Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Excite the singing senses – perform in Italy

KIconcerts: Choir tours and festivals in Italy
Cari amici

Is there any destination with quite the same musical intensity as Italy?

Singing Mass in St. Peter’s at the Vatican, being staged in a festival setting at one of Rome’s great basilicas or performing in a packed church off one of the main Piazzas.

Exchange concerts in Tuscany with Florence as a back drop - head further North to Venice to sing, sail a gondola and be awestruck by St. Mark’s - go South via Pompeii to the Amalfi Coast or North East to Milan and the Lake District.

Every Italian pathway is an adventure – many that involve a musical experience to last a lifetime.

Plan a custom tour or join one of our many festivals while in Rome before continuing on for your own touring experience.

2017 KIconcerts festivals include:

Other festivals with which KI collaborates:

  • Concorso Corale Internazionale – An annual competitive festival in spring set on the beautiful Lago di Garda
  • Venezia in Musica festival – In its 15th year this choral competition for all ages is located in Caorle and Venice every late April/early May
  • Padua International Music Meeting – A joyous festival of music staged every spring/summer in the great venues of Padua (near Venice), Spring/Summer

Saremo felici di ospitarti in Italia

Oliver Scofield

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Vienna/Salzburg - your gateway to Central Europe

KIconcerts - Austria choir tours and festivals
Performing in the heart of Europe is a dream come true for so many.

Sounds of music in Salzburg, waltz to a concert in Vienna, perform in Prague, bow in Budapest, sail to a virtuoso finale in Venice!

Let us build you a custom tour starting in Central Europe and performing for instance through France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland or Italy. Consider joining one of our great festivals in the region 
Here are examples of 3rd party festivals listed on our website for France, Austria, Budapest and Germany: 
  • International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival – Linz, Austria (June 2017) 
  • International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition – Wernigerode, Germany (July 2017) 
  • Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival – Vienna, Austria (July) 
  • Budapest International Choral Festival & Competition – Hungary (March/April) 

Sing the grand venues of Europe, perform in intimate spaces, enjoy warm audiences and participate in exchange concerts.

Contact us for tour proposals

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Your Irish performance invitation

KIconcerts: Grosse Point South High School Ambassador Concert and Show choirs in IrelandWe have concert tours monthly to Ireland at present as it is so safe, affordable and welcoming!

A few weeks ago the Grosse Pointe Ambassador Concert and Show Choirs had their best tour there. Their adventures included singing for Dublin’s Lord Mayor, playing to packed houses, having River Dance stars lead a dance workshop and exchange programs with local singers at all 4 concerts.

Airlines fly direct from airports across the US, enjoy the classic touring patterns or take Irish roads less traveled to experience Irish life beyond the bigger cities and consider the recent options to perform in Belfast. Everywhere you go enjoy warm audiences, great venues and meaningful exchanges.

We offer custom tours any time of year as well as great festivals and events:
  • Henry Leck in 2017 for treble and youth choirs.
  • St. Patrick’s Day celebrations every March
  • The Cork International Choral Festival – April/May
  • The Mayo International Choral Festival – May
The Irish are known for their whimsy, hospitality and a twinkle in their eye. Share this and their fondness for all things American on your concert tour!

Contact us for more information

Oliver Scofield

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mid Europe Band Festival invites you to join Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli and Mid Europe Festival Schladming

Europe’s premier band festival invites you to perform in Austria, July 2017 alongside Frank Ticheli.

KIconcerts meet royalty - Oliver ScofieldThis opportunity will feature America’s finest band talent at Europe’s most prestigious annual band festival.

You are invited to perform individually and/or as part of the combined ensemble Ticheli will conduct. We start with concerts in Vienna before moving onto Schladming, Austria for the Mid Europe Festival.

If Austria is not your choice of touring destination in 2017 KIconcerts has custom tour and other festival options for you around the world; across Europe and on roads less traveled such as Australia, Iceland, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Vietnam and South.

I was in England recently to discuss the visit of our next band to Harrogate and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harrogate International Festivals with Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. The band in Harrogate with which we arrange exchange concerts had the unique honor of performing for His Majesty that day.

Join us for you next international concert tour adventure!!!

Oliver Scofield

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A royal reason to perform in Britain

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were interested to hear about the US ensembles we host in the United Kingdom at a reception I attended in England last week.

Great Britain is a sensational touring destination. Some groups like to be based in London with performances there, Oxford, Canterbury, Cambridge etc while others give concerts in Wales, Scotland and Northern England.

Enjoy custom tours with exchanges, a chance to enjoy a West End show and tour all the renowned icons the UK is famous for. In addition festivals abound throughout the land including the prestigious Harrogate International Festival that the Royals visited last week.

Contact us for more information

Oliver Scofield