2022 Rome DiOrio Choral Festival

PASSION OF ITALY FESTIVAL WITH DOMINICK DIORIO

June, 2022


info@kiconcerts.com • (719) 260-0200

Dear Friends,

I want to invite you to look into the future with me, beyond our current moment, and into a world reborn.

Known as 'The Eternal City,' Rome has survived much adversity in its history, and when this pandemic subsides, it will welcome us once again. By the Summer of 2022, we trust that travel will be back to normal and we will be able to experience this magical city together, sharing the unique power of music to help us heal and move our singers and those who hear us. We will sing safely and with passion, our voices blending with all those who have sung in these ancient halls before, now in the spirit of regeneration for our world.

I am delighted to join KI Concerts again on an international stage to lead the 2022 Passion of Italy Choir Festival. I am especially delighted to write a newly composed piece for all of the choirs participating, and that we will unite as one choir to sing the world premiere at our Gala concert. We will also sing other extraordinary works by living composers, evocative in their expression and immediate in their communication. It will be a program to meet this moment, as we respond with gratitude for the joy we will feel in singing together once again.

Rome is a city of astounding variety, a city of ancient venues with resounding acoustical spaces, and a city of musical richness with warm and enthusiastic audiences. As always, there will be many opportunities for individual choral performances and local exchanges. And when not making music, you can take in all that Rome has to offer: cuisine, art, history, and culture.

So let's look toward this future, a future when singing together will be possible again. Let's dream together, as we create and imagine a beautiful experience for you and your singers at the 2022 Passion of Italy Festival.

I hope you will join me.

Dominick DiOrio

Artistic Director & Conductor


Rome Festival

June 10th - June 16th

FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH:

  • Depart for Italy
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH:

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction tour to Rome
  • Check in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum and see the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome
  • MONDAY, JUNE 13TH:

  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Guided walking tour of the historical center of Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and seeing Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14TH:

  • Dress rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Explore Rome or return to our hotel for some free time
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Dominick DiOrio
  • Overnight Rome
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH:

  • Enjoy a day in Vatican City – a city state in the center of Rome - the heart of the Roman Catholic religion
  • Tour the Vatican Museums – the highlight of which is the never to be forgotten Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking frescos by Michelangelo
  • Sing Mass as a combined choir at St. Peter's Basilica (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH:

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home

  • Rome Festival + Florence

    June 10th - 19th

    FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH:

  • Depart for Italy
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH:

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction to Rome
  • Check in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum and see the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome
  • MONDAY, JUNE 13TH:

  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Guided walking tour of the historical center of Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and seeing Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14TH:

  • Dress rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Explore Rome or return to our hotel for some free time
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Dominick DiOrio
  • Overnight Rome
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH:

  • Enjoy a day in Vatican City – a city state in the center of Rome - the heart of the Roman Catholic religion
  • Tour the Vatican Museums – the highlight of which is the never to be forgotten Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking frescos by Michelangelo
  • Sing Mass as a combined choir at St. Peter's Basilica (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH:

  • Travel to Tuscany
  • Tour Pisa, the city is known worldwide for its leaning bell tower
  • Transfer to accommodations in Tuscany
  • Check in
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH:

  • Guided tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance
  • Visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and of course Accademia to see Michelangelo’s brilliance
  • Optional individual concert (tbd) or continue to explore Florence
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH:

  • Return to Rome, enjoying sightseeing en route in charming Italian towns, such as Siena
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Check in
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH:

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home

  • Rome Festival + Florence & Venice

    June 10th-20th

    FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH:

  • Depart for Italy
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH:

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction to Rome
  • Check in
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum and see the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome
  • MONDAY, JUNE 13TH:

  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Guided walking tour of the historical center of Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and seeing Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14TH:

  • Dress rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Explore Rome or return to our hotel for some free time
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Dominick DiOrio
  • Overnight Rome
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH:

  • Enjoy a day in Vatican City – a city state in the center of Rome - the heart of the Roman Catholic religion
  • Tour the Vatican Museums – the highlight of which is the never to be forgotten Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking frescos by Michelangelo
  • Sing Mass as a combined choir at St. Peter's Basilica (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH:

  • Travel to Tuscany
  • Tour Pisa, the city is known worldwide for its leaning bell tower
  • Transfer to accommodations in Tuscany
  • Check in
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH:

  • Guided tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance
  • Visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and of course Accademia to see Michelangelo’s brilliance
  • Optional individual concert (tbd) or continue to explore Florence
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH:

  • Transfer to Venice sightseeing en route
  • Check in
  • Overnight Padua/Mestre area
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH:

  • Sail to Venice
  • Guided tour of Venice including the imposing Doge’s Palace decorated by 16th century artists such as Titian and Tintoretto, walk the Bridge of Sighs and see Piombi Prison
  • Time to explore the area around St. Mark’s Square, wander the paths through this unique lagoon island or take an optional gondolier ride (own arrangements)
  • Optional individual concert (time permitting)
  • Overnight Padua/Mestre area
  • MONDAY, JUNE 20TH:

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home
  • "Thank you for a memorable and deeply satisfying musical odyssey."

    Elizabeth Sesler-Beckman

    GILMAN SCHOOL CHOIR

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