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Going Places is proud to have helped a wide and varied range of wonderful choirs and other groups realize their dream of traveling to various destinations to perform to new audiences while experiencing the best balance between performance and recreational time while on tour. Perhaps the most gratifying aspect to setting up a successful tour apart from the success of the performances themselves is the wonderful, heart-felt feedback that we receive from our clients, some of which we are delighted to share on this page.

The Quincy Choral Society
Established 1981 — John Nichols, Music Director
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“We have used Going Places since 1997 as our tour operator of choice. England, Wales, Scotland and France ... no one knows these destinations better than Christine Pelham and her staff. She is keen to respond to the needs of adult touring choirs and her knowledge of venues and hotels is impeccable. Going Places produces itineraries that give a wonderful balance between ‘group time’ and ‘individual leisure’ time which is crucial to ensuring a successful tour. Price, value, musical enrichment — Going Places and Christine Pelham are The BEST.”

John Nichols – Music Director
Quincy (MA) Choral Society

The Katonah Celebration Ringers

“Our handbell choir has toured under the guidance of Christine Pelham’s Going Places since 1988. Her trips have always been full of “greats”: the great cathedrals of England and Wales, the great mountains of western Canada, The great barrier reef in Australia, the great desert of the Southwest USA, the great wall of China, and the great castles of Scotland. Concert venues have been perfect for our 6 octave handbell choir, and the publicity work has generated capacity audiences. Christine has even occasionally graced our performances as narrator. She brings a high level of intelligence, graciousness, and flair to our travels.”

Eileen Laurence
Director of the Katonah Celebration Ringers

St Luke’s Parish Choir Darien

“Christine Pelham arranged our tour superbly. Ours was an intergenerational group of choristers singing in residence at Canterbury Cathedral. Christine managed all of the tour details with enthusiasm and professionalism. Christine chose tour venues that were of interest to both children and adults. Venues were educational, recreational and fun! Our choristers raved about Christine’s ability to meet the unique challenges of our tour. Our accommodations at Canterbury Cathedral brought especially our boy and girl choristers closer together as a choir and as friends.”

Erich Balling
St. Lukes Darien, CT

Emanuel Ringers

“It was in 1980 that the Emanuel Ringers had their first experience of travel plans with Christine Pelham’s vast knowledge and expertise in arranging exciting excursions for our handbell choirs. Not only for attending the National Festivals of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers in various areas of the United States, but in arranging exciting adventures for all of our tours to the International Symposia held in England/Wales/Scotland, China, Japan, Korea, Alberta and Ontario Canada, New Zealand/Australia and southwestern areas in the United States. Our concert tours and venues were always educational and carefully planned by Christine resulting in capacity audiences. Christine’s sensitivity to the needs of teenagers as well as adults is evident in her thoughtfulness, generosity and careful planning in all of our travels these past 21 years. It is a great privilege to have such a trustworthy friend in Christine Pelham tending to our many travel plans.”

RoseMarie Wildman
Director of Riverside Ringers, The Riverside Church, NY
and Director Emeritus Emanuel Ringers, Pleasantville NY

Cowbridge Male Voice Choir

“We were delighted with the very ‘personal’ service received from Christine throughout our tour to Boston. She had looked into every detail and was always coming back to us with ideas to see what our group wanted to do when 'on tour'. There was a very healthy balance between ‘work and play’ and our tour was extremely enjoyable and musically successful. Our tour guide was quickly accepted and liked by all of the group and she had endless patience and energy. Nothing was ‘too much trouble’. The success of the tour was completely down to the wonderful organisational skills of Christine from Going Places and we would not hesitate to use the company again and again.”

Shelley Brown
Music Director of Cowbridge Male Voice Choir

Voices From The Heart

“We wanted our trip to reflect the kind of group that we are and the multicultural music that we sing. Despite the size of our chorus, 200 women, of which 135 would go, Christine Pelham customized our trip. We wanted to make connections with people in Ireland. Christine organized benefit concerts with battered women’s shelters. She organized two joint concerts. We wanted to see as much of Ireland as possible, and sing too. We brought instruments and enthusiasm. We sang 6 venues and helped raise 20,000 pounds. Our trip to Ireland was exactly what we wanted. Christine Pelham molded our trip, and worked hard to provide us with an audience at each venue. Christine delivers on her product. We look forward to our next adventure”.

Joanne Connolly
Music Director of 'Voices From The Heart' Choir, Portsmouth, NH

“Grateful thanks to all our directors for their support and encouragement, welcome to all the visitors to our site and if your group is thinking about travel, let’s GO PLACES together.”

GOING PLACES of Pleasantville, LLC
29 Bartlett's Reach, Amesbury, MA 01913
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