The Springfield Choral Society is in the process of planning a concert tour through the Netherlands next June 10-19, 2018.  While still in its tentative stages, the brochure below gives details of the tour for anyone who might be interested in joining us.  Our roster of travelers and singers will determine whether or not the tour will take place, so we’re eager to hear from you if you’re interested.

            AND if you are interested in singing with us on this tour, it’s just a matter of calling 217-523-8810 and requesting an audition.  Auditions take about 15 minutes and are [virtually] painless!

            It’s not required that you sing on our concert tours.  We love having family and friends along for company and support.  Nevertheless, chorus members have said the experience of singing in some of the most beautiful cathedrals and churches in Europe has been one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences they’ve ever enjoyed.

         If you’re interested in joining us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience (truly!), we’re getting very close to the time when you need to sign up.  Please read the brochure below and contact us if you have any questions.  But read on:

            Our tours are arranged and managed by Encore Tours, a division of the American Council for International Studies (ACIS), an organization which has been providing educational tours for students and teachers since 1978.  Encore has been responsible for thousands of high school and college students and faculty, orchestras and bands, as well as community and church choirs, to perform in Europe.  They have created our last two tours—to Italy and to France—and both have been extraordinary.


            At present, the cost of the tour is set at $4,200 per person; however, as more people sign up, the cost decreases.  If you read the sidebars of the brochure below you’ll be surprised at all this includes.  In fact, unless you’re a shopper, the only extra cost is for meals you enjoy other than the amazing breakfast buffets provided each morning and the welcome and farewell dinners, both at fine restaurants.


            On these previous tours, Encore saw to every detail from air travel to arrangements at excellent hotels to local tour guides, to entrances at special tourist sites, and just about anything else you could think of for a European vacation. Just as importantly, they cared for every minute detail of our concerts, including arranging for beautiful venues, onsite cathedral/church staff, translators, excellent publicity and any set-up required.  Encore was responsible for our invitation to sing the entire Sunday morning Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on our tour to France (well, our audition CD actually convinced the Cathedral to extend the invitation!).  We’ve enjoyed large and enthusiastic at all our concerts, making the musical experience all that more satisfying and exciting.


            Come and join us for gorgeous landscapes, historical sites, free time to explore, fine food, and wines (and Dutch beers!) and comfortable transportation.  Contact us at for more information and/or call 217-523-8810 for an audition!  DON’T MISS IT!