PROGRAMME
17th ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 3, 2017
Thursday, November 30
Transfer to Hungary – “get-together-party” – welcome.
  • Arriving in Budapest. Meet the guide at airport, railway station or hotel.
  • Accommodation at centrally located. Atlas City Hotel .
  • Evening opening of the festival.
  • Get together concert and welcome party. All choirs introduce themselves with short presentation and recital. Any selections from own repertoire (approx. 10 minutes of each choir).
  • First common rehearsal for the Gala concert followed by a welcome reception.
Friday, December 01
Sightseeing – free time – concert.
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning city sightseeing tour with a fully licenced local guide and by bus - 3 hours: Margaret Bridge, Royal Castle, Fishermen´s Bastion (from where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama), Matthias Church, Gellert Hill (Citadel) with spectacular view of Budapest, Heroes´Square (statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes, Opera House.
  • Afternoon rehearsal for the evening concert.
  • Evening concerts at various churches in Budapest. 2-3 choirs / church (approx. 30 minutes of each choir).
Saturday, December 02
Rehearsals – free time – gala concert.
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning rehearsal for the gala concert.
  • Leisure time.
  • Evening gala concert at the St. Stephen’s Basilica.
    Performance of each participants. Approx. 5-8 minutes a cappella songs.
  • Grande Finale – the common songs.
  • Optional, farewell dinner in nice restaurant.
Sunday, December 03
Check out – departure.
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.
  • Free program in Budapest this day, until transfer by bus to airport.
  • Departure.

Options for free time:

  • Sisi Tour Visit the second largest Baroque Palace of the world in Godollo! After only a 30-minute drive from Budapest we arrive to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor & Hungarian King 1867- 1916). This interior visit of the Museum and the tour through the garden of the Chateau, gives you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, the hidden doors, rooms and lovers of the royal couple.
  • The Parliament Tour Visit the magnificent House of Parliament, one of the largest Parliament buildings in Europe; stretching 268 meters in length, along the Danube embankment, its unique interior includes huge halls, over 12.5 miles (21 km) of corridors, 691 rooms and 10 courtyards. See the impressive Grand Staircase, the Cupola Room where the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Holy Crown can be found, and the Session Room.
  • Széchenyi Spa, Budapest’s largest public bath. Enjoy 18 indoor and outdoor pools – most fed by mineral springs – as well as several steam rooms and saunas under Baroque-style domes. With full-day access and use of your own changing cabin, you can swim in the outdoor amusement pool or just relax until closing time. If you like, upgrade your spa entrance with a 30-minute aromatherapy massage.
FESTIVAL FEE
17th ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 3, 2017
PARTICIPATION FEE / PERSON.....€ 275
PRICE INCLUDES
3 nights 3 nights at centrally located Atlas City Hotel***.
Share double rooms. Buffet breakfast included
CONCERTS
Day 1 - Get Together Concert. Informal introducing concert…10 minutes / choir.
Day 2 - Evening concert at a church in Budapest…30 minutes / choir.
Day 3 - Gala concert…5-8 minutes /choir. Classical music programme.

Please kindly note, all participants are requested to prepare a cappella repertoire for the gala concert.

BUS TRANSFERS
Coach transfers according to the pre-booked program. All transfers according to the prebooked program (airport r/t, sightseeing, concerts).
FESTIVAL GIFT
DVD of gala concert. Certificate
CITY TOUR
Budapest sightseeing with local guide and by bus - 3 hours.
FESTIVAL HOST
Choir has own local festival host according to the programme.
RECEPTION
Welcome reception at ”Get-together-party”, beverages and snacks.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
17th ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 3, 2017
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: September 30 2017
Please enclose the following:
  • Brief description of the choir and the conductor
  • Photo of the choir
  • Repertoire of own choice
  • Demo songs of the choir
Rates:
Net rates are calculated and they are given in EURO
All taxes are included
All rates are group rates, available from minimum 15 persons