Monday, February 23, 2015

Ireland Choir Festival with Elena Sharkova, June 2016, more affordable than ever

I hope my note finds you doing well.

Will you be attending the National ACDA Convention this month? I am hoping to meet with directors and choirs interested in touring to Ireland with me in 2016.

As you may have seen the Euro is dropping and KIconcerts is passing all of these benefits on immediately. This means that the price for the festival is already $200 cheaper per person than it was when the festival was announced 6 months ago!

If you are coming to Salt Lake City and wish to discuss the festival, please know you are invited as our guest to a dinner I am co-hosting with KIconcerts on Wednesday, February 26.

In case you are not attending the convention this time, please feel free to email me or the great team at KI back with any questions or requests for further information.

I am delighted to be conducting the Middle School/Junior High Girls Honor Choir this year for ACDA and equally so to be leading a festival in Ireland – a country of unique culture and history, spirited musical traditions, and, of course, magic!

Please, let us know if you are considering joining us in Ireland and, if you are in SLC, for dinner on the 25th.

Warm wishes,
Elena Sharkova
KIconcerts Ireland Choir Festival with Elena Sharkova, June 2016

Thursday, February 19, 2015

July 2016 Janet Galván Ireland Festival more affordable than ever

I look forward to seeing those of you interested in our Ireland Festival at ACDA later this month and am happy to be in email contact with any not going to SLC and who wish to discuss the festival.

KIconcerts has announced they are passing on all the savings from the strengthening of the Euro making most packages around $200 cheaper than when quoted last year. This is an exciting development which I hope enable you to think about your choir or a smaller group of singers joining us for this incredible musical, cultural, and personal experience in Ireland - the Emerald Isle. If you cannot bring your entire choir, a small group of singers might enjoy the experience with the massed choir.

Ireland is full of stunning landscapes, inspirational locations, rich history, and magical warmth. Ireland’s music and dance have become beloved throughout the world. We will experience the culture that inspired this great art. The best part of the tour, of course, is making music in carefully selected venues for Irish audiences. Having toured Ireland with the Ithaca College Women’s Chorale, I can assure you that the audiences are warm, welcoming, and friendly, and singers in this environment perform with a tangible heightened excitement and energy.

Your choir will join other superb choirs for the festival performances and will have the opportunity to perform as individual choirs in astounding venues.

I would be honored to have you join me, and I look forward to the possibility of collaborating with you and your singers.

Ádh mór agus gach dea-ghuí
(May the road rise to meet you)

Dr. Janet Galván
KIconcerts Ireland Choir Festival 2016 with Janet Galvan

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Craig Hella Johnson 2016 Passion of Italy Choir Festival – benefits from lower Euro means lower prices!

Dear friends,

I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible at ACDA in Salt Lake City.

It will be a pleasure to answer any questions you might have about the Passion of Italy festival I am leading in Rome and Florence in the summer of 2016.

Our friends at KIconcerts have already passed on $200 of savings from the price of the festival after it was launched mid last year. More savings will flow through if the Euro continues to drop in value or the fuel surcharges start to come down. They will be able to talk more about this at booth 1001.

I am excited to lead this festival and am looking to create an extraordinary shared singing experience that builds musical and personal connections. I am shaping a program that will be a diverse collection of pieces well suited to the participating choirs. Shaping a program that fits the time, location and context is one my favorite parts of the process!

I invite you to share the power of Rome and the culture of Florence, cities that both resonate with the music we love, through our combined choir and individual choir concerts.

If you are not coming to SLC then please feel free to follow this up with KIconcerts or me directly.

Craig Hella Johnson
KIconcerts: Craig Hella Johnson 2016 Italy choir festival