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.
Florence Choral FestivalJune 6-10, 2024 | Florence, Italy
Artistic Directors, Brian Kittredge, and Larry Bach, along with esteemed Composer-in-Residence and conductor, Michael Trotta invite you to join them in Florence, Italy in June 2024. In a gala performance featuring Trotta’s a cappella works, along with his “Te Deum” and “Requiem” accompanied by orchestra, this total immersion experience of Trotta’s music will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.
Great Basilicas of Italy 2024June 19-24, 2024 | Assisi & Rome, Italy
The “Great Basilicas of Italy” is a celebration of the music of composer Elaine Hagenberg and will also include spotlight performances for participating choral ensembles. Multi-generational mixed choirs will have the opportunity to perform Elaine Hagenberg’s “Illuminare” coached by the composer and conducted by Dr. Gene Peterson as part of the festive gala concert in the famous St. Francis Basilica in Assisi.
Artistic Director Gene Peterson and Composer-in-Residence Elaine Hagenberg will work with the participating conductors to create a program that will unite singers and audience, creating an immersive experience for all participants. Fully balanced choirs will also have the opportunity for a spotlight performance during the gala concert. Additionally, the festival choir will sing during Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Vienna Choral FestivalJune 22-27, 2024 | Vienna, Austria
Join one of the finest choral educators of our time, Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, and ensembles from across the U.S. in Vienna, Austria to perform works by Dr. Dan Forrest scored for choir and with orchestra. A Gala Concert Performance at a renowned venue in Vienna, as well as an opportunity for a recital in St. Stephen’s Cathedral will be a life-changing experience for singers from across the United States.
As Composer-in-Residence, Dan Forrest will take part in the 5-day festival experience providing personal insights into his compositions and supporting Artistic Director Dr. Pearl Shangkuan in their interpretation, as well as performing at the gala concert with the choirs. Additionally, fully balanced choirs have the opportunity for a spotlight performance during the gala concert in Austria’s beautiful capital city of Vienna.
Derry Choral FestivalJune 23-28, 2024 | Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Come sing in Northern Ireland with conductors/composers Shane Lynch and Maurice Kelly. Centered in Londonderry and featuring Irish composers such as Derry native Sean Doherty, multi-generational mixed choirs will have the chance to perform the world premiere of music based on the history and natural beauty of the area. Dr. Lynch will compose works about the legendary Amazing Grace valley nearby, giving choirs the chance to work with him on the music and visit the actual valley to understand how the work came into being originally.
Verdi Requiem In Rome At the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the WallsJune 25-July 1, 2024 | Rome, Italy
Artistic Director Dr. Joseph Modica invites you to join him in Rome, Italy for a 5-night residency, culminating in a gala concert of the Verdi Requiem with full orchestra. Rome is a perfect setting for a choral festival because of its rich musical and artistic culture. Through the ages Rome has played a major role in Western art and examples of its architectural grandeur are visible everywhere you look. Music has also historically been one of the cultural markers of Italian national and ethnic identity and holds an important position in society and in politics. This program is a total immersion experience into Italian culture from music to architecture, history, food, and language and will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.
Great Basilicas of ItalyJune 6-11, 2023 | Assisi & Rome, Italy
“Great Basilicas of Italy” celebrates the artistic heritage of two of Italy’s most important churches. A Gala Concert Performance at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and participation in Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican will be a life-changing experience for singers from across the United States. Under the inspired leadership of Artistic Directors Dr. Pearl Shangkuan and Dr. Anton Armstrong the multi-generational festival choir will perform a repertoire that is significant to each of these wonderful concert spaces. Assisi is a small town filled with rich culture, history, and charm which will inspire all choristers to perform at their highest level.
Lisbon Choral FestivalJune 12-17, 2023 | Lisbon, Portugal
Artistic Directors, Dr. Jeffrey Benson, and Dr. Michael Hanawalt invite you to join them in Lisbon, Portugal for the Lisbon Choral Festival. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. This 4-day residency program culminates with a Gala Concert, in one of Lisbon’s beautiful church venues and will bring all participating choirs together to sing a joint choir program with local orchestra accompaniment. The Lisbon Choral Festival is a total immersion experience into Portuguese culture from music to architecture, history, food, and language and will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.
American SongbookJune 19-24, 2023 | Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland
“I Will Arise And Go” – Yeats’ poetry still permeates Irish life and inspires artistic expression. Much of his poetry is inherently musical with its hauntingly beautiful words and simple rhyme schemes. Explore Shawn Kirchner’s folk-inspired music, in the cultural hub of Derry, with its active folk and traditional music scene. The 4-day festival will culminate in a gala concert, accompanied by Mr. Kirchner and local traditional players, and include repertoire for both treble and mixed voices. This choral event is sure to excite the hearts and minds of all that participate.
Festival for Women’s and Treble VoicesJune 23-28, 2023 | San Sebastian, Spain
Join women’s and treble choral ensembles from across the U.S. under the direction of Dr. Andrea Ramsey in San Sebastian, Spain for a musical tapas from both continents. San Sebastian, famous for its beaches and gastronomy, is also home to some of Spain’s most respected choral composers and conductors. Dr. Ramsey will be joined by esteemed Basque Composer, Eva Ugalde. Collaborating with a Spanish Choir-in-Residence “Aquam Lauda Korua,” participating ensembles will have the opportunity for meaningful, educational and cultural immersion. Culminating with a gala concert in San Sebastian, this festival tour will challenge and engage the hearts and minds of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.
Normandy Choral FestivalJune 28-July 3, 2023 | Paris & Caen, France
This festival will feature the world premiere of a new choral-orchestral work by American composer, John Wykoff. He will also be the composer-in-residence for the duration of the Normandy Choral Festival. Singers will have time to talk to him about his musical works and career as a composer. Paired with Dr. Wykoff’s work will be a few works celebrating the American folk tradition along with Fauré’s Requiem. Gabriel Fauré is one of the most well-revered French composers, and this will be a tremendous occasion to bring this work to light in his native country.
Spirituals In Spain FestivalJuly 3-8, 2023 | Barcelona, Spain
“A concert with a music mission to unite people appears to be a gateway to understanding and harmony.” Join esteemed composer, conductor and arranger Stacey V. Gibbs for the Spirituals In Spain Festival in Barcelona. “Let us cling to hope and choose to positively impact the world through song.”
A Singing Tour of Irish Pubs & DistilleriesJuly 5 - 12, 2023 | 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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