Choral Trips

International Choir Festival and Competition Bratislava Cantat 2018

from 04 bis 07 October 2018

foto: Bratislava Music Agency

Fotos: Bratislava Music Agency

foto: MusiCultur

Bratislava Music Agency

In autumn 2018 the City of Bratislava opens its gates for choirs from all over the world to an international Choir Festival with Competition. The Slovak capital invites the choirs to present their talents in the charming city of Bratislava either in festival concerts (non-competitive) or in competition concerts. The festival is open to choirs of all categories. The repertoire is free of choice, all music styles are permitted and there are no compulsory songs.  The choirs will perform in one of the most famous venues of the old town, the Mirror Hall of the historic Primate's Palace in the city center of Bratislava.
Part of the festival program is a guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town. Come to Bratislava and get inspired by this historic town with its rich cultural and artistic heritage.

Our program for your choral and music trip

Thursday, 04 October 2018
Arrival and official opening of the choir festival

Attending choirs arrive in Bratislava.
Meet your local assistant  and check-in at the booked hotel.
Individual workshops for ensembles (upon request and for an additional charge). 
In the evening opening concert of the festival in the Jesuit Church in the Old Town of Bratislava.
Each participating choir is invited to present a sacred music program a cappella or with piano accompaniment (duration 5 minutes).
Following group dinner at a local restaurant.
 

Friday, 05 October 2018
City sightseeing tour and choir festival  concerts

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning enjoy a guided city walking tour through the Old Town of Bratislava.
Free time for optional lunch following.
Individual workshops for ensembles (upon request and for an additional charge). 
In the early evening  festival concerts at the Mirror Hall of the historic Primate's Palace in the city center of Bratislava.

Saturday, 06 October 2018
Choir competition and festival concerts and closing ceremony

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning beginning of the competition concerts  BRATISLAVA CANTAT  at the historic Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace (for all categories, 15 min. performance - free choice of program).
Free time for optional lunch following.
In the late afternoon festival concerts continue at the Mirror Hall of the historic Primate's Palace and at other venues in the city center of Bratislava.
In the early evening closing ceremony with the announcement of the competition results, the awarding of the prizes and distribution of the festival participation certificates for all choirs at the Primate's Palace.

 

Sunday, 07 October 2018
End of the festival and departure

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning performance during a Holy Mass in a church in Bratislava (upon request)
Depart Bratislava and return for home



In addition to these musical performances, each group will be treated to recreational and sightseeing points of interest in the surrounding area. We offer guided tours of the famous Redstone Castle, a boat trip to Devin Castle and a tour of the historical town of Trnava.
On the arrival or departure day we recommend a flying visit to the nearby city of Vienna (60 km). Upon request, we will gladly organize a sightseeing tour of Vienna for your group.

The program is subject to change!

 

Our services for your choir-/music trip

  • 3 nights in a  4* hotel in the city center or a 3* hotel in the outskirts of Bratislava
  • Accommodation in twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast and 1x dinner at a local restaurant on the arrival day
  • Participation in the choir/music festival or competition including all costs and fees (opening ceremony, festival/competition concert, closing ceremony)
  • Guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town of Bratislava
  • Closing ceremony with prize giving ceremony to participants of the choir competition and distribution of the festival participation certificates to all choirs
  • English speaking escort throughout the festival stay
  • Information material of Bratislava
  • Every 21st participant is free of charge (based on twin/double room)
  • Individual workshops (upon request for an additional charge)
  • Choir Performance during a church service (upon request)
  • Optional day excursion to Redstone Castle, Devin Castle, Trnava or Vienna (upon request for an additional charge)



Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with organizing your choir trip and with booking ground transportation (local coach) to/from the airports either in Vienna or Bratislava to/from the train station in Bratislava.
 

Request an individual offer for this trip