is a taste of the types of concert we can organise on your behalf or on behalf
of your clients. There's not enough space to show you every venue in our concert
portfolio but here are a few examples.
groups with a sacred or classical programme are invited to perform in the many
churches and cathedrals of Europe. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St Mark's in
Venice and Cologne Cathedral often invite our groups to perform. Participation
in a church service is also extremely popular with our choirs. Many of the world's
major churches and cathedrals will invite choral groups, with suitable repertoire,
to sing during their celebrations. Please try to include a weekend in your tour,
as this is when the majority of sung services take place. Concertina will
offer guidance on programme for a service. Outside the main cities we will often
arrange a concert in a local church. This is frequently a very special occasion
for the community and is reflected in the hospitality our groups receive.
and Community Halls
the cities, towns and villages of Europe one finds a wide range of community and
concert halls. These are local community centres and are the main focus for many
social and cultural activities. They have excellent facilities for concerts with
purpose built stages, tiered seating and sound and lighting equipment. Concertina
groups are included in monthly promotional material sent to members of the community
thus ensuring the best possible audience for concerts.
student and youth groups enjoy the opportunity of meeting their peers in a foreign
land. Music is the ideal medium for doing this. Concertina regularly arranges
concerts at local schools and colleges. Visiting music groups usually give a performance
for the students at the host school and afterwards both sides have the opportunity
to make friends and swap addresses. It is part of Concertina's cause to
develop relationships between people from different lands, to foster new friendships
through music and to encourage people to recognise that their hopes and aspirations
are the same, whatever their nationality.
If a group has a specific request to perform a joint concert
with a local choir, orchestra or band Concertina can arrange this on your behalf.
Most local ensembles welcome the opportunity to perform with a group from a different
country and these joint concerts often lead to other things such as reciprocal
visits and youth exchanges.
Europe, between the months of May to September, concerts are usually performed
outdoors. The many piazzas, plazas, courtyards, bandstands and town squares throng
with music, as they become open air concert halls for classical and popular music,
both professional and amateur. Stages are erected with lighting and sound equipment
and people come from miles around to listen. Just imagine performing at night
in the Grand Place, Brussels with the spotlights shining on the gold merchants
houses and their gilded gables or singing in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles
in Paris amongst its beautiful statues and with the chateau as a backdrop for
your concert. The atmosphere of these concerts is truly unforgettable.
There are a vast range of music festivals, both amateur and professional,
taking place year round throughout Europe. Whether your group is a band, choir,
orchestra or combined group rest assured that there is a festival out there for
you. Concertina can co-ordinate your application and participation in a
festival to suit you. Please remember that you must apply within good time in
order to secure your place. If festivals are competitive the compulsory pieces
will be forwarded by us, to you for preparation. At any time during the festival
or afterwards, Concertina can arrange additional performances for your
ensemble, ensuring the fullest possible performance programme.
is just a sample of the types of concerts Concertina arranges. We recognise, however
that every group is different and therefore recommend that you talk to us, or
email us, with your aspirations so that concerts can be tailored to your requirements.
A enquiry form is available to simplify the
us: Concertina Ltd, Amberley Cottage, 30 Parsonage Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey,
UK RH4 3NL, Tel: +44 (0)1306 741000, Fax +44(0)1306 742765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org