Thursday, September 28, 2017

Passion of Italy 2019! - a choral festival led by Janet Galván

Dear Colleagues,

I am thrilled to invite you to participate in the 2019 Passion of Italy festival.

After the amazing success of our Ireland Choir Festival in 2016, I am excited to work with KIconcerts again to provide extraordinary concert and rehearsal experiences that exemplify the power of coming together in song.

I love Italy, and I also love bringing singers together to create what I call “the power of we.” I am passionate about planning beautiful programs that are tailored for the concert location, and the context of the tour. I will create a program that will be diverse but unified and will reflect the unique qualities and interests of the participating ensembles. We will present a program that will communicate and move audiences.

KIconcerts provides venues worthy of your singers’ talent, skill, and commitment. The festival choir will sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica (tbd) and will perform our Gala concert the next evening. You will also be invited to sing in concerts with your own choir and to enjoy sightseeing with your singing companions, always a unique and rewarding experience.

From Piazza Navona to the Trevi Fountain, Rome excites all the senses as one walks through a city full of history, art, and the origins of so much of the music that we treasure. Love of music and art is palpable in Rome, and your singers will love performing in this great city.

Optional Italian extensions are available to Florence and Venice with individual concert opportunities in Tuscany and Venice.

I look forward to further communication with you as you consider this invitation for us to embark on this musical adventure together.

A presto! (See you soon)

Dr. Janet Galván
Artistic Director & Conductor

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Voices United – 2019 Costa Rica choral festival with Ian Loeppky

Costa Rica dazzles the senses with its volcanic rugged landscapes and its lush rain forests home to unique flora and fauna as well as its pristine beaches and effervescent people.

Overlay these natural wonders with an exciting music program for combined choirs, accompanied in rehearsals and concert with a top collegiate string orchestra, and you have an inexpensive opportunity to take your choirs touring overseas, and without jet lag!

I have toured my ensembles on many occasions - including Costa Rica with KIconcerts - and nothing stretches a choir better or creates esprit de corps more than a concert tour. Being on the road together rehearsing and performing intensely can be the perfect culmination of a year’s study and work. I am always looking for cost-effective ways to make this a reality for my singers and this Costa Rica Festival represents the perfect combination of price, quality musical experiences and an educational destination offering many cross-cultural experiences.

I would be honored if you would consider joining me on this great performance adventure!

Ian Loeppky
Artistic Director & Conductor

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sing with Rollo Dilworth in the UK’s Harrogate Music Festival – summer 2019

England’s esteemed Harrogate Music Festival has invited us to feature in their 2019 program.

I would be honored if you and your singers would consider an invitation to join us for rehearsals and a gala concert there following optional individual concerts in London.

Harrogate is far North from the hustle and bustle of London, a gracious spa town just 30 minutes from York (and the York Minster!). I know you will enjoy the contrast between London and the stately Harrogate.

The Harrogate Music Festival is the jewel in the crown of the Harrogate International Festivals program and we are to be a featured guest event in the 2019 Festival. Previously, the breathtaking Royal Hall in Harrogate has been the venue for KIconcerts gala concerts in the Harrogate Music Festival and it has been proposed again for 2019.

Be in touch with me for further information on the musical elements of this festival and with KIconcerts for touring information.

See you in England

Rollo DilworthArtistic Director & Conductor

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Join Frank Ticheli in Toronto, Canada - summer 2019

Let’s gather in Toronto to rehearse and perform together for a spectacular gala concert on Canada Day, July 1, 2019.

I am very pleased to be leading this festival of fine North American bands. We will rehearse and perform together as a festival ensemble in addition to staging participating bands individually.

I look forward to performing with you and your ensembles – I always enjoy the magic that is unleashed when a composer and performers join together to find new ways to interpret and express music. It can be thrilling.

The combined repertoire will also feature other North American composers as we honor the week in which both Canada and the US celebrate their national days.

There is nothing like touring an ensemble in summer as a culmination of the year’s esprit de corps. Our festival will amplify this further as we create fine music with new friends before appreciative audiences in Canada’s capital city.

I look forward to hearing from you if I can answer any questions as we prepare for this great band event.

Frank Ticheli
Artistic Director

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Your 2019 international choir custom tour & festival guide

Your World of Music on six continents

All the world is KI’s stage
UK/IRELANDEngland • ScotlandIreland
ASIA/OCEANIAChinaAustraliaNew ZealandIndiaVietnam
THE AMERICASCosta RicaArgentina • PeruMexicoCuba
AFRICASouth Africa

Performing with the best across Your World of Music
CARRINGTON – London – Celebrate New Year’s Eve
DILWORTH – UK – By invitation; Harrogate International Festival
POLOZ/LECK – Toronto – Featuring treble choirs
LECK/ANÚNA – Ireland – with Michael McGlynn's Anúna
LLOYD – Wales/England – The Cathedral Anthems
SHARKOVA - Montreal – France in North America
DICKSON – Austria – In the footsteps of the masters
GALVÁN – Italy – Passion of Italy
STARK – Beijing & Hong Kong – music collaborations in Asia
LOEPPKY – Costa Rica – Voices United – orchestral accompaniment

Other festivals offered year-round