About Choral Festivals

The best choral festivals balance the needs and character of the venue, director, music and performers. Each Perform International Choral Festival is carefully crafted to be a unique performance and travel experience that will transform your singers into poised and professional performers.

In addition to working with our exceptional music directors your ensemble will have the opportunity to perform in exquisite venues, collaborate with local choirs, and discover new cities and cultures. From our first call through to the final lingering note, we will expertly manage the details, allowing you to focus on bringing the best out of your choir and simply enjoying the applause.

2021

Magnificat: A Major Work for Choir & Orchestra

June 20 - 24, 2021 | Florence, Italy

Following the success and Carnegie Hall debut of Seven Last Words, and Gloria, plans are currently under way for Dr. Michael
John Trotta’s next major work, Magnificat which will be premiered in the U.S. during the ‘19-‘20 concert season. In June
2021 Dr. Michael John Trotta will conduct the European premiere of Magnificat for SATB Choirs and Chamber Ensemble in
Florence, Italy. We are excited to invite choirs from across the U.S. to take part in this unique opportunity to perform a new
major work in the city that gave birth to the Renaissance. In addition to performing Magnificat under the baton of Dr. Michael
John Trotta, balanced choirs will have the option of singing their own repertoire as part of a spotlight performance.

Pura Vida Costa Rica: A Festival for Women’s and Treble Voices

June 23 - 27, 2021 | San José, Costa Rica

Join Women’s and Treble choral ensembles from across the U.S. under the direction of Dr. Andrea Ramsey and Maria Guinand, guest Conductor for a choral festival of International song and friendship. Collaborating with well-known Women and Youth choirs from Costa Rica and culminating in a gala concert at the Eugene O Neill Theatre in San José, this festival tour will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime. Additionally, individual performance opportunities are available while in Costa Rica during the optional pre or post festival touring programs to Arenal or Tamarindo.

Normandy Choral Festival

July 2 - 7, 2021 | Paris & Bayeux, France

This unique festival tour, aptly set in Normandy, promises to be an artistically rich, poignant and inspirational journey
through an area of France, steeped in historical significance. Offering choirs the opportunity to perform a large choral work
in collaboration with a French orchestra and one of the finest choral educators of our time, in iconic, historic sites, this
festival tour will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a
lifetime.

Remembrance, Hope, Peace: the Music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Arnesen

July 9 - 14, 2021 | Berlin & Leipzig, Germany

Following the theme of “From despair to hope – a plea for peace, then and now,” this stirring program will connect the past
with the present, with longings and hopes still as relevant for the times we live in. Repertoire will include several short works
of Kim André Arnesen, interspersed with various movements from some of the most well known large works by Mendelssohn
and Bach. The Gala concert will take place in the Mendelssohn Hall of the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig. This historically
and musically meaningful program is sure to speak to singers and audience alike.

Theater of Music Festival: Shakespeare EnACTed!

July 10 - 16, 2021 | Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Choruses will bring out their inner thespians at this unique festival offering inspiring musicmaking as well as workshops
and direction from a member of one of England’s top theater schools… all in the historic and beautiful birthplace of William
Shakespeare. Festival repertoire will include Benjamin Britten’s fairy choruses from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as
a medley of choruses from Leonard Bernstein’s inimitable West Side Story, an urban American Romeo and Juliet. Individual
choruses will participate in a spotlight series showcasing participating choirs. The gala festival concert will be staged by
our guest director. Nationally recognized conductor Emily Ellsworth has prepared Britten’s Midsummer choruses for Lyric
Opera of Chicago and has focused her career on the storytelling aspect of choral music. Join us for this unique, dramatic
experience!

2022

United In Song

June 28-July 3, 2022 | Tallinn, Estonia

United in Song is a blending of music from the United States and the Baltic countries. Multi-generational mixed choirs will have the opportunity to perform the European premiere of a commissioned piece by Elaine Hagenberg under the baton of Ryan Beeken. The Gala Concert will also include pieces by famed Baltic composers Eriks Esenvalds and Peteris Vasks. Artistic Director Ryan Beeken and Composer-in-Residence Elaine Hagenberg are developing a program that will unite singers and audience, creating an immersive experience for all participants. Additionally, fully balanced choirs have the opportunity for a spotlight performance during the gala concert in Tallinn, Estonia’s beautiful and historic capital city.

A Singing Tour of Irish Pubs & Distilleries

July 5 - 12, 2022 | Dublin, Galway & Killarney, Ireland

Join Dr. Brad Pierson in Ireland for a curated singing tour of Iconic Irish pubs and distilleries. This trip will include highlights such as the numerous singing pubs of Galway, The Ring of Kerry and Killarney Brewing company and visits to the Jameson Distillery, Guinness Brewery and more! There will be time included to attend traditional music sessions as well as an opportunity for you to perform as a group at many sites along the way.

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