The Joy of Church Choirs

October 12, 2012 James Knapp

Church choir performing in cathedral overseas

The Church has played an incredibly important part in the history of choral music: the Mass to oratorio, spirituals to gospel, timeless hymns and a plethora of new compositions. It has given the world some of the most beautiful melodies and heavenly choruses. What would Easter Sunday be without Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus?

 The choirs that have traveled with us at Encore Tours have sung at some of the most wonderful cathedrals in Britain, Spain and Peru. They have also participated in choir festivals and brought some of the best of anthems written by American composers to a global stage. 

Here at Encore Tours, we pride ourselves in working with some of the finest church music programs in the country: Christ Church in Cambridge, MA, First Congregational Church of Bellevue, and Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. These choirs have sung at some of the most wonderful cathedrals in Britain, Spain and Peru. They have also participated in choir festivals and brought some of the best of anthems written by American composers to a global stage.

Choir performing on stage in church in front of audience

I have a passion for church music and for the community of the church choir. There are different expectations with this kind of ensemble— perhaps a spiritual dimension, a journey into the history of a particular denomination, or to participate in worship with another faith community in another country. Whatever your desires are, we will do all we can to meet those needs.

 Whatever your desires are, we will do all we can to meet those needs. From the Vatican to a small Methodist church in the English countryside, we will make it happen for you! 

Let us created a stunning guided tour of your dream destination for your group. From the Vatican to a small Methodist church in the English countryside, we will make it happen for you!


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