2022 Dublin & Belfast Dickson Choral Festival

JUST CAUSE - WE SING WITH JOHN DICKSON

Ireland — June, 2022


info@kiconcerts.com • (719) 260-0200

My dear Colleagues,

I can think of no other single experience that can shape the lives of people more than travel. The world has indeed become a smaller place to live, and recently more isolated, yet to offer your singers an “in-person” experience of Ireland is to invite them into the culture of a people who have come through the challenges of scarcity, sacrifice, and suffering. This history infuses their culture, music and spirit of whimsy which we will be immersed in during our travels there. The virtual culture of our times often reduces the world to simply pictures on screens. I invite you to join me for more than a travel experience. Come and let us declare a calling of “Just Cause” in a place where the echoes of history can indeed also help us Listen.

The global crisis of today is a cry for Respect. It is a call for each of us to reach beyond our small, cocooned and comfortable worlds, to see, hear, and listen to those who have known no privilege, no promise and no power. Ours is a time of action, but action in which we are only engaged after deep and careful listening. We are the fields of promise; the privileged seeds who hold the possibilities for change.

As singers we combine, multiplying in strength, to call out injustice, to unite audiences in common understanding and to move people to action. To this end, I invite you to gather in Ireland to sing our Just Cause!

John Dickson,

Artistic Director


Dublin Festival

OVERVIEW : June 11th-16th, 2022

SATURDAY, JUNE 11: DEPART

  • Depart for Ireland
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 12: DUBLIN

  • Arrival in Dublin
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Orientation tour of Dublin
  • Check in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Dublin
  • MONDAY, JUNE 13: DUBLIN

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin
  • Festival rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Welcome dinner with live Irish music
  • Overnight Dublin
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14: DUBLIN

  • Festival choir rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral which stands on the oldest Christian site in Dublin where it is said that the Saint baptized converts to the Christian faith
  • Optional individual concert
  • Overnight Dublin
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: DUBLIN

  • Festival dress rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Time to explore Dublin
  • Gala festival concert conducted by John Dickson
  • Overnight Dublin
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home

  • Dublin + Belfast Festival

    OVERVIEW : June 11th-18th, 2022

    SATURDAY, JUNE 11: DEPART

  • Depart for Ireland
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 12: DUBLIN

  • Arrival in Dublin
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Orientation tour of Dublin
  • Check in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Dublin
  • MONDAY, JUNE 13: DUBLIN

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin
  • Festival rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Welcome dinner with live Irish music
  • Overnight Dublin
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14: DUBLIN

  • Festival choir rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral which stands on the oldest Christian site in Dublin where it is said that the Saint baptized converts to the Christian faith
  • Optional individual concert
  • Overnight Dublin
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: DUBLIN

  • Festival dress rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Time to explore Dublin
  • Gala festival concert conducted by John Dickson
  • Overnight Dublin
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16: BELFAST

  • Travel to Belfast
  • Orientation tour of Belfast including seeing St. Anne’s Cathedral and Belfast City Hall as well as much of the fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture
  • Visit the Titanic Experience and relive the entire story from her birth, maiden journey and discovery on the seabed
  • Check in
  • Overnight Belfast
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 17: BELFAST

  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway and walk the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
  • Gala festival concert conducted by John Dickson
  • Overnight Belfast
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 18: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home

  • Dublin Festival + Cork

    OVERVIEW : June 9th-16th, 2022

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9: DEPART

  • Depart for Ireland
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 10: CORK

  • Arrival in Dublin
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Enjoy the sights of Ireland’s rolling hills and quaint towns en route to Cork
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel. Dating from the 4th century, the Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most spectacular landmarks. The large cathedral, ancient round tower and the very early Romanesque Cormac’s Chapel, perched on a dramatic outcrop of rock, have been witnesses to many of the stirring events of Irish history (time permitting)
  • Check in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Cork
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11: COBH + CORK

  • Breakfast daily
  • Tour the port town of Cobh and be immersed in the history of the Titanic’s fateful departure
  • Visit the Blarney Castle with a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone said to impart the gift of eloquence
  • Return to Cork
  • Overnight Cork
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 12: CORK

  • Tour Cork seeing the magnificent River Lee, St Anne’s Church, The English Market and other of Cork’s sights with time to explore this vibrant 2nd city of Ireland
  • Optional individual concert or time to explore more of Cork
  • Overnight Cork
  • MONDAY, JUNE 13: DUBLIN

  • Transfer to Dublin
  • Festival rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Welcome dinner party with live Irish music
  • Overnight Dublin
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14: DUBLIN

  • Festival rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin
  • Optional individual concert
  • Overnight Dublin
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: DUBLIN

  • Festival dress rehearsal with John Dickson
  • Tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral which stands on the oldest Christian site in Dublin where it is said that the Saint baptized converts to the Christian faith
  • Gala festival concert conducted by John Dickson
  • Overnight Dublin
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home
  • "Thank you KI for creating a program that has changed the lives of my students and parents. I will not travel to Europe with any other company ever again! "

    Richard Prouty

    HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR DIRECTOR

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