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XV VIENNA CHRISTMAS CHOIR FESTIVAL

Application Form Price: 109 € Date: 5 - 8 December, 2024
Location: VIENNA, Austria
Director: Z.S.&WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 June, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

I N V I T A T I O N

 

    With pleasure we INVITE you (Children's, Youth & Adults Choral groups) to participate on  XV Vienna International  Christmas Choir festival  which will be held on 05 - 08 December  2024

   The Festival light motive is to present and promote choral music of different countries, exchange experience and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation.

 Organizer of the International music festival in Durres, Albania is WOFA–World  Festival Association in cooperation with Center of Culture in Durres and local municipality..

The city hosts the Durrës Ancient City Wall called also Durrës Castle while the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans is located in the city close to the harbor. This first-century construction is currently under consideration for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The southern coastal stretch is renowned for its traditional mass beach tourism having experienced uncontrolled urban development. The city’s beaches are also a popular destination for many foreign and local tourists, with an estimated 800,000 tourists visiting annually

.Festival program will be held in the Catlic church in the center of the city.

 

REGULATIONS

   Every choir, singing formation and orchestras has the right to participate. Children's choirs  Youth choirs , adult choirs ...

 In order to apply,  application form must be sent, including a photograph of the choir and the conductor as well as a recent audio recording. The requested materials can be sent by email, recording audio can be put on your web site or send by post.  

Festival  is not competitive and has 3 sections:

-         Section one – obligatory  performance - Open air, ( is required to perform a 15-20 minute program of their choice at several outdoor public locations)

-         Section two –  spiritual music (program must contain choral arrangements of spiritual songs. The program should last 8-14 minutes..

-         Section three – Pop or Folk music (the program must contain choral arrangements of pop or folk songs or motives. The program should last 8-14 minutes.

           All choirs are required to performin at least two sections.

    By applying to the Festival the choir agrees to respect and to regulate the legal rights of the authors of the works it performs and agrees to give right to the Festival to use any material recorded during the Festival.

 

                                             Program proposal

Day 1

12.00 – 14.00  Arriving in Vienna,accommodatiom 

Meeting with director of the festival

Day 2

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.00 Wienna sightseeing 

     17.00 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

      20.00 Festival evening in the church

   Day 3

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 -14.00 Free tim ein Wienna

 18.30 – 20.30 Dinner in hotel

  21.00 Festival evening -singing in the city (a capella)

   Day 4

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00  Departure 

 

Participating conditions are:

-         The number of participants are limited,

-         Each group should consist of most 70 members including singers, managers and musicians

-         Age of the participants are not limited (see sections),

-         Choirs should have prepared at least 2 performance for two sections, 8-14 minutes each with or without instruments,

-         To send short CV and photos of the choirs by mail,

-         To bring a flag of the country,

-   Choir groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

 

Accommodation for the groups:

Participation fee is       

- 109 euro per person for 3 BB in luxury  A&T hostel in the center of the city  www.athostel.com in  mutibad rooms

- 144 Euro per person - for 3 BB - accommodatiоn in 3* hotels like HOTEL ASTORIA, APART HOTEL BIANKA, 

- 166 euro per person - for 3 BB - accommodation in 4* EVENT HOTEL Pyramide or Arion City hotel 4* hotel...

It covers hotel accommodation 3 nights (bad and breakfast (OPEN BUFFET) - in multibad rooms on selected hotel... dinner is additional 20 euro in 3* hotel and 25 euro in 4* hotel..

For  double rooms are additional 15 euro per person per day…single room 25 euro per person per day..

 Price not include tour tax ( 2 euro per day per person) and facultative excursions.                                                                                                                             

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 25 participants – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         certificate for attendance,,

-   advertising of the festival (press release, social media promotion, posters and flayers).

Insurance:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.

 

After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.

    Transportation: The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from  airport, during the festival days and back to the same  airport and  inform you how much it will cost. 

After the festival finish organizers will send you a link where you can take the photos and videos from the festival.

 Last year over 420 people from 10 countries had participate on the choir festivals.

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITEDON 400 PARTICIPANTS OR 10 GROUPS!!

Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"