Friday, August 23, 2013

Z. Randall Stroope invites you to sing in Barcelona - 2014/15 New Year's Choir Festival

Join me for a once in a lifetime event to one of the world’s leading tourist, entertainment and cultural cities – BARCELONA, SPAIN. The timing is perfect – over New Year’s 2014! Barcelona enjoys a temperate climate, some of the most striking architecture in the world, breathtaking venues and a population that loves music and culture.

This festival is a chance for full choirs, or parts thereof, to combine for a gala concert which I am honored to be conducting. Of course, individual venues and performances can also easily be arranged. I will enjoy the chance to present some of my music, to work with your choirs, and hear you in concert.

Great location! Great time of year! Great venues!

I hope to see you there!

Z. Randall Stroope
Artistic Director & Conductor

Contact my friends at KIconcerts for tour details.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Arrangements confirmed for Frank Ticheli's 2014 London Festival

The Directors of the Los Gatos High School band and choir inspected facilities for my 2014 UK Festival with Oliver Scofield from KI in July.

They were as impressed as we are with the London Gala Concert venue Central Westminster Hall as well as the Royal Hall in Harrogate. The Director noted in his report:

  • Just about every aspect of the inspection exceeded my expectation.
  • The Performance Venues. - Outstanding!
  • The first place we toured was the Central Hall Westminster. The pictures we've seen do not really do it justice. It is a beautiful hall and located in an absolutely amazing location. It is literally across the street from Westminster Abby and just steps away from Big Ben, the houses of parliament, and several other London icons. The performance hall is beautiful and perfect for our type of performance.
  • Finally, we toured the "Royal Hall" in Harrogate. This was stunning. Again, the pictures don't do it justice.
I wanted to write now as you are coming back for the academic year to remind you that festivals are an ideal setting if your full band is not able to attend. We welcome groups of musicians from bands and their Directors. A group can be 20 or more made up of musicians and accompanying passengers.

This is going to be a wonderful musical and cultural experience.

Let Oliver at KIconcerts know if you have students interested in attending

Looking forward to exploring England with you all