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The resilience of our children in unprecedented times

On the 20th March 2020, I sat penning this article as our world entered a period of unprecedented change, as the COVID-19 virus threatened to interrupt all areas of our day to day lives. Even now,...

“Could we really perform there?” Unlikely concert venues in Germany

Get ready for an unforgettable concert tour to Rhineland, where your ensemble’s sound will echo through the walls of Gothic architecture, and impress audiences within some of Germany’s most...

Interesting facts about the Menin Gate & Last Post Ceremony

Dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, the Menin Gate is an important memorial and for many school groups visiting Belgium, the Last Post...

“Could we really perform there?” Unlikely concert venues in France

Journey across the Channel to France’s historic region of Normandy, where not only will you encounter many a commemoration to the events of the Second World War, but also indulge in unmistakable...

“Could we really perform there?” Unlikely concert venues in Belgium

Imagine stepping through the doors of a beautiful holy venue, surrounded by sacred sentiment and ready for every corner to be filled with the echoes of your ensemble. As you take your first breath to...

The International Choral Festival Wales returns…

Choirs across the world are this month sending their applications in to compete in the International Choral Festival Wales! Once again, Rayburn Tours are proud to partner with the festival, which...

Top 10 things to do when visiting Prague with a group!

1. Prague Castle Covering an area of 70,000m2, Prague Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Possibly the largest coherent castle complex in the world, make sure you leave...

6 reasons why you should definitely book a ticket for the 2020 UK Choir Festival!

If you’ve been thinking about booking a space for your choir at this year’s UK Choir Festival, look no further. If these 6 reasons don’t inspire you to get involved, we don’t...

Top 10 free visits you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam

Education or leisure? Whatever your reason for travelling, making the most out of your trip doesn’t have to be expensive. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 free (or low cost) options to pack...

4 of the top choral destinations of 2020… it’s the return of the UK Choir Festival!

Manchester Once home to world-famous musician and conductor Charles Hallé, Manchester saw the birth of the Hallé Choir in 1858, which is still going strong to this day. The choir’s members...

MBE recognition for UK Choir Festival’s Mat Wright

We were delighted to hear that Barnsley Youth Choir founder, Mat Wright, was named in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List.     Mat’s much deserved MBE comes after a successful...

Simply unforgettable venues to suit your Youth Music ensemble’s sound and style

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 our clients and offering a...