Great Britain offers American performing groups the widest possible range of performance possibilities, including cathedrals, parish churches, music colleges, community centers, pavilions, concert halls, and theaters.
Many American traditions of government, justice, religion, the arts (especially literature and music) have their roots in Britain. A journey to Britain is a discovery of our own past and this experience is enhanced by the sharing of music with appreciative audiences. A shared concert with local orchestras, choirs, brass bands, and wind ensembles is recommended as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain.
Great Britain has a long history that has created traditions that will stand forever, but one notices a great forward-looking optimism in this land of Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Churchill, the Windsors, the Beatles, and the late Princess Diana.
A concert/festival experience in Great Britain offers a unique combination of music, history and heritage. Performance opportunities range from the most prestigious cathedrals (Westminster Abbey/St. Margaret's, Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster) to concert halls, castle grounds, theaters and historic churches.
Britain offers numerous and unique opportunities for shared concerts and exchanges with local performing groups. Staying with British family hosts for several nights is a recommended option for some groups.
Annually, selected American groups are invited to share their talents in the very surroundings where Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry, William Byrd, and numerous other famous composers shared their's.