Magnificat: A Major Work for Choir and Orchestra
June 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.
United In Song
June 26-July 1, 2021 | 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.
Normandy Choral Festival
July 2-7, 2021 | NORMANDY, 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 & 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 music-making 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!
Custom Concert Tours Worldwide 2021
Whether you want to perform in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Africa or the U.S., in prestigious venues or intimate churches, Perform International and Perform America are uniquely positioned to create a custom concert tour that fits your vision for your choral program. Our team had the privilege of working for many prestigious ensembles, organizing their performance tours to cities near and far.
Beethoven 250th Anniversary
June 6-11, 2020 | VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. From his early years in Bonn, Germany to his legendary achievements in Vienna, Austria, the musical center of 19th century Europe, Beethoven left an indelible mark that forever changed the landscape of classical music. Beethoven is considered the most frequently played classical composer and Vienna is the perfect place to celebrate the golden anniversary. Explore the sights and sounds of musical Europe and Beethoven’s past as you follow in the footsteps of the most influential composer of the late Classical/early Romantic era. The combined Festival Chorus will rehearse and perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the inspired direction of Dr. Jeffery Redding.
A Choral & Spiritual Retreat in Scotland
June 7-15, 2020 | IONA, SCOTLAND
Under the inspired leadership of composer, conductor, and teacher Tom Trenney, singers will spend five nights on the Isle of Iona reflecting, singing and exploring all the beauty that this unique retreat oasis has to offer. Culminating in a Hymn Festival at a glorious venue in Edinburgh, this journey will challenge and engage the heart and mind of every participant and create profound memories to last a lifetime.
Many Voices, One Song
June 13-18, 2020 | DUBLIN, IRELAND
Choral singing has had a long history of bringing people together to experience unity in song. From Gregorian chant to the Romantic part-song to contemporary a cappella music, people have come together to sing as a community. The “Many Voices, One Song” choral event in Dublin celebrates a wide range of choral music and gives ensembles the opportunity to perform traditional choral compositions and contemporary a cappella arrangements to an appreciative audience of music lovers. The Gala Concert allows for spotlight performances by select individual ensembles. Additionally, the combined Festival Chorus will rehearse and perform repertoire under the inspired direction of Artistic Directors Joshua Habermann, famed conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Deke Sharon, one of the foremost leaders in the contemporary a cappella movement.
Festival for Women’s & Treble Voices
June 17-22, 2020 | 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 Composers, Eva Ugalde and world-renowned Javier Busto. 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.