|Festivals : 2012 Choral Festivals|
February 18 – 20, 2012
Featuring Artistic Director Dr. André Thomas
Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the second-annual National Presidents Day Choral Festival, a major national event in Washington, D.C. designed to salute "America's Greatest Presidents." The festival will feature a combined force of mixed voices singing en masse in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts—a fitting setting for this important commemoration.
May 25 – 28, 2012
Featuring Artistic Director Dr. Craig Jessop
Pride. Sacrifice. Service. Come sing in honor of America's heroes from the American Revolution through Operation Iraqi Freedom, in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts over Memorial Day Weekend under the artistic direction of Dr. Craig Jessop. Not merely a festival for Washington, the National Memorial Day Choral Festival is an event for the entire country – a major event which seeks to draw the attention of Americans to the real meaning for the holiday.
May 26 – 30, 2012
Featuring Artistic Director Dr. Eph Ehly
In celebration of his 75th birthday, Dr. Eph Ehly invites you to experience The Passion Within in beautiful Innsbruck, Austria. This choral festival will feature Dr. Ehly’s Alumni from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and their choirs along with other select choirs from across North America to perform en masse in Innsbruck’s Cathedral of St. James. There will be opportunities for interested choirs to sing individually as well as en masse in a combined festival chorus finale. We invite you to experience the musical passion of Eph Ehly, the stunning beauty of the Alps, and the performance experience of a lifetime!
This event is supported by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance Alumni Association.
June 28 – July 1, 2012
Featuring Artistic Director Dr. Elena Sharkova
Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the fourth-annual Windy City Youth Choral Festival. Treble-voice choirs are invited and selected based upon recommendation, and will join together to sing both individually – as well as en masse in one of America’s great concert halls – Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
June 21 - 25, 2012
Featuring Artistic Director Dr. Z. Randall Stroope
Music Celebrations is pleased to produce the fourth-annual Rome International Choral Festival under the direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope. The Festival Chorus will have the opportunity to participate and sing in a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Festival rehearsals and an additional performance will take place in Rome’s historic S. Maria Sopra Minerva, located near the Pantheon.
June 29 – July 1, 2012
Featuring Artistic Directors Dr. William Skoog and Professor János Czifra
This spectacular four-day choral festival will culminate in a performance of Mozart's Missa Solemnis in C Major,” K.337, with accompaniment by full orchestra and European soloists in Salzburg’s historic Dom.
July 11 – 15, 2012
The 37th International Congress of Pueri Cantores will convene in beautiful Granada, Spain, uniting several thousand Catholic children and teens from around the globe. Visit Malaga and other picturesque Spanish cities. Sing at masses in local parish churches and visit sites of religious and historic significance.