Sound Escapes Competition – Summer 2021

We think everybody deserves a bit of fun this summer after such a long and difficult past year, so… it’s competition time! Here at Sound Escapes, we have put together a lovely hamper full of goodies for one lucky ensemble to enjoy at their first rehearsal back in (fingers crossed) September 2021!

In order to win this prize, the rules are simple! First of all you need to be signed up to our Sound Escapes Newsletter right here. Already, in under a minute, you can be one step closer to winning the hamper!

Secondly, you must give us a little story on the best and most interesting place that you have rehearsed at over the last few months due to the pandemic. (Of course, most creative wins!)

Then finally, you and your ensemble will just need to be ready as soon as we possibly can be, to get back into action and make music once again! All of us can only hope that things can go ahead in the next couple of months.

The deadline for the competition is Friday 27th August, so you still have lot’s of time to get your tale into us. We are already so excited to see what you have to offer! Thank you again for all the support through these difficult months, and we are looking forward to starting our tours up again more than anything.

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions: One entry per group. Prize will cater for a maximum of 50 group members.

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
In May 2020 we were due to tour the Stirling area in Scotland, in a series of concerts and church services organised by Sound Escapes. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we took the difficult decision to call off the tour, and whilst all our members are extremely disappointed, we all understood that the cancellation was unavoidable in the circumstances.
However, 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 it’s such a shame that we are now unable to enjoy those experiences in 2020.
However, we hope very much that it will be possible for us and Jo to resurrect the tour and its plans, once the world returns to normal – and we look forward to working with her again soon.
Sally ColesSecretary, Cantamici
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
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