Upcoming Festivals





United In Song

June 26-July 1, 2021 | 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.

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Normandy Choral Festival

Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr

July 2-7, 2021 | NORMANDY, FRANCE

This unique festival tour, aptly set in Normandy, promises to be an artistically rich, poignant and inspirational journey through an area of France, steeped in historical significance. Offering choirs the opportunity to perform a large choral work in collaboration with a French orchestra and one of the finest choral educators of our time, in iconic, historic sites, this festival tour will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.

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Remembrance, Hope, Peace: the Music of Bach, Mendelssohn & Arnesen

July 9-14, 2021 | 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.

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Theater of Music Festival: Shakespeare EnACTed!

July 10-16, 2021 | STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND

Choruses will bring out their inner thespians at this unique festival offering inspiring music-making as well as workshops and direction from a member of one of England’s top theater schools… all in the historic and beautiful birthplace of William Shakespeare. Festival repertoire will include Benjamin Britten’s fairy choruses from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as a medley of choruses from Leonard Bernstein’s inimitable West Side Story, an urban American Romeo and Juliet. Individual choruses will participate in a spotlight series showcasing participating choirs. The gala festival concert will be staged by our guest director. Nationally recognized conductor Emily Ellsworth has prepared Britten’s Midsummer choruses for Lyric Opera of Chicago and has focused her career on the storytelling aspect of choral music. Join us for this unique, dramatic experience!

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Custom Concert Tours Worldwide 2021

Custom Tours

Whether you want to perform in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Africa or the U.S., in prestigious venues or intimate churches, Perform International and Perform America are uniquely positioned to create a custom concert tour that fits your vision for your choral program. Our team had the privilege of working for many prestigious ensembles, organizing their performance tours to cities near and far.

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Beethoven 250th Anniversary

June 6-11, 2020 | VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. From his early years in Bonn, Germany to his legendary achievements in Vienna, Austria, the musical center of 19th century Europe, Beethoven left an indelible mark that forever changed the landscape of classical music. Beethoven is considered the most frequently played classical composer and Vienna is the perfect place to celebrate the golden anniversary. Explore the sights and sounds of musical Europe and Beethoven’s past as you follow in the footsteps of the most influential composer of the late Classical/early Romantic era. The combined Festival Chorus will rehearse and perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the inspired direction of Dr. Jeffery Redding.

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A Choral & Spiritual Retreat in Scotland

June 7-15, 2020 | IONA, SCOTLAND

Under the inspired leadership of composer, conductor, and teacher Tom Trenney, singers will spend five nights on the Isle of Iona reflecting, singing and exploring all the beauty that this unique retreat oasis has to offer. Culminating in a Hymn Festival at a glorious venue in Edinburgh, this journey will challenge and engage the heart and mind of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.

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Many Voices, One Song

June 13-18, 2020 | DUBLIN, IRELAND

Choral singing has had a long history of bringing people together to experience unity in song. From Gregorian chant to the Romantic part-song to contemporary a cappella music, people have come together to sing as a community. The “Many Voices, One Song” choral event in Dublin celebrates a wide range of choral music and gives ensembles the opportunity to perform traditional choral compositions and contemporary a cappella arrangements to an appreciative audience of music lovers. The Gala Concert allows for spotlight performances by select individual ensembles. Additionally, the combined Festival Chorus will rehearse and perform repertoire under the inspired direction of Artistic Directors Joshua Habermann, famed conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Deke Sharon, one of the foremost leaders in the contemporary a cappella movement.

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Festival for Women’s & Treble Voices

June 17-22, 2020 | SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN

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 Composers, Eva Ugalde and world-renowned Javier Busto. 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.

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Madrid Choral Festival

June 28-July 3, 2020 | MADRID, SPAIN

The Madrid Choral Festival will bring together ensembles of many generations under the inspired and able leadership of Dr. Derrick Fox. Singers will rehearse and perform repertoire by historic and contemporary composers of Spain, an extended work, and music from America including spirituals, gospel, folk and contemporary compositions. This festival will certainly be a total immersion experience into Spanish culture from music to architecture, history, food and language.

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