Orchestra & School Tours | Hayllar Music Tours

Orchestra &
School Tours


Orchestra & School Tours | Hayllar Music Tours

Orchestra &
School Tours


Elizabeth Hayllar has arranged hundreds of successful concerts and tours for orchestras, choirs and schools around the world. As the Director of Hayllar Music Tours she will create a quality tour tailored to your orchestra, choir or school's requirements and will work closely with you to ensure the tour meets the curriculum requirements.

Hayllar Music Tours has been engaged to organise European Tours for the Sydney Youth Orchestra in 2017 and 2019, St Andrew's Cathedral School in 2016 and 2018 and Gondwana Choirs Friends & Family Tour 2017.

"In my many years of working broadly across the classical music industry in Australia, including as the Head of Classical Music at the Sydney Opera House and the Head of External Relations at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, I have never experienced such a level of professionalism, competence and intuition as when I recently had the pleasure of working with Hayllar Music Tours to deliver the Sydney Youth Orchestras’ 2017 European Tour. This was a monumental undertaking by any stretch of the imagination, and with the dedication of Elizabeth and her tireless team, we were able to set the highest standard possible for an international orchestral training and education opportunity for 84 of the best young musicians from Sydney. Upon receiving many more expressions of interest than we could cater for, I realised that Hayllar Music Tours had created a program of such interest and value that we would reap the benefits for years to come. 

During the course of the European visit, all aspects of logistics, risk management, and insightful music-specific pre-planning had been taken into consideration. Even unforeseen issues were no trouble at all in the safe hands of this company. I could not recommend Hayllar Music Tours, or indeed the satisfaction of travelling and working with Hayllar Music Tours, more highly."
Yarmila Alfonzetti - Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Youth Orchestras

"As a parent travelling alongside the Sydney Youth Orchestra on the recent tour to Europe, I was in awe of the quality and abundance of exceptional musical experiences organised by Hayllar Music Tours. It was evident that Liz and her team have exceptional connections and intimate knowledge of the rich musical heritage of Europe. The students revelled in the workshops provided by outstanding music educators who generously shared their expertise with the young musicians who held on to their every word. The music performances given by SYO were performed to packed appreciative audiences in magnificent venues. The concerts attended, an opera, a ballet and a chamber music concert were of the highest order. The tour provided a perfect blend of significant music experiences, together with thoughtful sightseeing, meticulously planned and delivered. The cost of the tour was very reasonable for all we received and was indeed all expenses paid, with no need to pay anything other than personal spending money.  I highly recommend Hayllar Music Tours and will certainly seek a quote from them for my next overseas student tour."
Susan, Sydney Youth Orchestras Family & Friends European Tour, April 2017

"Hayllar Music Tours recently organised a music tour for our school. We travelled to Germany, Austria and France covering six cities. The tour was extremely well organised and Hayllar Music Tours provided excellent advice and showed an attention to detail that was greatly appreciated. The tour ran smoothly, always to time and with fabulous accommodation, food experiences and sight-seeing. Our tours are busy with performance opportunities and Hayllar Music Tours organised workshops and masterclasses with some of the greatest orchestras and choirs of Europe. We also experienced some wonderful school exchanges which were of great cultural and musical significance to our students. Concerts that were presented were always with large, enthusiastic audiences - some as big as 900 people. I was very happy to use Hayllar Music Tours."
Ralph Wilcock, Head of Music, St Andrew's Cathedral School, European Tour, April 2016

"I wanted to commend you one last time for your fantastic job organising and leading the tour. What a comfort it was to know at all times that you were 100% on top of all details regarding the complex logistics involved. The tour was a huge success and the kids will never forget it. I hope you will organise many more tours for SACS. If I get any chance to recommend you to others I will certainly do so. Thanks for such a terrific trip!"
Anne Southan, Parent, St Andrew's Cathedral School, European Music Tour, April 2016


Elizabeth Hayllar has arranged tours for the following orchestras, choirs and schools: 

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome 
  • Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
  • Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin 
  • Europa Galante
  • Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
  • Il Complesso Barocco
  • London Mozart Players
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra 
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney
  • Sydney Youth Orchestras 


We have arranged tours to the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • China
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • The Netherlands
  • USA


  1. Tailor-made tours: we will discuss your orchestra, choir or school's requirements and create a tour that is tailor-made to suit your specific needs. We can arrange masterclasses, workshops and concerts for choirs and orchestras. We can also organise tours that include the opportunity to attend performances and visit sites of musical and historical significance.  
  2. Meet school curriculum requirements: we understand the National Curriculum and state syllabuses and will work closely with you to design a tour that supports your music curriculum.    
  3. Safety is our priority: we will undertake risk assessments for all components of your tour; we will assist you with travel insurance and can arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy for you; throughout the tour you can rest assured that your orchestra, choir or school music group will have 24-hour access and support from Hayllar Music Tours.
  4. Dedicated consultant: from the start to the finish of your tour you will have one dedicated consultant at Hayllar Music Tours. This will eliminate confusion and cross communication, and will add to your positive experience of the tour. Your consultant would be delighted to visit you to discuss your requirements and we can arrange a pre-tour information evening. 
  5. Professional arrangement of all aspects of your tour: your dedicated consultant will arrange the following: 

    - Liaise with you to establish your vision and objectives for the tour;
    - Provide advice and assistance about the destination for your tour; 
    - Provide a detailed quote with all costs, inclusions and exclusions;
    - Schedule performances, masterclasses, workshops and rehearsals;
    - Arrange tickets to attend performances; 
    - Organise all excursions and meals, and arrange payment for all activities; 
    - Book flights, travel and accommodation to suit your budget; 
    - Arrange freight for your larger and fragile instruments or arrange to hire these at each venue; 
    - Provide travel insurance options and arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy for you; 
    - Advise on what visas are required for the tour and how to apply for these; 
    - Undertake risk assessments for all components of your tour;
    - Provide an extensive pre-tour information pack with a detailed day to day itinerary, extensive pre-departure materials, all travel documentation, safety and contact information; 
    - Coordinate a pre-tour information evening with parents and teachers; 
    - Arrange for an experienced tour manager to travel with your group throughout the tour. 
  6. Inspiring people:  Hayllar Music Tours is dedicated to music. We believe music tours are an excellent way of inspiring singers and instrumentalists by bringing learning to life and taking music to exciting destinations around the world. Orchestra, Choir and School tours are a brilliant way to motivate your orchestra, choir or students, encourage good attendance at rehearsals and improve performance skills.


For more information on a tailor-made tour please contact Hayllar Music Tours.


+61 (0) 2 8091 2545 (office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday) 



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