On our school music cathedral tour for choirs, your ensemble will have the unforgettable opportunity to perform in some of the most spectacular cathedrals and minsters in the country!

You’ll perform in the prestigious venues of Southwell Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, York Minster and Durham Cathedral on this, the ultimate school music tour for choirs with sacred repertoires. Your choir will gain important performance experience and will learn about the variations in acoustics among cathedrals. And you’ll perform in front of a variety of audiences across the midlands and the north of England.

Plus, when you’re not performing, your choir will love the opportunity to explore these lovely towns and cities, from impressive castles to famous tearooms!

Venues

Southwell Minster View
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Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster is a spectacular church in the beautiful Nottinghamshire town of Southwell. It's believed that there has...

Lincoln Cathedral View
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Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral is a beautiful example of a medieval cathedral. The 4th largest cathedral in the UK, this is a...

York Minster View
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York Minster

York Minster is a beautiful building and it is well worth a visit. Guided tours are offered and school groups...

Durham Cathedral and Cloisters View
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Durham Cathedral and Cloisters

Durham Cathedral was built in the 11th century and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture...

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel to Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Concert at Southwell Minster as part of a service or recital

Free time to explore the town

Check in to accommodation in Sherwood Forest

2

Visit to Sherwood Forest

Travel to Lincoln and explore the town

Late afternoon concert or recital at Lincoln Cathedral

Return to accommodation in Sherwood Forest

3

Travel to York

Explore York

Participation in evensong at York Cathedral

Check in to accommodation in York

4

Travel to Durham with an optional stop at the seaside (depending on the season)

Explore Durham

Concert/recital at Durham Cathedral

Check in to accommodation in Durham

5

Breakfast and check out of accommodation

Return travel to school with optional extra stop en route depending on location of school

5 days, 4 nights Price from £317 pp
  • Executive coach (TV/DVD/WC)
  • Arrangement of 3 concerts including publicity and advertising
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Free itinerary planning service
  • Detailed final itinerary
  • Motorway tolls and parking fees
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • Access to Vamoos travel app

Accommodation

Excursions

The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

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The best-preserved workhouse in England, a visit here will help your students to better understand the role of such institutions in 19th century British society. … Read More

Tour of Lincoln

Tour of Lincoln

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Enjoy a tour of the beautiful city of Lincoln, including its lovely castle and magnificent cathedral. … Read More

Uncle Henry's Maize Maze

Uncle Henry's Maize Maze

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Your students will love trying to find their way out of this giant 5 acre maze!… Read More

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum

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York Castle Museum is actually housed in prison (a debtors' prison and a women's prison) buildings, which were themselves built… Read More

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

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This fantastic museum tells the story of Britain's railways and their impact on society.… Read More

Betty's Tearoom

Betty's Tearoom

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Betty's is an institution and not to be missed when in Yorkshire! Drop by for the famous afternoon tea in the opulent surroundings inspired by the Queen Mary ocean liner. … Read More

Durham Castle

Durham Castle

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This Norman castle is a designated cultural World Heritage Site, alongside the city's cathedral. … Read More

Durham Botanic Garden

Durham Botanic Garden

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Durham University's spectacular botanic garden is a 10 hectare haven of tranquillity in the city. … Read More

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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I love when I get the chance to go on tour with a group and see first-hand the dream that I've helped to make into a reality. – Alison Fox Music Sales & Product Manager

Don't take our word for it …

The concert venues were perfect for our children - the audiences were very appreciative and kind. Halsbury were such a help to me in setting up the trip. — St. Catherine's British School , January 2015

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