Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Welcome back to a new singing year - London choir festival with Rollo Dilworth - summer 2019

Dear Friends

I know we have all been busy over the summer and are now focusing on the year ahead. One of my summer highlights was conducting the combined US/Italian choir for the 2018 Passion of Italy Festival. In between rehearsals, singing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and performing our Gala concert, participating choirs had opportunities for their own concerts in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan.

Next year I am leading the London festival and would welcome your participation. We will rehearse and perform in London and then have the option to travel up north to also perform in the Harrogate International Festival.
London offers the most iconic sightseeing in the world and for instance, within two hours of the city, you can also visit Harry Potter’s Oxford, the Queen’s Windsor Castle, The Druid’s Stonehenge and Chaucer’s Canterbury Cathedral.

I hope you might consider joining us June 29-July 4, 2019 for the great singing experiences and to explore the pomp and circumstance of Great Britain with your ensemble!

The fine team at KI or I can answer any questions and provide more detail

Rollo Dilworth
Artistic Director & Conductor

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Join McGlynn, Leck & Anúna for the 2019 Ireland Choral Festival!

2019 Ireland Choral Festival

In addition to singing in the combined choir, co-conducted by Leck and McGlynn and alongside Anúna Choristers, there is the opportunity for individual concerts, pre and post touring as well as a one-on-one workshop with singers from Anúna.

McGlynn’s love of traditional Irish song and its great literary culture led him to create the choral ensemble ANÚNA in 1987 as a vehicle for his compositions, building a unique choral form for Ireland. Its popularity is testament to the talent of Michael’s, his choristers and its unique way of speaking to Ireland and the world.

ANÚNA - Ireland's flagship acappella vocal ensemble represents the passion of Irish musical heritage and literature. Its unique status in Irish musical life has allowed it to create and develop a worldwide education program that is offered to festival participants.

An internationally recognized choral director, Henry Leck is professor emeritus in choral music at Butler University, where he served on the faculty for 27 years. He is the Founder and Conductor Laureate of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Indianapolis Youth Chorale. He invited McGlynn to co-direct this festival to share the beauty of Michael’s music with American singers.

CONTACT KI for details on joining the festival.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fauré Requiem in Montréal – Sing with us - June 2019 with Elena Sharkova

Montréal Choral Festival

JUNE 16-20, 2019
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KIconcerts has asked me to lead a festival for youth and community choirs and I couldn’t think of a better destination than Montreal, Canada!

I am proposing we perform the Fauré Requiem (tbd). This will add to the French flavor of the event. In addition to our combined rehearsals we will be inviting choirs to sing in their own right and in their own concerts if they wish it. The touring opportunities will be both educational and fun.

I am looking forward to working with you and your singers. Be in touch for more information

Elena Sharkova
Artistic Director & Conductor

Friday, May 25, 2018

Your 2019 Toronto Treble Choir Festival invitation from Zimfira Poloz & Henry Leck

KIconcerts - Toronto Treble Choir Festival 2019 with Zimfira Poloz and Henry Leck

JULY 1-5, 2019
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We are both delighted to invite you and your choir to Toronto to sing in our 2019 festival celebrating the sounds of fine treble choirs. What a great week to bring Canadian and US choirs together as Canada Day is celebrated on our arrival day and US Independence Day on the gala concert day.

We are developing an outstanding musical experience of rehearsals, workshops and combined performances featuring repertoire from great North American composers which will complement any individual concerts you might wish for your choirs.

Please join us with your singers and let us combine our voices, our talent and our passion to make this an experience none of us will forget!

Zimfira Poloz & Henry Leck

Join Frank Ticheli for his Toronto Band Festival - June 2019

KIconcerts - Toronto Band Festival 2019 with Frank Ticheli

Toronto Band Festival
JUNE 24-28, 2019
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I am inviting full and partial ensembles (student and community bands) to combine for a spectacular gala concert in the lead up to Canada Day 2019.

We will rehearse and perform together as a festival ensemble in addition to opportunities for bands to perform individually. There is nothing quite like musicians coming together in this way to celebrate their talent in great venues in front of appreciative audiences.

I look forward to working with you as we prepare for this special celebration of North American band music. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have based on my great experience working with KIconcerts on previous festivals like this.

Frank Ticheli
Artistic Director

The performance venues were world class, working with Frank Ticheli was a once in a lifetime experience, but what’s even more is that everything from the hotel, to the tour guides, to the coach drivers, to the logistics, even down to the food was outstanding!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Spain & Portugal – 2 great countries - 10 Reasons to perform there

10 reasons to choose SPAIN & PORTUGAL as your 2019 & 2020 concert tour destination
  1. Experience Portugal’s International Sand Sculpture Festival & Algarve’s beaches
  2. Sing in Southern Spain, Portugal or both!
  3. Southern Spain dazzles with Seville, Granada and the Spanish coast
  4. Not to mention Picasso, El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, and Salvador Dali
  5. Perform in grand cathedrals with warm audiences
  6. Portugal is the jewel of Southern Europe’s Mediterranean – Lisbon, Porto, Algarve
  7. Visit nearby Gibraltar or take a day trip to Morocco
  8. Sample the unique food and drink of the region
  9. Experience Flamenco or Fado dance and music
  10. Great weather, delicious food and astonishing touring & performing opportunities

Friday, May 18, 2018

Walk in Beauty – Sing in Rome - Passion of Italy Choir Festival with Janet Galván, July 2019

KIconcerts Passion of Italy with Janet Galvan July 2019

Passion of Italy
JULY 5-11, 2019
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I am thrilled to invite you to participate in the 2019 Passion of Italy festival. I love Italy, and I also love bringing singers together to create what I call “the power of we” in venues worthy of your singers’ talent, skill, and commitment.

The festival choir will sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica (tbd) and will perform our Rome Gala concert the next evening. You will also be invited to sing in concerts with your own choir and to enjoy sightseeing with your singing companions, always a unique and rewarding experience.

Optional Italian extensions are available to Florence and Venice with individual concert opportunities in Tuscany and Venice.

I look forward to further communication with you as you consider this invitation to embark on this musical adventure together.

A presto! (See you soon)

Dr. Janet Galván
Artistic Director & Conductor

The artistic and logistical support afforded us was exemplary – nobody does it better than KIconcerts!

Passion of Italy 2017 Artistic Director & Conductor