Choral Cruises

After several years of co-ordinating concerts and Come & Sing days in London, in 2016 we teamed up with Voyages to Antiquity to present an all new Come & Sing experience — at sea!

Our next cruise takes place from August 20 - Sept 1 2019 and takes in Normandy, the Loire, Bordeaux, Galicia, Oporto and Lisbon. See the full itinerary below, or sign up for more information about our Come & Sing at Sea cruises by leaving us your name and email address below. Our privacy policy is here.

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 The team on our may 2016 cruise

The team on our may 2016 cruise

 

Voyages to Antiquity is one of the classiest cruise companies around, and the 350-passenger MV Aegean Odyssey makes the perfect home for the Brandenburg Come and Sing at Sea project. With fine wining and dining, cultural visits in most ports of call and choral workshops every day, this is indeed an award-winning cruising experience.

Features of each cruise will include:

  • Award-winning cruise experience by Voyages to Antiquity
  • Singing workshops every day
  • Bespoke repertoire selected by participants
  • Final concert performance
  • Special Brandenburg social events
  • Directed by Brandenburg Artistic Director, Bob Porter

BOOKING

If you have any questions, or would like to go ahead with a booking, please contact Bob Porter, Brandenburg Artistic Director, at bob@brandenburg.org.uk. There will be a special code word to take advantage of the Brandenburg elements of the cruise, so please make sure you contact him first!

Our next cruise

Rouen to Lisbon, August 20 - September 1 2019

No maiden cruise to the great rivers of France would be complete without a trip along one of the most romantic waterways in the world, the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, for an opportunity to enjoy a day out in romantic Paris, the City of Lights.

Stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur and sail the Loire to Nantes, for a scenic ride into the heart of Chateaux Country. Follow the trail of the Gironde to the world capital of wine, Bordeaux, and learn more about the art of winemaking before tasting some of the region’s great vintages.

In the Spanish province of Galicia, explore the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, and in Portuguese Oporto, visit the cathedral or one of the nearby wine estates. Then spend two nights in the capital of Lisbon, giving you the opportunity to fully experience this captivating city and the idyllic scenery surrounding it.

Aug 20 LONDON (TILBURY), ENGLAND
Aug 21 ROUEN, FRANCE
Aug 22 ROUEN, FRANCE
Aug 23 HONFLEUR, FRANCE
Aug 24 AT SEA (lots of singing!)
Aug 25 NANTES, FRANCE         
Aug 26 BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Aug 27 BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Aug 28 SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
Aug 29 AT SEA (lots of singing!)
Aug 30 LA CORUNA, SPAIN              
Aug 31 OPORTO, PORTUGAL
Sep 1 LISBON, PORTUGAL

You can find out what happened in previous years by reading more about the maiden voyage on the 2016 cruise page, reading a commentary from the Daily Mail, or taking a look at From the Conductor's Podium — festival director Bob Porter's notes from the May 2018 cruise.