The Orchestra has made ten foreign tours: Ghent (1999), Strasbourg (2002), Paris (2004), Krefeld (2006), Poland and the Czech Republic (2008), Strasbourg (2010), Paris (2012), Leuven, Belgium (2014), Reims (2016) and Paris (2018). The 2010 tour was to mark the 50th Anniversary of the twinning of Leicester with Strasbourg.
Please see the photographs of all the tours by Jeremy Oakley.
Descriptions of each tour with further photographs are listed below.
Please see the photographs by Mr Joel's Photography, Tom McClure, Jeremy Oakley and others On a Saturday at the end of May two coaches left Leicester at 6am with Orchestra players, their guests and instruments (Including the drums and harp!). We were en...read more
Please see the photographs by Jeremy Oakley and others As is tradition in Leicester Symphony Orchestra, every two years we go on tour. This year was no different, and during the late May bank holiday, we departed for Leuven in Belgium. We had a...read more
Please see the photographs by Paul Cole and Mr Joel's Photography The Leicester Symphony Orchestra have been touring every two years since since 2000. This year the Orchestra visited Paris during the late Spring (Jubilee) Bank Holiday, flying...read more
Strasbourg is a beautiful and fascinating city with lots of history. We in Leicester are very lucky to be twinned with such a place but it is quite difficult to get to. If you go by coach a whole day is required so an early start is recommended....read more
The tour took place in the last week of May with the orchestra split into two groups, one travelling entirely by coach, the other flying to Poland. The coach party set off early on Saturday morning, while my group flew from East Midlands Airport...read more
Arrival in Europe Following a tiring but relatively trouble-free journey to our hotel, located in a small town near Dusseldorf, we were treated to a substantial buffet meal at the hotel on our arrival. Bonn and Petersburg The coaches took us to...read more
The Leicester Symphony Orchestra made its third overseas tour at the end of May 2004. The venue was Paris. Some 53 members of the orchestra went plus spouses / partners / friends. Travel was by two single deck coaches with large instruments...read more
As part of the Leicester Symphony Orchestra's 80th Anniversary celebrations and as a contribution to the Queen's Golden Jubilee, the Orchestra visited Strasbourg, Leicester's twin city. The Twinning Association in Leicester provided some...read more