Friday, October 27, 2017

College Concert Tours at NCCO

KI is delighted to be sponsoring the staging of Considering Matthew Shepard at the National Collegiate Choral Organization conference on November 3rd.

We will be in Louisiana 2-4 November and keen to chat with anyone considering 2019/2020 concert touring. Let us know if you have time for a meeting, coffee or another kind of libation. Of course we are also available via phone/email to plan your next tour for any not able to attend NCCO’s conference this year.

Simon Carrington – England – Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 2, 2019
Thomas Lloyd – Wales – June 2019
John Dickson – Austria – June 2019
Eric Stark – Beijing/Hong Kong – May 2019
Ian Loeppky – Costa Rica – May 2019 

EuropeItalyAustriaFranceSpainGreeceCzech Republic • HungaryFinland/EstoniaCroatia
UK/IrelandEngland • ScotlandIreland
Asia/OceaniaChinaAustraliaNew ZealandIndiaVietnam
The AmericaCosta RicaArgentina • PeruMexicoCuba
AfricaSouth Africa

Looking forward to being in contact

Oliver Scofield

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SING AUSTRIA – June 2019 choir festival with John Dickson

Dear Friends,

Perhaps the opportunity of international travel combined with music making has shaped my life as a professional musician as much as any other experience.

Seeing the world through other cultures and singing in some of the globe’s great venues are life-changing experiences, whatever your career path.

I hope you will consider singing with me while we explore the enchanting cities of Vienna and Salzburg.

John Dickson
Artistic Director & Conductor

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Join Zimfira Poloz & Henry Leck for Toronto’s Children’s Choir Festival 2019

Dear Friends

I wish to welcome you and your treble choir singers to Toronto in early July 2019 – the week in which Canada Day and Independence Day in the US are both celebrated.

I was delighted when Henry Leck approached me to Co-Conduct this children’s choir festival. I value these kinds of collaborations very much between singers, with different directors/conductors and across many cultures. This is one of the reasons I was attracted to jointly lead this festival.

Toronto is my adopted city and, like me, you will enjoy the fine cultural offerings as well as the sightseeing and excellent range of venues when you come to visit. We have selected our preferred festival gala concert venue and we will share that news with you soon as well. Canadian choirs are looking forward to hosting our choral friends from the United States and we anticipate participation from other parts of the world.

We know the safety and comfort of your singers is the highest priority and I can see that the KI team values this in the same way that Henry and I do.

Please join us with your singers and let us combine our voices, our talent and our passion to make this an experience none of us will forget!

Zimfira Poloz

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cathedral Anthems Festival – Wales – June 2019 with Thomas Lloyd

Dear Colleagues,

One of the great joys of serving as a musician in the Anglican tradition is singing music from the richly inspired repertoire of Cathedral Anthems. To perform these soaring melodies in the very spaces for which they were written should be on the ‘bucket list’ of any avid choral singer. We may have sung Parry’s I was glad or Bainton’s And I saw a new heaven or Howells’ Like as the hart or Vaughan Williams Let all the world in every corner sing in our church or community choirs, or seen them on specially televised royal occasions. But to sing them with a grand organ in one of the Cathedrals in which they were first imagined will be an unforgettable experience to treasure.

This music is at once grand and deeply personal; it gives us a sense that not only are we all part of something much larger than ourselves, but also that we each have a place of purpose and value within that world. We will sing passages of fervent petition, of spiritual reflection, and of transcendent beauty. I look forward to sharing with you a recent composition of my own, an anthem written for the seating of our new bishop in Philadelphia. It is a setting of Psalm 139 (O God, you have searched me out and known me) with the memorable line from the book of the Acts of the Apostles, In you we live, and move, and have our being.

I am thrilled that this will be my first festival with KIconcerts – their reputation for organizing seamless concert tours including both independent and collaborative concerts is without peer. I hope you will join me in allowing this music to enrich our lives in the places it was born and has thrived for generations.

Thomas Lloyd
Artistic Director & Conductor

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Join Henry Leck, Michael McGlynn and Anúna singers – Ireland 2019 choir festival

Ireland calls to us all in many ways…its music, rolling hills, whimsical nature, quaint towns, intense history and some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet.

One of the finest contemporary Irish composers is Michael McGlynn and the finest ‘sound of Ireland’ today is Anúna. Join us as we workshop with Anúna and Michael McGlynn featuring two of his pieces in our combined festival choir repertoire.

I look forward to hosting you in Ireland with KIconcerts. We will stage individual concerts for our participating choirs in addition to rehearsing and staging our combined choir gala concert in a prestigious Dublin venue. We will enjoy Irish traditional music and dance and tour this fascinating country, being immersed in its unique culture.

See you in Dublin!!!

Henry Leck
Artistic Director & Conductor

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Hong Kong & Beijing Choir Festival – Join Eric Stark in May 2019

Dear Friends

Beijing and Hong Kong are cities of great history, culture and future. They boast many fine venues, outstanding ensembles not to mention the food and informative touring opportunities. Following our rehearsal and concert program in Beijing, I am inviting choirs to visit Hong Kong where I teach and conduct regularly. It will be a great joy for me to combine US choristers with my many singing friends in Hong Kong for this festival finale.

I am honored to have the chance to present fine American choirs alongside Chinese friends in a program featuring U.S., classical and Chinese repertoire.

I travel to this region often and can attest to the life changing experiences festival travelers will have.

Both Beijing and Hong Kong represent very different pieces of the Chinese mosaic and, understanding both, helps understand a great deal about the China of tomorrow.

Please consider joining me on a fun, educational, safe and very musical program in two of the great cities of Asia.

Dr. Eric Stark
Artistic Director & Conductor

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Elena Sharkova's 2019 Montreal Festival – France in North America

We all look for festivals that offer safety, value for money, great music and a unique cultural experience our singers couldn’t have if singing at home.

KIconcerts has asked me to lead a festival for youth and community choirs and I couldn’t think of a better destination than Montreal, Canada!

I am proposing we perform the Fauré Requiem (tbd). This will add to the French flavor of the event. In addition to our combined rehearsals we will be inviting choirs to sing in their own right and in their own concerts if they wish it. The touring opportunities will be both educational and fun.

I am looking forward to working with you and your singers.

Be in touch for more information

Elena Sharkova
Artistic Director & Conductor

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