The elegant spa town of Harrogate is home to magnificent buildings, colourful banks of flowers, broad tree-line boulevards and a diverse range of shops. It makes a wonderful place to explore. You can pay a visit to the Royal Pump Rooms Museum to discover its history...
Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Built over 300 years ago, Castle Howard’s rich and varied history is waiting to be discovered and is considered one of the most spectacular period houses in Yorkshire. Discover a breathtaking landscape with lakes, temples, a walled garden and woodland walks. Castle...
Dales, Ale and Rail

Dales, Ale and Rail

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is famous for its wonderful scenery and stunning meandering landscapes. Explore Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Scar Waterfall (film location for Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves),...
The Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall, Halifax

Hailed as Yorkshire’s most significant secular building, this Grade I listed building is an architectural and cultural phenomenon, the sole survivor of the great 18th century northern cloth halls, it has stood proudly at the heart of Halifax since 1779. It has...
The National Centre for Early Music

The National Centre for Early Music

Located in the medieval Grade One listed converted church of St Margaret’s in the heart of York. This unique performance venue was converted in 2000 and transformed the building into a stunning setting. It also runs a year-round music programme promoting classical,...

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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