I hope the start of your academic/singing/concert year is smooth and energizing.
While you are considering your concert touring options for next year, I wanted to send you information on my Passion of Italy Festival in Rome early July, 2019. I am so excited to be working with KIconcerts again. This company provides incredible travel experiences for choral ensembles. The concerts are promoted, and the balance between the ensemble working on their own and as part of the larger chorus is incredible.
Rome is with the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, the Vatican and everything else that makes this truly ‘the Eternal City’. The city is magical for those visiting the first time as well as for those returning for one more of many trips there. Choirs attending previous Passion of Italy festivals also toured Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast and Milan for further amazing Italian touring experiences.
I love to bring a variety of voices and choruses together working until they become a majestic combined choir worthy of singing Mass at St. Peter’s (tbd) and in our Gala Concert in Rome. Coming together with other singers to create something incredible is thrilling. Of course I also never lose sight of the pleasure that comes from staging our individual choirs in their own performances in great venues in another country.
I am still considering repertoire options for the festival because I want the program to reflect the needs of all participating ensembles. These decisions will be made very soon. Please let me know of your interests, and I will seek to design the program with your interests in mind. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact KIconcerts and/or me personally. The incredible people at KIconcerts know when to refer questions to me.
I am excited to be working in Italy again and to have the opportunity to work with fine ensembles such as yours in this dynamic and special way!
Dr. Janet Galván