Friday, April 22, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS Henry Leck

At the end of April, Henry Leck retires from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir which he founded 30 years ago. We are delighted to announce he will be leading the 2017 Ireland festival during his first year of retirement.

Through the ICC, Henry has inspired thousands of children, countless admiring conductors as well as administrators. During his tenure at Butler University he has educated a generation of musicians and music educators.

Henry has built a legacy worthy of his talent, energy and grace. We are delighted that he has agreed to become KIconcerts Distinguished Music Advisor. In this role he will lead festivals, nurture emerging talent, develop new projects with KI.

Join us in Ireland for a festival that features treble and high school singers with Henry. Ireland is safe, comfortable and easy to tour. Warm audiences, historical venues, keen exchange groups ensure a musically enriching experience while the culture, traditions and beauty of the country contribute to lasting memories.



Please contact Henry Leck or me for more information.

Oliver Scofield

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sing at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, with Dr. Heather J. Buchanan - Passion of Italy Choir Festival

We are delighted that Dr. Heather J. Buchanan has accepted the invitation to lead the 2017 Passion of Italy Festival joining a list of great previous artistic directors of this festival including: Craig Hella Johnson, Anna Hamre, Rollo Dilworth, Karen Kennedy, Hilary Apfelstadt.

Italy is a destination that calls to every singer. In Rome there are opportunities for individual performances, combined choir rehearsals, singing of Mass by the combined festival choir at St. Peter's Basilica and the Festival Gala concert - which is then replicated in Florence for those who choose to join us in Tuscany. Some choirs have opted to travel onto Venice for further touring and performances.

Download prospectus for Passion of Italy 2017 Choir Festival

One of the great aspects of a festival like this is the welcome to participation is equal for full choirs as it is for groups of singers from choirs not able to travel in their entirety. The musical offering is as rich and we are able to combine smaller groupings for the bussing and guiding aspects to ensure the optimum 40+ travel price is offered to all.

Dr. Buchanan programs repertoire reflecting the spirit of destination. The Vivaldi Gloria is her selected "masterwork" for the combined festival choir. It appeals to singers and audiences alike capitalizing on the vibrancy of younger voices and maturity of experienced singers. The repertoire choices for the St Peter’s Mass will be finalized once registrations for the festival are concluded.

If you know of Dr. Buchanan's work, you will know the integrity of this opportunity at every level - the touring, the camaraderie, the collaborative approaches that are her hallmark as well as the excellence in music she creates and amplifies!

Please feel free to be in touch with Dr. Buchanan directly for further information or with me for a fuller prospectus about the event.

Many thanks for your attention to this material

Oliver Scofield

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Excite the singing senses – perform in Italy

KIconcerts: Choir tours and festivals in Italy
Cari amici

Is there any destination with quite the same musical intensity as Italy?

Singing Mass in St. Peter’s at the Vatican, being staged in a festival setting at one of Rome’s great basilicas or performing in a packed church off one of the main Piazzas.

Exchange concerts in Tuscany with Florence as a back drop - head further North to Venice to sing, sail a gondola and be awestruck by St. Mark’s - go South via Pompeii to the Amalfi Coast or North East to Milan and the Lake District.

Every Italian pathway is an adventure – many that involve a musical experience to last a lifetime.

Plan a custom tour or join one of our many festivals while in Rome before continuing on for your own touring experience.

2017 KIconcerts festivals include:


Other festivals with which KI collaborates:

  • Concorso Corale Internazionale – An annual competitive festival in spring set on the beautiful Lago di Garda
  • Venezia in Musica festival – In its 15th year this choral competition for all ages is located in Caorle and Venice every late April/early May
  • Padua International Music Meeting – A joyous festival of music staged every spring/summer in the great venues of Padua (near Venice), Spring/Summer

Saremo felici di ospitarti in Italia

Oliver Scofield

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Vienna/Salzburg - your gateway to Central Europe

KIconcerts - Austria choir tours and festivals
Performing in the heart of Europe is a dream come true for so many.

Sounds of music in Salzburg, waltz to a concert in Vienna, perform in Prague, bow in Budapest, sail to a virtuoso finale in Venice!

Let us build you a custom tour starting in Central Europe and performing for instance through France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland or Italy. Consider joining one of our great festivals in the region 
Here are examples of 3rd party festivals listed on our website for France, Austria, Budapest and Germany: 
  • International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival – Linz, Austria (June 2017) 
  • International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition – Wernigerode, Germany (July 2017) 
  • Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival – Vienna, Austria (July) 
  • Budapest International Choral Festival & Competition – Hungary (March/April) 

Sing the grand venues of Europe, perform in intimate spaces, enjoy warm audiences and participate in exchange concerts.

Contact us for tour proposals


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Your Irish performance invitation


KIconcerts: Grosse Point South High School Ambassador Concert and Show choirs in IrelandWe have concert tours monthly to Ireland at present as it is so safe, affordable and welcoming!

A few weeks ago the Grosse Pointe Ambassador Concert and Show Choirs had their best tour there. Their adventures included singing for Dublin’s Lord Mayor, playing to packed houses, having River Dance stars lead a dance workshop and exchange programs with local singers at all 4 concerts.

Airlines fly direct from airports across the US, enjoy the classic touring patterns or take Irish roads less traveled to experience Irish life beyond the bigger cities and consider the recent options to perform in Belfast. Everywhere you go enjoy warm audiences, great venues and meaningful exchanges.

We offer custom tours any time of year as well as great festivals and events:
  • Henry Leck in 2017 for treble and youth choirs.
  • St. Patrick’s Day celebrations every March
  • The Cork International Choral Festival – April/May
  • The Mayo International Choral Festival – May
The Irish are known for their whimsy, hospitality and a twinkle in their eye. Share this and their fondness for all things American on your concert tour!

Contact us for more information

Oliver Scofield

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mid Europe Band Festival invites you to join Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli and Mid Europe Festival Schladming




Europe’s premier band festival invites you to perform in Austria, July 2017 alongside Frank Ticheli.

KIconcerts meet royalty - Oliver ScofieldThis opportunity will feature America’s finest band talent at Europe’s most prestigious annual band festival.

You are invited to perform individually and/or as part of the combined ensemble Ticheli will conduct. We start with concerts in Vienna before moving onto Schladming, Austria for the Mid Europe Festival.


If Austria is not your choice of touring destination in 2017 KIconcerts has custom tour and other festival options for you around the world; across Europe and on roads less traveled such as Australia, Iceland, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Vietnam and South.


I was in England recently to discuss the visit of our next band to Harrogate and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harrogate International Festivals with Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. The band in Harrogate with which we arrange exchange concerts had the unique honor of performing for His Majesty that day.

Join us for you next international concert tour adventure!!!

Oliver Scofield


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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A royal reason to perform in Britain

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were interested to hear about the US ensembles we host in the United Kingdom at a reception I attended in England last week.

Great Britain is a sensational touring destination. Some groups like to be based in London with performances there, Oxford, Canterbury, Cambridge etc while others give concerts in Wales, Scotland and Northern England.

Enjoy custom tours with exchanges, a chance to enjoy a West End show and tour all the renowned icons the UK is famous for. In addition festivals abound throughout the land including the prestigious Harrogate International Festival that the Royals visited last week.

Contact us for more information

Oliver Scofield