New York

If you’re a lover of singing then you’ll want to come to New York with us!

Glee Club Singing and Travel Counsellors have teamed up to put together the trip to New York that will be on every singer’s bucket list.

Get together with a group of like-minded music enthusiasts to take on the Big Apple for 8 days and nights in September 2020.  Every morning we’ll sing together leading up to a performance under the direction of Vicky Jacobs (you can read all about her here) and spend the afternoons and evenings doing workshops, masterclasses, tours, gigs, seeing Broadway shows and (most importantly) hitting up the piano bars with a group of travel companions who will join in the song!

You don’t need to be an accomplished singer or read music to participate.  You just need to be willing to open your mouth and join in.  We won’t make you audition or sing solo (although there will be opportunities for solo singing if you want to).  You don’t need to already be a part of Melbourne’s Glee Club – we’d love to have singers and enthusiasts from all over come and enjoy this experience with us.

Every morning we’ll step out from our midtown 4 star hotel and wander up to Upjar Studios which look out over Times Square.  There, we’ll sing as a group for the morning putting together a fun program of pop and show repertoire to perform at the end of our eight days together. In the afternoons we’ll have a workshop, masterclass or maybe do a tour.  And in the evenings we’ll head out to a musical, gig or piano bar. Every other day, you’ll have a good chunk of free time so you’ve got time to explore the areas of New York that are on your to-do list.

Dates

September 9 – September 17, 2020 (arrive in New York September 9 and check out of the hotel on September 17)

Cost

TBC but approximately $5000 (not including airfares but read on to find out about the deals we’ll be able to get for you)

What it includes:

  • 8 nights 4 star hotel accomodation twin share (single supplement available if you don’t want to share a room)
  • 6 singing rehearsals
  • A singing performance at an iconic New York location (we’ll make a video so you can show your friends!)
  • 2 Broadway shows
  • 2 vocal workshops – one group workshop and one with the opportunity to work on solo repertoire with a Broadway performer
  • Harlem Gospel Choir tour
  • A mix of gigs, piano bar nights and tours (sometimes we’ll even be able to offer behind-the-scenes special experiences)
  • All breakfasts
  • Some lunches and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

What if my partner/friend/mum wants to come along but not do the singing bit?

No problem!  We’re also putting together a Partner’s Package which will include accomodation and the same shows, gigs and tours as the singers PLUS a couple of other activities and experiences to help really make the most of their time in New York.

Airfares

You are welcome to book your own airfare but we’d love to encourage you to book with our travel agent partner, Tanje from Travel Counselors.

We will be able to access a discounted group booking airfare for all passengers leaving Melbourne on Wednesday September 9.  There would then be some flexibility with when you return to Melbourne as we understand that lots of you might want to stay on in New York for a little longer or even add another destination on to your travel.

Tanje can also help with getting you to a second destination – maybe you’d like to add on LA, Vegas or Hawaii before you head home!  And she’ll be with us in New York so it will be like having your own personal travel agent who tours with you!

Payments

Payments will be made in 3 stages – we’ll have more information about this very soon.

Questions?

No worries!  Just email Vicky Jacobs at glee.club@optusnet.com.au

Okay! I’m keen!

Great! Just fill in this expression of interest form so we can keep you up to date and remind you when we need final confirmation.

  • I am intersted in:
  • I am intersted in:
  • I am intersted in:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.