Finland & The Baltics: The Hidden Treasures of Europe

YOCJ is pleased to announce that we will be embarking on our 3rd overseas tour in the Summer of 2020: “Finland & The Baltics: The Hidden Treasures of Europe.” We will be performing and sightseeing in such locations as Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; and Tallin, Estonia. The history, culture, and love of classical music in these countries are rich and unparalleled. We once again will be led by the stellar team at Firebird Fine Arts Tours.

Registration is still OPEN–it’s not too late to join us!

**The online registration link is still live! Click HERE to access the form. Please send any questions you may have to executivedirector@yocj.org

**On Tuesday, November 12th, from 6pm to 9pm, in the lobby of WWPHS North
we will still be collecting the following items to complete your registration:

1. Deposit #1: $1000 per person, CHECKS made payable to YOCJ.
2. Passport photocopies (of information page only), even if it is expired or will expire before Oct. 6, 2020. In this case, you will need to obtain a new passport and submit new copy to YOCJ ASAP.  Foreign passport holder? You must obtain a travel visa in time for the trip. Please submit photocopy of travel visa to YOCJ asap. Bring original visa and green card on the trip.
3. Parent / Student Contract: click HERE to download and print.
4. Prescription Form (ONLY if needed): click HERE to download and print.

What is the itinerary for the 2020 Tour to Finland & The Baltics?

Click HERE for information on the:
1. Itinerary
2. Registration Information
3. Package Costs
4. Payment Schedule and more!

Did you miss the Tour 2020 Presentation?

No worries! We distributed the itinerary (see above) and Firebird Fine Arts Tours presented this video: YOCJ’s 2020 Tour takes us to Finland & The Baltics: The Hidden Treasures of Europe. Enjoy the sights of Helsinki, Finland; Tallin, Estonia; and Riga, Latvia in this video montage created by Firebird Fine Arts Tours, our tour company! This footage is underscored by a selection we will learn for the tour, entitled “One Nation’s Story” by the Estonian composer, Jüri-Ruut Kangur. Maestro Kangur is also a distinguished conductor, who will work with YOCJ in a masterclass during the tour!

How often do we tour?

YOCJ travels overseas every 3 years. Our past destinations have been as follows:
2014: Salzburg, Vienna, & Esterhazy, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic
2017: Berlin, Leipzig, Potsdam, & Halle, Germany

Who is eligible to attend?

All YOCJ students in good standing, who are at least 12 years old at the time of the trip, and who are registered either for the Full year 2019-20 or Spring 2020 can register to perform with YOCJ. A unique feature of this tour is that we also welcome family members to register as well. It is a one-of-a-kind experience to tour all these historical sites, to watch your children interact with young native musicians from these countries, and to witness performances in beautiful foreign venues, all under the guidance of the experienced hands of the Firebird Fine Arts Tours!

Enjoy these scenic photos of our destinations!

Tallin, Estonia:

Riga, Latvia:

Helsinki, Finland: