2022 ATHENS CHOIR FESTIVAL

ATHENS CHOIR FESTIVAL WITH KEVIN MEIDL

Greece — April, 2022


info@kiconcerts.com • (719) 260-0200

Dear Friends

Be part of something remarkable in one of the most historic sites of the Western world…ATHENS! Exceptional choirs from America and Greece will join their voices as Sanctum Sabbati, the Greek Holy Week approaches.

Sing in beautiful venues in the shadow of the Areopagus where St. Paul gave his powerful sermon. Perform your repertoire for appreciative audiences while uniting choirs for a grand finale experience like no other. This very special festival is sure to leave a life-enhancing impression on both your singers and their audience.

Imagine…fantastic venues with enthusiastic audiences, great choirs from two continents, renowned Greek hospitality, all in the cradle of civilization.

Join me in Athens during America’s Holy Week 2022.

Kevin Meidl

Artistic Director


Athens Festival + One-Day Cruise

OVERVIEW : April 9th - 16th, 2022

SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Depart

  • Depart home
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 10: Athens

  • Arrive in Athens
  • Meet your KI Concerts Tour Manager
  • Orientation tour of Athens with its famous Acropolis, Parthenon and the ancient Agora. This beautiful historic city with its architecture of the ages glowing under the Aegean blue sky, is the capital of Greece and was the epicenter of Greek culture. This culture, one of the oldest in the world, gave birth to democracy, science and the fine arts.
  • Check-in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Athens
  • MONDAY, APRIL 11: Athens

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a tour of Athens, which reveals this marvelous city, the “Cradle of Civilization”. You will tour the Acropolis, which played host to festivals, cults and historically significant events during the peak of Athens’ power. In today’s world, it serves as an architectural masterpiece and source of national pride. We will also visit the Areopagus where we read St. Paul’s message concerning the “Unknown God” and have an option to possibly SING briefly here on this revered site (tbd)
  • Festival Rehearsal with Kevin Meidl
  • Festival welcome dinner
  • Overnight Athens
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 12: Athens

  • Festival Rehearsal with Kevin Meidl
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum, a stunning archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece
  • Exchange/outreach program (tbd) and concert
  • Overnight Athens
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13: Athens

  • Dress Rehearsal with Kevin Meidl
  • Explore the Plaka area under the slopes of the Acropolis
  • Gala Festival Concert
  • Overnight Athens
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 14: Nafplion + Athens

  • Travel to the city of Nafplion to tour the first capital of modern Greece. Named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and home of Palamidis, the local hero of the Trojan war and likely inventor of weights and measures, lighthouses and the first Greek alphabet
  • Optional individual concert
  • Return to Athens
  • Overnight Athens
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 15: Hydra, Poros, Aegina + Athens

  • Enjoy a day cruise to the fabulous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina
  • First, stop at the enchanting island of Poros. From Poros to the island of Hydra, enjoy a delightful Greek lunch. After arriving at Hydra, admire the unique architecture and dramatic landscapes including the narrow stone paved streets perfect for exploration by foot. Finally, stop at the island of Aegina with time to explore and enjoy a coffee in one of the charming coffee shops on the waterfront
  • Possible on-board PERFORMANCE for other passengers (tbd)
  • Return to Athens while enjoying authentic Greek singing and dancing on board
  • Overnight Athens
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 16: Depart

  • Depart from your hotel and begin your journey home

  • Athens Festival + Three-Day Cruise

    OVERVIEW : April 9th - 19th, 2022

    SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Depart

  • Depart home
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 10: Athens

  • Arrive in Athens
  • Meet your KI Concerts Tour Manager
  • Orientation tour of Athens with its famous Acropolis, Parthenon and the ancient Agora. This beautiful historic city with its architecture of the ages glowing under the Aegean blue sky, is the capital of Greece and was the epicenter of Greek culture. This culture, one of the oldest in the world, gave birth to democracy, science and the fine arts.
  • Check-in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Athens
  • MONDAY, APRIL 11: Athens

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a tour of Athens, which reveals this marvelous city, the “Cradle of Civilization”. You will tour the Acropolis, which played host to festivals, cults and historically significant events during the peak of Athens’ power. In today’s world, it serves as an architectural masterpiece and source of national pride. We will also visit the Areopagus where we read St. Paul’s message concerning the “Unknown God” and have an option to possibly SING briefly here on this revered site (tbd)
  • Festival Rehearsal with Kevin Meidl
  • Festival welcome dinner
  • Overnight Athens
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 12: Athens

  • Festival Rehearsal with Kevin Meidl
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum, a stunning archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece
  • Exchange/outreach program (tbd) and concert
  • Overnight Athens
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13: Athens

  • Dress Rehearsal with Kevin Meidl
  • Explore the Plaka area under the slopes of the Acropolis
  • Gala Festival Concert
  • Overnight Athens
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 14: Nafplion + Athens

  • Travel to the city of Nafplion to tour the first capital of modern Greece. Named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and home of Palamidis, the local hero of the Trojan war and likely inventor of weights and measures, lighthouses and the first Greek alphabet
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour from the Land Gate and enter within the walls of the old city seeing the Cathedral and the square of Saint Spyridon where the first Governor of Greece, was murdered. Continue to Syntagma Square, the heart of the city, and explore its historic buildings such as the Vouleftikon that housed the first parliament of the free Greek state and the Old Mosque. The tour ends with a visit to the old port to explore the Venetian fortress of Bourtzi, which is built on an island and is the trademark of the city
  • Optional individual concert
  • Return to Athens
  • Overnight Athens
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 15: Piraeus + Mykonos

  • Check-out of the hotel in Athens and travel to the port city of Piraeus to board a Celestyal Cruises cruise ship
  • Lunch served daily on the ship
  • Stop at Mykonos, a vibrant island with its colorful harbor, all-white houses and windmills silhouetted against the blue Grecian sky, and explore this charming island. The shuttle bus from the ship into Mykonos is included.
  • Overnight on board
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 16: Ephesus + Patmos

  • Berth at Kusadasi and take a short bus ride to the breathtaking ruins of Ephesus, said to be founded by the Amazons (shore excursion included). Once known as one of the richest cities in Asia Minor, it was a popular Roman resort, center of trade, commerce, culture, and religion. St. Paul spent three years walking its marbled streets. See the giant theatre where the riot of the silversmiths occurred, the great Temple of Diana – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and more
  • Arrive at Patmos Island, home to the Monastery of St John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse – both World Heritage Sites. There is an opportunity to relax and enjoy the onboard facilities or an optional tour of Patmos (not included in this package price)
  • Possible on-board PERFORMANCE for other passengers (tbd)
  • Overnight on board
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 17: Crete + Santorini

  • This Easter Sunday morning, awaken to a stunning morning in Crete, an island with an exquisite 1,000-kilometer-long glittering coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays, and peninsulas, affording a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. Explore the town and the Palace of Knossos, learning the extraordinary and unique history of this important island
  • In the afternoon, we continue sailing to Santorini – one of the most magical islands of Greece. It is a barren, rocky island opposite an active volcano, with black and red beaches and towns situated on high cliffs offering breathtaking views. The cost of the cable car to ascend and descend the cliff from sea level is included. As the sun sets, the reflection on the buildings and the glow of the orange and red in the cliffs can be truly magnificent
  • Overnight on board
  • MONDAY, APRIL 18: Piraeus + Corinth + Athens

  • Disembark at Piraeus port
  • Tour Ancient Corinth, the once glorious city near the Isthmus, where St. Paul spent a year and a half working and preaching the Gospel. Visit the Forum, the Temples and the famous Bema. Continue to Cenchreae, the little harbour Paul sailed back to Asia from, thus ending his second missionary journey
  • View the striking Corinth Canal
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Overnight Athens
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 19: Depart

  • Depart from your hotel and begin your journey home
  • "Thank you for a memorable and deeply satisfying musical odyssey."

    Elizabeth Sesler-Beckman

    GILMAN SCHOOL CHOIR

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