ACFEA Tour Consultants has 60 years of experience creating customised concert tours for performing arts groups throughout the world. With our own offices in Europe, the USA, South America, South Africa, China, Hong Kong and Australia, we have a truly worldwide network of accomplished musicians and travel experts to open doors to the best venues and performance opportunities for choirs, orchestras and bands.
The company was founded in London in 1955 to provide study-abroad programs and concert tours for American groups to Europe under the name Associate Consultants For Education Abroad. Its parent company, Specialised Travel was created at the same time to take care of logistics. Over the years, Specialised Travel has become the leading provider of travel services to the professional performing arts world; ACFEA has devoted itself to organising concert tours for amateur ensembles of all sizes and abilities.
Wherever you choose to tour, it is venue quality and audience size that justify the travelling experience. We hear too many stories from new clients about outdoor concerts in rainy squares or empty churches. Ensuring a good-sized audience should not be left to chance. ACFEA Tour Consultants has concert representatives in each country who forge local relationships and actively promote your concerts. Nothing is left to chance.
Our London-based Tour Managers are accomplished musicians who understand the special requirements of ensembles on tour. We have also lived or travelled extensively in the places we take you to. From the start, one of us will work with you to determine your group's musical goals, budget, size, travel dates and itinerary. Our aim is to create a concert tour for you that will provide unique opportunities for memorable and even “life-changing” experiences.
All types of tour can be catered for. Whether you are looking to participate in services, give concerts in some of the world's glorious sacred spaces, compete in festivals or enjoy joint performances with foreign choirs and orchestras.