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Article posted on: October 22, 2019

We always say that you really need to book your music tour as soon as possible, for a number of different reasons. 

But one very good reason to book early is to secure your preferred venues, particularly if you’re hoping to perform in one that is very famous or prestigious.

To give you an idea of how far ahead you should be booking your tour, here we take a look at ten of our most popular venues. For more information on your preferred venues, please don’t hesitate to contact us

La Madeleine, Paris – minimum of 3 months in advance

This iconic church in the centre of Paris hosts daily masses, concerts and the most fashionable weddings in Paris. If you want your choir or orchestra to perform here, we’ll need to book the venue at least 3 months in advance of your performance. 

Disneyland® Paris – minimum of 6 months in advance (subject to audition) 

Performing  on the Videopolis Stage at the heart of Disneyland® Paris is an experience your ensemble will never forget. But it’s such a popular option that we’ll need to book the venue at least 6 months in advance – and this is also subject to an audition. 

Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate – minimum of 3 months in advance (subject to audition and repertoire)

Ensembles are invited to take a central role in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate by performing two hymns. But this is an incredible experience that is, understandably, very popular with school groups and this means that we need to book the venue at least 3 months in advance (and, due to the solemnity of the service, this is also subject to audition and repertoire).


Montserrat Monastery – minimum of 3 months in advance

It’s pretty hard to find a venue with quite as spectacular a location as Montserrat Monastery, which is perched in the hills above Barcelona. In order to secure a performance here for your choir, we’ll need to book the venue at least 3 months in advance of your tour. 

St. Nicholas Church, Prague – minimum of 3 months in advance

One of the most spectacular churches in Prague, the St. Nicholas church has a regular lunchtime concerts programme which your chamber orchestra or choir (with a secular repertoire) are invited to participate in. However, to secure your performance here, we’ll need to book the venue at least 3 months ahead of your tour. 

Montreux Jazz Festival – minimum of 3 months in advance

Your ensemble can perform at the second largest jazz festival in the world, where they’ll learn so much from soaking up all the music and creativity around them. But we’ll need to book your performance in at least 3 months before you travel, as it’s a unique opportunity with limited spots available!

St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice – minimum of 3 months in advance

Sacred choirs are invited to perform at St. Mark’s Basilica – perhaps the most iconic venue in Venice. This really is an unforgettable opportunity for young performers, but in order to secure your performance here, we will need to book the venue at least 3 months in advance. 

Lazise, Lake Garda – minimum of 2 months in advance

Lazise, on Lake Garda, is one of the spectacular lakeside towns in which your ensemble can perform during the summer, but we will need to book your performance at least 2 months in advance to secure your spot. 

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome – minimum of 6 months in advance

What school music tour to Rome would be complete without a performance at the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City? But, as you can imagine, this is an incredibly popular venue, so if you do want to perform here, we’ll have to book at least 6 months in advance. 

English Reformed Church, Amsterdam – minimum of 3 months in advance

This lovely church has a long history of hosting choir concerts and is renowned for its wonderful acoustics. But to secure your performance here, we’ll have to book a minimum of 3 months in advance. 

Ready to start planning your next school music tour?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information or to request your tailor-made quote

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