Location: Rovinj - Visar-Pazin, Croatia
Application Deadline: 31 January, 2019
Rovinj - On the beautiful Istrian coast, just below the Channel of Lim, there lies Rovinj, one of the most romantic places on the Mediterranean, and one of the most developed tourist places in Croatia. This town is characterised by a rich natural and cultural heritage, particularly the church of St Euphemia, the old town and the Zlatni rt forest park. It represents an ideal destination for all those who yearn for a sentimental atmosphere of bygone times. Romantic and mysterious, but at the same time full of possibilities for unforgettable fun, Rovinj becomes and remains a town to which you want to return.
The participating choirs will have three concerts, every day in another city. Concerts will be held mainly in concert halls and churches, but it is possible to have concert in squares and theaters, suitable for concerts of the choirs. All choirs will meet at concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays, while just 2-4 choirs and one local choir will meet on Friday and have concert of friendship.
Each choir needs to prepare:
- For the Opening concert on Thursday: 2 songs (up to 10 min)
- 1 sacral song and 1 traditional song
- For the Friendship concert on Friday: 6 songs or up to 20 minutes of free program
- For the final show concert on Saturday 2 entertaining songs, up to 10 minutes
Each choir also needs to prepare in advance two Croatian compositions for United Choirs performance at the end of Show Concert on Saturday. The scores will be send well in advance.
16:00 Arrival in Vrsar
17:30 Meeting with the organization team
19:30 Walking parade
20:00 Opening concert Vrsar, Church St. Mary by the sea
22:00 Welcome party for participants
09:00 Excursion to Rovinj – sightseeing
19:00 Friendship concerts in different location of Istra
10:00 Vocal workshop
11:00 Excursion with boat to Lim fjord (facultative)
14.00 Round table with participation of presidents and choral directors,
16.00 Departure to Pazin
18.00 Show Concert in Concert hall Spomen dom in Pazin
20.30 Dinner and party in agro tourism
09:30 Vrsar – sightseeing
13.00 Farewell drink goodbye words and exchange of gifts
PARTICIPATION FEE : 140 euro (4HB - open buffet)
The festival offers special accommodation packages at favorable prices in resort Belvedere (4*) in Vrsar
- Welcome drink
- Breakfast and dinner during the festival
- On Saturday, Istrian dinner and party in typical istrian restaurant with live music
- The organization of the festival program
- Festival guide for the group
Workshops and round table discussions with renowned professionals are often incentive for future experimentations and development of artistic creations. Festival is a place where procreation of new ideas occurs. With an attitude open for any suggestions from our participants, constantly following and participating on other festivals, the team each year creates new values and undertakes new actions to raise artistic commitment and innovative approach, on both fields, organizational and expositional one.