Wednesday, April 26, 2017

London performance of Handel's Coronation Anthems - join Simon Carrington for New Year's Eve 2018

I never tire of performing Handel’s magnificent Coronation Anthems, especially in England. These are marvelous pieces for combined choirs and orchestra and I know we will love presenting them in a land that has enjoyed the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II!

New Year is a perfect time to travel with the cheapest pricing of the year and a chance to see the iconic sights of England without a crush of tourists.

KIconcerts is offering individual concerts and extension tours for those that wish them while I am looking forward to hosting you in my home city of London for the combined festival elements.

Feel free to be in touch with me directly on the musical matters and with KIconcerts about planning the touring and other performance elements.

With warm wishes to all

Simon Carrington
Artistic Director & Conductor

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sing with Henry Leck in Montreal - a touch of Europe in North America - Canada Choir Festival 2018

I am pleased to be leading a choir festival in Montreal starting June 21, 2018.

This is a festival for mixed voices and I will ensure that all participating choirs have a chance to shine in the gala concert setting and in individual choir performances as requested.

Immersed in the French Canadian culture, Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world! It’s a place of incredible tradition and a wonderful location for a festival. It’s amazing to me that you can travel 300+ miles from New York City or Boston and be in a French speaking city in a foreign country.

Choirs are looking for affordability as well as safety in their tour experience. Here you can have that…plus an international tour and a high quality musical experience. In addition, traveling to Montreal is convenient as I believe there are direct flights from most major American cities.

This festival celebrates individual concerts, combined concerts, the comradery of festival rehearsals, a gala concert and the joy of singing for international audiences.

In addition to this festival, I am leading one in Iceland in 2018 for children’s choirs another destination that fits all the criteria choirs are looking for next year. In 2019 I will also be leading festivals in Toronto and Ireland.

It would be a great honor to work with you and your choirs in Montreal June 2018 if that fits your planning for next year.

I hope you can join us for this incredible opportunity to make great music together!

Henry Leck
Artistic Director & Conductor
KIconcerts Distinguished Music Advisor

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sydney Opera House 2018 - date announced for Craig Hella Johnson Choir Festival

KIconcerts: Announcement - Sydney Opera House 2018 with Craig Hella Johnson

The Sydney Opera House has confirmed that the Craig Hella Johnson Festival Gala Concert will be staged on Tuesday 17 July, 2018 in the magnificent Concert Hall.

The Opera House Concert Hall is scheduled to close for major reconstruction and renovation in 2019. Given this, the demand for 2018 dates has been extraordinarily heavy and confirmation slower. We are honored that the Hella Johnson Festival was awarded a date and will be one of the last events of its nature until after the Concert Hall reopens!

This festival of Australian and American singers will be an exceptional display of choral talent conducted by a truly unique force of music; Craig Hella Johnson. The Jake Runestad commission will see its world premiere by this ensemble in this breathtaking venue. In addition, each choir will be invited to sing one piece on the Concert Hall stage prior to the combined choir performing. Choirs will have other individual concerts/exchanges as they wish.

There is plenty of time with Craig for rehearsing and we have rented the Concert Hall for two consecutive nights to enable the dress rehearsal to take place the night before ensuring maximum readiness and ease for our big night.

There are pre or post tour options to New Zealand, Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) and Brisbane/Gold Coast with flights ‘down under’ from the West Coast, Houston, Dallas and NYC… 2 meals, 3 movies and a nap is all it takes!

We know that Australia is a premiere location – for many a once in a lifetime destination – that is safe, comfortable, hospitable and full of some of the world’s most interesting animals.

See you down there mate

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2018 & 2019 choir festival and custom tour offerings

KIconcerts: Tour Your Talent

2018 brings new opportunities for custom tours to the KIconcerts World of Music. 

KI is proud to launch performance tours in Iceland, Cuba and Vietnam. Tours to Europe: Italy, Central Europe, Ireland and England (never more affordable than now) remain the most popular with tours to Australia/NZ, Costa Rica, China, Argentina/Peru, India and South Africa featuring in our Roads Less Traveled collection.

2018 also sees KIconcerts increase its range of domestic and Canadian performance tour options.

KI’s festivals feature some truly great choral luminaries and we continue our tradition of commissioning new works - commissioning Jake Runestad for 2018. 

Craig Hella Johnson in Australia | Henry Leck in Iceland & Canada | Larry Wyatt in Spain | Angela Broeker in Austria | Rollo Dilworth in Italy | Z. Randall Stroope in Ireland

Simon Carrington in London

Rollo Dilworth in England | Karen Kennedy & Henry Leck in Ireland | Zimfira Poloz & Henry Leck in Canada | John Dickson in Austria | Janet Galván in Italy | Eric Stark in Hong Kong/China | Henry Leck in Spain | Elena Sharkova in Canada

Contact us for more information

Oliver Scofield
KIconcerts: Your Tour Company