Friday, April 22, 2016


At the end of April, Henry Leck retires from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir which he founded 30 years ago. We are delighted to announce he will be leading the 2017 Ireland festival during his first year of retirement.

Through the ICC, Henry has inspired thousands of children, countless admiring conductors as well as administrators. During his tenure at Butler University he has educated a generation of musicians and music educators.

Henry has built a legacy worthy of his talent, energy and grace. We are delighted that he has agreed to become KIconcerts Distinguished Music Advisor. In this role he will lead festivals, nurture emerging talent, develop new projects with KI.

Join us in Ireland for a festival that features treble and high school singers with Henry. Ireland is safe, comfortable and easy to tour. Warm audiences, historical venues, keen exchange groups ensure a musically enriching experience while the culture, traditions and beauty of the country contribute to lasting memories.

Please contact Henry Leck or me for more information.

Oliver Scofield

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sing at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, with Dr. Heather J. Buchanan - Passion of Italy Choir Festival

We are delighted that Dr. Heather J. Buchanan has accepted the invitation to lead the 2017 Passion of Italy Festival joining a list of great previous artistic directors of this festival including: Craig Hella Johnson, Anna Hamre, Rollo Dilworth, Karen Kennedy, Hilary Apfelstadt.

Italy is a destination that calls to every singer. In Rome there are opportunities for individual performances, combined choir rehearsals, singing of Mass by the combined festival choir at St. Peter's Basilica and the Festival Gala concert - which is then replicated in Florence for those who choose to join us in Tuscany. Some choirs have opted to travel onto Venice for further touring and performances.

Download prospectus for Passion of Italy 2017 Choir Festival

One of the great aspects of a festival like this is the welcome to participation is equal for full choirs as it is for groups of singers from choirs not able to travel in their entirety. The musical offering is as rich and we are able to combine smaller groupings for the bussing and guiding aspects to ensure the optimum 40+ travel price is offered to all.

Dr. Buchanan programs repertoire reflecting the spirit of destination. The Vivaldi Gloria is her selected "masterwork" for the combined festival choir. It appeals to singers and audiences alike capitalizing on the vibrancy of younger voices and maturity of experienced singers. The repertoire choices for the St Peter’s Mass will be finalized once registrations for the festival are concluded.

If you know of Dr. Buchanan's work, you will know the integrity of this opportunity at every level - the touring, the camaraderie, the collaborative approaches that are her hallmark as well as the excellence in music she creates and amplifies!

Please feel free to be in touch with Dr. Buchanan directly for further information or with me for a fuller prospectus about the event.

Many thanks for your attention to this material

Oliver Scofield