Upcoming Choir Events 2018 - 2019
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

     W. A. MOZART: MISSA LONGA (KV 262)
JUNE 14 – 17, 2019
TUSCANY (TOSCANA), ITALY

     INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 3 – 6, 2019 OCTOBER 4 – 7, 2018
KRAKOW, POLAND

     W. A. MOZART: REQUIEM
OCTOBER 18 – 21, 2018 OCTOBER 17 – 20, 2019
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

     W. A. MOZART: REQUIEM
NOVEMBER 8 – 11, 2018 NOVEMBER 7 – 10, 2019
     ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SONGS FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 1, 2019 NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 2, 2018
Applications Open for Festivals
PROGRAMME
8th INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL - TUSCANY (TOSCANA), ITALY
OCTOBER 3 – 6, 2019
Thursday, October 3
Arrival to Montecatini Terme – “get-together-concert”
  • Arriving to Italy.
  • Coach / bus driver meets the choir upon arrival (incl. from following airports; Pisa, Bologna and Florence).
  • Accommodation at centrally located hotel in Montecatini Terme.
  • Evening opening of the Festival. Get together concert at luxury Grand Hotel La Pace.
  • Welcome reception (welcome drink and snacks).
  • All choirs introduce themselves with short presentation and songs. Any selections from own repertoire (approx. 10 minutes / choir).
  • First common rehearsal for the gala concert.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Friday, October 4
Florence – sightseeing – concerts.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • By local train to Florence.
  • Morning city sightseeing tour in Florence with a fully licensed local guide (entry fees not included). 
  • Afternoon rehearsals and concerts at various churches in Florence. 2-3 choirs / venue (approx. 30 minutes / choir).
  • Back to Montecatini Terme by train from Florence.

Saturday, October 5
  Montecatini Terme – gala concert – dinner wine yard.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Free morning in Montecatini Terme. Optional: visit Lucca or Montecatini Alto this morning.
  • Afternoon gala concert at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta in Montecatini Terme
  • Performance of participant choirs (approx. 8-10 minutes / choir). Grand finale – the common songs.
  • After the performance, all choirs visit the traditional Tuscan wine yard, Fattoria Il Poggio in Montecarlo. Wine tasting, dinner and music. Selection of local wine and olive oil at the gift shop of the old farm house. Bus transfer to and from the wine yard.

Sunday, October 6
 Check out – departure.

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Bus transfer to airport.
  • Departure.
FESTIVAL FEE
8th INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL - TUSCANY (TOSCANA), ITALY
OCTOBER 3 – 6, 2019
PRICE / PERSON
€ 380 based on 30 – 49 pers.
€ 395 based on 20 – 29 pers.
PRICE INCLUDES
 
HOTEL
3 nights at centrally located hotels in Montecatini Terme. 3*** hotels.
Share double/twin rooms. Buffet breakfast. Government taxes included. www.gruppobirindelli.it .  

CONCERTS
Day 1 - Get Together Concert. Informal introducing concert…10 min. / choir
Day 2 - Afternoon concert at a church in Florence...30 min. / choir
Day 3 - Gala concert at Basilica in Montecatini Terme...8-10 min. / choir and common songs.
FESTIVAL GIFT
Diploma and certificate.
CITY TOUR
Florence sightseeing with local guide. Walking tour (entry fees to museums are not included).
FESTIVAL HOST
Festival guides who assist the choirs, according to the program
BUS TRANSFERS
Airport (Pisa, Bologna, Florence) to hotel, round trip.
From hotel to gala dinner (wine yard), round trip.
TRAIN TICKETS
Train tickets from Montecatini Terme to Florence, r/t.
MEALS
Welcome drink and snack at the opening of the festival.
Dinner at hotel on first evening (drinks are not included).
Farewell dinner and wine tasting at wine yard Fattoria Il Poggio in Montecarlo.
ADDITIONAL
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OTHER
Entrance tickets, extra meals, extra nights, single room (€ 56 / 3 nights), excursions additional upon request, bus transfers from Milano and Rome
PIANO
If an instrument is required, please kindly let us know at latest 1 month in advance. MWS Festivals will arrange keyboard or piano rental for free.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
8th INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL - TUSCANY (TOSCANA), ITALY
OCTOBER 3 – 6, 2019
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: January 15 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