Choral Cruises

After several years of co-ordinating concerts and Come & Sing days in London, in 2016 we teamed up with the wonderful Voyages to Antiquity to present an all new Come & Sing experience — at sea! The cruises so far have been such a success that in 2019 we have added new partner Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for a new trip even closer to home.

Our Spring Cruise took place from May 1 – May 6 2019 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Starting and finishing in Southampton our singers sailed to Amsterdam and Antwerp with fascinating visits and loads of singing in the five day trip, returning just in time for the final two concerts of the Spring Series of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London.

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The team on our may 2016 cruise

The team on our may 2016 cruise

 

Voyages to Antiquity and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are two of the classiest cruise companies around, and their beautifully designed small-sized vessels make the perfect home for the Brandenburg Come and Sing at Sea experience. With fine wining and dining, cultural visits in most ports of call and choral workshops every day, this is indeed an award-winning cruise 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 both cruises, so please make sure you contact him first!

The Choral Cruise Spring

May 1 – May 6, 2019

Partnering with Brandenburg for the first time, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts the first Choral Cruise of the year on-board the Braemar.

Starting and finishing in Southampton (so no flying!) we sail to visit Amsterdam and Antwerp with fascinating visits and loads of singing time in the five day trip, returning just in time for the final two concerts of the Spring Series of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London.

This is a shorter cruise than in previous years which will make it much more affordable for all.

May 1 SOUTHAMPTON
May 2 AMSTERDAM
May 3 AMSTERDAM
May 4 ANTWERP
May 5 ANTWERP
May 6 SOUTHAMPTON

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.