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     ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 2, 2018 NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 1, 2019
Applications Open for Festivals
PROGRAMME
19th ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 1, 2019
Thursday, November 28
Arrival in Budapest – “get-together-party” – welcome reception
  • Arrival 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 thewelcome reception.
Friday, November 29
Sightseeing – free time – concert
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning city sightseeing tour with a fully licenced local guide and by bus.
  • 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, November 30
Rehearsals – free time – gala concert
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning rehearsal for the gala concert.
  • Leisure time. Explore the world famous Christmas markets and Thermal Baths of Budapest!
  • 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 (gala dinner) in a nice restaurant.
Sunday, December 01
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 Gödöllő. 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
19th ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 1, 2019
PARTICIPATION FEE / PERSON.....€ 275
PRICE INCLUDES
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HOTEL
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 (airport r/t, sightseeing, rehearsals, concerts)
CITY TOUR
Budapest sightseeing with fully licenced local guide and by bus
All major attractions of the city
Entrance tickets to the sights are not included
FESTIVAL GUIDE
Assistance throughout the programme
RECEPTION
Welcome reception atthe”Get-together-party”, beverages and snacks
FESTIVAL GIFT
Certificate.
ADDITIONAL
Entrance tickets, other meals, extra nights, single bedrooms, 4-star hotel, excursions; all additional upon your request
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
19th ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 1, 2019
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: April 1 2019
Please enclose the following:
  • Brief description of the choir and the conductor.
  • Photo of the choir.
  • Repertoire of own choice, approx. 30 minutes.
  • 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