Friday, May 29, 2015

A kaleidoscope of talent, destinations, people and venue

Happy Summer from KIconcerts
We wish you a happy and healthy summer while we welcome back many of our ensembles and prepare the rest for their travel over the next 6 weeks.

So far this summer: Penn State and Concordia Irvine Universities in Australia, North Alabama in Italy, Centenary in Central Europe and Herndon Ecumenical Choir in Ireland. Last week we had Council Rock South’s Orchestra in Athens and Joan Conlon’s Monteverdi Honor Choir in Rome.
Penn State Choir and Concordia Handbells in Australia, Joan Catoni Conlon in Rome
Henry Leck leads the 2015 Passion of Italy Festival, Rollo Dilworth - Notes of Joy in Dublin and Belfast, Karen Kennedy heads a festival of American, Austrian and German choirs in Vienna and Salzburg, while Anna Hamre heads to Greece to lead our summer festival there.
Henry Leck, Karen Kennedy, Anna Hamre, Rollo Dilworth
Our custom tours continue with school, college and community ensembles from California to New York performing in Italy, Germany, France, the Milan Expo, Austria, Greece, Spain and Peru.
KI in France, Italy, Peru, Czech Republic

I am on the road throughout this period visiting with groups across Europe having just returned from overseeing the Australian tours. Lance and Tanya are in the office throughout the summer working on your 2016 and 2017 concert touring plans.

In addition to the custom tours we have these amazing festival leaders programming festivals around the world in 16 and 17: Z Randall Stroope, Craig Hella Johnson, Simon Carrington, Janet Galván, Rollo Dilworth, Henry Leck, Elena Sharkova, Larry Wyatt, Frank Ticheli and John Dickson.

Oliver Scofield
Executive Chairman

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Henry Leck becomes KI’s first Distinguished Music Advisor

Dear friends

With great pleasure, KIconcerts announces that Henry Leck has become our first Distinguished Music Advisor.

Henry Leck - A Week in KIconcerts World of MusicThis appointment complements a distinguished career of teaching at Butler University, building the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, leading festivals around the globe, adjudicating, mentoring and simply bringing wisdom, talent and joy to every choral setting of which he is a part.

We are honored to welcome Henry Leck in this new capacity which will see him:
•  Continue to lead summer festivals for KI
   o 2016 in the South of France
   o 2017 in Ireland
•  Provide advice to Directors with whom KI is in contact
•  Develop and advise on new choral projects staged across the world 
•  Encourage new talent and exchange opportunities in five continents.

We look forward to discussing new touring initiatives with you now that Henry has graciously agreed to be a resource in this new capacity.

Welcome Henry!!!

Oliver Scofield & Michael Clohesy

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sydney, Australia - 2 opportunities to see The Pennsylvania State University Concert Choir

This great American choir, directed by Christopher Kiver, is performing twice only in Sydney. Their talented singers invite you to join two exciting evenings of exhilarating choral music.
With Sydney’s own Joubert Singers directed by Rachelle Elliott
Villa Maria Catholic Church, 3 Mary Street, Hunters Hill
$20 or ($30 for two tickets) –

With the Chapel Choir of St. Andrew’s College directed by Sarah Penicka-Smith
Kinross Mackie Chapel, St. Andrew’s College, 19 Carillion Ave, Newtown

Program selected from the works of composers such as Dan Walker, J.S Bach, Henry Purcell, Béla Bartók and Matthew Orlovich (in the presence of the composer Matthew Orlovich on 14 May)

The Pennsylvania State University Concert Choir has toured Europe, performing in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Great Britain. Within the US, they have performed extensively within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New England, Louisiana, and the Southwest.

Performing music from the Renaissance through to the present, recent performances of major choral works has included Symphony no.2 in C minor, “Resurrection” by Mahler, "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Brahms, Symphony no. 9 in D minor by Beethoven, Verdi's "Requiem," and Poulenc’s “Gloria.” The Concert Choir comprises undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines and is directed by Christopher Kiver.