Sechrist Travel has partnered with Perform International in arranging International & Domestic custom performance tours, festival opportunities, formal and informal venues, and clinic/workshops for music ensembles.
Join women’s and treble choral ensembles from across the U.S. under the direction of Dr. Andrea Ramsey in San Sebastian, Spain for a musical tapas from both continents. San Sebastian, famous for its beaches and gastronomy, is also home to some of Spain’s most respected choral composers and conductors. Dr. Ramsey will be joined by esteemed Basque Composer, Eva Ugalde. Collaborating with a Spanish Choir-in-Residence “Aquam Lauda Korua,” participating ensembles will have the opportunity for meaningful, educational and cultural immersion. Culminating with a gala concert in San Sebastian, this festival tour will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.
June 28-July 3, 2022 | Tallinn, Estonia
United in Song is a blending of music from the United States and the Baltic countries. Multi-generational mixed choirs will have the opportunity to perform the European premiere of a commissioned piece by Elaine Hagenberg under the baton of Ryan Beeken. The Gala Concert will also include pieces by famed Baltic composers Eriks Esenvalds and Peteris Vasks. Artistic Director Ryan Beeken and Composer-in-Residence Elaine Hagenberg are developing a program that will unite singers and audience, creating an immersive experience for all participants. Additionally, fully balanced choirs have the opportunity for a spotlight performance during the gala concert in Tallinn, Estonia’s beautiful and historic capital city.
July 5 – 12, 2022 | Dublin, Galway & Killarney, Ireland
Join Dr. Brad Pierson in Ireland for a curated singing tour of Iconic Irish pubs and distilleries. This trip will include highlights such as the numerous singing pubs of Galway, The Ring of Kerry and Killarney Brewing company and visits to the Jameson Distillery, Guinness Brewery and more! There will be time included to attend traditional music sessions as well as an opportunity for you to perform as a group at many sites along the way.
July 8 – 13, 2022 | Berlin & Leipzig, Germany
Following the theme of “From despair to hope – a plea for peace, then and now,” this stirring program will connect the past with the present, with longings and hopes still as relevant for the times we live in. Repertoire will include several short works of Kim André Arnesen, interspersed with various movements from some of the most well known large works by Mendelssohn and Bach. The Gala concert will take place in the Mendelssohn Hall of the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig. This historically and musically meaningful program is sure to speak to singers and audience alike.
March 15-21, 2022 | Dublin & Limerick, Ireland
Bands play a very important part in the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Dublin and throughout the St. Patrick’s Festival itself. Bands from Ireland and around the world have thrilled audiences with their musical mastery and flair down through the years and we want you to be part of the future celebrations. The parade is attended by the President of Ireland and Lord Mayor of Dublin. The marching route is approximately 1.7 miles long and takes about 90 minutes to complete the parade route. The parade consists of marching bands, theatrical presentations and ceremonial elements. The parade is attended by over half a million people and viewed by millions of people all over the world.
9 Days in July 2022 | Florence, Italy
The Florence Youth Festival (FOG) was founded in 1999 to give young musicians from all over the world the opportunity to be part of a unique musical experience in the beautiful regions of Tuscany and Umbria, Italy. The festival’s main venue is the Loggia dei Lanzi located on the Piazza della Signoria, one of the main squares in the city center of Florence. Additional performances take place in Lucca, San Gimignano, Montecatini-Terme, Prato, Perugia and Assisi. FOG is held during the month of July and consists of a total of 50-75 concerts performed by 15-20 orchestras. Each orchestra usually performs three to four concerts. Over 300 ensembles from all over the world have participated in the Florence Youth Festival. In addition to the concerts, educational activities such as workshops and master classes can also be added to the program.