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Dominick DiOrio

June 2023


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 2023, 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 2023 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 2023 Passion of Italy Festival. 

I hope you will join me.

Dominick DiOrio
Artistic Director & Conductor

Rome Festival

JUNE 9–15, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 9: DEPART

  • Depart for Italy

SATURDAY, JUNE 10: ROME

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction tour to Rome, the "Eternal City"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome

SUNDAY, JUNE 11: ROME

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum, home to the world's first senate, seeing the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the magnificent Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome

MONDAY, JUNE 12: ROME

  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Enjoy a 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 13: ROME

  • Dress rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Time to explore Rome
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Dominick DiOrio
  • Overnight Rome

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14: VATICAN CITY

  • 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 exploring a world of art, intrigue and religion the pinnacle of which is the Sistine Chapel where we take in the immensity of the breathtaking Michelangelo frescos
  • Sing Mass as a combined choir at St. Peter's Basilica (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome

THURSDAY, JUNE 15: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home

Rome Festival + Florence

JUNE 9–18, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 9: DEPART

  • Depart for Italy

SATURDAY, JUNE 10: ROME

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction tour to Rome, the "Eternal City"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome

SUNDAY, JUNE 11: ROME

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum, home to the world's first senate, seeing the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the magnificent Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome

MONDAY, JUNE 12: ROME

  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Enjoy a 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 13: ROME

  • Dress rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Time to explore Rome
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Dominick DiOrio
  • Overnight Rome

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14: VATICAN CITY

  • 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 exploring a world of art, intrigue and religion the pinnacle of which is the Sistine Chapel where we take in the immensity of the breathtaking Michelangelo frescos
  • Sing Mass as a combined choir at St. Peter's Basilica (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome

THURSDAY, JUNE 15: TUSCANY

  • Travel to Tuscany
  • Tour Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning bell tower, or Lucca, one of Italy's last fully walled cities dating back to Gothic times
  • Transfer to accommodations in Tuscany
  • Check in
  • Overnight Tuscany

FRIDAY, JUNE 16: FLORENCE

  • Embark on a guided tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance
  • Visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria
  • Have the option to enter Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David (subject to availability)
  • Optional individual concert (tbd) or continue to explore Florence
  • Overnight Tuscany

SATURDAY, JUNE 17: ROME

  • Return to Rome, enjoying sightseeing en route including visiting a beautiful Tuscan hilltop town such as Siena or Assisi
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Check in
  • Overnight Rome

SUNDAY, JUNE 18: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home

Rome Festival + Florence & Venice

JUNE 9–19, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 9: DEPART

  • Depart for Italy

SATURDAY, JUNE 10: ROME

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction tour to Rome, the "Eternal City"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome

SUNDAY, JUNE 11: ROME

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum, home to the world's first senate, seeing the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the magnificent Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome

MONDAY, JUNE 12: ROME

  • Festival rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Enjoy a 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 13: ROME

  • Dress rehearsal with Dominick DiOrio
  • Time to explore Rome
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Dominick DiOrio
  • Overnight Rome

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14: VATICAN CITY

  • 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 exploring a world of art, intrigue and religion the pinnacle of which is the Sistine Chapel where we take in the immensity of the breathtaking Michelangelo frescos
  • Sing Mass as a combined choir at St. Peter's Basilica (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome

THURSDAY, JUNE 15: TUSCANY

  • Travel to Tuscany
  • Tour Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning bell tower, or Lucca, one of Italy's last fully walled cities dating back to Gothic times
  • Transfer to accommodations in Tuscany
  • Check in
  • Overnight Tuscany

FRIDAY, JUNE 16: FLORENCE

  • Embark on a guided tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance
  • Visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria
  • Have the option to enter Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David (subject to availability)
  • Optional individual concert (tbd) or continue to explore Florence
  • Overnight Tuscany

SATURDAY, JUNE 17: VENICE

  • Transfer to Venice sightseeing en route
  • Check in
  • Overnight Padua/Mestre area

SUNDAY, JUNE 18: VENICE

  • 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
  • Enjoy time to explore the area around St. Mark’s Square; walk the narrow paths that wander through history or take an optional gondolier ride (own arrangements)
  • Optional individual concert (time permitting)
  • Overnight Padua/Mestre area

MONDAY, JUNE 19: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home

Take the Next Step!

We will be happy to answer any questions about this exciting festival tour.

719-260-0200 or info@kiconcerts.com

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Badger State Girl Choir