Autumn Tours 2021!

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...


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...

Derbyshire Running Weekend!

Running Escapes Derbyshire Weekend  Thanks to a lot of hard work and planning, a group of dedicated runners, and a lot of hoping and finger crossing, at the end of June 2021 we were finally able to go ahead with a Running Escapes UK Running Weekend! Whilst currently...

Our Favourite Outdoor Venues!

Our Favourite Outdoor Venues – Summer 2021 Edition Welcome to our look at some of our top outdoor performance venues around the UK!  There are so many absolutely wonderful destinations that we have visited – and wish to visit soon – around Britain,...

Lockdown Choir Activity!

Vaughan Williams Singers Vaughan Williams Singers (VWS) is an auditioned chamber choir based in Dorking in the Surrey Hills. Like many choirs, VWS has not met face-to-face for over a year, and all the concerts and tours that had been planned were cancelled, but there...

Join the team!

We have great news to share as we will be recruiting a new member to join the Sound Escapes team via the government Kickstart scheme for a 6 month placement. We are looking to recruit a Sales and Marketing Assistant and all training will take place in house. So if you...

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