Choral Trips

International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival "Meet Mozart" Salzburg 2018

from 28 June bis 01 July 2018


foto: Cantus MM, Salzburg

All over the year numerous top-class cultural and musical events, such as the world-famous Salzburg Festival, take place in front of a historical scenery in the birth town of W.A. Mozart. The fortress Hohensalzburg, the Baroque residence, the Salzburg Cathedral and the historic city center, which became an UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1997, along with the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, located in the Getreidegasse no. 7, offer an incomparable setting for a choir trip.
In 2018 the non-profit organization Chorus MM will arrange the 20th edition of the International Cantus Music and Culture & Choir Festival “Meet Mozart”. The cultural and music event will be held at the Big Hall (Grosser Saal) at the Stiftung Mozarteum and is open to choirs of all categories as well as to folk dance groups with live music, orchestras and music groups of various genres (for example jazz bands, brass band music among others). The repertoire is free to choose, all music styles are permitted and there are no compulsory songs.
Highlights of the festival are the joint Festival Concert and the ecumenical mass service at the Salzburg Cathedral. All festival participants will have the opportunity to share their love of music and to meet with other groups. The revenues from the Festival Concert will be donated to a charitable foundation.

We warmly welcome choirs and music groups to a unique cultural and musical event in the birth town of W.A. Mozart. Get a taste of the Festival atmosphere and let yourself be charmed by the beautiful baroque city of Salzburg.


Our festival program for your choir tour / music tour

Thursday 28 June 2018 
Day of arrival and opening evening of the Choir/Music Festival

Attending choirs and music groups arrive in Salzburg and meet their local assistant at the hotel.

In the evening opening of the Festival at the "Stieglkeller", a traditional restaurant at the foot of the fortress Hohensalzburg.
Following first introduction of the participants of the festival while enjoying a typical Austrian “Brettl-Jause” at a restaurant and meeting with the Artistic Director of the Festival.
Overnight stay at your hotel. 

Friday 29 June 2018
City walking tour, Rehearsals and Festival Concert

Breakfast at your hotel.
In the morning meet with a local guide for a 2,5 hour walking tour of the Old Town of Salzburg.

In the afternoon rehearsals of all festival participants (music, dance, orchestra and choir groups) at the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum for the evening festive concert at the Mozarteum. Early dinner at a local Restaurant.

In the evening Festival Concert of the International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival „Meet Mozart“ at the Big Hall of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. At the end of the Festival Concert all participating groups will present a common piece the “Song of peace”. The Gala Concert for the benefit of a charitable foundation.
Overnight stay at your hotel. 

Saturday 30 June 2018
Ecumenical mass at the Salzburg Cathedras, Excursion to the province of Salzburg and Closing of the Choir/Music Festival

Breakfast at your hotel

In the morning: Meeting of all participating groups in front of the Salzburg Cathedral for set up and rehearsal.

Following an ecumenical mass celebration service and a musical presentation by the attending music groups at the Salzburg Cathedral.

In the afternoon: Open-air concerts on one of the town squares or at the Mirabell Garden in Salzburg.

Alternativly: Guided excursion to the province of Salzburg and the Lake District featuring original sites of the movie “The Sound of Music”: Visit the Hellbrunn Palace, continue on to the Lake Fuschlsee to the town of St. Gilgen, located at the Wolfgangsee and then to the Lake Mondsee and visit the castle church there. At the end of the excursion, visit the Leopoldskron Castle, a further site of “The Sound of Music”. Opportunity for the choirs to sing jointly in front of the famous castle (a capella).

In the evening: Farewell evening of the International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival “Meet Mozart” 2016 at the restaurant “Stiegl Keller” at the foot of the fortress Hohensalzburg with buffet dinner and live music.
Distribution of participation certificates for all attending groups.
Overnight stay at your hotel.

Sunday 01 July 2018
End of the Choir/ Music Festival and Depart Salzburg

After breakfast individual departure or upon request extend your stay


The program is subject to change!

Our services for your choir trip/ music trip

  • 3 nights including breakfast
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities in the requested hotel categories 3* and 4* in Salzburg or in shared rooms (4-6 beds) with private facilities in a 2* youth accommodation  
  • 3 dinners (Austrian “Brettl Jause” on the opening evening, dinner at the hotel or restaurant on Friday, farewell dinner buffet on the last evening)  
  • Participation in the festival events including all fees (opening evening at the Stieglkeller, festival concert, ecumenical celebration at the Cathedral of Salzburg, farewell evening with dinner buffet and live music)
  • Guided city walking tour of Salzburg (about 2,5 hours) 
  • Half day excursion to the province of Salzburg and Lake District with a english speaking guide (in your own bus)
  • Participation certificate for all attending groups of the choir/music festival
  • English speaking local escort during the festival stay
  • 1 free place in a twin room based on a minimum of 30 participants
  • Upon request: concert at the Mirabellgarden

The arrival and departure is to be carried out independently.
Depending on your travel arrangements we can gladly assist you with booking ground transportation (local Austrian coach) to/from the airports in Salzburg or Munich and for all local festival transfers.