Thursday, September 22, 2016

Your invitation to perform in the British Isles! Custom & Festival Choir Tours

The British Isles offers choirs so much: Ireland’s lyrical beauty, the distinct culture of Wales, Scotland’s Highlands and Britain’s jewel in the crown…London.

CUSTOM TOURS
Ireland
Ireland brings out the whimsy in us all. Whether tracking down that elusive four leaf clover or rumored ancient relatives, Ireland holds us in its palm and charms us with its culture, music, history and love of life.

Scotland & Wales
Distinct cultures far from the hustle and bustle of London. The Welsh choirs are welcoming and reflect a proud culture. Edinburgh and Glasgow boast great venues and are the gateway to the mysteries of the highlands.

England – London
The iconic sites of London dazzle all who see them. A city like no other surrounded by further jewels: Canterbury, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford on Avon, Stonehenge, Bath offering exchanges and commanding historic spaces in which to perform.


IRELAND FESTIVAL

Z. Randall Stroope
Sing with the composer!

Dublin Festival Concert + Individual Concerts
Belfast or Galway touring options
Early July 2018


Perform in the British Isles. Different yet alike; a country of pageantry with deep cultural roots and breadth of history.

Be in touch for further information

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral – An invitation to your singers to join Z. Randall Stroope - July 6, 2018

Friends,

Christ Church Cathedral joins me in inviting you and your singers to join my2018 Dublin Choir Festival concert.

Ireland brings out the whimsy in us all. Whether tracking down that elusive four leaf clover or rumored ancient relatives, Ireland holds us in its palm and charms us with its culture, music, history and love of life.

I will program 30 minutes or so of repertoire that captures the Irish spirit also sharing the music of America and the rest of the world. You will also be invited to perform in your own right in the prelude to the combined festival choir on July 6 in addition to Belfast or Galway concert options.

KIconcerts and I collaborate in a way that brings you the best combination of musical and touring experiences. Above all we will ensure a safe, fun and informative stay in the land of leprechaun! And as the Irish say more eloquently than could we:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand

Until we meet in Ireland.

Z. Randall Stroope
Artistic Director & Conductor



Monday, September 12, 2016

SING IN ST. PETER'S BASILICA, ROME – July 4, 2018 – Choir Festival with Rollo Dilworth

Fellow Choristers

Please consider joining me for a truly once in a lifetime performance moment as we sing 4 pieces during Mass at the Main Altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican, on July 4, 2018.

We will also stage a gala concert featuring individual choirs and then the combined festival choir under my direction in one of Rome’s grandest venues. In addition, KIconcerts will stage other concerts for those choirs desiring them in Rome, Florence, Venice as well as Italy’s other great cities.

Europe is the most cost effective it has been in many years and Italy is the origin of so much of our music and our way of life. We literally walk through history as we tour the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and much much more – and that is only in Rome! Some ensembles will want to tour Florence and sing in Tuscany, others will wish to head further North to sail the canals of Venice and perform on this unique island city.

I look forward to working with your singers. There is something so energizing and pure about the magic we make together through performance which I want to share with you – celebrating our individual choirs as well as the combined voice we build for the gala concert.

Kind regards

Rollo Dilworth
Artistic Director & Conductor

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Singing in Austria June 16-23, 2018 - where the US dollar remains strong - choir festival with Angela Broeker

Dear Directors

Vienna & Salzburg…places beating within the hearts of all conductors, music educators and singers. Central Europe hasn’t been this cost effective for many years and KIconcerts has been able to trim a further $100 per person off the price as a result.

When I was invited to lead this festival, I was keen on the opportunity to rehearse and conduct the combined choir in Vienna before presenting our gala concert again in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg. Choirs will also be invited to sing their own concerts or exchange/partner concerts in Vienna as well as in extension cities if you opt for the post-tour options.

Presenting this festival in Austria allows me to combine my two passions: joining in community with musicians to create beautiful choral music and exploring amazing locations overseas. Please join us as we experience the living history of these lands! I have toured my own choirs happily with KIconcerts for many years now and am looking forward to this new collaboration with them.

Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you might have. I look forward to working with you and your choristers as we sing a festival choir program filled with wonderful music from historic Austria and many other countries.

I hope to be able to greet you in Europe.

Angela Broeker
Artistic Director & Conductor



Friday, September 2, 2016

ROMAinCANTO Choir Festival - The Vatican - June 2018

Dear Choir Directors

On behalf of the Associazione Musicale ROMAinCANTO, I wish to invite you and your singers to the 2018 International Festival of Sacred Music. This will be a great musical event in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican where I am one of the organists and in other iconic Rome locations. The Festival is under the patronage of the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico - Universit√† Sant’Anselmo di Roma, the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra di Roma and the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani.

We invite choirs of the world who sing sacred literature as a part of their repertoire to join with me as we rehearse together prior to animating Mass at the main alter of St. Peter’s Basilica (singing the Entrance, Offertory, Communion, Recessional) as the Festival Choir. In addition, we will stage concerts for the participating choirs and you are invited to a be reviewed by expert judges in a non-competitive setting as well as to attend a workshop on the Schola Romana of Palestrina which I will lead for you. This workshop will involve the study of a motet in the context of the era and characteristics of the Palestrina style.

A DVD of the Mass will be provided to each choir in addition to a plaque and a certificate will be given to every workshop participant.

KIconcerts: ROMAinCANTO Choir Festival - Maestro Fabio Avolio with the PopeI am delighted to be working with KIconcerts to host choirs from North America and Australia along with choirs from other countries and would be happy to cooperate with them to answer any questions you may have.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to the home of so much of the world’s sacred music

Fabio Avolio

Thursday, September 1, 2016

An invitation to sing Haydn Theresienmesse in Barcelona 2018 with Larry Wyatt

Dear friends,

I am pleased to have been asked to conduct a festival performance in Barcelona, Spain in early June of 2018. Barcelona is one of the most interesting cities in the world. In 2017 it will host the World Symposium on Choral Music. It is a very choral friendly city. Perhaps the most interesting site in Barcelona is Gaudi’s Church of the Sacred Family.

I have now done four of these festivals for KIconcerts and I can tell you that they are a first rate organization. They find great hotels and wonderful concert venues. These projects work well for choirs, as each choir has its own tour schedule and concerts plus the festival performance provides an opportunity for them to come together and perform a major work with other choirs, professional orchestra and soloists. I have tentatively selected the Haydn Theresienmesse for the festival concert. Because of the flexible nature of the festival performance, smaller choirs or choirs with some balance issues may choose to participate only in the mass choir concert and choose not to do individual performances.

Your tour can be extended to the Madrid area or virtually any other area of Europe. Believe me however, there is more than enough in the Barcelona area for you and your singers to have a spectacular time. I hope that you can join us in June, 2018 in Barcelona.

Larry Wyatt
Artistic Director & Conductor