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!

Further details about the two cruises lined up for 2017 are listed below. And you can find out about more about the maiden voyage on our 2016 cruise page — and read a commentary from the Daily Mail.

The team on our may 2016 cruise

The team on our may 2016 cruise


Come and Sing – at Sea!

Following the success of the inaugural Brandenburg Choral Cruise in May 2016, we are delighted to announce two cruises for enthusiastic choristers in 2017.

  • 27 May to 6 June 2017 - Rome to Nice
  • 7 to 18 October 2017 - Greek Islands

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


Any questions, or to go ahead with a booking, please contact Bob Porter, Brandenburg Artistic Director, at 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!


Renaissance & the Rivieras

Sa 27 May - ROME, Italy - arrival, transfer to MV Aegean Odyssey.

Su 28 May - OLBIA, Italy - time at leisure to explore Costa Smeralda.

Mo 29 May - OLBIA, Italy - cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago; in the afternoon arrive BONIFACIO, Corsica - free time to explore Corsica's old town.

Tu 30 May - ELBA, Italy - explore the city where Napoleon was exiled.

We 31 May - LIVORNO, Italy - visit the beautiful city of Florence, with its remarkable galleries, buildings and museums: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, Galleria dell'Academia.

Th 1 June - LIVORNO, Italy - visit the infamous leaning tower of Pisa, and beautiful Lucca.

Fr 2 June - day at sea

Sa 3 June - MARSEILLES, France - explore the Papal Palace in Avignon.

Su 4 June - CANNES, France - join the excursion to Monte Carlo, spend the day at leisure, or visit the delightful provencal hill town of St Paul-de-Vence, famous for its perfume makers.

Mo 5 June - CANNES, France - day at leisure.

Tu 6 June - NICE, France - disembark and transfer to Nice airport for flight home.

Classical Greece & Aegean Islands

Sa 7 Oct - ATHENS, Greece - arrival, transfer to MV Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus.

Su 8 Oct - NAUPLIA, Greece - choice of excursions: Mycenae; or UNESCO site of Epidaurus.

Mo 9 Oct - SANTORINI, Greece - enjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri.

Tu 10 Oct - HERAKLION, Crete - tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos.

We 11 Oct - RHODES, Greece - World Heritage sites, choice of tours: Rhodes town, or the Acropolis at Lindos.

Th 12 Oct - DELOS, Greece - morning visit to the sacred island; in the afternoon arrive MYKONOS, Greece - afternoon at leisure.

Fr 13 Oct - PATMOS, Greece - another UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the Medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian.

Sa 14 Oct - KAVALA, Greece - morning tour to the famous city of Philippi; afternoon at leisure.

Su 15 Oct - THESSALONIKA, Greece - choice of two tours: city tour, or Byzantine heritage including the fifth century basilica Agios Dimítrios & the Rotónda.

Mo 16 Oct - VOLOS, Greece - see the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora.

Tu 17 Oct - SKIATHOS, Greece - enjoy a leisurely walk around the beautiful 'Mamma Mia' island!

We 18 Oct - PIRAEUS, Greece - disembark and transfer to airport for flight home