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Festival Artistic Directors

June 29 –
July 3, 2011
Dr. Eph Ehly Prof. Janos Czifra

Salzburger Dom

Featuring Mozart's
Mass in C
"Coronation,” K.317

Organized By
Music Celebrations International | 800.395.2036
Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the second-annual Mozart International Choral Festival, June 29
– July3, 2011. The festival will be a combined choir under the direction of Dr. Eph Ehly and Professor Janos Czifra,
accompanied by orchestra in the historic Salzburger Dom.

Festival Artistic Directors

Dr. Eph Ehly
Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Conservatory of Music

One of America's most revered choral conductors, EPH EHLY is Professor

Emeritus at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas
City, where he taught for twenty-seven years. Dr. Ehly's awards for
outstanding musicianship include the Luther Spade Choral Director of the
Year Award and the Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award.
Dr. Ehly has been named one of the most sought-after choral conductors/clinicians. He guest-conducts in
Carnegie Hall, New York City several times each year. He has conducted over 80 all-state choirs, and over 500
festival ensembles.

As a lecturer, clinician and conductor, he has appeared in 48 states, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, several
countries throughout Europe and presented on more than 100 college and university campuses.

Dr. Ehly received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder, his Master of
Music degree from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Nebraska-Kearney. Notable teachers he has studied with include Jean Berger, Julius Hereford,
Warner Imig, Louis Nicholas, Lynn Whitten and Vincent Persichetti.

Prof. Janos Czifra

Domkapellmeister Salzburger Dom

Born in Hungary, JANOS CZIFRA has been the director of music of the
Salzburg Dom since 1989. Apart from his liturgical services, Janos Czifra has
arranged the music for the choir and the orchestra of the cathedral for
internationally recognized big events such as the visit of the Pope to Salzburg,
Episcopal consecration and jubilees, and festivals of sacred music and

Numerous concert tours led Janos Czifra and the Cathedral Choir to the USA,
to Japan and to various European cities. Due to his international reputation,
Janos Czifra has repeatedly been invited as conductor or juror in Europe and
overseas. In 2002 Janos Czifra was admitted into the European Academy of
Science and Arts and thus given the title "Professor ". It is personally highly
important for him to work together with musical guests in Salzburg.

Tuesday June 28th, 2011

Departure via scheduled airline service to Munich, Germany. Enjoy full
meal/beverage service and in-flight entertainment during this trans-
Atlantic flight.

Wednesday June 29th, 2011

Arrival at Munich International Airport. Participants are met by MCI's
staff. After clearing passport control and customs, participants board their
awaiting motorcoaches. Time permitting, transfer to Herrenchiemsee
New Palace and Park for a guided tour. Transfer to Salzburg, Austria and
check into hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant. Evening free at leisure.

Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, is a delight from the first sight of the outline
of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the symbol of the power of the prince-
archbishops. The city’s picturesque streets with their wrought-iron signs,
its spacious squares with sculptured fountains and the noble architecture of
its buildings inspired by bishops with a passion for construction, leave
memories which linger for years.

Thursday June 30th, 2011

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided tour of Salzburg including Mirabel
Palace & Gardens, Mozart Square, the Dom (Cathedral), University
Church, the Mozarthaus (birthplace) and a cable car ride up to the Fortress
for an unparalleled view of the city below. Festival Welcome Lunch and
Introductions. Afternoon festival chorus rehearsal. Dinner, on own.
Evening festival chorus rehearsal.

Friday July 1st, 2011

Morning at leisure. Afternoon festival chorus rehearsal. Dinner at a local
restaurant. Evening festival chorus Dress Rehearsal.

Saturday July 2nd, 2011

Morning tour of Hellbrunn Schloß, with entrance to the castle itself and
the trick fountains. This castle was prominently used in the movie “The
Sound of Music.” Afternoon at leisure. Dinner, on own. Evening
Festival Finale Concert.

Sunday July 3rd, 2011

For choirs extending their tour: Sing/participate in Mass at the Salzburg
Dom. Continue on with extension tour.

For choirs returning home after the festival: Transfer to Munich

International Airport for return flight home.
Music Celebrations International knows that many choirs singing in the festival will want to stay in Europe afterwards to
explore and experience some of the many musically and culturally significant towns and cities in the area. MCI is also able to
help balanced choirs perform in stand-alone concerts as part of the American Celebration of Music in Europe. Extensions may
take choirs into northern Italy, up the Romantic Road into Germany, across the Alps into Switzerland, or east to Vienna and
Prague & Budapest. Music Celebrations looks forward to tailoring a tour to each group’s specific wants & desires .

Music Celebrations International | 1440 S. Priest Dr., Ste. 102 | Tempe, AZ 85281-6954
800.395.2036 | |
Mozart International
Choral Festival
Dear friends,

I am delighted to invite you to join me in an opportunity given to me by Music Celebrations

International to direct the second-annual Mozart International Choral Festival in the Historic
Salzburg Dom. What an honor to be directing this festival alongside the Dom's very own director of
music (the same position Mozart held), Professor Janos Czifra!

The festival will feature a combined choir of select SATB singers from every age group: high
school, college to adult accompanied by a wonderful professional Austrian orchestra. Imagine
singing in the very venue for which Mozart himself composed numerous works of sacred music for
the city of Salzburg!

A once in a lifetime experience for many of your singers, this festival can be the starting
point or the end of a longer European tour.

I look forward to seeing you in Austria and sharing in this experience together.


My warmest regards,

eph ehly
Mozart International
Choral Festival

Salzburger Dom
The Salzburg Cathedral – in German, the Salzburger Dom – is a 17th century baroque cathedral
dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg.
The site occupied by the Salzburg Cathedral was probably a sacred
place for sacrifices in Celtic as well as Roman times. The first
cathedral was built under Saint Vergil of Salzburg, who might have
used foundations by St. Rupert. The first Dom was recorded in

The finished church is 466 feet long and 109 feet high at the
crossing/dome. The baroque style of St. Rupert's can be seen in the
choir and the nave.
The Salzburg Cathedral was partially damaged during World War II when a single bomb crashed through
the central dome over the crossing. Repairs were somewhat slow to take place, but restoration was
complete by 1959.

Among the precious objects to be found in Salzburg's Cathedral are the baptismal font in which
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized, the majestic main organ, surrounded by angels playing
instruments and crowned by Rupert and Virgil, as well as the magnificent Cathedral portals made by
Scheider-Manzell, Mataré and Manzú.

In his capacity as the court organist and

concert master, Mozart composed
numerous undying works of sacred music
for Salzburg.
Austria References
Lester Seigel Rocky Lee Robert Drick Bruno Paige
Birmingham Southern South Coast Youth Michael Vetter Adrienne Thompson
College Concert Choir Symphony Orchestra Nancy Fannon Sandy Springs Youth Orchestra
Alabama California Sunshine State Chorus Georgia
205-226-4957 626-272-8207 Florida 404-847-1980 (Bruno) 770-551-2490 (Adrienne)
Tim Thomas Susan Nace
Indian Springs School The Harker School Cantilena
Chamber Choir Women's Chorus Dr. Kevin Fenton Dr. Marilyn Seelman
Alabama California Florida State Metropolitan Youth
870-575-8907 408-249-2510 University Singers Symphony Orchestra Florida Georgia
Ellen Palmer McCurdy 850-644-2317
Marcos de Niza Rick Paderes 404-413-5930
High School Orchestra Modesto High
Arizona School Orchestra Judson Rogers Dick Bauer
480-838-3200 California The Bel Canto Singers Neuqua Valley 209-576-4427 Florida High School Orchestra 386-767-2268 Illinois
Kay Randolph 630-428-6673
Mountain View Sara Salsbury Jim Smith, Past Director
Presbyterian Church Choir Peninsula Young La Villa School of the Arts
Arizona Artists Orchestra Florida Dr. John Burck Jr.
480-998-1085 California 904-633-6069 Waubonsie Valley High School 650-327-5983 (Home) String Orchestra Illinois
Dr. Ricky Brooks 630-375-3282
University of Central Arkansas Dr. Gabriel Statom,
Sheldon Schlesinger Past Director
Wind Ensemble
Arkansas Central California The Lake Wales Chorale
Youth Symphony Florida Mr. Mark Lehmann Waverly-Shell Rock High
501-450-3163 California 863-676-0711
559-451-4040 School Chamber Choir
Dr. Arthur C. Bartner Iowa
USC Trojan Marching Band Dr. Perry Holbrook 319-352-2087
California Michael Short Walton High School Orchestra lehmannm@waverly-
213-740-6452 Orange High School Choir & Georgia Orange Community Chorus 770-578-3225 Phil Peters
Shulamit Hoffman California Valley High School Orchestra
Viva la Musica! 714-997-6293 Iowa
California Earl Kuuti 515-633-4000
650-349-9918 DeKalb Youth Symphony Michelle Hiscavich Georgia
Newtown High School 770-736-1560 (Home) Vicki Blake
John Koshak Orchestra "Spiritsong"
Chapman University Orchestra Connecticut Idaho
& Orange County 203-426-7664 Norma Raybon 208-267-3149
Youth Symphony Orchestra Norma Raybon Chorale
California Georgia
714-997-6914 404-659-6255 Continued on back…

Alan Heatherington Julie Brott Dr. William Silvester Dr. John Silantien
Chicago Master Singers & Lakeville North All American Youth in Concert University of Texas at
Ars Viva High School Bel Canto New Jersey San Antonio Concert Choir
Illinois Minnesota 609-771-2549 Texas
847-244-2302 952-232-3662 210-458-5328
Dr. Carol Baird
Lee Kesselman Peter Dulak Youngstown Connection Dr. Dwight Bigler
DuPage Chorale Red Wing Singers Ohio Virginia Tech University
Illinois Minnesota 330-549-2906 (Toured with Trinity University,
630-942-2552 651-388-7826 (Home) Texas) Dr. Gayle Walker Virginia
Otterbein College
Jeremy Marino Paul Wigley Concert Choir
Libertyville High Lakeville High School Chorale Ohio Michael Ehrlich
School Orchestra Minnesota 614-823-1318 W.T. Woodson
Illinois 952-232-3660 High School Choirs
847-327-7082 Virginia Dr. Hannes Dietrich 703-503-4667
Dr. Larry Smith The Lebanon Valley College
Jeffrey Wirtz Missouri Baptist Symphony Orchestra
Hinsdale High University Chorale Pennsylvania Dr. Jesse E. Hopkins Jr.
School Orchestra Missouri 610-488-6217 (Home) Bridgewater College Chorale
Illinois 314-392-2108 Virginia
630-570-8453 540-828-5303 Christine Jordanoff
Verallen Kleinhenz Duquesne University
Kevin McNamara Albuquerque Civic Chorus Voices of Spirit Matt Mandrones
Center Grove New Mexico Pennsylvania Southwest Washington
High School Orchestra 505-833-0958 412-396-1287 Chamber Orchestra
Indiana Washington
317-881-0581 360-261-2611 (Cell)
mcnamarak@ Patsy Fang Chen Anne Ezell Youth Orchestra, Chinese Dreher High School Orchestra
Youth Corps of New York South Carolina
Art DeWeese 803-253-7000
Paducah Tilghman New York
718-834-8904 (home)
High School Concert Choir
Kentucky Dr. Morris Beachy
270-444-5650 Morris Beachy Singers
art.deweese@ Nancy Strelau Texas Hochstein Youth Orchestra 512-345-1665 (Home)
New York
Barbara Walker 585-389-2691
Livingston Parish Dr. Jan Garverick
Children's Choir MacArthur High
Louisiana Dr. James Anderson School Orchestra
225-791-6917 (home) Appalachian State Texas University Orchestra 210-650-1100
North Carolina
Leon Gregorian 828-262-6445
Michigan State University Dr. Deborah Perkins &
Symphony Orchestra Desiree Overree
Michigan Texas Youth Orchestra
517-355-7670 Texas

Mozart International
Choral Festival
Official Name of Choir________________________________________________________

(as it will appear in printed material)

Organization/School Mailing Address____________________________________________

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G Phone_________________ Fax_______________ Email____________________________

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T Home Phone_________________________ Cell Phone___________________________

R Email________________________________ Birthday___________________________

A Tour Coordinator (if different)__________________________________________________

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Please choose your festival tour itinerary:

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Festival-only (4 night / 6 day)
Extension #2 Festival plus Vienna (6 night / 8 day)
Extension #3 Festival plus Vienna & Prague (8 night / 10 day)
 Extension #4 Festival plus Vienna & Budapest (8 night / 10 day)
 Extension #5 Festival plus Heidelberg & Paris (8 night / 10 day)
 Custom Festival Tour Itinerary (please specify) ______________________
F Authorized Signature:________________________________________________________

O Title:___________________________________ Date:____________________________

Please complete this Registration Form (both sides).
Mail completed form and festival deposit of $1,500 to:
Music Celebrations International
M 1440 S. Priest Drive, Suite 102, Tempe, AZ 85281-6954
Please make check payable to Music Celebrations International
Festival deposit is 100% non-refundable upon receipt
Please complete the following:
Estimated number of singers who will be participating: _______________

Estimated total number of travelers (singers and others): _______________

How did you learn about the festival? ___________________________________________________

What other choirs would you recommend for this festival? __________________________________



A complete repertoire list will be provided to each director.

Singers are responsible to purchase, learn and bring their own music to the festival.

Please submit the following

with this Registration Form:
 $1,500 Application Deposit (Deposit is refundable should your choir not be accepted).

 Audio Recording (an MP3 file or a CD is strongly preferred!).

With your recording, please include:
at least two selections
the name of the choir
the date(s) of performance(s)
the titles and composers of all selections

Please submit the following with this Registration Form

or no later than February 1, 2011:
 Biographical information on the choir and director(s).

 Preliminary list of music to be performed (in order) with titles and composers/arrangers (only if your choir will be
performing outside of the festival).

 Photo of the choir. A jpeg file or similar is preferred. If sending a hard copy, please write the name of the choir on the back
of the photo.

All of the above can be sent via e-mail to the MCI Performance Manager, Daniel Schwartz:

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