Antarctica Choir Tour - April Fools' Joke Turns to Reality

Antarctica Choir Tour
Concerts in Antarctica, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, & Aboard Cruise Ship
December 29, 2017 - January 14, 2018 (17-day, 15-night tour)

What started as an April Fools’ joke has turned into a once-in-a-lifetime musical
experience. On April 1, 2014 Classical Movements sent what was intended to be a prank email to their choral clients, encouraging them to consider touring in Antarctica and announcing a made-up choral festival. To the company’s astonishment, interest from choirs, conductors, and enthusiastic individuals flooded in; this was just the tip of the iceberg. Two years later, what seemed like a harmless joke and impossible feat has become a reality.

At the end of December 2017, including New Year’s Eve, singers from all over the world are invited to meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two days of intensive rehearsals with Maestro Oscar Escalada. The group will then travel to Ushuaia, the departure point to Antarctica and the southernmost city in the world, often referred to as fin del mundo (end of the world). The first concert of the tour will take place in one of Ushuaia’s churches on New Year’s Day.

The next nine days will be spent on board a cruise ship, where the singers will give two concerts and a weather (and penguin) permitting performance on the mainland of Antarctica. Classical Movements will also facilitate any possible tours and explorations to view some of the continent’s stunning scenery and rare wildlife, and provide the opportunity to hear lectures by scientists, biologists, photographers, and other expedition staff.

The final three days of the tour will bring the group back to Buenos Aires for a final concert in one of the city’s historic churches, and will offer the chance for travelers to explore Argentina’s capital.

The cruise portion of the Antarctica Choir Tour will take place aboard the G Expedition, the signature ship of G Adventures, a partner company of National Geographic. Classical Movements chose G Adventures based on their excellent safety record and 25 years of experience “putting travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife”. The relatively small size of the G Expedition (134 passengers total), which was completely refurbished in 2009, will allow for a more personalized, intimate experience and enables access to areas not accessible by larger vessels. All cabins feature ocean-facing windows and en-suite facilities.

This is an exclusive Classical Movements offer with only 50 available places. They expect to sell out.

Learn more here.