Shakespeare’s Stratford & Wonderful Warwickshire

Follow in the footsteps of Stratford’s famous son, William Shakespeare, with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Discover his schoolroom to be immersed in fully interactive classroom experience by taking part in a Tudor lesson with “Master Jenkins” in the very classroom where Shakespeare sat as a child. Shakespeare’s Birthplace and family homes, including Hall’s Croft, Nash’s House & New Place and Harvard House provide in an insight into the childhood of this much-celebrated literary genius.

With more than 1,000 years of jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure to behold, the magnificent Warwick castle is packed full of attractions for visitors of all ages. Get lost in the maze, see the Time Tower and the Mighty Trebuchet – the largest working siege machine in the world – this colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time and behind the castle’s mighty walls, the real heart of the castle can be found in its beautiful grand interiors. In recent years, the castle has brought key periods of English history back to life. Be immersed in the turbulent 30 years war for the throne, The War of the Roses, where noble residents of this castle played key roles in the outcome during the 15th century. In Warwick itself, the medieval adventure continues with authentic timber-framed houses, chantry chapels and olde-worlde hospitals.

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
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
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