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 as 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 the sunny California skies, revel in the opportunity of visiting an impressive cross section of all that the City of Angels has to explore. 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 in all that the city has to offer as you share your music with local people.
Welcome to Los Angeles, California. Enjoy an introduction to Los Angeles with your Music Contact International tour manager.
Transfer to your hotel to check in and refresh. Rehearsal can be arranged for you this afternoon.
Next transfer to Hollywood to take in some notable landmarks, including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Avenue of the Stars, and of course the Hollywood sign.
This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner arranged for your group at a lively LA restaurant.
Begin your first full day in Los Angeles embarking 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.
Your tour will end at the bustling Los Angeles Farmers Market, where you can buy lunch and browse the many vendor stalls before performing a concert as the featured entertainers of the day!
Return to the hotel to refresh before the evening’s activities, which will include attending a live production at one of LA’s fantastic theaters such as Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Hollywood Bowl.
Spend an exciting day at Disney Land Park.
Your day at the park will include a performance at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree stage at the theme park (pending acceptance of your group’s application).
In the afternoon, your ensemble will participate in one of Disney’s Premier Musical Workshop’s at the park!
Return to your hotel in the evening.
This morning transfer to beautiful Santa Monica to spend the day by the sea.
Perform a concert 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 out along the crumbling bluffs overlooking the Pacific and is a favorite walking area to view the ocean.
Next, perform an evening friendship concert with a local ensemble.
This evening, a festive farewell dinner will be planned for your group in Santa Monica. There will be plenty of time to recount
Return home with wonderful memories of your concert tour.
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
While visiting Disneyland Park, your ensemble's vocal prowess will be displayed before an international audience or on the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree stage at Disneyland® Park. Disney Performing Arts OnStage offers your ensemble the opportunity to perform, learn and have fun while doing it:
Expose your vocal 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.
In addition, your ensemble will 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.