The first known UK Orchestras were established as early as the mid-19th century.
They have been music making ever since with hundreds of amateur orchestras now playing across the land. As a nation, we love to appreciate music and revel in the enjoyment it brings.
At Sound Escapes, we fully appreciate the specific requirements of an orchestra and will discuss the logistics of transporting and storing your instruments at the very start of the enquiry process.
Along with this wonderful abundance of orchestras and appreciation for music making, comes an array of spectacular concert venues to choose from. Cathedrals, churches, arts centres, museums, amphitheatres, historic abbeys, bandstands, village halls, festivals and Christmas markets, there is no limit to the options available to your orchestra and we will select your venues carefully to according to your repertoire and size.
Performance highlights during a tour of the British Isles could be a lunchtime recital or evening concert in one of many city Cathedrals, all with a fascinating history and unique setting of their own. Or take centre stage at a state of the art performance venue such as The Sage in Gateshead, St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich or The Lowry in Manchester.
There are some wonderful music festivals that welcome orchestras within the UK in some of most scenic locations. WOWFest, Wells Orchestral weekend for Young Musicians is a weekend event set in the stunning medieval city of Wells with the opportunity to perform in its fine Cathedral. Or why not head for the hills, alive with the sound of music, and take part in the Pennine Spring Festival in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is based in picturesque North Wales and is far more than a renowned choral music festival. It is a celebration of music, dance, costume and culture from nations around the world and welcomes choirs, performing art troops and orchestras annually.
Ensuring you have an appreciative audience is our greatest priority here at Sound Escapes. Our UK location ensures that we not only have the best knowledge of the most effective publicity channels in each region but we have strong links and personal relationships with the regional tourist boards and music ensembles across the UK who would be only too happy to assist in publicising your concert. We will also provide advertising through print, online and social media and your Tour Manager will also assist with the distribution of concert flyers prior to your performances. We also encourage and can arrange joint concerts with musical ensembles based in your tour destination which also helps to promote your concert to local audiences.