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Kevin Padworski

JUNE 2023


info@kiconcerts.com • (719) 260-0200

Share the excitement of composing a new choral piece in a festival setting! Let us ignite the inner composer within every one of your singers.

Your choristers will create, rehearse and perform a world premiere together in a festival finale concert. The festival concert will feature other combined pieces for the full festival choir as well as individual performances from the participating ensembles. Having led this process with youth, childrens and community choirs in a myriad of settings, we always discover aspiring composers in every ensemble and marvel at the magic they experience.

The creation of a new piece of music is always a thrilling endeavor and exciting for all - the composers, the ensemble, the conductor, and the audience. I invite you to join me in this experience and spark the creation of a new work that can be performed that very same weekend. Every singer will contribute to the new work that is yours to keep - we will create a text together, live with the words and their meaning to release the music within while developing melodies and harmonies to accompany them. 

We have chosen Canada for the site of this festival because of its proximity as well as the exceptional touring opportunities including Niagara Falls and the post festival tour option to Montreal - North America’s French capital.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kevin T. Padworski

Artistic Director/Composer-in-Residence

Toronto Festival

JUNE 2–6, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 2: ARRIVE IN TORONTO

  • Arrive in Toronto
  • Orientation tour of the city
  • Check into your hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Toronto

SATURDAY, JUNE 3: TORONTO

  • Breakfast daily
  • View Toronto from atop the CN Tower, getting an eye-opening perspective on the most spectacular views in Toronto with the two floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Toronto including Graffiti Alley, Queen Street West, Nathan Phillips Square, the Old City Hall - completed in 1899, and the vibrant Yonge-Dundas Square.
  • Festival rehearsal and composing workshop with Kevin Padworski
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Toronto

SUNDAY, JUNE 4: TORONTO

  • Festival rehearsal and composing workshop with Kevin Padworski
  • Tour the Historic District and St. Lawrence Market, which was built in the 17th century and today houses stalls selling goods from gourmet cured meats to handcrafted jewelry and everything in between
  • Explore the waterfront area, Toronto Music Garden, Canoe Landing, Simcoe Wave Deck, the Harbourfront Centre, and the Sherbourne Common
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Toronto

MONDAY, JUNE 5: TORONTO

  • Dress rehearsal with Kevin Padworski
  • Time to explore Toronto
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Kevin Padworski
  • Overnight Toronto

TUESDAY, JUNE 6: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home

Toronto Festival + Niagara Falls

JUNE 2–7, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 2: ARRIVE IN TORONTO

  • Arrive in Toronto
  • Orientation tour of the city
  • Check into your hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Toronto

SATURDAY, JUNE 3: TORONTO

  • Breakfast daily
  • View Toronto from atop the CN Tower, getting an eye-opening perspective on the most spectacular views in Toronto with the two floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Toronto including Graffiti Alley, Queen Street West, Nathan Phillips Square, the Old City Hall - completed in 1899, and the vibrant Yonge-Dundas Square.
  • Festival rehearsal and composing workshop with Kevin Padworski
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Toronto

SUNDAY, JUNE 4: TORONTO

  • Festival rehearsal and composing workshop with Kevin Padworski
  • Tour the Historic District and St. Lawrence Market, which was built in the 17th century and today houses stalls selling goods from gourmet cured meats to handcrafted jewelry and everything in between
  • Explore the waterfront area, Toronto Music Garden, Canoe Landing, Simcoe Wave Deck, the Harbourfront Centre, and the Sherbourne Common
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Toronto

MONDAY, JUNE 5: TORONTO

  • Dress rehearsal with Kevin Padworski
  • Time to explore Toronto
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Kevin Padworski
  • Overnight Toronto

TUESDAY, JUNE 6: NIAGARA FALLS

  • Travel to Niagara Falls
  • Enjoy a boat tour which takes you as close as possible to the thundering roar, awesome power, and amazing mist of the mighty falls
  • Optional Concert at Niagara-on-the-Lake (tbd)
  • Be treated to a fireworks display at Queen Victoria Park (tbd)
  • Overnight Toronto

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home

Toronto Festival + Montreal

JUNE 2–8, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 2: ARRIVE IN TORONTO

  • Arrive in Toronto
  • Orientation tour of the city
  • Check into your hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Toronto

SATURDAY, JUNE 3: TORONTO

  • Breakfast daily
  • View Toronto from atop the CN Tower, getting an eye-opening perspective on the most spectacular views in Toronto with the two floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Toronto including Graffiti Alley, Queen Street West, Nathan Phillips Square, the Old City Hall - completed in 1899, and the vibrant Yonge- Dundas Square.
  • Festival rehearsal and composing workshop with Kevin Padworski
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Toronto

SUNDAY, JUNE 4: TORONTO

  • Festival rehearsal and composing workshop with Kevin Padworski
  • Tour the Historic District and St. Lawrence Market, which was built in the 17th century and today houses stalls selling goods from gourmet cured meats to handcrafted jewelry and everything in between
  • Explore the waterfront area, Toronto Music Garden, Canoe Landing, Simcoe Wave Deck, the Harbourfront Centre, and the Sherbourne Common
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Toronto

MONDAY, JUNE 5: TORONTO

  • Dress rehearsal with Kevin Padworski
  • Time to explore Toronto
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Kevin Padworski
  • Overnight Toronto

TUESDAY, JUNE 6: MONTREAL

  • Transfer to Montreal, sightseeing en route
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Montreal, the third largest French-speaking city in the world
  • Check into your hotel
  • Overnight Montreal

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7: MONTREAL

  • Tour Old Montreal passing through a maze of streets and historic buildings that take us on a trip back in time. See Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a national historic site; Jacques-Cartier Square with its open air restaurants and performing peddlers; Palace Royale; Place d’ Armes; Saint-Sulpician Seminary founded in 1657; the Bank of Montreal; City Hall; Chateau Ramezay with over 500 years of Quebec history on display; the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel built in 1771 and the patron church of sailors made even more renowned by Leonard Cohen; and Bonsecours Market, a two-story domed public market which for more than 100 years was the main public market in the Montreal area
  • Visit Mount Royal for a panoramic daytime view of Montreal from the Belvedere Apartment Hotel
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Montreal

THURSDAY, JUNE 8: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and 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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"It seems my favorite tour with KI is always my most recent one!"

Kevin Meidl
Badger State Girl Choir