5/31/2008

Canticum Novum performs twice in Sevilla


After a successful concert in Toledo, "Canticum Novum", the Sanctuary Touring Choir of Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona performs twice on June 1, 2008 in Sevilla. First, the ensemble directed by Donald E. Morse is the featured guest choir singing High Mass at the magnificent cathedral at 11 am. Then, at 9 pm, the choir presents its finale and forth formal concert on the group's 2008 Performance Tour to Spain in the church San Sebastián.
"Sacred Caleidoscope" is title of this inspirational choral concert comprised of Spanish, Italian Renaissance, and Contemporary American settings of great sacred texts.

Event: Concierto coral- "Caleidoscopio Sagrado"
Place: Iglesia de San Sebastián
Date: 01/06/2008 al
Hour: 21:00 horas
Observations: El Canticum Novum -Conjunto de Cámara del Coro del Santuario de la Iglesia Central Metodista de Phoenix (Estados Unidos)- presenta un concierto coral inspirado en una selección de grandes textos sagrados de España, del Renacimiento Italiano y americanos contemporáneos.

5/30/2008

Check out the new concert videos on Youtube

We just uploaded new videoclips from The University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum and the Chapman University Choir on youtube.com/incantatotours. ENJOY!!!

And here is a special taste:

Chapman University Choir sings first at St. Peter's Basilica, then in the Sistine Chapel

It was a very emotional last tour performance for the Chapman University Choir. The ensemble from Orange, CA under the direction of Joseph Modica gave a very special private concert in the Sistine Chapel in Rome which brought tears to many of the singers and quite a few of the guests in the audience. Prior to visiting the Vatican Museums, the group was the featured guest choir for High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica - another highlight on their 2008 Concert Tour to Italy organized by Incantato. The day concluded with a fun farewell in a typical Italian restaurant with lots of local specialties and more singing.

Concert Impression from Canticum Novum in Spain


Canticum Novum, the Sanctuary Touring Choir of Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona presented it's second formal concert on the group's 2008 Performance Tour to Spain in Santiago di Compostela. The ensemble directed by Donald E. Morse presents its next concert in Toledo at Santo Tome on May 30 at 9 pm.

5/29/2008

Front row seats for Chapman at Papal Audience


What an amazing experience: The Chapman University Choir was seated in the front row for the public Papal Audience on St. Peter's Square on May 28, 2008. The singers under the direction of Joseph Modica made themselves heard with the moving spiritual "Hark, I hear the harps eternal!" (arr. A. Parker) and received enthusiastic applause from thousands of people in the square and also the Pope himself. Pictures of this essential artistic experience are featured in the slideshow below.


The Chapman University Choir's 2008 Performance Tour to Italy is proudly organized by Incantato Tours & Concert Management.

5/28/2008

Chapman University Choir took Rome by storm


The Chapman University Choir's third and last formal concert on the ensemble's 2008 Performance Tour with Incantato was a huge success. Under the direction of Joseph Modica, the fine ensemble from Orange, CA present a selection of classical choral compositions on the beautiful cathedral of Santa Maria in Trastevere. The audience of 300+ people was taken by storm. The guests from all over the world honored the performance with enthusiastic applause and standing ovations.
Next highlight is going to be the choir's performance at the magnificent basilica of San Pietro (St. Peter's Cathedral) in the Vatican on May 29, 2008 at 5 pm prior to a very special recital in the Sistine Chapel as part of an exclusive private visit to the Vatican Museums.
For videos of this and other fine choir concerts, please visit Incantato Tours & Concert Management at www.youtube.com/incantatotours video

Audience of over 2000 for Canticum Novum in Santiago de Compostela

What a moving experience for the Sanctuary Touring Choir of Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona: Over 2000 people listened to "Canticum Novum" sing in the Cathedral of Santiago di Compostela on May 28, 2008. Being the featured guest choir for High Mass was a very special moment for the ensemble under the direction of Donald E. Morse, but also musically challenging: "The cathedral is huge, we couldn't hear ourselves at all", commented the director after the performance. "But we were told from sitting all the way in the back that we sounded great, so that was nice to hear." Canticum's 2008 Performance Tour to Northern and Southern Spain lead the group from Madrid to Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Toledo, Sevilla and Malaga. Incantato Tours & Concert Management had organized four formal concerts and two high mass participations in those cities, but also included various stops in smaller off-the-beaten path gems of Spain for a true immersion into the local culture.

5/26/2008

Moving Chapman concert in Florence

The Chapman University Choir moved its Florence audience as they sang in a full church on Sunday night. The choir's selection of all sacred repertoire was received with standing ovations in the baroque jewel of San Gaetano.

Canticum Novum concertizes in Santander TONIGHT

Canticum Novum, the Sanctuary Touring Choir of Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, presents the first formal concert on their 2008 Performance Tour to Spain tonight at the church of Santa Lucia in Santander.

En su gira ‘Caleidoscopio Sagrado’, el Canticum Novum -Conjunto de Cámara del Coro del Santuario de la Iglesia Central Metodista de Phoenix (Estados Unidos)- presenta un concierto coral inspirado en una selección de grandes textos sagrados de España, del Renacimiento Italiano y americanos contemporáneos. Dirigido por Donald E. Morse, el acto contará con el acompañamiento del organista Homer Ferguson.

Praise for Schola Cantorum in Goettweig

The church was packed for Schola Cantorum's third formal concert on Sunday, May 25 at the Benedictine Monastery of Goettweig. And the audience truly enjoyed the performance by the University of Arkansas' prime choral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Graeme Langager. After two encores inside, the choir continued singing another two songs in the courtyard.

5/25/2008

New Concert Videos uploaded

Visit Incantato Tours on Youtube.com for video clips from current and past concerts.

Schola Cantorum sings at Stiftskirche Goettweig

Schola Cantorum's third formal "Awake, my Soul and Sing" concert takes place at the magnificent Stiftskirche Göttweig in lower Austria on May 25 at 3:30 pm. The concert will feature works from European and American composers such as Bach, Purcell, Welkees, Pärt, Bardos and Tavener plus American spirituals.
The Schola concert is one of the cultural highlight events at the prime venue and co-hosted by the monastery and Incantato.
The University of Arkansas' prime choral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Graeme Langager is not only concertizing at the Benedictine Monastery perched high upon a hill between Vienna and Salzburg, but was also offered the opportunity to overnight in the former school dormitories - a wonderful opportunity for the students from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Chapman University Choir concertizes at San Gaetano in Florence

The Chapman University Choir presents its second formal concert during their 2008 Italy Performance Tour on May 25 at 9 pm at San Gaetano in Florence. The ensemble directed by Joseph Modica is welcomed by a local choir.

The concert is titled "Fusioni Musicali" - "Musical Fusions" and features choral compositions from Palestrina, Gabrieli, Rachmaninov, Lauridsen, Sviridov etc.

San Gaetano is one of the prime concert venues right in the heart of Florence. For more information on this beautiful church, please visit the following links:
"One of Florence few baroque jewels"
San Gaetano on Wikipedia

Canticum Novum arrived in Spain


"Canticum Novum", the Sanctuary Touring Choir of Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona landed safely in Madrid on May 24, 2008. The singers under the direction of Donald E. Morse are on a 10-day Performance Tour of Northern and Southern Spain. Incantato Tours & Concert Management organized four formal concerts and two mass participations for this fine church choir.

"Caleidoscopio sagrado"is the title of Canticum's international program. Below listed is the choir's formal concert schedule:

Lunes 26 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 26, 9 pm

Iglesia de Santa Lucía – Santander

Miércoles 28 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 28, 9 pm

Colegiata de Santa María del Sar – Santiago de Compostela

Viernes 30 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 30, 9 PM

Iglesia de Santo Tomé – Toledo

Domingo 1 de Junio, 21.00 h

June 1, 9 PM

Iglesia de San Sebastián – Sevilla

5/24/2008

Schola Concert in Cesky Krumlov a success

Schola Cantorum's second formal concert was a success for everyone involved. The University of Arkansas' prime choral ensemble performed in the beautiful cathedral of St. Vitus in Cesky Krumlov to a very appreciative international audience of about 100 - locals and fellow travelers from Germany, Austria, Spain and the US.
Conductor Dr. Graeme Langager was very pleased with the performance and complimented his singers and graduate assistants. The students too were amazed by the venue - a late Gothic church right in the heart of town with marvelous accoustics - and the overall experience. "This was the most impressive concert I ever sang", commented Michael and fellow Schola-member Barry added: "I was very much looking forward to singing in Europe and really excited, but what we are experiencing is ten times better than I ever imagined it."

For videos of this and other wonderful concerts, please visit Incantato Tours on Youtube.

5/23/2008

Chapman University Choir Concert in Venice a great success

The church was completely overcrowded with an audience in rapture. People spilled out into the square in front of the church and the choir received standing ovations after they also sang a piece from Puccini's La Traviata.

Schola Cantorum concert in Cesky Krumlov

Next stop for the group from Fayetteville, Arkansas is the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov where the ensemble presents their second formal concert in St. Vitus Cathedral on May 23 at 7:30 pm.

The rehearsal (see photo below) for the highlight performance went really. Conductor Dr. Graeme Langager was very pleased with the accoustic of the venue and so were the singers. Their performance of Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium" was particularly moving. The concert will feature works from European and American composers such as Bach, Purcell, Welkees, Pärt, Bardos and Tavener plus American spirituals.

"The choir sounded very nice", Dr. Graeme Langager commented on Tuesday already after Schola Cantorum's first concert on their 2008 Performance Tour to Central Europe at St. Nicholas Church on the Old Town Square in Prague.

On Saturday, Schola Cantorum will continue their journey to Austria.

"Fusioni Musicali" - Chapman University Choir sings in Venice


On Friday, May 23, the Chapman University Choir is going to be the featured guest choir for a very special High Mass at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice - the singers will be part of the official celebration for the arrival of the Lourdes Madonna.

This will not be the only performance that day for the ensemble from Orange, CA under the direction of Joseph Modica on their 2008 Incantato Performance Tour: At 8:30 pm, the Chapman University Choir will also present its first formal concert at the beautiful church of San Moisé, right in the heart of Venice.

The program is titled "Fusioni musicali" and combines choral works from European and American composers.

5/21/2008

"Awake, my Soul, and Sing!" - Schola Cantorum concert in Prague

An event not to be missed is the first Schola Cantorum concert as part of their 2008 Central European Performance Tour on May 22, at 2 pm, in Prague. The University of Arkansas' prime choral ensemble performs at the beautiful church of St. Nicholas on the Old Town Square.

"Awake, my Soul, and Sing!" is the title of the concert directed by Dr. Graeme Langager. The choir presents choral compositions on life and love, joy and pain, and the indomitable human spirit.

Four more concerts have been organized by Incantato's Concert Management Team. Below are the dates, times and prime venues:

23.05.2008 - pátek 19:30

Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm

kostel sv. Víta/St. Vitus Cathedral - Ceský Krumlov

Sonntag, 25. Mai, 15:30 Uhr

Sunday, May 25, 3:30 pm

Stiftskirche Göttweig

Montag, 26. Mai, 12:00 Uhr

Monday, May 26, Noon

Stephansdom/St. Stephen’s Cathedral - Wien/Vienna

Május 27-én, kedden, 19 órakor

Tuesday, May 27 – 7 pm

St. Stephen’s Cathedral/Szent István Bazilika - Budapest

"Cantano come Angeli" - Chapman Recital at the Duomo a success

The Chapman University Choir took the audience by storm with their recital in the beautiful Duomo this afternoon.

Despite being on the road and in the air for almost a whole day, the singers amazed the audience of well over 100 at the Milan Cathedral when the sang for the first time on their Italian Performance Tour. An older Italian gentleman came up to Incantato Tour Manager Petra and complimented the group by saying: "Cantano come angeli" (They sing like angels)

Below is the schedule for the upcoming concerts:
Fusioni musicali
The Chapman University Choir

il Coro dell’Universita’ di Chapman


Venerdì 23 Maggio alle ore 20:30

May 23, 8:30 pm - Concert

Chiesa di San Moisè - San Marco 1390A – Venezia

Domenica 25 Maggio alle ore 21

May 25, 9 pm - Concert

Chiesa di San Gaetano – Piazza Antinori – Firenze

con Gruppo Vocale Lucchese “Il Baluardo”

Mercoledì 28 Maggio ore 17:30

May 28, 5:30 PM - Mass & Concert

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere – Roma

Giovedì 29 Maggio ore 17

May 29, 5 PM - High Mass

Basilica di San Pietro – Roma

Chapman University Choir arrived in Italy

The Chapman University Choir landed at Milan-Malpensa airport on May 21 - the beginning of their 2008 Performance Tour to Italy. Despite the long overnight flight, the singers directed by Joseph Modica were in good spirits and ready to start exploring Milan with their Incantato Tour Managers Maria Teresa and Petra.

Their city tour starts with a visit to the La Scala Opera House and concludes at the magnificient Duomo where the choir will present a recital at 2 pm. A welcome dinner with local specialties awaits the group this evening.

More updates on this and other choirs traveling with Incantato Tours & Concert Management will be featured here soon.

5/20/2008

UA Schola Cantorum landed in Prague

The University of Arkansas "Schola Cantorum" arrived in Prague after an overnight flight from Dallas with a connection in London. The 44 singers under the direction of Dr. Graeme Langager are going to present five formal concerts on their Incantato Performance Tour of Central Europe.

Their concert schedule is as follows:
Prague: Church of St. Nicholas on the Old Town Square - May 22 - 2 pm
Cesky Krumlov: St. Vitus Cathedral, May 23, 7.30 pm
Goettweig: Stiftskirche - May 25 - 3:30 pm
Vienna: Stephansdom - May 26 - noon (Mass and concert)
Budapest: May 28 St. Stephen's Cathedral - 7:30 pm

We will soon feature pictures and other updates.

5/09/2008

The Santa Barbara City College Choir's Ireland Tour Poster


Ireland is the destination for the SBCC Concert Choir's 2008 Performance Tour with Incantato Tours.
The choral ensemble directed by Nathan Kreitzer is performing in Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Galway.
Today, we proudly present the ensemble's tour poster design. We hope you like it as much as we do.

5/08/2008

SBCC Concert Choir performs at Kylemore Abbey

The Santa Barbara City College Concert Choir directed by Nathan Kreitzer is going to conclude their 2008 Ireland Performance Tour at the magnificent Gothic Church located within Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. More information about the group's concert schedule will be posted shortly.
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Kylemore Abbey is the Monastic home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns in Ireland. We encourage you to visit their website which is the perfect introduction to a world steeped in the Benedictine tradition of warmth and hospitality spanning over 1500 years. A visit to Ireland, and especially to the West of Ireland and Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquility that is Kylemore Abbey & Garden.