Singing the Praises of Concert and Study Tours in Italy
Naomi Gamble Zupfer, the concert tour coordinator from Concert and Study Tours, recently traveled throughout Italy to meet with potential concert sponsors. With a number of university and college concert choirs making international touring plans which include Italy, this opportunity was important and timely.
Naomi was able to visit concert venues and meet face to face with Italian contacts, connecting with mayors, pastors and priests, rectors and concert series organizers. The ten-day tour included Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome, as well as numerous smaller cities and villages throughout the neighboring regions who look forward to hosting concerts by fine choirs from the United States (and beyond) well into the future.
CONCERT AND STUDY TOURS IN IRELAND AND ENGLAND
Naomi Gamble Zupfer, Concert Tour Coordinator for Concert and Study Tours, a division of Travel Leaders, had the exciting opportunity to travel to Ireland and England in October 2012. On the ten-day tour, Ms. Zupfer met with concert sponsors in the Irish cities of Galway, Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin. Oxford and the Bedford area were the focus of her two short days in England.
Ms. Zupfer stated, “It is not only important to find the perfect concert venues for our groups (choirs and chamber ensembles of varying sizes), but it is exceedingly important to establish relationships with these concert sponsors as friends and hosts for our groups. This is the main reason directors want to return again and again to places where they feel welcome, at home, and where the audiences come out in droves to support them!”
If you know of a touring ensemble who may be interested in visiting Ireland and the U.K. in the future years on a concert tour, please contact Concert and Study Tours to begin planning your ideal routing.