Thursday, August 18, 2016

Touring young singers abroad safely: Henry Leck choir festivals in Ireland, Iceland & Hong Kong

Having worked with young people all my life I know of the additional responsibilities when on tour internationally with this age group.

In my capacity as Distinguished Advisor to KIconcerts I sought to ensure that our forthcoming tours for our younger singers were to places that we had confidence would avoid the concerns that parents might have. My next four festivals with KIconcerts therefore are to:

In many respects the furthering of international understanding through music has never been more important.

I feel these are currently the right destinations to be planning for student singers and would be pleased to talk with you about hosting your full choir or smaller groups of singers in these unique summer festivals settings.

Henry Leck

Monday, August 15, 2016

An invitation to 'Sing in the New Year' 2018 Barcelona Choir Festival with Simon Carrington

Welcome back to the academic/singing year!

I wanted to ensure you had the information on our 2018 New Year’s festival (12/26/17 – 01/01/18) as early as possible to give you almost 18 months to plan if you’re able to consider joining us.

I have chosen the mild climate of Barcelona to contrast the North American winter over New Year and great airfares that time of year enabling KIconcerts to offer $2895 per person from selected East Coast gateway cities. Having worked with KI on our winter festivals previously in England and Greece I know that this is a winning formula and commend KI to you.

Barcelona is a city of great hospitality and charm featuring the Gothic Quarter which boasts many fine festival venues, La Rambla, beaches, Gaudi, fine food and a proud Catalonian culture. Our tour is timed to enjoy the friendly exuberance associated with New Year’s Eve in this part of the world.

In addition to the touring options in Barcelona (and through the Madrid optional extension) we will create great music together. After our combined rehearsals of the 30-40 minutes of Festival Choir literature we stage our concert featuring individual performances from those participating choirs that wish them.

Let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to the possibility of hosting you in Spain!

Simon Carrington


Frank Ticheli Austria 2017 and Mid-EuropeJULY 2017
  • Combined band concert conducted by the Maestro
  • Rehearsals/workshops with Ticheli
  • Optional individual concerts
  • Option to attend Mid Europe Festival (with Ticheli)
  • Reduction in price of $100 per person
  • Smaller groups of instrumentalists and full bands equally welcomed
  • Great venues
  • Register interest now for a proposal to be sent.