Simply unforgettable venues to suit your choir’s sound and style

Nov 01, 2019


An international concert tour brings ensembles together musically, giving you the opportunity to bond as a group and perform in some of the most spectacular venues.

At Rayburn Tours, providing ensembles with simply unforgettable performance opportunities is at the very heart of what we do. Taking pride in exceeding the expectations of choirs and offering a variety of inspiring destinations perfectly suited for choral groups, we will work with you to shape the perfect concert tour with performances in exciting venues to suit your sound and style.

From prestigious cathedrals and churches to beautiful parks and gardens, we have a wide range of stunning venues to suit any repertoire, where the venue type, acoustics and stage size are perfectly matched to your choir.

But don’t just take our word for it! Hear from some of the choirs who have taken that musical leap onto the international stage and not looked back!

 


Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate, Ypres

 

Could there be a more moving and important performance than participating at the Menin Gate’s Last Post Ceremony? Chosen because of the thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields, the Menin Gate bears the names of 54,896 British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives with no known grave. Suitable for choirs with a sacred or classical repertoire suitable for the occasion.

 

“This is magical. An absolute musical highlight.”

Voices City of Derby Girls Choir

 


Maria van Jessekerk Delft, The Netherlands

 

This beautiful church located in the canal-ringed city of Delft is the ideal venue for choirs with a sacred or mixed repertoire. With a handsome interior and superb acoustics, your ensemble can’t help but be blown away by Maria van Jessekerk.

 

“An absolutely beautiful and fantastic church to sing in, very thrilling with excellent acoustics. A thrilling experience for us all. Fantastic audience and everyone so welcoming.”

Lon Vane Ladies Choir

 


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York

 

A performance at New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is certain to give you a memorable experience. Enjoy cityscape views as you perform on the deck of aircraft carrier Intrepid which is berthed on the Hudson River. The venue is best suited for choirs performing a secular or light repertoire.

 

“This was a fantastic venue and hugely exceeded our expectations. We sang on the deck with fantastic views of Manhattan. The PA provided was of a high quality so the sound was good and drew a good crowd.”

The Cherry Pie Choir

 


Oosterkerk, Amsterdam

 

Located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam is the Oosterkerk. This beautiful 17th-Century Dutch Reformed church is a wonderful performance venue with excellent acoustics and very friendly staff too! This is the perfect place for choirs and orchestras to perform.

 

“Seeing the reaction of people in the audience. They were very moved in our ballads, to the point of tears… then happy to join in with the choreography and felt free to dance.”

Jam Theatre

 


Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona

 

Located in Barcelona’s enchanting Gothic Quarter, the city’s central place of worship is a magnificent performance venue. This iconic cathedral, with its richly decorated main façade, is just as impressive on the inside. Perfectly suited for choirs with a sacred repertoire (some secular may be permitted).

 

“Excellent. A fantastic experience.”

Harmony 303

 


Sant’Agostino Church San Gimignano, Tuscany

 

This historic church is located in the centre of the picturesque hillside town of San Gimignano. Its dramatic frescoes, quaint central plaza and countryside views will take your breath away. This beautiful venue is best suited for choirs with a sacred or classical repertoire.

 

“Great performance platform – open staircase functioning as choir risers. Fabulous acoustic. Excellent support.”

Esprit Chamber Choir

 

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