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latvia customPhoto by David Holt commons.wikimedia.org 2018 - 10th World Choir Games will be held in Tshwane, South Africa July 4-14!

The competition offers more than 20 categories to amateur choirs of any genre or line-up. There will be The Champions Competition for internationally experienced choirs, as well as The Open Competition for all choirs in the spirit of the Olympic ideal: “participation is the highest honor.”

There are various performing and evaluation possibilities with internationally-renowned choral music experts including Friendship Concerts, which are joint concerts with choirs from all over the world and the Gala Concerts for top international choirs.

Italy offers a variety of festivals for Orchestras, Bands, Choral & Dance Groups.  Travel Gallery works with pre-qualified performance-tour specialists in Italy to help ensure a wonderful experience for your group.  Here are a few festivals for your consideration:

Estate Musicale Romana (Roma & Lazio International Orchestra Festival)

Orchestra, string or brass bands and jazz bands

Performances take place in the most charming and breathtaking venues in Rome including The Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Santo Spirito in Sassia church and Villa Celimontana.    The concerts of the festival are part of the official culture and music program of the city of Rome and the Lazio region.

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The Rose Parade provides a marching experience that is unparalleled.  We would love to help you in making your march down Colorado Boulevard in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade the experience of a lifetime!

St_Patricks_Festival_2013_logo_580x232Big New Adventure: Start your trip in Dublin at the St. Patrick's Day Parade and then include a trip to Ireland's West Coast and participate in the Limerick International Band Parade and Competition!  March 17-18, 2018 - see event descriptions below. 


July 6-11, 2018

July 5-10, 2019

July 10-15, 2020

Summa Cum Laude / International Youth Music Festival Vienna: The SCL Festival Vienna is Austria’s premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras.  Taking place every July in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, it offers an international environment where a thousand young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges and build bridges that span continents.

photo: ©Nick Mangafas/Via Musica 2008

In addition to the competition participants can enjoy interactive workshops and educational lectures at the University of Music in Vienna, non-competitive alternative concerts with local audiences, and pre-and post-concert tours in Europe.


Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod: Each year between 2,000 and 5,000 performers converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.   Its competitions climax with the prestigious 'Choir of the World', which determines the best overall choir of the event.  Performers compete in Choral Competitions (mixed choirs, barbershop/close harmony choruses, male choirs, female choirs, chamber choirs, etc.), Solo Competitions (vocal solos by age) and Folk Competitions (folk group & solo, choreographed folk dance, folk dance duo, etc .).

Cork International Choral Festival: Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually in April/May in Cork's City Hall, one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland. It is one of Europe's premier international choral festivals and is noted for its high competitive standards, excellent organization, and the friendliness of its welcome.   In addition to competition, choirs are encouraged to participate in public performances and sing at church visits during their stay in Cork.

Young Bohemia Prague Festival: Since 2003 the Young Bohemia Prague Festival has welcomed youth interested in music and choir performance from across Europe and around the world.  Participants can choose to perform in Brass Music Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, Boys Choir, Girls Choir or Mixed Choir.

Travel Gallery and our partners at Panda North America invite you to experience the rich cultural heritage of the People's Republic of China. We have been organizing cultural exchange programs between China and other countries since 1979, including sister-city affiliations, student exchanges, art and cultural festivals and custom performance programs.


Costa Rica, like many other countries around the world, has its own unique and special way to celebrate holidays -- and festivals are a vital part of Costa Rican culture. The Festival of Lights officially begins the Christmas season, and is one of the most awaited events of the year (held the second Saturday evening of December).

The festival includes a parade complete with floats, street dancers and marching bands.

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