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The Rayburn Tours 2014/2015 Youth Music Brochure is now hot off the press!

April 10, 2014 - Category: Youth Music


This year our brochure and website are packed full of more information than ever before. With 360 degree venue viewers, average audiences, repertoire recommendations and more than quadruple the amount of venues and leisure options featured, we know that you and your ensemble will gain a very real insight into what you’ll experience on tour, as well as the outcome!

What can you expect to find in our new brochure?

  • 9 European destinations recommended specifically for youth ensembles.
  • A range of indoor and outdoor venues, catering for a host of repertoire styles.
  • NEW – Detailed venue information including performance times, repertoire recommendations and average audience sizes.
  • NEW – Feedback from customers who have performed on specific stages, rating their overall experience both in terms of their performance and audience sizes.
  • An excellent choice of cultural and leisure options to fill your group’s time in between their performances
  • Share the experiences of other groups: who better to tell you all about embarking on a Concert Tour with Rayburn Tours, than those who have already enjoyed the experience!

And much more… Request a copy today, alternatively, visit our youth music tours website for detailed destination information, including suggested itineraries, visits and venues.

Rayburn Tours, proud to be a ‘Friend of Choir of the Year’ in 2014!

April 7, 2014 - Category: Choirs

13-CF-Oxford-Gargoyles-Stage1 Proud to be a friend of Choir of the Year

We are extremely pleased that we are able to announce that Rayburn Tours will be showing further support to the UK’s choral community by becoming a ‘Friend of Choir of the Year’ in 2014!

Both Rayburn Tours and Choir of the Year share so many core values, namely that both our organisations are absolutely passionate about supporting and developing youth and adult choirs in the UK.

The competition means there are exciting times ahead for many choirs, as well as the team at Rayburn Tours!

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We get closer to Epsom College and discover why their recent tour to Tuscany turned out to be something “extra special!”

March 19, 2014 - Category: Tuscany, Youth Music


Was this your groups first time on an overseas trip?

No. Our first trip was to Prague in 2007, and we have also been to Krakow, Catalonia and Malta.

How many travelled in your group?

55 people travelled in the group

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Belgium – A tour that surpassed all expectations for Bracknell Choral Society!

September 11, 2013 - Category: Bruges & Ghent, Choirs


Margaret Haynes of Bracknell Choral Society provides an excellent insight to how their time in Belgium brought their 81 members together through a series of performances they will never forget, and a trip that surpassed their expectations.

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How much would it cost for your group to embark on a European concert tour?

September 6, 2013 - Category: Youth Music


Wouldn’t it be good to know the answer?

It’s simple…make an enquiry, we’ll provide you with a tailor-made quotation and you’ll be prepared to launch your 2014 concert tour!

With a host of European destinations to choose from, along with venues to suit a variety of repertoire styles, we’ll work with you to create a tailor-made itinerary that meets both the performance and leisure objectives of your group.

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“Singing For Fun” on a choir tour of Normandy!

June 5, 2013 - Category: Choirs, Normandy

Tour courier Alan Jones, accompanied “Singing For Fun” on their recent choir tour of Normandy. Here he provides a greater insight into what the group got up to in their action packed 5 day itinerary!

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Following in the footsteps of Wadhurst Brass Band!

April 23, 2013 - Category: Bands


Ever wanted to know just a little more about how a band tour can operate, and just how much you are able to fit into an itinerary? Here we follow in the footsteps of Wadhurst Brass Band as we outline exactly what they got up to on their 4 day, 3 night tour of Germany!

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5 days, 4 nights, 3 concerts, 2 ‘sing-a-longs’, 1 Male Voice Choir!

April 11, 2013 - Category: Bruges & Ghent, Choirs


Jo Matthews, a Rayburn Tours Courier, joined Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir on their eagerly anticipated tour to Belgium. Here she gives us an insight into their fun-filled itinerary, plus trip organiser Roger Reynolds tells us what he thought!

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Chorley Silver Band

February 11, 2013 - Category: Bands, Bruges & Ghent


Belgium continues to be the destination of choice for a large number of travelling youth ensembles. Francesca Bridges, Rayburn Tours Courier, spent 5 days on a Band Tour to Belgium with Chorley Silver Band. Here she shares with us her most memorable day on tour…

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Shepley Band on the banks of the River Rhine!

September 26, 2012 - Category: Bands, The Rhineland


On a cold and snowy Saturday morning in February 2012, Roy Varney, a Rayburn Tours Coordinator, made the trip from Derby to Shepley to meet with the band to fine tune the details of their upcoming band tour. 6 months on and they set off on their eagerly anticipated tour to the beautiful German region of the Rhineland. Roy Varney joined them as their courier and here he tells us about his experience.

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