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Philadelphia Orchestra's United States Tour
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Four Classical Movements Clients Serenade Italy

Rich in culture, history and a musical wealth of its own, Italy was a popular destination for several of Classical Movements' clients in 2007. The Pacific Boychoir, The Yale Glee Club, The Winston-Salem Children's Chorus and The Smith College Chamber Singers were among the many groups that traveled through the country's famed cities, bringing their first-rate musical performances to audiences along the way.

The Pacific Boychoir's concert tour in July of 2007 consisted of 11 concerts over 20 days, including appearances as part of 5 prestigious music festivals. The choir also had the unforgettable experience of performing at an afternoon Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, plus an impromptu performance at the St. Francis Basilica in Assisi.

The boys stood in awe of the medieval towns, castles, and ancient Roman ruins as the choir visited such picturesque cities, towns and villages as Rome, Milan, Verona, Venice, Soave, Vicenza and Bagnacavallo among many others.

The Yale Glee Club contracted Classical Movements to manage logistics for their concert tour of Italy in June of 2007. The talented ensemble traveled through Milan, Venice, Pordenone, Bologna, Florence, Montecatini, Bettona and Rome and marveled at such celebrated sights as the Sistine Chapel, the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum, Venice's spectacular St. Mark's Basilica, the Piazza San Marco, plus a viewing of Michelangelo's David in Florence.

The trip's primary purpose, of course, was the music, and Italian audiences were in for a treat. The Yale Glee Club was fortunate to be able to collaborate with a number of local university choirs. And, like a number of other very accomplished choruses that have traveled with Classical Movements, The Yale Glee Club was also able to add Mass at St. Peter's Basilica to their list of prestigious performances.

Also in June 2007, The Winston-Salem Children's Chorus performed in five concerts in some of Italy's most iconic structures, including St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Santa Maria dei Ricci Church in Florence, and the Waldensians Church in Rome.

May of 2007 found Italy host to another of Classical Movements' many choral clients - The Smith College Chamber Singers. The tour itinerary took the choir to Rome, Florence, Bologna and to Palermo, Agrigento, Catania and Syracuse in Sicily. While in Sicily, the Singers enjoyed visits to Greek and Roman Ruins as well as a trip to the Island of Ortigia.

Classical Movements has extensive experience managing concert tours in Italy and is well-acquainted with performance travel throughout Northern and Southern Italy as well as Sicily.

"The Chamber Singers Tour was fabulous and we appreciate everything you did to make it a success. The sentiment from the people we worked with was incredible, such friendly, warm people. Everything from my perspective was fantastic. Great food, great concerts, great sights, great guides."
[JONATHAN HIRSH]

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