YPAS Concert Choir makes the news in Oviedo - UPDATED

The Louisville Youth Performing Arts School's Touring Concert Choir is making some noise in and around Oviedo - and even more so on the day of the highlight performance on March 29 at 8 pm as you can see from the updated link listing. We at Incantato Tours take great pride in professional concert management and marketing for the fine choirs that travel abroad with our organization. There are also radio announcements and flyers (like the one on the right) to be seen all over town and the nearby cities. We thought to share some of the coverage here with you and recommend you check-in frequently as we will be posting pictures and most likely some video coverage of both the rehearsal and actual concert. Here is a link to the concert announcement on the Prince of Asturias Foundation for the Performing Arts, a wonderful organization Incantato proudly partners with for this very special event tomorrow: http://www.fundacionprincipedeasturias.org/esp/01/noticia1289.html

Have a look at these concert announcements too:
ELCOMERCIO DIGITAL (this one is particularly nice!)
The AUDITORIO Palacio de Congresos Principe Felice named the concert the top event for March 29

And here is the announcement in the local events magazine (keep scrolling down til you find March 29): http://www.laguiago.com/upload/ficheros/revistas/200903/go_asturias_marzo.pdf
Did we tell you already that YPAS tour manager Katia calls Oviedo her hometown? It is just one of many reasons why we included this gem town into your tour. Stepping off the beaten tourist path when traveling abroad is something we encourage whenever possible as not only will you discover places you have not heard before, but here you will find pople that are genuinely interested in getting to know you and those moments usually are the most rewarding.
Last not least, have a look at the Oviedo Youth Choir that the group will be meeting tomorrow for a joined rehearsal, the highlight concert and a cultural exchange afterwards:


YPAS Tour Day 2 - Live commentaries from the Incantato Tour busses

Maestro Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock, Director of the YPAS Touring Concert Choir, was the first to answer his new Spanish cell phone - courtesy of Incantato. "The first day was fine and as smooth as it could be", he commented. Yes, the flights were exhausting, but food and service had been nice and best of all: "The kids were very well behaved." He reported no issues at all and was very pleased with the Incantato team in Europe: "We really enjoyed the nice tour, the hotel rooms were just fine, so everything is great." On Stefania's bus, Mrs. Landgrave had only positive things to say: "Everybody is good, they are having fun, but we are still a bit tired." She too was happy with the arrangements so far.
The group left Madrid after breakfast and is heading North to Segovia. Dr. Glasscock and the singers are looking forward to their first singing abroad opportunity later today. Prior to the recital at the Church of San Juan de los Cabelleros in Segovia, the choir will be rehearsing in the venue in the early afternoon. "An informal concert is the perfect first performance", the director said: "Less pressure on the kids, but a great opportunity to sing in a beautiful historical venue." And there may well be an audience beyond the entourage although we refrained from advertising the recital as per Dr. Glasscock's request. We will keep you all updated.


Welcome to the 2009 Incantato Concert Season

Tough economic times shouldn't stop fine choirs from touring abroad, but at Incantato Tours we understand that flexibility is even more important when traveling money is limited. So while we maintain the high standards our boutique tour company is built upon when it comes to concert management and marketing, as well as the overall touring experience, thinking out of the box and designing creative journeys enabled several wonderful choirs to say YES to going on an Incantato Performance 2009 and we are honored to work with an for them. Their prime venues include the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain, St. Mark's and St. Peter's Basilica in Italy, participation in renowned festivals like the Llangollen Eistedfodd and many many more wonderful essential artistic experiences.

We will soon feature a complete performance schedule for all the fine choirs traveling with Incantato to Europe this year.
Let's start with the Youth Performing Arts School Touring Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock from Louisville, Kentucky:


The YPAS Touring Concert Choir

Domingo, 29 de Marzo, 20.00 H
March 29 at 8 pm
Sala de Camara, Palacio de Congresos Principe Felipe – Oviedocon Joven Coro de la Fundación Príncipe de AsturiasMaestro: Jose Angel Embil

Martes, 31 de Marzo, 19.30 H
March 31 at 7.30 pm
Santa Misa/High Mass en la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

Quinta-feira, 2 de Abril, 12.00 H
April 2, noon
Santa Missa/High Mass Se Catedral de Lisboa (Cathedral of Lisbon)

Quinta-feira, 2 de Abril19.00 H Santa Missa, 19.45 H Concerto
April 2, 7 pm High Mass, 7:45 pm Concert
Basílica da Estrela em Lisboa

Viernes, 3 de Abril 18.00 HApril 3 at 6 pm
Santa Misa/High Mass en la Catedral de la Almudena

Recitals: Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballeros – Segovia,Catedral de Leon – Leon, Igreja da Lapa – Oporto