Autumn Tours 2021

We are so pleased to announce we have three Autumn tours for adult choirs coming up over the next few months! It’s almost hard to believe the time is finally here, but we are beyond excited.

Our first tour will be in the market town of King’s Lynn on the stunning Norfolk coast. There will be three performances; one at King’s Lynn Minster, then St Nicholas’ Chapel King’s Lynn and finally, St Peter Mancroft in Norwich. Such wonderful venues to house even more wonderful performances!

The second tour is taking place on the Isle of Wight! Long awaited, this tour will take us off the mainland for some brilliant concerts at beautiful venues including St Catherine’s Church in Ventnor. There will also be a visit to the Needles Landmark Attraction and plenty more sights to see!

Our third tour is going to be in the exciting city of Bristol! The choir will be performing at St Mary’s Redcliffe, and St Stephen’s Church. There will also be time to explore the city and even a morning boat trip of the Bristol Harbour! We can’t wait to get there!

It’s been a long and difficult 18 months, and being able to reach the point where tours and performances can go ahead is absolutely incredible. Here at Sound Escapes, we are so grateful for the continued support that has helped us through the challenging times we’ve all faced, and we hope that we can all feel rewarded by the adventures that can now go ahead. Roll on the Autumn and thank you all again.

Fantastic tour in Bonnie Scotland, enjoyed by all who went, singing and non-singing. Brilliant organisation from Jo who really made it all look so easy.
Kate HymansTour organiser for Masterworks Chorale
Jo and her team came up with a fantastic itinerary for our choir and planned everything to the last detail. We always felt we were in safe hands and that they were on the end of a phone to help us with anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Rosie SayersChairperson for Sing It Loud Community Choir
As a Chorister, and eventually Head Chorister in our local church choir for eleven years, Jo was talented, dedicated and could always be relied on to work to the utmost of her undoubted abilities. I would expect that she would apply the same attributes to her professional life
P BuckmasterChoral Director

In May 2020 we were due to tour the Stirling area in Scotland and due to the current coronavirus pandemic we took the difficult decision to call off the tour. I’d like to give our thanks and praise to Jo and her team for all the planning and preparation she had done to put the itinerary together – she was able to provide us with an excellent range of stunning concert venues, plus some great suggestions for our leisure time, and we look forward to working with her again soon.

Sally ColesSecretary, Cantamici
From cathedrals and abbeys, churches and stately homes, all steeped in centuries of history, some in Roman Towns others in quintessential English ‘picture postcard’ villages, every choir and musical ensemble should spend a tour exploring the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever part of the country you to choose to visit, by working with a knowledgeable team of people who know the regions inside out from both a tourism and musical perspective, you will be guaranteed the richest of touring experiences
Tim KnightBritish composer and Choral Director
Sound Escapes did a fantastic job on arrangements for our tour . Would thoroughly recommend Jo to any choir looking to travel . All feedback has been positive from everyone who travelled . The extra care at meeting us at the coach and check in to ensure things ran smoothly went above and beyond .
Don OakleyMalmesbury ChoirOxford 2023
One of the best tours we have ever undertaken – musically, socially and geographically. Would heartily recommend Sound Escapes to any group considering a tour.
Carole Lindsay-DouglasAmici SingersWeston-Super-Mare 2023
Care and attention to detail of the highest degree. The planning with Jo Porter was detailed and meticulous, with nothing being missed, and although she was not involved in the accommodation arrangements, she nevertheless checked it out and acted as an intermediary.
Robin SpencerChoir Secretary, Phoenix Choir
Brilliant tour, expertly organised. Kindness and compassion. Nothing was too much trouble. Colin, our driver, was a complete gem and so knowledgeable about the isle. Lovely hotel staff where nothing was too much trouble
Felicity CourageChoir Director, Courage Choir
You’ve been patient and kind all the way through this, Jo – especially with it being the first international tour I’ve done, and with all the unforeseen changes to the travel arrangements, so thank you to you and the team.
Sarah MonteithChoir DirectorResound ChoirParis 2023