Impressions from an amazing Concert Season

"As a director I loved the personal touch Incantato was able to provide and the attention they gave to even the smallest details. Incantato worked with us to suit our tour of Central Europe to our ensemble’s needs and objectives. The result was a brilliant tour that featured amazing performance venues, excellent guides, and unique cultural experiences that the students and I will remember for a lifetime."

Dr. Graeme Langager - Director of Choral Activities, University of Arkansas

"Canticum Novum, The tour choir of Central Church in Phoenix just completed its most successful tour in 35 years of contertizing abroad, solely due to the excellent management of Incantato. Their attention to every detail, response to every request, superb International Staff, and excellence in concert management are singularly distinctive. Theirs is a professional concert management group who are also excellent providers of travel services. That is a distinctive difference. Travel agents are for travel; Incantato provides concert management in stunning venues, and the organizational minutia supporting these artistic events in addition to fine tuned travel experiences filled with special amenities. If music making in superb acoustical spaces to wonderfully receptive audiences is your priority, Incantato is the professional tour group for your ensemble."

Donald E. Morse, Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix, AZ

"Of the eight international tours I've taken as both singer and conductor, last summer's CSULB tour to Naples, Rome, Florence and the Amalfi Coast with Incantato was the best organized and the most fun. Our tour manger and guides were professional, wonderful teachers, and our venues were beautiful. We saw stunning posters for our events everywhere we walked. The marketing for our concerts was incredible! Our audiences were huge and exuberant, and Incantato made all the pieces fell into place beautifully. Thank you Incantato Tours for the personal attention, for the flexibility that allowed us to chose exactly where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. We're already planning for 2010."
Dr. Jonathan Talberg - Director of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach

"Having recently returned from a successful tour of Ireland, I can say without a doubt that this was my finest tour experience. I have used several different tours companies in my years of performance tours, and none have matched the attention to detail, the thoughtful planning, excellent venues & marketing, meal & hotels, and overall management by Incantato Tours. Their pricing was excellent, and when the US currency dropped, they did not raise any of our cost. I would recommend this company to anyone planning a tour, whether they are a large professional ensemble, or a small church choir."
Sincerely, Nathan J. Kreitzer - Director of Choral Activities Santa Barbara City College

"My mom and I loved the entire trip. Our favorite place was Killarney and the Ring of Kerry tour, but we enjoyed every place we visited. The whole itinerary was awesome! Mom has been telling everyone she knows that it was a perfect trip! You get an A+ from us! Thanks for everything! We would definitely go on an Incantato tour again! Thanks Sandra and Ted!"
Best regards, Gail and Gloria Reynolds

"At the Carmina Burana performance in Maiori, there was a ton of energy in the air from the chorus and the audience-- it was one of the most exciting performances of my life. To have all the beautiful sound from the chorus behind me, and to get to sing as I looked out over the ocean-- it was just breathtaking.For me, singing in the Sistine Chapel was very surreal. It almost seemed like it wasn't actually happening when we first started singing--and then I looked up and suddenly couldn't help from crying. I felt so unbelievably lucky to have music in my life so that I could be a part of that magic. It was as if the music just belonged there. Thanks, Incantato!"
Ashley Seaton, Soprano Soloist and Student at California State University Long Beach, CA


Carolina International Chorale concludes 2008 Italy Performance Tour with highlight concert in Frascati

The Carolina International Chorale directed by Dr. Sue Klausmeyer concludes its 2008 Italy Performance Tour with Incantato on July 2 with a highlight concert in Frascati.
The choir from Chapel Hill, North Carolina will present Ray Roger's "Gospel Mass" with piano, bass and drums along with other gospels and spirituals. The performance starts at 8 pm at the Scuderie Aldobrandini.

CSULB Chamber Choir presents highlight concert at San Gaetano in Florence

The California State University Long Beach Chamber Choir directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg concertizes on July 2, 2008 at 9 pm at the baroque jewel of San Gaetano in Florence. "Musica Celeste & Spirituale" is the title of the 2008 Italy Tour Program featuring works from European and American composers alike.
The formal concert in one of Florence prime venues and nearby the Duomo concludes the series of performances for this outstanding university choir from California.

Two successfull performances for CIC in Rome

The Carolina International Chorale directed by Dr. Sue Klausmeyer sang twice on July 1 in Rome and both performances were a success for the singers and audiences alike. Especially the reception and turn-out for the ensembles formal concert at Sant' Agnese in Agone was outstanding - over one hundred people were waiting anxiously in front of the magnificent church at Piazza Navona for the gate to open. CIC presented its 2008 Italy Tour program titled "The Soulful Sounds of Spiritual and Gospel Music" to several hundred people and received lots of applause.
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CIC presents "The Soulful Sounds of Spiritual & Gospel Music" in Sant' Agnese in Agone

The Carolina International Chorale presents its first individual formal concert aspart of the group's 2008 Performance Tour to Italy on July 1, 2008 at 9 pm at the beautiful church of Sant' Agnese in Agone on Piazza Navona in Rome. The concert is titled "The Soulful Sounds of Spiritual & Gospel Music".
At 6 pm, the ensemble from Chapel Hill, North Carolina under the direction of Dr. Sue Klausmeyer is the featured guest choir for High Mass at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

"I can't believe we just sang in the Sistine Chapel"

The singers from both the California State University Long Beach Chamber Choir and the Carolina International Chorale were amazed when they sang in the Sistine Chapel on June 30, 2008 as part of their Incantato Performance Tours to Italy. Both choirs had the opportunity to perform several works in this amazing venue right in front of Michelangelo's Last Judgement as part of their private visit to the Vatican Museums. While no recordings were allowed, the memories of this essential artistic experience in one of the world's most beautiful and exclusive venues will last a lifetime.