Bavaria with Kevin Meidl - June 2014
BAVARIAN INVITATIONAL YOUTH CHORAL FESTIVAL - Tour Altötting/Salzburg/Vienna, Individual performances, Combined Gala concert, Option to extend to Prague
The Alpine foothills of Upper Bavaria will come alive with music as American choirs are welcomed to the Bavarian Invitational Youth Choral Festival. Hosted by the historic village of Altötting, this unique event will feature the study and performance of works by major regional composers…Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner and Haydn! High School, Collegiate and Community choirs are invited to become immersed in the works of these famous composers with scholars from the Hochshule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich) and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg).
The festival will focus on the life and music of the different selected composers. Singers will learn a representative work from the repertory of each master. The festival will culminate in a gala concert in Altötting and feature tour extensions to the concert halls and churches where these pieces would have originally been performed!
The Bavarian Invitational Youth Choral Festival was created in 2008 as a choral symposium for American conductors interested in a distinctive experience for their singers…one that is able to provide a deeper exploration of Europe’s foremost composers. Alötting is ideally located to host the festival as it rests directly between Munich, Passau and Salzburg…and is only a short drive to such major destinations as Prague, Budapest and Vienna. Altötting is home to the renowned Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace- the most visited shrine in Germany) and the final resting place for the heart of each Bavarian king including “mad” King Ludwig II.
I am pleased to welcome you to Altötting…to Bavaria…and to the Bavarian Invitational Youth Choral Festival.
– Kevin Meidl, Artistic Director