in Mexico City. Following that performance, they joined with the Children's Choir of Mexico at a Mexico State University. Read article...

Cantaré Children's Choir Follows in Bach's Footsteps in Germany

In July 2009, the Cantaré Children's Choir, under the direction of Catherine Glaser-Climie, embarked on a 14 day - 6 concert tour of Germany. Stopping in Berlin, Potsdam, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Halle, Weimar, Erfurt, Eisenach, and Frankfurt, the choir toured one of the most historical and musical cities in Europe. Read article...

Carnegie Hall Hosts Many Classical Movements Clients

Saint Louis Symphony's Whirlwind Adventure; Minnesota Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Performs Ancient Paths Read article...

Inaugural Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival in 2011

Join us for Choral Concerts, Workshops and Masterclasses in our Nation's Capital Read article...



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