FEBRUARY 15-29, 2024

This tour is booked!
For space on request please contact  

Martina Peladeau mpeladeau@dt.com
Office 250-412 1883,   Mobile 250-686-4777

To see the music we will be singing click here
(PDF file - 25 pages)

Planning a getaway to relieve the winter blahs?
Why not think about spending a couple of weeks in Cuba learning and performing Pop and Folk music with a Latin flavour?


Peter Dent, Pianist, Composer, Choral arranger has successfully led similar workshops in Cuba and Jamaica since 2005. The group is staying for the 14th time at the same resort in Cuba: Villas Jibacoa, an hour away from Havana.

We are offering two-week packages. Either in the morning or the afternoon for 5 days, singers will meet to learn and rehearse the repertoire chosen and arranged by the music director. Performances scheduled at the conclusion of the workshop will be accompanied by Sonora Jibacoa, a permanent ensemble of excellent Cuban musicians. Led by pianist Jorge Williams, this group has been our backing band from the start.


The performances are free and open to Cuban residents in outlying areas close to the resort. The rest of the time is devoted to enjoying the sights and sounds of this wonderful tropical island in the middle of a Canadian winter. No official tour program is laid on. Individuals are free to arrange their rest and relaxation to suit the laid-back nature of the resort and its environs.

The workshop will be held at the Villas Jibacoa resort, Cuba. The resort offers a series of free services including escorted nature walks and hikes, farm visits, snorkeling on the local reef, and nightly entertainment.View of resort from hike.

The exclusive sponsoring agency is Direct Travel.  Ms. Martina Peladeau, the travel agency representative is herself a choral singer and acutely aware of the special interests of traveling singers. For those staying an additional week, Ms. Peladeau is able to organize alternate tours and accommodations for those wanting to see other parts of the island. These should be discussed on an individual basis

Those registering need not read music since it is hoped that all of the repertoire will be memorized prior to performance. There are no auditions. All that registrants need to bring is their enthusiasm and interest in a holiday, which focuses on music and relaxation.

Vision Travel needs your registrations ASAP to confirm the group space. Below are the prices for 2024.

Ottawa        $2250   
Toronto        $2250  
Vancouver   $2700 

We can also arrange departures from other cities. Please contact us for pricing and arrangements.

Performance Single supplement $500 CAD or $500 for 3 weeks.
Non-refundable deposit $300 CAD as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Final Payment November 1st. 

The prices are in Canadian Dollars and include air, taxes, one week workshop and accommodation for two weeks. The price includes the Cuban Departure Tax. We reserve the right to add any fuel charges levied in addition by the airlines.

To register please contact:

Martina Peladeau mpeladeau@dt.com
Office 250-412 1883,   Mobile 250-686-4777

Direct Travel
116-4480 West Saanich Rd
Victoria BC, V8Z 3E9

Or fill out and mail in the registration form available here. (pdf file)

Second Week Options

During the second week participants may elect to simply relax and enjoy the resort and perhaps enjoy short excursions to Havana or other destinations near Jibacoa. These optional extra cost excursions can be booked and paid for at the resort after you arrive.

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