Friday, May 24, 2013

Join Frank Ticheli in London – bands/choirs & smaller groups of musicians also welcomed in the 2014 Festival

I am excited to let you know my London/Harrogate International Festival in 2014 is welcoming full bands and choirs as well as smaller groups of instrumentalists and singers if your full ensemble cannot join us.

We depart North America on June 22, with our London Gala concert scheduled for the amazing Central Westminster Hall on June 26 (TBD - check out the virtual tour). Our Harrogate Gala concert on June 29 is the curtain raiser for the 2014 Harrogate International Festival! In between our great British touring and Festival Ensemble rehearsals there are opportunities for individual and shared concerts.

It would be terrific if you might consider joining me for this great musical and cultural experience. The last two international festivals with KIconcerts were tremendous successes – the Sydney Opera House in 2008 where we premiered Angels in the Architecture commissioned by KI and in 2011 in Italy where the finale performance of Vesuvius in an ancient cloister was a triumph!

Feel free to be in touch with me about musical questions and with KIconcerts about the touring aspects.



Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sing Mass at St Peter's Basilica & Vivaldi's Gloria in Rome with Dr. Eric Stark

KIconcerts Vivaldi's Gloria Choir Festival, Rome 2014 with Eric Stark

I wish to introduce you to the 2014 Chamber Choir Festival in Rome, Italy, featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s exuberant “Gloria” for orchestra and chorus! Our festival brings together one of the greatest works ever in one of the world’s most magnificent cities for a cultural and performance experience second to none. I look forward to sharing this unforgettable opportunity with you and your singers!

See below for more information and feel free to be in contact with me regarding the music and with KIconcerts for touring information.

I look forward to seeing you in Rome!

Eric Stark
Artistic Director, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Professor of Music
and Director of Graduate Studies, Butler University


Chamber choirs are especially welcome. Often, the opportunity to sing a major work for chorus and orchestra is only available to large groups. However, we know that some of the very best choruses are smaller, often numbering 60 or less.

We hope our festival, culminating in June 2014, in one of the world’s most culturally and history rich cities, Rome, can be an exciting part of your 2013-2014 programming. Working on this amazing repertoire, perhaps even performing it at home with your own ensembles, will reward your singers with the wonderful exposure to the majestic sounds of voices combined with instruments, in one of the most timeless and thrilling works of all time.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Z. Randall Stroope invites you to sing in Barcelona - 2014/15 New Year's Festival

Dear Friends

Join me for a once in a lifetime event to one of the world’s leading tourist, entertainment and cultural cities – BARCELONA, SPAIN. The timing is perfect – over New Year’s 2014! Barcelona enjoys a temperate climate, some of the most striking architecture in the world, breathtaking venues and a population that loves music and culture.

This festival is a chance for full choirs, or parts thereof, to combine for a gala concert which I am honored to be conducting. Of course, individual venues and performances can also easily be arranged. I will enjoy the chance to present some of my music, to work with your choirs, and hear you in concert.

Great location! Great time of year! Great venues!

I hope to see you there!

Z. Randall Stroope
Artistic Director & Conductor

Contact my friends at KIconcerts for tour details.