Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Henry Leck's 20/21 international festivals - Vienna, Toronto, Edinburgh & Vancouver

Dear friends,

I wanted to invite you to participate in the following exciting choir festivals. Nothing excites me more than collaborating with renowned conductors along with your singers! I am so pleased to announce I am joining four incredibly talented colleagues in the following festivals:

Vienna with Elena Sharkova, June 21-27
Toronto with Elise Bradley, July 5-9 

Edinburgh with Pearl Shangkuan, June 24-29
Vancouver with AndrĂ© Thomas, July 3-8

We’ll rehearse the treble and SATB voices separately for their portions of the gala concert and bring all the singers together for the combined finale pieces. The power of many voices joining as one thrills me as much today as it did 50 years ago at the start of my career.

You can also enjoy individual performances in many cases with local ensembles through exchange concerts. This touring experience offers the best of both worlds… a “festival” experience plus an “individual choir tour” experience. Plus you have the added benefit of cultural immersion, informative sightseeing, time to explore and an opportunity to build that esprit de corps we all strive for in our choirs. KIconcerts completes the package by providing great tour managers, accommodation, meals and travel arrangements while always keeping the music front and center. I have worked with them many times, and always appreciate their prioritization of a high musical experience.

Join us for the joy and adventure of making great music in new lands and for the unique comradery that comes from international travel.

Feel free to contact me for more information

Henry Leck
Artistic Director

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sing at St. Peter's Basilica - register your choir for the June 2020 Rome Choral Festival

KI 2020 Passion of Italy Choir Festival invite from Artistic Director John Dickson

With registration closing on September 15, I wanted to make sure your choir had the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Passion of Italy Festival, in Rome on June 9th – 14th.

Individual concerts – as requested
Combined gala concert with accompaniment in major venue with great audience
Opportunity for the combined festival choir to sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica
Extension touring and concert opportunities in Florence, Venice and beyond

This will be my 3rd opportunity to conduct a KIconcerts festival and I know they can deliver! They deliver on informative touring tailored for your singing community, great hotels, good food, convenient transport and most importantly cultural immersion through exchange concerts and the like.

We all love to sing, we all love to provide our choirs a pinnacle to aim for and we all love enthusiastic audiences. Our music sweeps us up in many of life’s journeys and this journey to the land of the waterways of Venice, the Renaissance of Florence, the Sistine Chapel and Coliseum in Rome is one your singers will never forget.

Contact me for more details and join me in Italy next June.

John Dickson
Artistic Director & Conductor