Tuesday, March 11, 2014

♪ Italy’s Notes of Joy Choir Festival – Rome, June 2015 with Gregory Gentry

I’d be honored if you would consider bringing your choir (or a group of your singers) with me to Italy for the Notes of Joy festival I am leading there next June. In addition to singing Mass at St. Peter’s, and the gala festival choir concert, there will be opportunities for individual performances and options to continue touring and singing in Florence and Venice.

At 16 years of age, I had the privilege of performing with my high school ensembles to France, England and Ireland. It was a remarkable and life-changing journey. Through this, I learned to appreciate other cultures, absorb the historic beauty of European cities and countryside, make life-long friendships and create music beyond anything I had ever experienced.

In part this is why I have accepted the invitation to lead the Notes of Joy festival - hoping to help make the same kind of opportunity available to other singers.

Traveling to Italy enables you to sing in glorious centuries-old cathedrals, see magnificent frescos by Michelangelo, savor the aromas of authentic Italian food, and hear the Italian language spoken - the operatic language of so many Verdi, Puccini and Mozart operas.

Join me in creating music and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime
Gregory Gentry
Gregory Gentry

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Singing in Austria ♪ June 2015 with Dr. Karen Kennedy

Dear friend

Please consider joining me for an incredible musical and cultural experience in Vienna, the European ‘cradle of culture’! This is where I will be leading a festival of choirs featuring individual and combined choir performances in Vienna and Salzburg next summer.

The choral art form is replete with contributions from many Austrian artists, including Mozart, Mahler, Haydn. To sing the works of the great composers where they were originally performed is an unforgettable experience—one that forever impacts the way we interpret the legacies of these masters.

Our performances will be presented where old-world charm is found on every street corner - in the cathedrals, shops, and museums of Austria. The cultural exchange between American singers and Austrian musicians/audiences brings a palpable energy, both on and off stage, an energy that needs be experienced by every musician once in their life if possible.

I look forward to the chance of working with you and your singers to create a top-flight experience. Until we meet ...

Alles Gute! (All the Best!)
Karen Kennedy

Karen Kennedy