Friday, May 30, 2014

Perform in the grandeur of Europe

KIconcerts/Present Australia, through its offices in England, Austria and Italy, presents ensembles in England/Ireland, Central/Northern Europe as well as Southern Europe. We stage great custom tours in:
  • England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland (the Republic and Northern Ireland)
  • France, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and further North
  • Italy, Spain and Greece

We also host exceptional choir and band festivals in Europe such as:

Sing Mass in St Peter’s in Rome, stage your orchestra at London’s iconic Southwark Cathedral, perform with your band in one of the ancient town squares of Germany or Austria. Perform in big cities as well as intimate hospitable town settings.

Concerts, master classes/workshops, exchanges, festivals, cultural immersion, education and informative touring.

Let the KI/PA team turn your touring ideas into proposals to advance your planning.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Choral Odyssey - 2015 Greece choir festival with Anna Hamre

Join us in Athens and cruise the Greek Islands for the Choral Odyssey of a lifetime!

My community choir from Fresno is joining a number of other choirs from the US and Greece to present the 2015 Choral Odyssey Festival in Athens.

Combined concerts, individual concert, touring the living ruins of Greece, experiencing the thrill of the Greek Islands reliving a history that is the foundation of so much that we know today.

I am so excited to be able to sing in Greece and would love it if you could join us.

Anna Hamre

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

US Band Clinician to work with talented Australian bands - July 2015, Sydney-Brisbane-Melbourne

Jason Noble
An esteemed colleague, Jason Noble, is visiting Melbourne, Sydney and SE Queensland from New York in mid-July. He has agreed to give 1-2 workshop/clinics in each city on a complimentary basis.

In summary, Jason has an exceptional New York high school ensemble, adjudicates festivals and guest conducts regularly across the US, is the conductor of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble and director of the New York Wind Orchestra.

He is offering your ensemble a master class (60-90 minute clinic) at no cost to the school. Jason would be happy to tailor a workshop around your current needs.

Let us know if you are interested in having him visit for this purpose.

Monday, May 19, 2014

♪ Notes of Joy Choir Festival - Rome, June 2015 with Greg Gentry

Nothing changed my life quite like the concert tour I took to Europe with my high school ensembles when I was 16!

This fuels my enthusiasm to lead the Notes of Joy Festival in Rome in June next year. Imagine singing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, joining with other choirs for the combined literature at one of the grand churches in Rome and presenting your own concerts as you wish.

I would like to help create this opportunity for you and your choir – or a number of your singers if the full choir cannot join us – to experience what I did all those years ago.

Join with me as we create music and memories to serve you a lifetime.
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Greg Gentry

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Present Australia is changing its name to KIconcerts

Exciting Changes at Present Australia

Present Australia is changing its name to KIconcerts. Michael Clohesy and Oliver Scofield continue to direct and own the company as they do KIconcerts. KI is a leading company solely specializing in performance tours in Europe, the U.S., Asia, Africa, and Central & South America through its offices and specialist partners around the world. The streamlining of our operations through this integration brings you many benefits as seen on the KIconcerts website - we can now serve the international performance needs of our Australian bands, choirs and orchestras in an even more seamless manner. Larina Hansen, our Groups Manager in Sydney, looks forward to discussing your touring needs.

ROLLO DILWORTH in Australia in August - Choirs

HICES is bringing Rollo Dilworth to Australia for a program of activities in Sydney. Rollo is a dear friend of KIconcerts and while he is in Australia he is giving selected workshops in Melbourne and Brisbane. Australian choirs are welcome to consider attending The Rollo Dilworth Festival in Dublin and Belfast at the end of June/early July 2015 before perhaps performing in London. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

JASON NOBLE in Australia in July - Band

We hosted Jason Noble in Australia last year for band clinics and workshops in Melbourne and Sydney. Jason has agreed to return 16-23 July and will visit Brisbane as well this time. You are invited to register interest if you would like consideration of Jason holding a free clinic for your band. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS 

Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Sarah Hopkins’ Honour the Earth

At the Sydney Opera House on 13 July 2014 and Brisbane’s St John's Cathedral on 16 July 2014, Dr. Heather Buchanan will conduct the Voices Across the Pacific Choir in the sublime Lux Aeterna and Honour the Earth. The choir is made up of singers from around Australia and across America.

KIconcerts is happy to make complimentary tickets available to recipients of this newsletter. Just send an email with the number required to

Pre-concert talk: Body mapping – a Conductor’s craft

Dr. Heather Buchanan will give a talk on her research and practice of Body Mapping – a self-inquiry somatic (mind-body) educational technique that teaches musicians how to attain freedom of expression through poised and dynamic musical movement by understanding the neurophysiological connections (body maps) in the human body – in the Northern Foyer of the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 13 July. 

KIconcerts is proud to be building on the great work that Present Australia has undertaken in the international music scene in Australia for some 25 years. We only arrange international concert tours and this sole focus enables us to excel in staging ensembles in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Be in touch to discuss your touring plans.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Can you consider joining our France festival? An invitation from Mary Breden

Dear choral friends

My choir from Loyola Marymount College is joining with a select number of other US choirs to stage a summer 2015 choral festival in Paris.

In addition to our gala concert in the La Madeleine, and our proposed concert in the Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Versailles, are opportunities for additional individual concerts. We will tour Paris and my choir is heading North to pay our musical respects to the fallen at Normandy while one of the other choirs is heading South to the French Riviera for their extension tour.

I would be pleased if you would consider joining us in France on this great Parisian musical adventure.

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Dr. Mary Breden

Thursday, May 8, 2014

We're proudly giving back to the choral community

KIconcerts is proud to be a major sponsor of these important conferences which bring together the best choirs, directors and administrators in our field. We salute and admire you all!

KI only does one thing…stage the best concert tours around the world…helping give expression to your talent, hard work and vision.

We are proud to serve the North American choral family. 
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