Festival di Verona 2014
Days of International Choir Music and Choir Competition in Verona
from 02 April – 06 April 2014
The annual Verona Choir Competition with Choir Festival belongs to the cultural highlights of the music events in the province of Verona and also of the Associazione Gruppi Corali Veronesi. The International Choir Competition offers choirs and choral societies the opportunity to meet choirs from other nations and to present themselves musically at different venues. The historic city center of Verona with its romantic lanes and balconies once inspired Shakespeare to the classic love story, Romeo & Juliet. Let yourself be inspired by the rich tradition of this city. The Verona Choir Competition takes place in Verona. The famous Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, offers an impressive setting for the final group singing.
In 2014 a special prize "Oswald Stocker" will be awarded to the best choir of the competition. The winner will be invited to perform during the opening concert in 2015 with free accommodation at the festival.
Our program for your choir trip
02 April 2014 Arrive and official opening ceremony of the Choir Festival
Attending choirs arrive at the Lake Garda (southern part)
Meet your local assistant at the hotel and group dinner.
Official opening concert of the Choir Festival in Verona.
03. April 2014 Choir Competition begins in Verona
Group 1: participation in the competition and city sightseeing in Verona
Group 2: Full day excursion to Venice – boat ride on the Canale Guidecca
Group dinner at your hotel in the evening.
04 April 2014 Second Day of the Choir Competition
Group 1: Full day excursion to Venice – boat ride on the Canale Guidecca
Group 2: participation in the competition and city sightseeing in Verona
Group dinner at your hotel in the evening.
05 April 2014 Closing ceremony of the Choir Festival
Closing ceremony of the Choir Festival in Verona with awards ceremony.
Distribution of prizes and cups to the participants of the Choir Competition.
Following all choirs are invited to attend a get-together event with canapés and wine.
The Festival ceremony ends with a grand procession from the reception through the city of Verona to the Arena di Verona, where all choirs will join together to sing “Va pensiero” by G. Verdi, “Ode to Joy” by L. van Beethoven and “Amazing Grace” by J. Newton.
Return back to your hotel in the late afternoon and group dinner at hotel.
Evening friendship concert together with an Italian host choir near Verona.
06 April 2014 Departure
Depart the Lake Garda after breakfast and return for home.
Our services for your choir trip
- 4 nights including halfboard in a 3* category hotel at the Lake Garda (southern part)
- Participation in choir competition including all costs and fees
- Opening ceremony of the choir festival with concert in Verona
- sightseeing in Verona (no official guided tour)
- Full day excursion to Venice including boat ride on the Canale Guidecca
- Evening friendship concert together with Italian host choir
- Closing ceremony in Verona with prize giving ceremony to participants of the Choir Competition
- Get-together event for all attending choirs with canapés and wine in Verona
- English speaking escort throughout the festival stay
- 1 free place based on a minimum of 25 participants
Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assiste you with organizing your choir trip and with booking ground transportation (local Italian coach) to/from the airports either in Verona, Milano-Malpensa, Milano-Linate and Bergamo or to/from the train station in Verona.
Orientation trip in Verona
An orientation trip will be held from 17 October – 20 October 2013 for choir directors and choir delegates coming from choirs who are seriously interested in taking part in the choir competition “Days of International Choir Music in Verona” 2014. During this orientation visit you will inspect the theater where the competition will take place, enjoy a walking tour in Verona, visit Venice and will have the opportunity to discuss your competition song program with members of the official jury. The costs per choir delegate are Euro 160,00 – based on twin room occupancy. Euro 160,00 will be credited to your choir upon a binding booking for the festival. Costs for flights or train transportation to/from Italy are to be organized on your own and are at your own expenses.
Please, contact us for further information!