Friday, November 16, 2018

Italy custom choir tours AND John Dickson's 2020 Passion of Italy Choir Festival

KI's Italy custom tours and the 2020 John Dickson Passion of Italy Choir Festival

The cradle of the renaissance, 
the seat of an empire, the home of a 
religion – imposing Rome, fascinating 
Florence, surreal Venice

Venice & Milan with John Dickson

Individual & Festival Concerts
Rome & Florence Tour Options

JUNE 2020

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

UK custom choir tours AND the 2020 London Choir Festival with Thomas Lloyd

KI's UK custom tours and 2020 London Choir Festival with Thomas Lloyd

Different yet comfortable, living history 
and pageantry – England, Scotland, Wales – 
London, Stonehenge and the West End.

with Thomas Lloyd

Individual & Festival Concerts
York & Edinburgh Extension Option

JUNE 2020

Monday, November 12, 2018

Join Henry Leck in Vienna or Toronto in June & July 2020 choir festivals

Dear Directors

I am delighted to have two great international festival opportunities to offer you in 2020. One is closer to home in Canada which I am leading with Elise Bradley, Artistic Director of the Toronto Children’s Choir. The other is in the birthplace of so much of our music traditions, Austria, where I will be joining Elena Sharkova to lead the Sing Austria festival.

KI's Sing Austria Choir Festival 2020 with Henry Leck & Elena Sharkova VIENNA SATB Festival
One of my favorite places to have toured with my choirs has been Austria. I love the musical heritage and tradition. The scenery, the food, the people, the sounds… so great! So I am pleased to announce KIconcerts' Sing Austria Festival in June 2020 in Vienna with possible extensions to other Central European destinations.

To make this even more exciting, I get to co-conduct with my buddy Elena Sharkova!! If any of you have worked with her, you know she is not only a consummate musician, but a bundle of passion, energy, and love of life!!

We hope you will join us in Austria to create a truly magical experience for your choristers, accompanying travelers and audiences alike.

KI's Notes of Joy Toronto Choir Festival in 2020 with Elise Bradley & Henry Leck
TORONTO Treble & SATB Festival
Following the success of the 2018 Montreal festival, KIconcerts invited me back to lead the 2020 Toronto Notes of Joy Festival which I will be co-conducting with Elise Bradley.

Notes of Joy is a festival for US and Canadian treble and mixed voice choirs. We will rehearse the two festival choirs separately bringing them together for a stunning finale.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you and your singers in Toronto in July 2020. Let’s take this chance together to create life changing musical moments for your singers.

With a passion for singing,

Henry Leck
Co-conductor – Sing Austria & Notes of Joy

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Ireland custom tours AND the 2020 Rollo Dilworth Choir Festival

KI's Ireland custom tours and the 2020 Dublin Choir Festival with Rollo Dilworth

A land of whimsy, the occasional four leaf clover 
and the rarer leprechaun. Enjoy the hospitality, 
the vistas and the proud culture.

Rollo Dilworth 

Individual & Festival Concerts
Belfast & Cork Tour Options

Friday, November 9, 2018

Austria/Central Europe invites your performance

The grandeur of Vienna, sounds of Salzburg, unique charm of Prague and the compelling nature of Budapest.

Salzburg & Vienna with 
Elena Sharkova & Henry Leck 

Individual & Festival Concerts
Prague & Budapest Tour Options

JUNE 2020

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2020 choir festivals around the world announced – Dilworth/Leck/Dickson/Sharkova/Lloyd

KIconcerts announces its 2020 FESTIVALS in the world’s 
greatest cities with the best conductors, repertoire, 
venues, accompaniment, audiences and YOU!

Individual concerts & touring – combined rehearsals & gala concert
The best of Your World of Music

Be in touch about these and the 2019 Festivals that still have space for more singers. For those planning 2021 already, Craig Hella Johnson is leading the Ireland Festival that year.

Friday, August 24, 2018

It's not too late - singing with Michael McGlynn in Ireland next summer! 2019 Ireland Choir Festival

Dear friends

I know that many of you are finalizing your concert touring plans for next year and wanted to be sure KIconcerts had forwarded you information on the festival Michael McGlynn and I are leading in Dublin late next June.
I can tell you first hand that this festival will be incredible as it is uniquely geared toward a multi-cultural choir experience. In addition to the rare opportunity to sing with members of the Anúna choir, there are limited spaces available for choirs to have one on one workshops with Anúna singers. I witnessed one last year and can speak to the depth of knowledge shared and the impact on the visiting singers! I know your choristers will have a life changing musical and cultural experience. I recommend checking out these YouTube videos to become even more familiar with Anúna and some of the repertoire we are considering. Please take a listen!

"The Music of Michael McGlynn & ANÚNA" ACDA National Presentation 2015
ANÚNA: "Jerusalem" arr. Michael McGlynn
ANÚNA: Dúlamán written by Michael McGlynn

In addition Michael McGlynn has agreed to write a new piece for this festival, which we will premiere. This is what Michael says about the new piece:

I was considering a title for the commissioned piece. I had a look at something that would yield a simple SATB with no divisi, and the best way forward is a simple text based on the ancient story of the Blackbird representing the voice of the natural world, with a song so pure and simple that it transcends the sound even of the monk's singing at prayer, or the matin bell. So the title is, simply, “The Song of the Blackbird”.

I would love to have you join us for this wonderful choral event, different from any other! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!! I would love to have you and your choir join us!!

Henry Leck
Artistic Director & Co-conductor