I am excited to be leading the KIconcerts festival in Ireland in 2020.
Ireland’s a very hospitable, safe and historic destination where the touring is fun and informative.
We travel to make great music and Ireland is the perfect place for this – their choral tradition dates back eons and the venues there offer astounding acoustics and presence – a truly inspiring setting for your choristers.
The core festival program consists of individual concerts, combined rehearsals (likely with local singers) and the gala concert featuring each choir and the combined festival choir. Exchanges, workshops with Michael McGlynn’s Anúna or a class with Riverdance dancers along with live Irish music over dinner immerse your ensemble in the unique character of this great land.
To further customize your program there are opportunities to visit Ireland’s charming Southwest – for instance Galway or Cork – alternatively to heading North into Belfast in Northern Ireland. This is a place of amazing recent history and an extraordinarily rich and beautiful past.
I look forward to hosting you in Dublin
Artistic Director & Conductor