Members of the Children’s Chorus of Collin County will be traveling to Canterbury Cathedral and London this summer. Singers from the chorus will be joining others from around the world for the international children’s choir festival the last week of July. They will also be featured in a solo concert in the 12th century Quire of the Cathedral.
The festival is centered around three major Festival Choir events – All choirs joining to sing the ancient service of Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral, all choirs presenting the Festival Evening Concert in Canterbury Cathedral, the Final Festival Choir Concert in Westminster Central Hall in London with the Virtuosi of London Orchestra.
Since 1997, International Children’s Choir Festival has been considered among the oldest and providing highest quality experience. Two of the world’s top children’s choir authorities, Henry Leck and David Flood conduct the festival.
Dates: July 23 - 30, 2016 See full event details: International Children's Choir Festival 2016 brochure (pdf)
DR. DAVID FLOOD – Master of the Choristers at Canterbury Cathedral since 1988 and internationally regarded as one of the foremost trainers of children’s voices! The former organ scholar at St. John’s College, Oxford, Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and Master of the Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral, Dr. Flood is one of Britain’s finest conductors and a much sought after clinician and guest conductor in Europe and the U.S. He is known throughout the world for his many recordings and BBC performances.
HENRY LECK – America’s most renowned authority on children’s voices, Mr. Leck is Founder and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, one of the largest and most successful children’s choral programs in the U.S. Known throughout the world for his artistic communicative skills with children, Mr. Leck pursues an active international conducting career in addition to being Director of Choral Activities at Butler University. He is a frequent guest faculty member at many major universities and music schools.
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