Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Meetings in Australia re forthcoming concert touring plans

After a very busy few weeks for KIconcerts/Present Australia I am heading home for meetings with ensembles in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney planning their future concert tours. Let me know if a meeting mid-August would be timely.

Passion of Italy 2014 photosSouthport High School Tours Italy
The Southport High School Choir has just returned from Italy where they enjoyed an exchange concert in Rome, sang Mass at St. Peter’s, featured in the Passion of Italy Festival Gala concert before performing in Tuscany and Venice.

Voices Across the Pacific photosVoices Across the Pacific – Sydney Opera House & St John's Cathedral Brisbane
Canterbury College, Northern Territory Music School, Home Hill Choral Society, Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and male singers from NSW and Brisbane (thanks to the choirs who provided these singers) joined singers from California, New Jersey and Maryland performing Sarah Hopkins’ Honour The Earth' and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna in Sydney and Brisbane conducted by Dr. Heather J. Buchanan.

SGLC marching in World Choir Games parade - videoWorld Choir Games – Riga
KIconcerts hosted the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir and the Linn-Benton College Choir in Riga for the World Choir Games last week. SGLC won silver and bronze and also connected with local communities through concerts in Helsinki and Tallinn. Linn-Benton won gold and silver topping their Mixed Chamber Choirs category!

Band Workshops with Jason Noble
KIconcerts is staging workshops with an up and coming American band educator and conductor for ensembles in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne this week.

Rollo Dilworth in Brisbane and Melbourne
After his participation in the HICES conference in NSW, KIconcerts is hosting this renowned composer and clinician as he offers workshops in Melbourne and Brisbane in mid-August.

Melbourne Grammar Orchestra in America
KIconcerts is preparing for Melbourne Grammar’s East Coast tour of the U.S. later this year.

I look forward to assisting you with any forthcoming international performance tours you might have in mind and to setting up meetings for mid-August to discuss your plans.

Sincerely
Oliver Scofield

Friday, June 20, 2014

Where in the world are choral greats conducting in June?


What do Leck, Buchanan, Stark, Ticheli, Habermann & Sharkova have in common?

They are all leading festivals with KIconcerts over the next 2 weeks. 

We are so proud to be associated with so many of the greats of the choral world.
2015 and 2016 see also Dilworth, Hamre, Hella Johnson, Breden, Conlon, Gentry leading KI festivals around the world.

Great talent, amazing choirs, engaging repertoire, stunning venues, breathtaking destinations!

In addition to Italy, England, Austria and Australia we also have custom tours in Ireland, Greece, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, New Zealand in the next month. Then there are our ensembles planning for Peru, India, South Africa, China in the near future!

Contact me for further information

Oliver Scofield

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Free tickets to Sydney Opera House concert - Voices Across the Pacific Choral Festival

KIconcerts: Free Tickets, Sydney Opera House Concert
13 July 2014 at 2pm

Featuring
Lux Aeterna
 – Lauridsen & Honour the Earth – Hopkins
Individual choir performances
Pre-concert talk - Body Mapping
KIconcerts: Free Tickets
for students & teachers

Festival choir conducted by Australia’s own

Dr. Heather J. Buchanan 
Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities,
Montclair State University, NJ, USA • Licensed Andover Educator

Pre-concert talk by Dr. Buchanan
13 July 2014 at 1.15pm


Body Mapping for conductors, singers, instrumentalists.
An exploration into a vital field of study by one of America’s leading proponents

The singer uses his body both to sustain life and to cultivate his art. He can never escape from himself, for his physical life either furthers or hinders his artistic life.  
-Wilhelm Ehmann

For more info or tickets, call 02 8568 4000 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Texas Children’s Choir at Normandy, France, D-Day 70 years on

Friends

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day; the turning of the tide in the 2nd World War in Europe and the triumph of democracy over fascism. A day we mark in solemn remembrance. KIconcerts is proud to be assisting the Texas Children’s Choir as it sings in various official capacities in Northern France this week and attended today’s commemoration at the American Cemetery as guests of Presidents Obama and Hollande. (see invite)

Three days ago the choir arrived from Texas and later that day they were performing for WWII veterans at the Saint Lo Memorial Hospital. This is a glimpse of the remarkable interaction between singers and some of the surviving heroes from 70 years ago.

KIconcerts: Texas Children's Choir, Normandy France
We wish TCC well as they take part in the official activities to honor all of those who fought for the ideals of lasting peace, democracy and freedom from tyranny. They will sing at Omaha Beach before their finale at the Notre Dame in Paris. We salute the efforts and talents of all associated with these great singing ambassadors representing San Antonio, Texas, the USA and all the world’s young people.

Every musician we have ever hosted to perform at the American Cemetery, lay a wreath and honor the fallen has experienced an emotional and life changing experience.

Music touches the depth, animates the soul and honors the sacrifice.

Sincerely

Oliver Scofield
Executive Chairman

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Happy summer - time to plan your 2015 or 2016 concert tour!

All of us at KI wish you a healthy, safe and happy summer.

We are in the office throughout, working on developing your 2015/16 touring programs. We have 33 great ensembles performing all around the world this month, starting this week with the Texas Children’s Choir performing in Northen France for D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations.

In addition to our great custom tour destinations on 4 continents we offer choir festivals led by some of the greatest in the choral world:

Contact me to discuss these options further or visit us in DC at our Chorus America booth.

Be safe, travel well, stay in touch

Oliver Scofield
Executive Chairman

Friday, May 30, 2014

Perform in the grandeur of Europe

KIconcerts/Present Australia, through its offices in England, Austria and Italy, presents ensembles in England/Ireland, Central/Northern Europe as well as Southern Europe. We stage great custom tours in:
  • England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland (the Republic and Northern Ireland)
  • France, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and further North
  • Italy, Spain and Greece

We also host exceptional choir and band festivals in Europe such as:

Sing Mass in St Peter’s in Rome, stage your orchestra at London’s iconic Southwark Cathedral, perform with your band in one of the ancient town squares of Germany or Austria. Perform in big cities as well as intimate hospitable town settings.

Concerts, master classes/workshops, exchanges, festivals, cultural immersion, education and informative touring.

Let the KI/PA team turn your touring ideas into proposals to advance your planning.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Choral Odyssey - 2015 Greece choir festival with Anna Hamre

Join us in Athens and cruise the Greek Islands for the Choral Odyssey of a lifetime!

My community choir from Fresno is joining a number of other choirs from the US and Greece to present the 2015 Choral Odyssey Festival in Athens.

Combined concerts, individual concert, touring the living ruins of Greece, experiencing the thrill of the Greek Islands reliving a history that is the foundation of so much that we know today.

I am so excited to be able to sing in Greece and would love it if you could join us.

Anna Hamre

RSVP KIconcerts