Serenades CHORAL TRAVEL is a unique choral and cultural summer program that brings together avid choral enthusiasts from various ensembles in the USA and abroad, dedicated amateurs and professionals alike, who strive for choral excellence. These "Serenaders" seek opportunities to perform a cappella choral repertoire spanning from the Renaissance up through the 21st century, in glorious art filled churches and unique venues throughout the "off-the-beaten-path" regions of Europe, in charming towns, with other likeminded choral singers, working with leading choral conductors in the field. Serenades CHORAL TRAVEL singing participants and their travel companions, in addition to staying in 4-star accommodations during this unique, comprehensive and life transforming artistic and cultural program, also get to "taste" what the local region offers culturally, be it exquisite art, architecture, history, as well as the local food and wine, through guided tours, special organized meals in hand-picked restaurants, wineries, agriturismos, cultural events, tastings, and so forth. The program usually attracts experienced international travelers who lie within the 50+ to 70+ age bracket, are positive and good natured people, naturally curious, educated, culturally inclined, who are comfortable walkers and able to endure moderate level of physical demands of an hour concert as well as European cobble stone streets and hills.
There are summer choral workshops and there are escorted travel groups. Our unique choral and cultural program is ambitious as we provide both an ideal performing opportunity abroad focused on choral excellence as well as authentic cultural experiences. We believe these in-depth choral and cultural experiences to be transformative as it provides a safe space where friendships and human connection flourish.