Welcome to Los Angeles
Hooray for Hollywood! Explore the many elements that make up the sprawling and fascinating 467 square miles of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. In addition to being a mecca for popular culture, leading the world in the production of television programs, video games and recorded music (not to mention the motion picture industry!), Los Angeles is also a hub for high culture. It is the home to noted museums and galleries, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and premier musical institutions including the Colburn School and USC’s Thornton School of Music.
During your stay under sunny California skies, revel in the opportunity to visit an impressive cross section of all that the City of Angels has to offer. Visit and perform at many of the landmarks that make up the iconic cityscape.
Enjoy a concert tour of Los Angeles, and let yourself be immersed the city’s diverse offerings as you share your music with local people.
Welcome to Los Angeles, California! Meet your Tour Manager and together embark on a guided panoramic tour of Los Angeles, including in-depth information about Hollywood’s history and a chance to see a number of the homes of historic and contemporary Hollywood Stars as well as notable landmarks including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Avenue of the Stars, and of course the Hollywood sign. Your tour will end at the bustling Los Angeles Farmers Market, where you can buy lunch and browse the many vendor stalls. Proceed to Studio City and enjoy a guided tour of one of the city’s famed studio lots. Get a behind-the-scenes look at historic and active backlot sets and peek into the prop warehouse. Transfer to your hotel to check in and refresh. Rehearsal can be arranged for you this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner arranged for your group at a lively LA restaurant.
Begin your day with a visit to a local school where you’ll enjoy a morning exchange with the resident choral ensemble, singing for each other and comparing rehearsal techniques and performance styles.
After lunch, visit the Grammy Museum, where you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour of the Museum’s four floor of exhibits exploring the creative process, art, and technology involved in the recording process, in addition to participating in an interactive workshop that will give you insight into the process of Music Production.
You’ll have time this evening to pick from many options for dinner at one of the city’s famed Food Halls, such as the Taste FoodHall or Corporation Food Hall.
Tickets can be arranged for a live performance at one of LA’s fantastic venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Hollywood Bowl
This morning head to beautiful Santa Monica to spend the day by the sea.
En route, stop to visit the incredible Getty Center, home of the J. Paul Getty Museum and also well-known for it unique architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.
Continue to Santa Monica, a popular Pacific resort destination. Here you’ll perform on the Santa Monica Pier or at the Third Street Promenade.
In addition to the pier, you may choose to explore Palisades Park, which stretches along the crumbling bluffs overlooking the Pacific.
This evening, a festive farewell dinner will be planned for your group to complement your performance schedule. There will be plenty of time to recount the highlights of your tour!
Enjoy breakfast then check out of the hotel and depart for a local church where your choir will sing as part of the morning worship service.
Following some time for fellowship with the congregation, depart for the airport and your flight home. Additional activities ranging from a visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific to an afternoon at Echo Park Lake can be arranged to fill the day for those returning home on late night flights.
Additional days, destinations, and activities can be added to customize this tour for your group (additional pricing applies). Participation in the Disney Performing Arts program and entrance to Disney Land can be included by adding one night to this itinerary.
Concert Tour Highlights
When D.W. Griffith decided to make his silent film “In Old California” in the village of Hollywood in 1910, nobody knew that the location would swiftly grow into the home of the country’s entertainment industry. That same year, Hollywood merged with the city of Los Angeles. In 1911, the Nestor Company was established as the first movie studio in the district. By the 1920s, the motion picture business in Hollywood was the fifth largest industry in the entire nation. Hollywood is home to a collection of historic theaters and monuments such as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl & the Dolby Theatre—home of the Academy Awards since 2002. Today, approximately 80,000 people live in Hollywood, making it a densely populated and ethnically diverse neighborhood of individuals who all live within a stone’s throw of the ever-famed sign that continues to pull in millions of visitors each year.
Our friendship concerts are a featured experience on our tours and are at the heart of our mission to foster cultural connections through music. We benefit from a vast international network in the choral world built over our thirty years' experience of helping choirs share their music both in the United States and abroad. Your choir will share a venue and a concert program with a host choir from the region. Your singers will have the chance to hear their host choir's repertoire (often showcasing local musical styles) and to share your own repertoire in turn. Fellowship time usually follows the friendship concert, giving both choirs the chance to mingle and enjoy the camaraderie of creating cross-cultural connections through a shared love of music.
DISNEY PERFORMING ARTS
Groups interested in adding a day to their Los Angeles concert tour can visit Disneyland Park where their ensemble's musical prowess will be displayed before an international audience or on the Royal Theatre stage at Disneyland® Park.
Disney Performing Arts OnStage offers your ensemble the opportunity to perform, learn, and have fun while doing it:
-Expose your group to the highest level of performance and get a taste of showbiz, Disney style.
-Learn teamwork and discipline while fostering artistic growth at one of the most high-profile venues in the world.
-Feel what it is like to be a Cast Member performing for Disney park Guests.
As an alternative to performance, your ensemble can enjoy a Premier Workshop tailored to one of the following themes: Musical Theater, Show Choir, Vocal Lab, Performance Lab.
For years, Santa Monica has offered visitors the opportunity to step into the past and observe a famous vacation destination that has managed to maintain its popularity over the years. By the late 19th century, tens of thousands of people were flocking to the resort town of Santa Monica for its beaches, ocean views and agreeable climate. Without a doubt, its most enticing feature is the Santa Monica Pier—a boardwalk complete with games, shops, entertainment and rides. In the 1980s, citizens of Santa Monica pushed for a revitalization of the town and the pier, resulting in an influx of tourism that has allowed the town to keep its stellar reputation alive.