Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh what a great concert season we had in 2011

Tough economic times shouldn't stop fine choirs from touring abroad, but at Incantato Tours we understand that flexibility is even more important when traveling money is limited. So while we maintain the high standards our boutique tour company is built upon when it comes to concert management and marketing, as well as the overall touring experience, thinking out of the box and designing creative journeys enabled several wonderful choirs to say YES to going on a 2011 Incantato Performance Tour, and we are honored to work with and for them. Their prime venues include the Stephansdom in Vienna, St. Mark's and St. Peter's Basilica in Italy, private recitals in the Sistine Chapel and many many more wonderful essential artistic experiences.
Incantato Tours proudly presents (y)our 2011 Performance Tour Series:





“Love Songs Human and Divine: Songs for the Spirit”
Presented by the University of South Carolina Concert Choir, of Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and accompanied by Dr. Williams Bates.
The University of South Carolina Concert Choir will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 3 through March 14, 2011. The tour will be in Tuscany from March 4 through 7, Calvi dell’Umbria on March 8 and 9, and Rome from March 10 through 14.

“Viva la Musica: Sacred choral music and jazz celebrating life, love, faith, and music”
Presented by the Bellarmine University Music Department, of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The Schola Cantorum, in collaboration with the Louisville Vocal Project, will present a concert of sacred and secular masterpieces from the past and present, featuring music by Parsons, Byrd, Stanford, and Burchard. The Jazz Ensemble will present a concert of well-known American jazz standards featuring the music of Ellington, Mancini, Rodgers & Hart, Young, and Garner. The choirs are directed by Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock, and the Jazz ensemble is led by Mr. David Clark. Mr. Richard Burchard serves as the head of the Bellarmine University Music Department.
The ensembles will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 4 through 14, 2011. The tour will be in the Amalfi Coast region March 5 through 7, Montecassino on March 8, Tuscany from March 8 through 10, Assisi on March 11, and Rome on March 12 and 13.

“Songs of Hope, Peace, and Praise: from the master of the Italian motet to the master of the American spiritual”
Presented by the Mater Dei High School Chorus, of Santa Ana, California, USA. The 150-voice choir is under the direction of Mr. Scott Melvin and accompanied by Mr. Kent Helwig.
The Chorus will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 25 through April 3, 2011. The tour will be in the Amalfi Coast region from March 25 through 28, Montecassino on March 29, Rome for the Papal Audience on March 30, Umbria on March 31, and back to Rome from April 1 through 3.

“A Journey of Light: A concert of choral music that will awaken the sense, inspire the soul, and warm the heart”
Presented by the La Canada High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, of La Canada, California, USA. The La Canada High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are under the direction of Mr. Jeff Brookey. The program will feature works by American and European composers spanning five centuries, including Claudio Monteverdi, Franz Schubert, Maurice Durufle, Eric Whitacre, and Moses Hogan.
The ensembles will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 30 through April 7, 2011. The tour will be in Mestre on March 31, Venice on April 1, Tuscany on April 2 and 3, Orvieto on April 4, and Rome from April 5 through 7.
Save the date for the following performances: St. Mark's Basilica, Venice, on April 1, 6:45 pm; Il Teatro, Rieti, on April 4; St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, on April 5, at 5 pm; Sant' Agnese in Agone, Rome, April 6, 6:00 pm.

“I Saw Eternity: A spiritual pilgrimage through music of past and present”
Performed by the JSerra Catholic High School Chamber Choir, of San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. The JSerra Chamber Choir, featuring works by Bieble, Byrd, and Poulanc, is under the direction of Mr. Andrew M. Alvarez, and accompanied by Ms. Catherine Forbush.
The Chamber Choir will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State, April 1 through 11, 2011. The tour will be in Florence on April 2 and 3, Tuscany on April 4, Assisi and Calvi on April 5, and Rome from April 6 through 10.

“Contemplation and Exultation: Sacred music along the Danube”
Presented by the Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir, of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The program features traditional and contemporary choral literature by an eclectic mix of composers, including Palestrina, Byrd, Marenzio, Burchard, and Mozart. The choir is directed by Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock, Director of Vocal Studies, and accompanied by Mr. Timothy Lee Baker, Organist.
The Choir will travel on a performance cruise on the Danube River through Central Europe from April 2 through April 11, 2011. The cruise will dock in Budapest on April 4, Bratislava on April 5, Vienna on April 6, Dürnstein and Melk on April 7, Linz and Cesky Krumlov on April 8, Passau and Vilshofen on April 9, and Prague on April 10.
Save the date for the following YPAS performances: Thursday, April 7, 11 am at Dürnstein Monastery; Saturday, April 9, 7 pm at Schweiklberg Abbey.

“A Collision of the Ancient and New World: a collection of Romantic and Contemporary choral gems of 19th and 20th centuries”
Presented by the San Marino Chamber Choir, from San Marino High School in Los Angeles, California, USA. The program features selected works by Claudio Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, Hugo Wolf, Morten Lauridsen, Moses Hogan, and many others. The Chamber Choir is under the direction of Mr. Howard Cheung and accompanied by Ms. Rachel Yang.
The choir will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State from April 2 through April 12, 2011. The tour will be in the Castelli Romani region on April 3, the Amalfi Coast region from April 4 through 6, Montecassino on April 7, Umbria on April 8, and Rome from April 9 through 12.

“La Storia: Sharing stories through song, from one land to another – a concert of choral and instrumental music”
Presented by the St. Bonaventure’s College Wind Ensemble & Chamber Choir, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The ensembles are conducted by Ms. Vincenza Etchegary, Instrumental Director, and Ms. Maria Conkey, Choral Director.
The St. Bonaventure’s College Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir will tour Italy and the Vatican State from April 9 through April 17, 2011. The tour will be in Rome April 10 through April 12, the Amalfi Coast from April 13 through 15, and will conclude in Montecassino and the Castelli Romani region on April 16.

“¡Cantemos!”
Presented by the University of Miami Frost Chorale, of Miami, Florida, USA, features choral masterworks paired with Spanish and American folk music. The Frost Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Josh Habermann.
The Frost Chorale will travel to Spain, May 15 through 23, 2011. The tour will be in Barcelona on May 16 and 17, Valencia on May 18 and 19, Cuenca on May 20, Toledo on May 21, and Madrid on May 22.

“Songs from the heart to the heavens: Sacred and secular choral gems from the continental Europe, Great Britain, Africa, Australia, and the Americas”
Presented by the University of Georgia Chamber Choir, of Athens, Georgia, USA. The program ranges from works by Victoria and Brahms to jazz and spirituals. The choir is directed by Dr. Mitos Andaya and accompanied by Dr. Martha Thomas.
The choir travel on a performance tour of Portugal and Spain from May 19 through 29, 2011. The tour will be in Lisbon on May 20 and 21, Azambuja on May 22, Evora and Alentejo on May 23, Sevilla on May 24 and 25, Toledo on May 26 and 27.

“Passion and Faith: Sacred and secular music to touch the heart and feed the soul”
Presented by the Providence College Choir and Symphonic Winds, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The Choir is under the direction of Dr. T.J. Harper and Accompanied by Ms. Sherry Humes Dane. The Symphonic Winds are led by Dr. Jennifer Bill.
The ensembles will be touring Italy and the Vatican State, May 16 through 26, 2011. The tour will be in Montecassino May 17 and 18, Naples on May 19, Amalfi and Maiori on May 20, Rome May 21, 22, and 25, and Tuscany May 23 and 24.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Melodie d'Estate

Incantato proudly presents:

The Choir of the Sound

from/da Seattle, Washington (USA)

2007 Performance Tour to Italy

Melodie d’Estate

Concerto - Choir Concert

Director/Dirige: Judy Filibeck
Pianist/Accompagnato da: Mary Kay Wilson


Rassegna di musiche corali
con brani selezionati classici e moderni

La S.V. è invitata a partecipare - Ingresso libero
You are invited to join us – Free entrance
Herzliche Einladung – Der Eintritt ist frei
Bienvenue – Entree libre

Concert Schedule – Concerti in Italia

Lunédi 25 Giugno alle ore 21 - June 25, 9 pm
Santa Maria in Valvendra - Lovere

Mercoledì 27 Giugno alle ore 20 - June 27, 8 pm
Chiesa di San Moisè - San Marco 1390A – Venezia

Sabato 30 Giugno alle ore 18 - June 30, 6 pm
Terme Excelsior - Montecatini Terme

Martedi 03 Luglio alle ore 20.45 - July 3, 8.45 pm
Duomo di Caldiero
con Oakville Children Choir (Canada), Coro Città di Soave
& Coro Polifonico di Caldiera

About the Choir

The Choir of the Sound (COTS) S is a leading community choir in the Puget Sound area, presenting concerts of demanding literature in an innovative and entertaining style. The choir has been recognized through the years for its impressive performances of major choral works. COTS was founded in 1977 by Robert Metzger as the Shoreline Community College Chorale, and assumed its present name in 1980. The Choir’s mission is to provide an outlet for musical expression and artistic performances that are educational, stimulating, and enriching to the cultural life of the community. Tours of Europe in 1983 and 1995 featured performances in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany. In November 2005, under the direction of Judy Filibeck, the COTS singers joined four other choirs and two New York City soloists in a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria at Carnegie Hall.


About the Director

Judy Filibeck has been the Musical Director of the Choir of the Sound since 2004. She has recently retired as Director of Choral Music at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington, where she conducted five different award-winning choirs. Judy Filibeck graduated from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, and has a Master's degree from the University of Washington and continued to study at the University of Oregon also. She taught for ten years at Seattle Community College and was co-owner of a company that taught goal-setting and self-esteem building techniques across the United States. She has also conducted both church and community choirs and adjudicated many festivals and competitions in the Pacific Northwest.

Rhythms of Life

Incantato proudly presents:

The Summit Children's Touring Choir

2007 Central European Performance Tour - Europa-Konzerttournee

RHYTHMS OF LIFE

Leitung/ pod taktovkou paní /directed by: Arlene Jacobs

mit ausgewählten klassischen und modernen Werken von / vybraná sakrální a moderní hudební díla/ with selected works from:

J.S. Bach, M. Haydn, F. Schubert , R. Schumann, T. L. Victoria, R. Clausen, A. Naplan...- Gospels & Spirituals

Herzliche Einladung - Vśichni jsou vítáni - All welcome

Freier Eintritt zu allen Konzerten mit Ausnahme des Benefizkonzertes in Wien. Vstup volný mimo benefićní koncert ve Vídni. Free entrance to all performances except for the benefit concert in Vienna.

Konzert-Termine – Koncertní Tourné– Concert Schedule

Deutschland - Germany

20.06.2007 – June 20
St. Joseph-Kirche - Speyer, 19.00/ 7 pm

23.06.2007 – June 23
MarkuskircheChemnitz, 19.30 / 7:30 pm

Ćeská republika - Czech Republic

24.06.2007 – June 24
+ Chlumecký détský sbor & Chlumecký pévecký sbor, Sbormistr: Mgr. Josef Riha
Kostel sv. Havla - Chlumec, 14.00 / 2 pm

25.06.2007 – June 25
St. Nicholas Church (Old Town Square) – Prague, 14.00 / 2 pm

Oesterreich - Austria

27.06. 2007 – June 27
StefansdomWien, 12.00/noon Messe (Mass), 12:45 Konzert

27.06.2007 – June 27
Benefizkonzert für die St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung
St. Anna KircheWien, 19.30 / 7:30 pm
Karten à € 7,- unter Tel: – 01 / 581 86 40 sowie an der Abendkasse.


About the Choir

The SCC Touring Choir with 50+ singers ranging in age from 14 to 17 and directed by Mrs. Arlene Jacobs represents the most advanced singers from the Summit Children’s Choir Program based in Akron, Ohio (USA). This quality vocal music education program for children of all ages was established in 1991 based on the Kodaly philosophy of attaining musical literacy combined with the teaching of sound vocal technique. The members of the SCC Touring Choir have grown steadily into an artistic unit which is recognized throughout Ohio and beyond. In recent years they have been involved in performances of such large scale works as Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Mendelssohn's Elijah. The singers have appeared as part of international music festivals in England, Hawaii, China and Italy and most recently collaborated with the China Children’s Choir, the Hawaii Youth Chorus and two other American ensembles in an international children’s choir festival in China which included a series of concerts in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. This June, they are going to experience their first independent concert tour outside of the U.S. giving concerts in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.


About the Director

Mrs. Arlene Jacobs holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music Education from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana). She has taught public school music in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and California and is in her seventeenth year teaching vocal music at Arrowhead Primary School in the Copley/ Fairlawn School District. She is known as one of the most successful school music educators in Northeast Ohio and remains as an active member of OMEA (the Ohio Music Education Association), American Kodaly Educators, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and the American Choral Director's Association. In recent years, Mrs. Jacobs has appeared as a guest clinician for children's choir festivals and clinics around the state of Ohio, and is in her thirteenth season as director of the Touring Choir of the Summit Children's Choir Program.

SCC in the Press

The Touring Choir already made it into the news abroad and has been featured prominently on various print and online publications. A feature article appeared in the regional newspaper, DIE RHEINPFALZ, on Friday, June 15. You will soon be able to download the full page here.

Junger Chor Speyer

Standing ovations for the Junge Chor Speyer's first US concert in NYC

They could not have had a better opening concert for their 2008 USA Performance Tour. The 23 singers of the "Junge Chor Speyer" directed by Marie Theres Brand performed to a full house in New York City on March 26, 2008 in beautiful St. Matthias R.C. church. The program of sacred and secular works titled "Mozart & Friends" received several minute-long applauses and the choir was rewarded with standing ovations from almost everyone attending when the concert concluded. Especially the selection of German folk songs were true crowd pleaser: "Kein schoener Land" was requested as an encore and became particularly moving when many of the German-speaking guests sang along during that repeat performance. Mozart's "Sancta Maria" - accompanied by the string-quartet traveling with the choir - was also performed twice.

Between 400 and 500 people from all over the Big Apple attended their very first concert on US soil, some even came all the way from New Jersey and Connecticut as the performance hosted by St. Matthias and co-organized by Incantato Tours & Concert Management had been advertised all over the Tri-State area and highlighted as a special event in the media and various official information outlets like the German consulate's website. Director Marie Theres Brand and her singers were very moved by the warm reception and positive feedback they received from the audience and also their hosts.

Msgr. Ed Scharfenberger of St. Matthias who had spontaneously welcomed the choir from Speyer into his parish when approached only a few months ago commented on the event in an email shortly after the concert: "The Junger Chor was a true and timely gift to our community. You could see the expression on the faces of the people who attended – how happy they were. I heard so many people comment about how uplifting it was to see and hear so many young people come together to make such beautiful music. But it was even more than the music. It was the sense of HOPE that their presence gave to the people who are not always given an opportunity to see the results of good leadership, youthful goodness and enthusiasm and – let’s face it, love and discipline – all come together. The many connections that were made will only deepen the impression made. This was a wonderful event that will always be a treasured memory of our parish."

The choir continues to Ohio and Illinois were additional formal and informal concerts are scheduled. They return to Germany on April 3, 2008.

Pictures and videos taken at the event will be posted here later.

Junger Chor Speyer performs in New York City


The German Youth Choir "Junger Chor Speyer" presents the first formal concert of its 11-day Performance Tour to the USA tonight at St. Matthias R.C. Church in Ridgewood, NY on March 26, 2008.

Starting at 7:30 pm, the 23 singers present a selection of sacred works and international folksongs. "Mozart & Friends" is the title of their performance which is part of the centennial celebration at the Queens parish founded 100 years ago.

Selections for the performance will be from the following:

Sacred Works

Jubilate Deo W. A. Mozart
Benedictus sit Deus
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei
Laudate Dominum
Herr Gott, dich loben wir.

Ave verum F. X. Süssmayr

Exultate Deo J. M. Haydn

Sonate d - moll J. F. Fasch
String-Quartet „Continuo“

Sound the trumpet H. Purcell

Hebe deine Augen auf zu den Bergen F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Ubi Caritas et amor H. G. Hinderberger

The Lord bless you J. M. Michel
Jubilate Deo


International Folk Music

Musica, die ganz lieblich Kunst J. Jeep
Sah ein Knab ein Röslein stehn F.Lerndorfer
Kommt, ihr G´spielen M. Franck
Horch, was kommt von draußen rein M. Brand
Der Jäger längs dem Weiher ging F. Dietrich
Wenn alle Brünnlein fließen E. Hübner
Vocal—Song aus:Feuerwerksmusik G.F. Händel
Bongo Bongo H. Lemmermann
Hava nagila H. Lemmermann
Per Spelmann M. Brand
Viele verachten die edle Musik G. Wolters
Kein schöner Land K. Wolf
Der Mond ist aufgegangen A. Seifert

The entrance is free.

This short video clip was taken during the first rehearsal. Enjoy!

Junger Chor Speyer coming to the US in March

The German Youth Choir "Junger Chor Speyer" is counting the days until their very first North-American Performance Tour. The ensemble from Speyer is going to land in New York City on March 24.

The "Big Apple" is the starting point for an 11-day tour leading them via New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio to Illinois. The choir directed by Marie Theres Brand is flying out of Chicago on April 3.

Their concert schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 PM concert at St. Matthias R. C. Church - Ridgewood, NY

Friday March 28, &:30 PM concert at Church of Ascension - Lakewood, OH

Sunday, March 30, 10 AM worship service at Faith Lutheran Church - Fairlawn, OH

Sunday, March 7:30 PM concert at Fairlawn Lutheran Church - Fairlawn, OH


Additional performances and exchanges are scheduled at and with: Central Christian Concert Choir, SCC Touring Choir, Firestone H.S. for Visual & Performing Arts, Red Rose Children's Choir of Lake County.

The "Junger Chor Speyer" thanks all hosts for their hospitality. The choir also says a special Dankeschoen to St. Matthias Church, the Summit Choral Society as well as the Goethe-Institute for their generous support.

San Clemente HS Choirs



Fuaimeanna Noafa - Spásanna Noafa

“Sacred Sounds – Sacred Spaces”

- The SCHS Choirs tour Ireland in April

The San Clemente High School Choirs from California, USA are heading to Ireland in April for their second international Performance Tour.

Director Dr. Philemon Theodorou - who is also the founder of the SCHS Triton Vocal Arts Department at the Southern California High School - is bringing 40 singers from his three choral ensembles on this exciting journey organized by Incantato Tours & Concert Management. The choirs present an all a cappella touring program titled "Sacred Sounds - Sacred Spaces" (in Gaelic "Fuaimeanna Noafa - Spasanna Noafa") featuring sacred works from Brahms, Palestrina, Busto, Aguiar, Gathrow and other European as well as
American composers.


The singers between the ages of 14 and 18 are going to perform in prime venues in Dublin, Waterford and Killarney.

Their concert schedule is as follows:

Lunchtime Recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin on Monday, April 7, at 1 pm.

Exchange Concert at Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford with the De La Salle Senior Choir on Tuesday, April 8, at 8 pm

Evening Mass and Concert at
St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney on Thursday, April 10, starting at 6.15 pm

Incantato will post updates on those performances and other highlights of the SCHS Performance Tour to Ireland 2008 while the singers are abroad.

Want to learn about San Clemente High School? This is their website: http://www.sctritons.com/

And here you can here the choir sing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zRoWVCH-kM



Incantato proudly presents:


The SCHS Choirs Ireland Tour Poster & Postcard


On their upcoming Performance Tour to Ireland this April, the San Clemente High School Choirs present an all a cappella touring program titled "Sacred Sounds - Sacred Spaces" (in Gaelic "Fuaimeanna Noafa - Spasanna Noafa") featuring sacred works from Brahms, Palestrina, Busto, Aguiar, Gathrow and other European as well as American composers.

Their three formal concerts are taking place in Dublin, Waterford and Killarney and will be advertised with the custom-designed posters and a special postcard featured below. We hope the singers and their director, Dr. Philemon Theodorou, will like them as much as we do.


Incantato Tours & Concert Management takes great pride in providing the fine choirs traveling internationally with our trademark: Essential Artistic Experiences. Professional marketing is just one many features that sets our organization apart.













CSUSB Chamber Singers

2008 International Performance Tour leads to beautiful Italy

The Chamber Singers of California State University San Bernadino is a select small ensemble directed by Dr. Andrew Crane. Consisting of around 30 voices, this group focuses on advanced, primarily unaccompanied repertoire specifically suited for chamber choir. The Chamber Singers frequently make performance tours throughout the US. In June 2008, they embark on an international performance tour to various cities in Italy organized by Incantato Tours & Concert Management.

From June 18 to June 28, the choir is traveling through Tuscany, Rome and along the Amalfi Coast where the talented singers will present several concerts and are going to be the featured guest choir in major basilicas. Their performance tour culminates into the Incantato "Carmina Burana Festival" with a highlight concert on June 27 in Maiori. Together with the Chamber and University Choirs of California State University Long Beach and the Carolina International Chorale, the festival choir presents Carl Orff's masterwork under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Talberg.

Andrew Crane, conductor of CSUSB, and in his third year as director of choral and vocal activities at Cal State San Bernardino is an acclaimed tenor soloist and as is going to sing that part in Carmina. CSUSB accompanist Joshua Tuburan is one of the two festival pianists.



SBCC Choir

Songs of the Old & New World


THE SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE CHOIR

Friday, June 6 at 1 pm
Lunchtime Recital
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – Dublin

Sunday, June 8 at 6 pm
Sung Mass & Exchange Concert with the St. Augustine’s Polish Choir
St. Augustine’s Church – Cork

Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm
Concert
The Danny Mann Pub – Killarney

Thursday, June 12 at noon
Concert
The Gothic Church at Kylemore Abbey & Garden – Connemara


Incantato Ireland Tour 2008 - Concert Program

The Minstrel Boy
(Thomas Moore) arr. Alice Parker

Has Sorrow Thy Young Day's Shaded
(Thomas Moore) arr. Alice Parker

The Coulin
(Thomas Moore) arr. David Mooney

She Moved Through the Fair
arr. David Mooney
Treasa McGettigan, soprano

MLK
(U2) arr. Bob Chilcott
Travis Morse, tenor

Molly na gCuach Ni Chuilleanain
arr. David Mooney

Dulaman
arr. Michael McGlynn
Treasa McGettigan, soprano

S í do Mhaimeo í
arr. David Mooney

Shenandoah
arr. James Erb

Sure on this Shining Night
(James Agee) arr. Z. Randall Stroope
Kelsey Ebner, soprano

Amazing Grace
(John Newton) arr. Alice Parker/Robert Shaw
Travis Morse, tenor

Barter
(Sara Teasdale) Michael Eglin

Precious Lord, Take My Hand
(Joyce Merman) arr. Roy Ringwald
Kelsey Ebner, soprano

Soon Ah Will Be Done
arr. Hall Johnson

Shout Glory!
Byron Smith
Kelsey Ebner, soprano

Canticum Novum

Conciertos - Concert Schedule Spain 2008

Caleidoscopio

sagrado

Canticum Novum

Lunes 26 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 26, 9 pm

Iglesia de Santa Lucía – Santander

Miércoles 28 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 28, 9 pm

Colegiata de Santa María del Sar – Santiago de Compostela

Viernes 30 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 30, 9 PM

Iglesia de Santo Tomé – Toledo

Domingo 1 de Junio, 21.00 h

June 1, 9 PM

Iglesia de San Sebastián – Sevilla

Incantato Spain Tour 2008 - Concert Program

Songs of Light

Lux Armonique – Eric Whiticare (1970 - )
Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe. Edward Esch

O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen (1943 - )
O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, with loving-kindness deign to receive
suppliant praise and prayer. Thou, who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost, grant us to be members of thy blessed body.

O Vos Omnes
settings by Tomas Luis Victoria (1584 – 1611)
Pablo Casals* (1876 – 1973)
O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see, whether there be any sorrow like my sorrow. Hear, all people, and see my sorrow, whether there be any sorrow like my sorrow. Lamentations 1:12

Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus
settings by Albert J. Alcaraz Pastor*(1978 - )
Tomas Luis Victoria (1584 – 1611)
Behold how the righteous man dies and no one understands. Righteous men are taken away and no one considers: The righteous man has been taken away from present iniquity and his memory shall be in peace. In peace is his place and in Sion is his homestead. And his memory shall be in peace. Service of Tenebrae, response 15.

O Magnum Mysterium
Settings by Morten Lauridsen (1943 - )
Tomas Luis Victoria (1584 – 1611)
O most awesome mystery and sacrament divine and most wondrous: That animal should look and see the Lord a babe newborn beside them in a manger laid. O how truly blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear and bring forth the Lord Christ Jesus. Alleluia! Fourth of the nine responsories for Matins of Christmas Day.

Songs of Creation

The Blue Bird – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
The lake lay blue, below the hill. O’er it as I looked, there flew across the waters cold and still, a Bird whose wings were palest blue. The sky above was blue at last, the sky beneath me, blue in blue. A moment, e’re the bird had past, it caught his image as he flew. The lake lay blue below the hill.

Have You Seen the White Lily Grow – Irving Fine (1914 – 1962)
Have you seen the white lily grow, before rude hands have touched it? Have you seen the fall of the snow before the soil hath smutched it? Have you felt the wool of beaver, or swan’s down ever? Have you tasted the bag of the bee? O so fair. O so soft, so sweet is she. Have you heard, have you seen the white lily grow?

The Silver Swan – Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
The Silver Swan, who living had no note, when death approached, unlocked her silent throat. Leaning her breast against the reedy shore, thus sang her first and last and sang no more. “Farewell all joys, O death come close mine eyes; more geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.”

O Sacrum Convivium
settings by Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Oliver Messian (1908 – 1992)
O sacred banquet, wherein Christ is received; the memorial of his passion is renewed; the soul is filled with grace; and a pledge of future glory is given to us. (Alleluia) Antiphon to the Magnificat, Second Vespers, Corpus Christi; cf. 1 Cor. 11:26, Rom 8:18

Ave Maria
settings by Giancarlo Aquilanti
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Queen of heaven sweet and merciful, O Mother of God, pray for us sinners, so that we may look upon the chosen.

Ave Verum
settings by Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Hail the true body, born of the Virgin Mary: You who truly suffered and were sacrificed on the cross for the sake of man. From whose pierced flank flowed water and blood: Be a foretaste for us in the trial of death. 14th century - Pope Innocent VI (d 1362) sung at the elevation of the Host during the consecration.

American Spirituals

Motherless Child – Craig Hella Johnson
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, a long way from home. Sometimes I feel like I got no friends, a long way from home. Sometimes I feel like I’m almost home, a long way from home.

Pater Noster
settings by Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Our Heavenly Father, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

O Salutaris Hostia
settings by M Angel Viro* (1937 - )
Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
O victim and salvation who opens wide the gate of heaven, we are oppressed by savage wars, give us your strength, bring us your aid. Everlasting glory be to the Lord, three in One, who gives us life without end in heaven. It is the penultimate stanza of the hymn, Verbum supernum prodiens, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Hour of Lauds in the Office of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

*denotes Composers of Spain

Canticum Novum - Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix, Arizona


Donald E. Morse, Minister for Worship and the Arts

Homer Ashton Ferguson, III, Music Associate and Organist

Canticum Novum (New Song) The Touring Chamber Ensemble of the Sanctuary Choir, at Central United Methodist Church, is directed by Donald E. Morse, Minister of Worship and The Arts, and has concertized throughout Europe, Greece, the Americas, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. It has sung at the invitations of the Archbishops of Milan, Salzburg, Florence, Siena, Perugia, Sorrento, Athens, Prague, Hradec Kralove, and Venice, presenting concerts in each of those cathedrals, and has performed in the great basilicas across Europe. Canticum Novum was honored to have been sponsored by the Pontificio Instituto di Musica Sacra and Amici Della Musica Sacra in Italy presenting a series of concerts in Rome, including the Mass of the Angels at the Basilica Church of St. Peter at Vatican City and a private concert in the Sistine Chapel. The Sanctuary Choir was pleased to have been selected as one of four American church choirs to participate in the first Salzburg Church Music Festival to highlight American Sacred Music in the summer of 1987. They are well known for their versatility in performing literature from many periods, particularly music of the twentieth century. In addition to providing music for the regular worship services of Central Church and its television programs, they present choral works with chamber orchestra, and community concerts each year. They have performed on numerous occasions with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and for festivals and both regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC), The American Guild of Organists (AGO), and United Methodist denominational gatherings. The choir, while espousing professional standards, is comprised of volunteers from many professions whose common interest is serious music making in their sacred setting.

Schola Cantorum

Awake, My Soul,

and Sing!

The University of Arkansas (USA)

Schola Cantorum

22.05.2008 čtvrtek 14:00

Thursday, May 22, 2 pm

kostel sv.Mikuláše/St. Nicholas Church - Praha/Prague

23.05.2008 - pátek 19:30

Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm

kostel sv. Víta/St. Vitus Cathedral - Ceský Krumlov

Sonntag, 25. Mai, 15:30 Uhr

Sunday, May 25, 3:30 pm

Stiftskirche Göttweig

Montag, 26. Mai, 12:00 Uhr

Monday, May 26, Noon

Stephansdom/St. Stephen’s Cathedral - Wien/Vienna

Május 27-én, kedden, 19 órakor

Tuesday, May 27 – 7 pm

St. Stephen’s Cathedral/Szent István Bazilika - Budapest

Musik,die die Seele erweckt

US-Universitätschor „Schola Cantorum“ konzertiert am Sonntag in Stift Göttweig

„Awake, my soul and sing!“ ist Titel und roter Faden eines ganz besonderen Gastkonzertes in der Göttweiger Stiftskirche am Sonntagnachmittag. Dargeboten werden Chorkompositionen über das Leben und die Liebe, über Freud‘ und Schmerz , und den unbezähmbaren menschlichen Geist. Der Eintritt zum Konzert ist frei.

Auch 2008 ist wieder ein amerikanischer Chor zu Gast bei den Benediktiner Klosterherren und das nicht nur fürs Konzert. Die 44 Sängerinnen und Sänger aus Fayetteville im US-Bundesstaat Arkansas, die vom 19. bis 29. Mai auf Europetournee in Tschechien, Österreich und Ungarn sind, wohnen auch im Jugendhaus: „So können wir Österreich noch besser erfahren“, erklärt Chorleiter Dr. Graeme Langager die bewusste Entscheidung auf den Komfort der Hotelunterkunft für zwei Nächte zu verzichten. Auch die Studenten waren von der Idee begeistert: „Das ist einfach mal etwas anderes, ein besonderes Erlebnis“. Die Schönheit der Anlage, aber auch die besondere Atmosphäre des Stifts wollen sie auf sich wirken lassen: „Solch Inspiration beflügelt sowohl die Sänger als auch mich als Komponisten“, weiß Langager aus Erfahrung. Eine Reise nach Irland war maßgeblicher Einfluß für eines seiner erfolgreichsten Werke mit dem Titel „Irish Blessing“, das auch am Sonntag zu hören sein wird.

Die besondere Gastfreundschaft der Klosterherren und nicht zuletzt die gute Küche und der lokale Wein waren weitere Anreize - vor allem aber die besondere Publikumsresonanz, die in den vergangenen Jahren auch schon die anderen amerikanischen Chöre bei ihren Auftritten im Stift erfahren durften. „Die Musikbegeisterung der Niederösterreicher hat sich schon in amerikanischen Chorkreisen herumgesprochen“, bestätigt Konzertorganisatorin Sandra Weinacht von Incantato Tours & Concert Management in New York, die auch selbst zum Schola-Konzert anreist: „Dieses Ereignis lass ich mir nicht entgehen.“

Um 15.30 Uhr beginnt am Sonntag, 25. Mai, das Konzert. Auf dem abwechslungsreichen Programm stehen klassische Werke amerikanischer und europäischer Komponisten von Bach bis Purcell, dazu amerikanische Gospel und Spirituals. Gerne würden die Musiker im Alter zwischen 18 und 25 nach ihrem Auftritt noch ins Gespräch mit den Konzertgästen kommen. Einige von Ihnen haben dazu extra noch Deutsch gelernt.

Insgesamt fünf Konzerte geben die Musikstudenten während der zehntägigen Tournee. Weitere Auftrittsorte sind Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Wien, wo der Chor im Stephansdom am Montag, 26. Mai auch die Mittagsmesse gestaltet, und Budapest.

SCHOLA CANTORUM

The University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum has been led by only three directors in its illustrious forty-five year history. The ensemble was founded in 1957 by Professor of Music Richard Brothers who guided the choir through its first nineteen years. Under his leadership, Schola Cantorum gained its first critical acclaim when in 1962 it became the first American choir to win the coveted gold medal - the Guido d'Arezzo Award - at the prestigious International Polyphonic Competition in Arezzo, Italy. Upon returning to the United States, Schola Cantorum appeared on the Today Show and was invited to sing for President Kennedy in the Rose Garden in honor of its achievement.

Jack Groh, the choir's second conductor, led the Schola Cantorum with inspired direction for 20 years. During his tenure, the choir's reputation continued to grow as Schola sang for inaugurations of Governors and other heads of state, as well as making numerous appearances at state and regional conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association. Jack Groh is currently Schola Cantorum's interim director.

David Saladino, Schola Cantorum's third conductor, brought a wealth of vocal experience and conducting expertise to the premiere choral ensemble at the University of Arkansas. Professor Saladino's doctorate is from The Florida State University School of Music. Innovations in choral curricula during his ten years' experience teaching in public schools have produced exceptional performing ensembles without sacrificing the development of music and vocal skills vital to the whole student. David Saladino's choirs have performed for state, regional and national conventions of ACDA and MENC.

Dr. Graeme Langager

A native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Graeme Langager is currently Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas. Mr. Langager joined the faculty of the Music Department in 2003 after completing Doctoral coursework at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Earl Rivers and Stephen Coker.

Mr. Langager moved to the United States from Canada to do graduate work at California State University, Long Beach with Lynn Bielefelt. After receiving his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting, Mr. Langager was appointed Director of Choral Activities at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA, where his ensembles were regularly invited to perform at festivals and conventions nationally and internationally. While in California, Mr. Langager served on the board of the California ACDA and was sought after as an adjudicator and clinician.

Mr. Langager has taught in Canada, California, North Carolina, Ohio, and Arkansas in High School, Community College, and University settings. He also has been Director of Music in Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches. Mr. Langager is known as a creative, inspiring and passionate educator who strives for excellence from himself and his students. His commissions, compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by some of the finest ensembles in North America.

The Chapman University Choir

2008 Fusioni musicali
The Chapman University Choir

il Coro dell’Universita’ di Chapman


Venerdì 23 Maggio alle ore 20:30

May 23, 8:30 pm - Concert

Chiesa di San Moisè - San Marco 1390A – Venezia


Domenica 25 Maggio alle ore 21

May 25, 9 pm - Concert

Chiesa di San Gaetano – Piazza Antinori – Firenze

con Gruppo Vocale Lucchese “Il Baluardo”


Mercoledì 28 Maggio ore 17:30

May 28, 5:30 PM - Mass & Concert

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere – Roma


Giovedì 29 Maggio ore 17

May 29, 5 PM - High Mass

Basilica di San Pietro – Roma



The Chapman University Choir is a select group of eighty singers chosen from all departments of the university. The choir has concertized and recorded extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and are featured in the motion picture and soundtrack of Sister Act II. Choirs from Chapman University have been honored with invitations to perform at numerous national and western-regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, most recently at the national convention in Miami, March 7-10, 2007. The University Choir, joined by 300 singers from around the United States and Australia, recently returned from a thrilling performance of the Berlioz Requiem at the Sydney Opera House. Their performance sold out all 2700 seats and earned seven standing ovations. Most recently, the University Choir performed the west coast premier of Howard Shore's epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony with the
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to the delight of an audience of over 15,000 people.

Il Coro della Chapman University é un gruppo di ottanta cantanti selezionati da tutti i dipartimenti dell’Universitá. Il coro canta in tutta Europa Asia e Stati Uniti; ed ha eseguito numerose registrazioni, anche per films come Sister Act II. I cori della Chapmn University sono stati onorati con inviti a convegni nazionali e regionali (settore ovest) dell’Associazione Americana di Direttori di Coro, e sono stati recentemente invitati al convegno nazionale a Miami, tenutosi in Marzo 7-10, 2007. Il coro dell’Universitá, insieme a 300 cantanti da tutti gli Stati Uniti e Australia, é appena tornato da una incredibile performance del Requiem di Berlioz all’Opera House di Sydney, eseguita con il tutto esaurito e a ripetute ovazioni. Recentemente il coro ha cantato per la prima dell’epica lirica di Howard Shore La Simfonia del Signore degli Anelli insieme all’orchestra della Hollywood Bowl, attesa da piú di 15,000 persone.

Joseph Gerald Modica is the Interim Director of Choral Activities at Chapman University, where he conducts the University Choir, University Singers, teaches conducting and choral methods. He has held adjunct teaching positions at Biola University and Chapman University. Mr. Modica has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in conducting from Chapman University, a Master of Music degree from California State University Long Beach, and is currently studying toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music at the University of Southern California. Mr. Modica is formerly the Director of Choral Activities at Mater Dei High School, and he taught for 5 years at Redlands East Valley High School. His choirs consistently received superior ratings at festivals and competitions and have been heard at two CMEA State Conferences. Mr. Modica is active in many professional organizations such as ACDA, MENC, and SCVA, and enjoys serving as a clinician and adjudicator throughout California. He has studied conducting with William Hall, William Dehning, Jonathan Talberg, Larry Livingston, and Magen Solomon. Mr. Modica is also the principle conductor of the Festival Choir at the Idyllwild Summer Arts Camp, and taught for five years at the Summer Fine Arts Camp at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His choirs have sung in Italy, Australia, Hawaii, New York, Washington D.C., Florida and the Bahamas.

Joseph Gerald Modica é il Direttore (ad interim) delle Attitivitá Corali a Chapman University, dove conduce il coro dell’Universitá, il gruppo Cantanti dell’Universitá, e insegna conduzione e metodi corali. Il maestro Modica ha un Baccaloreato in Musica dalla Chapman University e un Master in Musica dalla California State University Long Beach, e sta completando il suo Dottarato in Musica Corale alla University of Southern California. Il maestro Modica ha servito come Direttore delle Attivitaá Corali per il liceo Mater Dei, ed ha insegnato per cinque anni al liceo Redland East Valley, ha inoltre previamente insegnato alla Biola University. I suoi cori sono sempre onorati con importanti riconoscimenti da festivals e competizioni a cui partecipano ed hanno concorso a ben due Conferenze Statali della CMEA. Il maestro Modica é membro attivo di numerose organizzazioni quali ACDA, MENC, e SCVA, e serve spesso quale maestro in tutta la California. Ha studiato conduzione con William Hall, William Dehning, Jonathan Talberg, Larry Livingston e Magen Solomon. Maestro Modica é il conduttore principale al Festival Corale per il Campo Estivo delle Arti at Idyllwild, ed ha insegnato per cinque anni al Campo Estivo per le Arti dell’Universitá dell’Alaska, a Fairbanks. I suoi cori hanno cantato in Italia, Australia, Hawaii, New York, Washington D.C., Florida e Bahamas.

Hye-Young Kim, a native of South Korea, is active as a collaborative pianist in a wide variety of repertoire and ensembles. Ms. Kim began her career in Collaborative Arts studying with Dr. Alan Smith and Kevin Fitz-Gerald at the University of Southern California. While completing her graduate studies in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California, Ms. Kim has been the recipient of the distinguished Gwendolyn Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship for four years as well as Thornton Merit Fellowship and Music Dean's Scholarship. She is the winner of ensemble awards from the USC Keyboard Collaborative Arts Honors Convocation for three years. Ms. Kim has worked as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for the USC Chamber Choir, USC Opera, UCLA Opera, AIMS, Songfest and Pacific Symphony. She has had the privilege to perform in rehearsal and master class situations with renowned artists such
as Placido Domingo, Barbara Bonney, Lynn Harrell, Eroica Trio, William Bolcom, Thomas Adès and Milena Kitic, in addition to working extensively with singers and instrumentalists. Currently Ms. Kim is on the adjunct faculty at Chapman University Conservatory of Music and continuing her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California with Dr. Alan Smith. Ms. Kim has given performances in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Cuba and Austria, as well as the United States.

Hye-Young Kim, nata nella Korea del sud, suona e collabora come pianista con vari ensembles. Miss Kim ha iniziato la sua carriera in Arti Collaborative con il Dr. Alan Smith e con Kevin Fitz-Gerald alla University of Southern California, dove ricevette per quattro anni la prestigiosa borsa di studio Gwendolyn Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship, oltre alle borse di studio Thornton Merit Fellowship e la Music Dean’s scholarship. Miss Kim ha vinto per tre anni di seguito riconoscimenti dalla USC Collaborative Arts honors Convocation per la sua partecipazione a vari ensembles. Miss Kim ha lavorato in collaborazione come pianista e insegnante di voce per il Coro da Camera di USC, la USC Opera, la UCLA opera, AIMS, Songfest e Pacific Symphony. Ha avuto il privilegio di suonare e insegnare classi con numerosi cantati e strumentalisti, e con artisti rinomati come Placido Domingo, Barbara Bonney, Lynn Harrell, Eroica Trio, William Bolcom, Thomas Adès e Milena Kitic. Miss Kim fa parte della facoltá del Conservatorio di Musica della Chapman University e continua i suoi studi di dottorato alla University of Southern California con il Dr. Alan Smith. Ms. Kim ha suonato in Giappone, Taiwan, Korea, Cuba, Austria e Stati Uniti.

The College of Performing Arts is the cultural and aesthetic center of Chapman University, bringing together the Conservatory of Music and the Departments of Art, Dance and Theatre. Emphasis is placed on scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity through both curricular offerings and a broad spectrum of cultural events. College of Performing Arts students have the opportunity to be part of special events such as Chapman's American Celebration, a Broadway-style musical revue that serves as the university's largest annual fundraiser. Under the leadership of Dr. William Hall, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, Chapman University has plans for a new performing arts complex on the Orange campus that will serve the needs of our students and the entire community.

Il Collegio delle Arti Performative é il centro di Estetica e Cultura della Chapman University. Riunisce in se il Coservatorio di Musica ed i dipartimenti di Arte, Danza e Teatro, dando cosí grande importanza alla ricerca, creativitá, libera espressione e curiositá intellettuale in tutti i suoi corsi ed eventi culturali. Gli studenti del Collegio delle Arti Performative hanno l’opportunitá di partecipare all’American Celebration, un musical in stile Broadway che é il piú importante evento di beneficenza della Chapman University. Sotto la direzione del Dr. William Hall, Decano del Collegio delle Arti Performative, Chapman University intende costruire un nuovo complesso dedicato alle Arti per soddisfare le esigenze di tutti gli studenti del campus di Orange e del resto della comunitá.

The Conservatory of Music is one of the nation's premier music programs and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of music. The music complex of Bertea and Oliphant Halls total more than 44,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities that serves 225 majors and 400 university students daily. The Conservatory has a rich tradition in the arts, with many of its graduates performing with major orchestras and opera houses throughout the United States and abroad. The Conservatory of Music is internationally recognized and offers students a conservatory experience within the environment of a liberal arts university. Faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, and educators. Degree programs offered include the Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Music in Composition, Performance, Conducting, and Music Education (pre-certification).

Il Conservatorio di Musica é uno dei piú rinomati programmi di musica negli Stati Uniti ed é accreditato dalla Associazione Nazionale di Scuole di Musica. Il complesso di Bertea Hall e Oliphant Hall é un centro di 3,960 metri quadrati con attrazzature all’avanguardia che ospita 225 studenti di Musica e 400 studenti di altre discipline. Il conservatorio ha una ricca tradizione nelle arti, e molti dei suoi laureandi suonano con importanti orchestre e cantano in rinomati teatri lirici negli Stati Uniti e all’estero. Il Conservatorio di Musica é riconosciuto a livello internazionale e da la possibilitá agli studenti di trovarsi in un conservatorio ma nell’ambito educativo di un’universitá. Membri della facoltá sono riconosciuti conduttori, compositori, cantanti e musicisti a livello nazionale ed internazionale. Le lauree offerte includono il Baccaloreato di Musica in Composizione, Performance, Conduzione ed Educazione alla Musica (pre-certificazione).

Chapman University Choir
sings High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

The Chapman University Choir is going to be the featured guest choir singing High Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on May 29, 2008.

The choir directed by Joseph Modica is visiting Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena & San Gimignano, Assisi and Rome on their 2008 Performance Tour to Italy.

More updates from Incantato Tours & Concert Management about this and other choirs traveling to Europe with our team this year will follow soon.

The Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir

The 2009 INCANTATO PERFORMANCE TOUR
TO SPAIN & PORTUGAL FOR THE YPAS TOURING CHOIR


On their 2009 Incantato Performance Tour to Spain and Portugal, the YPAS singers present two very special formal concerts, sing in three masses at stunningly beautiful and last but not least famous cathedrals, and you will also have some informal singing opportunities.

The "informal singing opportunities" means that they have given you permission to sing a few pieces from your repertoire. While it would be nice just to walk into those amazing venues and just sing, the reality is that even for an informal concert, permission has to be asked and granted. We encourage our groups to take advantage of every opportunity while abroad. This may sound like a lot of work for the singers on your trip, but as a singer each event will bring you closer and will truly open your heart to the music and history! Each time you sing your repertoire it will change and tell you something new, especially dependent on your new environment and acoustics!

The first performance will be a recital in Segovia at San Juan de los Caballeros Church at 7 pm. on Saturday, March 28, 2009 followed by a welcome dinner. The next day, the YPAS Touring Concert Choir will present another recital at the beautiful León Cathedral at 12:30 pm. Sunday, March 29, is also they day for the first of two highlight concerts - in the Chamber Music Hall of the Auditorio Principe Felipe of Oviedo. The YPAS Choir will be joined with singers from the Youth Choir of the Prince of Asturias Foundation.

Tuesday, March 31st: Evening Mass in the Santiago Cathedral.
This was the place, Dr. Glasscock really wanted to sing in, and YPAS is going to be the featured guest choir for the evening High Mass on March 31, 2009. Now a little something about this amazing venue: The Santiago Cathedral in located in Galicia, Spain. This cathedral is reported to be the burial site of Saint James, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. During 1070 while Alfonso VI of Castile was in power this great cathedral sprang into life. Due to the lapses in construction the cathedral wasn’t completed until 1122. Although during the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries many expansions and embellishments were made.

Thursday, April 2nd: Morning Mass in the Lisbon Cathedral. The Lisbon Cathedral is the oldest church in the city. Contruction begain in 1147 and hosted as a Mosque. When the city was captured early in the 12th century by Christian crusaders (led by Portugal's first kind, Afonso Henriques), the structure was rebuilt and it became the first church in Lisbon. It has suffered through several earthquakes and has gone through renovations, so now it displays many different architectural styles within its walls. Click here for more information and pictures.

April 2nd: Finale Concert and high Mass in the Basilica of Estrela. Click here for Wikipedia's entry on that beautiful church.

And last not least, on April 3 at 6 pm, YPAS will be the featured guest choir for a very special High Mass at the Catedral La Almudena in Madrid

The Almudena Cathedral serves as one of Madrid’s fabulous and affordable tourist sites. Saint Maria de la Almudena was the one of Madrid patron saints and the source of the cathedral’s name. The cathedral has a strong and passionate history, starting around the late 18th century. Although the cathedral had an early beginning it wasn’t completed until 1993. Unlike many other cathedrals in Madrid or Toledo (Spain’s former capital) the Almudena Cathedral is famous for its modern beauty and grand size. The Cathedral is 104m long and 76m wide (113 yards long and 83 yards wide)!

ABOUT THE CHOIR AND DIRECTOR DR. TIMOTHY GLASSCOCK

Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock is finishing his eighth year at The Youth Performing Arts School, where he functions as the Director of Vocal Studies and teaches Vocal Development, Repertory Choir, DuPont Manual Chorus, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir. He also serves a Production Director to the musical productions. As Artistic Director of The Louisville Chorus, the Southeast United States’ longest-thriving choral arts agency, he is a well-known figure in artistic circles in The U.S. With a Bachelors and Masters degree in music from The University of Louisville and a Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Kentucky, his experience is wide and varied. Dr. Glasscock is in demand nationally and internationally for conducting and guest solo performances. His biography can be found on the World Concert Artist Directory, and he is a member of the Conductor’s Guild, American Choral Director’s Association, Kentucky Music Educator’s National Conference, Chorus America, The College Music Society, National Pastoral Musicians, and various other professional organizations.

The Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir consists of vocal majors and other singers admitted by audition only. This ensemble covers a wide variety of music from all periods of musical history. Renaissance motets, baroque cantatas, classical masses, romantic and 20th century choral/orchestral masterworks—all these genres and more comprise the core repertoire of the touring ensemble at YPAS.

This choir has performed at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, at St. James Episcopal (first musical position held by Leopold Stokowsy) in London, Rochester Cathedral, Cathedral of Saint Mark’s in Venice, Italy, Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore, and Sancta Susanna, the American parish in Rome, Italy, The Haydnsaal at Esterhaze, Mirabell Gardens, and various other prestigious venues throughout Europe. The choir has sung for presidential inaugurations, television commercials, sung back-up for touring world-famous performers, and made commercial CD recordings alone and with professional arts organizations. Each Spring, the Concert Choir performs a major work in cooperation with The Louisville Chorus. These collaborations have included the Durufle, Mozart, and Brahms requiems, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and Serenade to Music, and will be performing Haydn’s Creation in April.

Nearly 80% of YPAS vocal graduates go on to pursue a career in the arts, and each year 90% of those attending college go on to major music departments across the country with full or near-full performance scholarships. The Youth Performing Arts School ensembles have consistently received distinguished ratings and can be found performing throughout the Louisville-metro area all year long

The Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) founded in 1977, is a part of the Jefferson County Public School District and serves students in grades nine through twelve. As a magnet school under DuPont Manual High School, YPAS has diverse student population from throughout Jefferson County exhibiting talent and interest in dance, drama, technical theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, and piano. Further classes are offered in musical theatre, music theory, and jazz improvisation. At the heart of the YPAS facility is an 886-seat formal proscenium theatre with excellent acoustics and state-of-the-art production equipment. In addition, a 200-seat experimental theatre provides a more intimate setting for chamber presentations, dramatic works, and non-traditional productions. Facilities include a suite of ensemble practice rooms, dance studios, a costume shop, a scene shop, drama studios and other enhancements exceeding those found in many college settings. A computer lab and a fine arts library round out the resource-rich environment available to students of this school. YPAS has enriched the cultural and educational environment of Louisville and the Commonwealth with graduates earning scholarships to universities and conservatories throughout the nation.
You can also check out YPAS on wikipedia
The school's website is also very informative.

AMOR ETERNO IS THE CONCERT TOUR THEME BASED ON A SPECIAL COMPOSITION BY RICHARD BURCHARD

Composer Richard Burchard is a dear friend of the Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir and Director Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock. "They've performed and/or premiered many of my choral works so I am having developed a great relationship with them", Burchard explains. For the 2009 Incantato Performance Tour to Spain and Portugal, he composed a new work: A Song of Eternal Love. "I wanted this work to be something special which is also why I chose to write the text myself. I think the words resonate with everyone allowing each singer and listener to experience them in their own way. The piece was translated into Spanish by my colleague and friend, David Domine."

A Song of Eternal Love with have its European premiere on March 29, 2009 in the Chamber Music Hall of the Oficina Municipal de Congresos of Oviedo as the YPAS Choir will be joined with singers from the Youth Choir of the Prince of Asturias Foundation.

About the composer:
Richard Burchard is Associate Professor and Music Department Chair at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. He teaches Composition and Arranging, Music Technology, Music Theory
and World Music. Burchard also teaches in the KIIS Program (Kentucky Institute for International Studies) in Salzburg, Austria.

Burchard's music consists primarily of choral works including over thirty commissioned pieces. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe having had world premieres in Salzburg, Austria and Rome, Italy. In 2006 Burchard released his first CD of original choral music, New Music for Choir, featuring ten new compositions. In addition to choral music, Burchard composes experimental and ambient electronic music specifically for modern dance companies and Internet media companies and was named the Kentucky Music Teachers Association Commissioned Composer for 2008.

Visit www.richardburchard.com for more information and music samples.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oh what a great concert season we had - looking back at the 2011 Incantato Tours


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Tough economic times shouldn't stop fine choirs from touring abroad, but at Incantato Tours we understand that flexibility is even more important when traveling money is limited. So while we maintain the high standards our boutique tour company is built upon when it comes to concert management and marketing, as well as the overall touring experience, thinking out of the box and designing creative journeys enabled many wonderful choirs to say YES to going on a 2011 Incantato Performance Tour, and we were honored to work with and for them. Their prime venues included the Stephansdom in Vienna, St. Mark's and St. Peter's Basilica in Italy, private recitals in the Sistine Chapel and many many more wonderful essential artistic experiences.

Incantato Tours proudly looks back at (y)our 2011 Performance Tour Series:
“Love Songs Human and Divine: Songs for the Spirit”
Presented by the University of South Carolina Concert Choir, of Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The choir under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and accompanied by Dr. Williams Bates performed throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 3 through March 14, 2011.

“Viva la Musica: Sacred choral music and jazz celebrating life, love, faith, and music”
was the theme for the first international performance tour by Bellarmine University Music Department, of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The Schola Cantorum, in collaboration with the Louisville Vocal Project, presented concerts of sacred and secular masterpieces from the past and present, featuring music by Parsons, Byrd, Stanford, and Burchard. The Jazz Ensemble presented  concert of well-known American jazz standards featuring the music of Ellington, Mancini, Rodgers, Hart, Young, and Garner. The choir is directed by Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock, and the Jazz ensemble is led by Mr. David Clark. Mr. Richard Burchard serves as the head of the Bellarmine University Music Department. The ensembles performed throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 3 through 14, 2011. 

“Songs of Hope, Peace, and Praise: from the master of the Italian motet to the master of the American spiritual”
Presented by the Mater Dei High School Chorus, of Santa Ana, California, USA. The 130-voice touring choir was the direction of Mr. Scott Melvin and accompanied by Mr. Kent Helwig. The MDHS Choir and Handbells performed throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 25 through April 3, 2011 - a special highlight was singing for Pope Benedict VI. at St. Peter's Square. 

“A Journey of Light: A concert of choral music that will awaken the sense, inspire the soul, and warm the heart”
Canada, California, USA. The La Canada High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers toured under the direction of Mr. Jeff Brookey. Their program featured works by American and European composers spanning five centuries, including Claudio Monteverdi, Franz Schubert, Maurice Durufle, Eric Whitacre, and Moses Hogan. The ensembles performed throughout Italy and the Vatican State from March 30 through April 7, 2011. 

“I Saw Eternity: A spiritual pilgrimage through music of past and present”
Performed by the JSerra Catholic High School Chamber Choir, of San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. The JSerra Chamber Choir sang works by Bieble, Byrd, and Poulanc, under the direction of Mr. Andrew M. Alvarez.The Chamber Choir will perform throughout Italy and the Vatican State, April 1 through 11, 2011. 

“Holy: Sacred music along the Danube”
Presented by the Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir, of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The program featured traditional and contemporary choral literature by an eclectic mix of composers, including Palestrina, Byrd, Marenzio, Burchard, and Mozart. The choir was directed by Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock, Director of Vocal Studies, and accompanied by Mr. Timothy Lee Baker, Organist. The Choir traveled on a performance cruise on the Danube River through Central Europe from April 2 through April 11, 2011.

“Musica Divina - from the new to the old world ”
Presented by the San Marino Chamber Choir, from San Marino High School in Los Angeles, California, USA. The program featured selected works by Claudio Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, Hugo Wolf, Morten Lauridsen, Moses Hogan, and many others. The Chamber Choir toured under the direction of Mr. Howard Cheung and accompanied by Ms. Rachel Yang throughout Italy and the Vatican State from April 2 through April 12, 2011. 

“La Storia: Sharing stories through song, from one land to another – a concert of choral and instrumental music”
Presented by the St. Bonaventure’s College Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The ensembles are conducted by Ms. Vincenza Etchegary, Instrumental Director, and Ms. Maria Conkey, Choral Director. The St. Bonaventure’s College Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir also toured through Italy and the Vatican State from April 9 through April 17, 2011. 

“¡Cantemos!”
Presented by the University of Miami Frost Chorale, of Miami, Florida, USA, featured choral masterworks paired with Spanish and American folk music. The Frost Chorale was under the direction of Dr. Josh Habermann for the tour to Spain from May 15 through 23, 2011. 

“Passion and Faith: Sacred and secular music to touch the heart and feed the soul”
Presented by the Providence College Choir and Symphonic Winds, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The Choir under the direction of Dr. T.J. Harper and Symphonic Winds led by Dr. Jennifer Bill toured Italy and the Vatican State, from May 16 through 26, 2011. 

“Songs from the heart to the heavens: Sacred and secular choral gems from the continental Europe, Great Britain, Africa, Australia, and the Americas”
Presented by the University of Georgia Chamber Choir, of Athens, Georgia, USA. The touring program ranged from works by Victoria and Brahms to jazz and spirituals. The touring choir was directed by Dr. Mitos Andaya and accompanied by Dr. Martha Thomas, the singers from Athens, Georgia traveled to Portugal and Spain from May 19 through 29, 2011.

“Gloria: A concert of sacred and secular choral music from the past and present”
Presented by the Fullerton College Concert Choir, of Fullerton, California, USA. The choir under the direction of Mr. John Tebay performed throughout Germany and Austria from July 2 through 14, 2011.
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See what happened in 2010:



"Bridge of the Soul Choir"

From Tokyo, Japan

Directed by Maestro Akiyasu Fukushima

Monday, November 22, 2010
Basilica de Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, Rome
8:30PM

The "Bridge of the Soul Choir", of Tokyo, Japan, is on concert tour next week in Rome.
Under the direction of Maestro Akiyasu Fukushima, the 50+ singers, women from the greater Tokyo area between the ages 30 and 80, present a concert of sacred choral music for women’s voice and organ, featuring works from Italy (Palestrina, Monteverdi), Germany (Rheinberger, Bruckner), and Japan (Saburo Takata).
Prior to being the featured guest choir for High Mass at Basilica San Pietro in the Vatican (November 23 at 5:00PM) and a private concert in the Sistine Chapel (November 24), the ensemble’s only public highlight performance will take place at the Basilica de Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm.
The entrance is free and you are cordially invited to attend.
Date and Time: November 22, 8:30 pm
Location: Basilica de Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Roma - 06 772711


“心の橋“と言う合唱団が来週日本の東京都よりローマを訪れます。
指揮者福島あいきやすの下で、50名程の女性達、東京都出身で年齢は30歳から80歳の方々が披露するコンサートで、イタリア(パレストリナ、モントベルデ)、ドイツ(レインバーグ、ブルックナー)と日本(高田三郎)などを代表した女性の神秘的声で奏でるものです。
メインとなるバチカンのサンピエトロ寺院 での合唱(11月23日5時より)とプライベートで行うシスティーナ礼拝堂での合唱(11月24日)の前にもサンテジオバーニにおいて月曜日、11月22日8時半より、コンサートをする予定です。
入場料は無料ですので、ぜひ参加して下さい。質問等あればメールでご連絡下さい。
日時:11月22、8時半より
場所:サンテジオバーニ。

“The Bridge of the Soul Choir” di Tokyo, Giappone sarà in tourné la settimana prossima a Roma. Sotto la direzione del Maestro Akiyasu Fukushima i 50 e più cantanti, uomini e donne provenienti dalla zona metropolitana di Tokyo tra i 30 e gli 80 anni, presentano un concerto di musica sacra corale per voce femminile, con opere provenienti da Italia, Germania e Giappone. La più importante performance si terrà presso la Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio Lunedì 22 Novembre alle ore 20.30.



Caleidoscopio coral GIRA DE

the San Marino Chamber Choir

Domingo, 4 de Abril, 18.00 H
Sunday, April 4 at 6 PM
Santa Misa y Concierto
Iglesia de San Ginés – Madrid

Lunes, 5 de April, 18.30 H
Monday, April 5, 6.30 pm
Santa Misa
Catedral - Toledo

Martes, 6 de Abril, 20.00 H
Tuesday, April 6, 8 pm
Concierto
Iglesia de San Pedro – Cuenca

24th Encuentro Coral Internacional “Ciudad de Torrevieja”
Viernes, 9 de April, 21.00 H
Friday, April 9, 9 pm
Concierto
Palacio de la Musica – Torrevieja

Diumenge, 11 d’abril, 12.00 H
Sunday, April 11 at noon –Concierto
Palau de la Música Catalana - Barcelona

For more information, visit the Incantato Tour blog: http://smcc-incantatotour.blogspot.com/



Awake my heart to Sing


Stimmen des Herzens


The Falcon Choirs of Crescenta Valley High School


Ostersonntag, 4. April, 10 uhr
Easter Sunday, April 4, 10 am
Festgottesdienst & Matinee
Sankt Lukaskirche – München

Ostermontag, 5. April
Monday, April 5
Recital
Wieskirche – Steingaden

Dienstag, 6. April, 19.30 uhr
Tuesday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Konzert
Markuskirche – Chemnitz

Mittwoch, 7. April, 15 uhr
Wednesday, April 7, 3 pm
Benefi zkonzert
Traukirche J.S. Bach – Dornheim (Arnstadt)

Freitag, 9. April, 19.30 uhr
Friday, April 9, 7.30 pm
Benefi zkonzert
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche – Berlin




PRIMAVERA - WRA CHOIR & ENSEMBLE IN ITALY MARCH 17 -27
First up in 2010 is the Western Reserve Academy Choir & Ensemble under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Karam and Mr. Edward Wiles. The singers and musicians from Hudson, Ohio are touring Italy with Incantato and are very much looking forward to wonderful performances as well as meaningful exchanges with local youth. "Primavera" (Spring) is their musical them.


Here are some samples from our wonderful 2009 season

Note dal Cielo
Notes from Heaven

The Murrieta City Choir
da Murrieta,California - USA
Director: Mrs. Jaclyn Johnson

Venerdi 19 Giugno alle ore 18:45
June 19, 6:45 pm – Mass
Basilica di San Marco – Venezia

Domenica 21 Giugno alle ore 15:30
June 21, 3:30 pm – Informal Concert
San Agostino Chiesa – Siena

Lunedí 22 Giugno alle ore 21:00
June 22, 9:00 pm - Concert
Santa Maria Corteolandini Chiesa – Lucca
con Gruppo Vocale Lucchese “Il Baluardo”

Mercoledí 24 Giugno alle ore 10:30
June 24, 10:30 am – Papal Audience
Piazza di San Pietro – Vaticano, Roma


Giovedì 25 Giugno alle ore 12:00
June 25, 12:00 pm – Mass
Basilica di San Pietro - Vaticano, Roma

And here is an overview of past concerts from wonderful choirs:

The UGA Chamber Choir
directed by Dr. Mitos Andaya from Athens, Georgia


Musica Oltre I Confini
Songs beyond Borders
is the theme for the 2009 Italy Performance Tour and here is the performance schedule:
Festival Ultrapadum
Sabato 30 Maggio alle ore 18:00
May 30, 6:00 pm
Oratorio di San Francesco Pontecurone

Sabato alle ore 21.15
May 30, 9:15 pm
Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo – Montù Beccaria

Domenica 31 Maggio alle ore 18:45
May 31, 6:45 pm
Basilica di San Marco – Venezia

Martedì 02 Giugno alle ore 18
June 2, 6 pm
Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore – Firenze

Giovedì 04 Giugno alle ore 17
June 4, 5 pm
Basilica di San Pietro – Città del Vaticano
followed by a special private visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel



The first choir of the 2009 season was the Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock from Louisville, Kentucky:

AMOR ETERNO
ETERNAL LOVE


The YPAS Touring Concert Choir
SPAIN & PORTUGAL 2009

Domingo, 29 de Marzo, 20.00 H
March 29 at 8 pm
Sala de Camara, Palacio de Congresos Principe Felipe – Oviedocon Joven Coro de la Fundación Príncipe de AsturiasMaestro: Jose Angel Embil
Martes, 31 de Marzo, 19.30 H
March 31 at 7.30 pm
Santa Misa/High Mass en la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
Quinta-feira, 2 de Abril, 12.00 H
April 2, noon
Santa Missa/High Mass Se Catedral de Lisboa (Cathedral of Lisbon)
Quinta-feira, 2 de Abril19.00 H Santa Missa, 19.45 H Concerto
April 2, 7 pm High Mass, 7:45 pm Concert
Basílica da Estrela em Lisboa


Viernes, 3 de Abril 18.00 HApril 3 at 6 pm
Santa Misa/High Mass en la Catedral de la Almudena
Recitals: Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros – Segovia,Catedral de Leon – Leon, Igreja da Lapa – Oporto


Recitals: Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros – Segovia,Catedral de Leon – Leon, Igreja da Lapa – Oporto


And what happened 2008?

2008 was an exciting year with 40+ performances for the fine choirs traveling abroad with Incantato Tours. Their prime venues included The Sistine Chapel in Rome, Stephansdom in Vienna, the Seville and Santiago di Compostela Cathedrals, Saint Mark's and St. Peter's Basilica and many more.

Below are the schedules of the concerts sorted by ensembles and travel dates - for impressions actual concert coverage, we invite you to check out the Incantato Concert Blog - just one of many unique features we offer as part of our inspiring and innovative performance tours.

For videos, visit Incantato Tours on Youtube.com.

Incantato Tours would like to thank all of our 2008 clients for the opportunity to work with and for their fine organizations:

Dr. Philemon Theodorou - The San Clemente High Choirs

Dr. Graeme Langager - Schola Cantorum

Joseph Modica - The Chapman University Choir

Dr. William Hall - Conservatory Friends

Donald Morse - Canticum Novum

Nathan Kreitzer - The Santa Barbara City College Concert Choir

Dr. Andrew Crane - Cal State University San Bernadino Chamber Singers

Dr. Jonathan Talberg - CSULB's Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir

Dr. Sue Klausmeyer - The Carolina International Chorale

Soulful
Sounds
of Spiritual and Gospel Music
THE CAROLINA INTERNATIONAL CHORALE
Mercoledì 25 Giugno alle ore 21
June 25, 9 pm
Collegiata di Santa Maria a Mare (Duomo) – Maiori
con i cori della California State University Long Beach
& California State University San Bernardino (USA)

Martedi 01 Luglio alle ore 18
July 1, 6 pm (Messa Cantata/Sung Mass)
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore – Roma

Martedi 01 Luglio alle ore 21
July 1, 9 pm
Chiesa di Sant’ Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona – Roma

Mercoledì 02 Luglio alle ore 8
July 2, 8 pm
Scuderie Aldobrandini – Frascati



Musica celeste
& spirituale

The California State University
Long Beach Chamber Choir

Mercoledi 25 Giugno alle ore 21
June 25, 9 pm
Collegiata di Santa Maria a Mare — MAIORI
CONCERTO con il coro della California State University
San Bernardino & il Carolina International Chorale (USA)

Venerdi 27 Giugno alle ore 21
June 27, 9 pm
Anfi teatro del Porto Turistico — MAIORI
CARMINA BURANA

Domenica 29 Giugno alle ore 21
June 29, 9 pm
Chiostro di San Pietro in Vincoli — ROMA
CARMINA BURANA

Lunedi 30 Giugno alle ore 5
June 30, 5 pm
Basilica di San Pietro — ROMA
Messa Cantata

Venerdi 2 Luglio alle ore 21
July 2, 9 pm
Chiesa di San Gaetano — FIRENZE
CONCERTO


Dolci Melodie
THE CSUSB CHAMBER SINGERS
Sabato, 21 Giugno alle ore 21
June 21, 9 pm
San Gaetano – Firenze
Lunedi, 23 Giugno alle ore 6
June 23, 6 pm (Messa Cantata/Sung Mass)
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore – Roma
Lunedi, 23 Giugno alle ore 21
June 23, 9 pm
Sant’ Alessio – Roma
Mercoledì 25 Giugno alle ore 21
June 25, 9 pm
Collegiata di Santa Maria a. Mare – Maiori
con il coro della California State University Long Beach
& il Carolina International Chorale (USA)


Awake, My Soul,
and Sing!
The University of Arkansas (USA)
Schola Cantorum
22.05.2008 čtvrtek 14:00
Thursday, May 22, 2 pm
kostel sv.Mikuláše/St. Nicholas Church - Praha/Prague
23.05.2008 - pátek 19:30
Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm
kostel sv. Víta/St. Vitus Cathedral - Ceský Krumlov
Sonntag, 25. Mai, 15:30 Uhr
Sunday, May 25, 3:30 pm
Stiftskirche Göttweig
Montag, 26. Mai, 12:00 Uhr
Monday, May 26, Noon
Stephansdom/St. Stephen’s Cathedral - Wien/Vienna
Május 27-én, kedden, 19 órakor
Tuesday, May 27 – 7 pm
St. Stephen’s Cathedral/Szent István Bazilika - Budapest
Fusioni musicali
The Chapman University Choir
il Coro dell’Universita’ di Chapman
Venerdì 23 Maggio alle ore 20:30
May 23, 8:30 pm - Concert
Chiesa di San Moisè - San Marco 1390A – Venezia
Domenica 25 Maggio alle ore 21
May 25, 9 pm - Concert
Chiesa di San Gaetano – Piazza Antinori – Firenze
con Gruppo Vocale Lucchese “Il Baluardo”
Mercoledì 28 Maggio ore 17:30
May 28, 5:30 PM - Mass & Concert
Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere – Roma
Giovedì 29 Maggio ore 17
May 29, 5 PM - High Mass
Basilica di San Pietro – Roma

Caleidoscopio
sagrado
Canticum Novum
Lunes 26 de Mayo, 21.00 h
May 26, 9 pm
Iglesia de Santa Lucía – Santander
Miércoles 28 de Mayo, 21.00 h
May 28, 9 pm
Colegiata de Santa María del Sar – Santiago de Compostela
Viernes 30 de Mayo, 21.00 h
May 30, 9 PM
Iglesia de Santo Tomé – Toledo
Domingo 1 de Junio, 21.00 h
June 1, 9 PM
Iglesia de San Sebastián – Sevilla


Songs of the Old & New World


THE SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE CHOIR


Friday, June 6 at 1 pm
Lunchtime Recital
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – Dublin
Sunday, June 8 at 6 pm
Sung Mass & Exchange Concert with the St. Augustine’s Polish Choir
St. Augustine’s Church – Cork
Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm
Concert
The Danny Mann Pub – Killarney
Thursday, June 12 at noon
Concert
The Gothic Church at Kylemore Abbey & Garden – Connemara


Incantato Concert Management takes great pride in professional concert management and marketing so that every traveling ensemble is guaranteed our trademark: "Essential Artistic Experiences".CSULB performing in Florence

This year, our team of highly skilled professionals is honored to work with and for choirs from the US touring Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Spain plus a German youth choir on its very first performance tour outside of Europe. Aside from arranging highlight concert in both major European capitals and off-the-beaten-path gems with equally beautiful venues, we promote cultural exchange and enable the singers to get to know the countries they are visiting by meeting their audiences and local host in a variety of ways.

You can also email us to sign-up for our concert newsletter or to talk to Sandra for your group's upcoming travels. Email is also the best way to request a custom proposal for your group.

To talk to one of our Experts in the Art of Performance Tours, please contact Incantato at 718.404.9235 and don't hesitate to leave a message if our voicemail picks up as we may just be traveling on behalf of the fine choirs we work for.

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Standing ovations for the Junge Chor Speyer's first US concert in NYC

They could not have had a better opening concert for their 2008 USA Performance Tour. The 23 singers of the "Junge Chor Speyer" directed by Marie Theres Brand performed to a full house in New York City on March 26, 2008 in beautiful St. Matthias R.C. church. The program of sacred and secular works titled "Mozart & Friends" received several minute-long applauses and the choir was rewarded with standing ovations from almost everyone attending when the concert concluded. Especially the selection of German folk songs were true crowd pleaser: "Kein schoener Land" was requested as an encore and became particularly moving when many of the German-speaking guests sang along during that repeat performance. Mozart's "Sancta Maria" - accompanied by the string-quartet traveling with the choir - was also performed twice.

Between 400 and 500 people from all over the Big Apple attended their very first concert on US soil, some even came all the way from New Jersey and Connecticut as the performance hosted by St. Matthias and co-organized by Incantato Tours & Concert Management had been advertised all over the Tri-State area and highlighted as a special event in the media and various official information outlets like the German consulate's website. Director Marie Theres Brand and her singers were very moved by the warm reception and positive feedback they received from the audience and also their hosts.

Msgr. Ed Scharfenberger of St. Matthias who had spontaneously welcomed the choir from Speyer into his parish when approached only a few months ago commented on the event in an email shortly after the concert: "The Junger Chor was a true and timely gift to our community. You could see the expression on the faces of the people who attended – how happy they were. I heard so many people comment about how uplifting it was to see and hear so many young people come together to make such beautiful music. But it was even more than the music. It was the sense of HOPE that their presence gave to the people who are not always given an opportunity to see the results of good leadership, youthful goodness and enthusiasm and – let’s face it, love and discipline – all come together. The many connections that were made will only deepen the impression made. This was a wonderful event that will always be a treasured memory of our parish."

The choir continues to Ohio and Illinois were additional formal and informal concerts are scheduled. They return to Germany on April 3, 2008.

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And what happened 2007?



In its premiere season, Incantato Concert Management was the proud organizer and presenter for the international performance tours of two outstanding choirs travelling to Europe in the summer of 2007:

The Summit Children's Touring Choir from Akron, Ohio

– directed by Arlene Jacobs: with performances in Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria

This outstanding youth choir with over 50 voices presented its "Rhythms of Life" concerts in Speyer (St. Joseph Kirche), Chemnitz (Markuskirche), Chlumec, Prague (St. Nicolas Church) and Vienna (Stephansdom & St. Anna Kirche).

The Choir of the Sound from Seattle, Washington

– directed by Judy Filibeck: with performances in Northern and Central Italy.

This excellent community choir with 40+ voices brought its "Melodie d'Estate"-Concerts to Lovere, Venice, Siena, Montecatini and Caldiero near Verona. A true highlight was the performance in St. Mark's Basilica where COTS was invited to sing during High Mass.


Additional information about the choirs, the exact concert dates and times can also be found by clicking on the respective links in the navigation panel on the left. Feel free to contact the staff of Incantato Concert Management via email at concerts@incantato.net or call 718.404.9235 for assistance with questions or requests.

Incantato Concert Management is honored to be associated with the following associations and cultural institutions; organizations with which we cooperate to facilitate essential artistic experiences and which assist our groups in their contributions to international understanding and friendship through the universal language of music. We thank these exceptional colleagues for their support and encourage you to visit their website to learn more about them.

Accademia San Felice
ACDA
Chorus America
Chlumecký Dêtský Sbor
Kunst & Kultur – ohne Grenzen
Motettenchor Speyer
Stadt Chemnitz
Stadt Speyer