Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Children's & Youth Choirs - Leck, Dilworth, Sharkova - France, Austria, Ireland in 2016

Henry Leck • South of France

Rollo Dilworth • Vienna & Salzburg

Elena Sharkova • Galway & Dublin

Staging tours for children and young singers requires special pacing, guiding, food, hotel and touring arrangements.

The musical opportunities also need to be top notch delivering memorable singing moments in great venues as individual choirs and under charismatic and talented leadership for the combined elements.

We are honored that 3 truly great figures in this world are joining KIconcerts to present festivals specifically for singers of this age in 2016.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Austria: custom & festival choir tours including Dilworth in 2016

Austria – The Gateway to Central Europe, the source of so much of our musical inspiration - a land of natural beauty and historic charm.

Sing in Peterskirche, the Votive Kirche or St Stephen’s Cathedral – enjoy genuine immersion through exchanges – walk in the footsteps of the Masters. Sing in Salzburg and relive the making of the Sound of Music while learning the backstory.

Springboard from Austria in any direction – to Prague, to Budapest, to Venice – to Munich or to Berlin.

Visit on a custom tour or feature in a festival for a few days before traveling for further sightseeing/concerts.

Festivals that incorporate Austria include:

Join us in Austria and fill the hills with the sound of music!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Greece: Sing in St Paul's footsteps | Carrington Festival from $3000 | Amazing custom tours

KIconcerts is proud to offer the best range of Greek performance tours! Perform in Athens, sail the Greek Islands, walk in the history of our very civilization, be swept up in the spirit, warmth and distinctive rhythms of life in Greece.

Simon Carrington – under $3000 per person ex NYC
  • winter festival in the warmth of the Mediterranean – Dec 27, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016
  • Perform individually, rehearse with the master, sing in two gala combined concerts with Greek singers under Carrington’s direction
  • Sail to 3 great Islands in one day enjoying Greek dance and song en route

  • Travel as St. Paul did through Greece singing in places of deep significance to Christianity
  • Add the power of your voice to the spirit imbued in these profoundly moving sites

  • Featuring a 3 or 4 day cruise through the Greek Islands including Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Crete and Santorini
  • Sing on board, sing in Athens, sing in an exchange setting with a Greek choir
  • Explore the treasures of this ancient city

  • One of the warmest of Europe’s choral festivals
  • Staged in early July
  • Combining the festival, the 4 day Greek Islands cruise and performances in Athens.

Easter in Greece
  • Greece celebrates its Easter a few weeks apart from us making it the best destination in Europe for tours during Holy week and over our Easter
  • Visitors during late March 2016 will find exchange ensembles welcoming and audiences plentiful

Join us in Greece – experience the hospitality, the passion and the history!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Your 2015/2016 touring planning - choir festivals & custom tours


The coming of fall is a timely reminder of the exceptional destinations and festivals being finalized now for 2015 as well as new 2016 opportunities.
KIconcerts 2014
Our best season ever – rave reviews for our festivals and revisiting exceptional destinations including Greece and Turkey! Everyone is home happy and safe!!!
KIconcerts 2015
Custom tours throughout Europe – north, south and central, UK/Ireland, South America, Central America, Australia/New Zealand, Asia, South Africa...

Summer festivals: Ireland – Dilworth, France – Breden, Athens/Greek Islands – Hamre, Austria – Kennedy, Italy – Leck, Gentry and Conlon
KIconcerts 2016
Our range of custom tour destinations continues to grow – tell us where you wish to perform!

Our 2016 festival roster will include: Hella Johnson – Rome, Leck – South of France, Dilworth – Vienna/Salzburg, Wyatt – Budapest, Galvan – Ireland.

Please feel free to talk to us about your 2015 & 2016 touring ideas now.

Wishing you well for the singing year ahead

Oliver Scofield
Executive Chairman

Thursday, August 7, 2014

KIconcerts strives to provide the best in customer service.

Sometimes it goes unnoticed and other times we get wonderful feedback such as this from a parent touring in Australia with her North Harford student singing in the Voices Across the Pacific festival.

We received both my daughter's passport and the e-tickets this afternoon. 
I can't thank you and your fantastic team enough for the support these last few days. Not only has the entire trip been fun, interesting and extremely well organized, the assistance of Marilyn and Larina these last 24 hours in particular have been a Godsend. They have gone above and beyond to help ease our burden during a very stressful time. 
You should be so proud of your team. I believe it was Thoreau who said, "To affect the quality of the day ... that is the highest of the arts". To extend oneself in the service of others is not typically found in the professional world today. Good work for fostering such a culture. 
We greatly appreciate KI an will highly, highly recommend your company in the future. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

KI’s golden summer ends - 2015/16 planning underway

We trust you’ve had a great summer and hope to chat about 2015/16 touring opportunities before you get busier again.

Our summer season took off when we hosted the Texas Children’s Choir for D Day celebrations in Northern France.

After Eric Stark’s Vivaldi Festival in Rome, we hosted 3 festivals simultaneously: Henry Leck in Austria, Joshua Habermann and Elena Sharkova in Italy and Frank Ticheli in England. In between we operated many unique custom tours across Europe, Central America and were delighted to re-introduce Greece to our ensembles.

Our festival year finished with the Sydney Opera House festival conducted by Heather J. Buchanan at the same time as we hosted the Linn-Benton Community College at the World Choir Games in Riga. LBCC won the top gold award in one of their categories. We were so proud to be associated with Linn-Benton’s golden moment which capped off a busy and successful summer for KIconcerts.

Could we borrow a few minutes of your time to discuss your next international tour before you get swept up in the coming musical year? We have great custom tour options and festival destinations still available in 2015 as well unique 2016 festivals to introduce you to including: Dilworth in Austria, Leck in the South of France, Hella Johnson in Italy and Wyatt in Hungary.

Please remember that we’d be happy to fly you to Colorado to meet the KI team if this is your first tour with us. Our testimonials attest to the basis of our success being great relationships with you, the client.

Let’s be in touch soon

Oliver Scofield
KIconcerts - World Choir Games, Riga - Central Hall Westminster, London - St Peter's Basilica, Rome

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.

Oliver Scofield