info@festival-association.eu   @festivals_eu   +389 71 376 151

Festival

VIII BLOOMING SPRING Choir Festival

Application Form Price: 95 € Date: 27 - 30 May, 2022
Location: Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary
Director: K.A. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 November, 2021
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                  INVITATION

Csongrád city
Csongrád lies in the heart of the Great Plain, by the riverside of Tisza, at the tributary of Körös.

The beginning
According to legend, when prince Árpád conquered the army of Bulgarian-Slavonian prince Zalán possessing the area, the Hungarians occupied the earthwork found on the site of the present town Csongrád. The area was given by Árpád to Ond and his tribe to provide accommodation for them. To all probability, Csongrád earned its name from the earthwork rebuilt by Ete, son of Ond, using the language of Slavs taking part in the rebuilding to call Csongrád Csernigrad (black fortress). No trace of the once fortress was ever found, certainly because of the historical events in the course of centuries. On the basis of the subsisting relics, the once fortress was located on the area of the inner district of today’s Csongrád.

Some geography
Due to the geographical and environmental situation of the area, Csongrád is also called the town of waters. Besides the rivers Tisza and Kőrös, a branch of stagnant water of a length of 750 m forms the boundary of the town from the South. In the Southwest, there is a world of scattered farms. In the course of centuries, the town developing and renewed continuously preserved quite a number of traditional values, among them the ancient core of the town called “inner town”, which with its thatched peasant houses of an age of 200 to 300 years is a skanzen today favored by quests and tourists.

Körös Tributary
The place where Körös flows into the Tisza is beautiful in each season of the year. In the summer in case of low water you can find a sand spit which is unique in Hungary and it is reminiscent of the seaside.
Standing in front of Körös provides a really impressive sight. Taking a kayak, canoe or a boat you can travel up both rivers starting from the beach. You can find here the largest expanse of sandy bank in the country. The long stretching bank is a beloved place for bathing in the summer. The guest houses are a few minutes’ walk to the Körös Tributary. It can be approached both by car or foot.

Conditions of participation:

  • Performance of a free program and a sacred music program (20 min.) 
  • Concert in the concert hall and in the church
  • Number and age of participants are no limited 
  • Number of seats are limited!          

Participation fee:

  • 95 Euro/ person – youth hostel (3-4-5 bedded rooms, shared bathroom)
  • 119 Euro/person – 2* hotel, 2* apartment (2-3-4 bedded rooms, own bathroom)
  • 129 Euro/person – 3* hotel (2-3-4 bedded rooms, own bathroom)
  • Additional days can be booked on demand (the price depends on the type of accommodation)

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals: half board for the whole festival (2 meals / day)
  • Diplomas and gifts
  • An official invitation

Participation fee does not includes:

  • Transport
  • Optional programs
  • Insurance

Program:

27 May

Afternoon- Arrival at Csongrád
Occupying the accommodations (after 14.00)
Meeting with the group leaders, and the festival organizers
Dinner

28 May

Breakfast
Morning (after the breakfast) – Optional program (Ópusztaszer- National Historical Memorial Park, Szeged sightseeing tour)
Concert in the church (Szeged-Roman Catholic church of Our Lady of Snow, Franciscan)

The choirs sing together:

W. A. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus

Zoltán Kodály: Horatii Carmen II.10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4dUPNX_MVI

Deep River – spiritual
Dinner in Szeged

29 May

Breakfast
Sightseeing in Csongrád
Meeting in the Culture House with the choirs
Performance on the Blooming Spring Choir Festival

The choirs sing together:

Zoltán Kodály: Cohors Generosa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi9yzbUMEPQ

Lajos Bárdos: Dana-dana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ysFzRs5kT4
Dinner – musical evening

30 May

Breakfast, departure of participants

Additional program

  • Trip to Budapest, visit in Ópusztaszer – National Historical Memorial Park, bathing in the swimming pool.
  • Number of seats is limited!!
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"