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School Music Tour to New York

A music tour to New York combines the opportunity to see the most famous sights and to perform in some iconic venues. In recent years our choir groups have sung in the Cathedral of St John the Divine, at St. Patrick’s on Fifth Avenue and at the Bandstand in Central Park.

New York Choir Tour

School Music trip to New York

New York is an exciting destination for your students, and a music tour combines the opportunity to see the most famous sights and to perform in some iconic venues. In recent years our choir groups have sung in the Cathedral of St John the Divine, at St. Patrick’s on Fifth Avenue and at the Bandstand in Central Park. There have even been flash mobs on the Red Steps in Times Square and at the base of the Statue of Liberty!  All types of musical styles can be accommodated and of course there will be the chance to visit some the city’s theatres and concert halls.

Suggested Itinerary

The itinerary featured here is intended to give you inspiration and an idea of what you could do on your tour. Your trip will be created individually by one of our travel advisors to match your requirements and budget.

Day 1

Fly to New York. Times Square and 42nd Street

Flight to New York:  Today you fly from London to New York, arriving later the same day. You will be met on arrival by your private transport and transfer into the heart of Manhattan and your hotel. Once checked in you can visit Broadway, Times Square and 42nd Street, the heart of the theatre and entertainment district.

Dinner near Times Square:  This evening you have dinner near Times Square.

Times Square

Day 2

First Performance, Walking Tour and Brooklyn Bridge

First Performance:   This morning you have your First Performance in the Cathedral Church of  St John the Divine.  Located near Colombia University, this is the main church for the Episcopal Diocese of New York and as a venue it is the Holy Grail for choirs singing in New York.

Ground Zero Walking Tour:  This afternoon you visit Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza where you see the various sites associated with the September 11 attacks. The Reflecting Absence Memorial features two enormous waterfalls above reflecting pools set in the footprints of the original World Trade Centre Twin Towers.

Brooklyn Bridge Walk: You continue across the river on Brooklyn Bridge. The pedestrian boardwalk runs above the traffic and so there are no cars to worry about. Spend your time on this and savour the views.

This evening you have dinner at The Hard Rock Café on Times Square.

New York Choir Tour

Day 3

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Second Performance

Statue of Liberty:   This morning you take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty where you can climb the steps to the pedestal for superb views across to New York.  You can also visit the museum which documents the history of the statue. You then continue to Ellis Island where you will visit the Immigration Museum which records the important role this island had in the processing most of the immigrants to the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Second Performance:   This afternoon you have your second performance at St Peters Church on Lexington Avenue.

This evening you have dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway.

New York Choir Tour

Day 4

Empire State Building, Third Performance & Flight Home

Empire State Building: This morning you ride the elevator to the 86th floor observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. The Observation Deck wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From up here you’ll get fantastic views across the city.
Free Time: There will be free time for shopping and sightseeing on your own. You can explore the designer shops on Fifth Avenue or Macy’s Department Store at Herald Square.

Third Performance:   This afternoon you have your third performance at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue.

Flight Home: In the early evening you transfer by coach to the airport for your return overnight flight back home.

New York Choir Tour

Day 5

Flight Home

Flight Home: Your flight arrives back home this morning.

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Inspection Trips

If you are planning a tour with us, we can arrange an inspection trip so you are able to familiarise yourself with the destination and conduct any risk assessments your school may require.

Support on Tour

Many tours travel with a full-time guide who will look after your group in the destination, and you will always be able to contact our UK office which is manned 24/7.


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