Choral Trips

International Choir Festival and Choir Competition „Golden Voices of Montserrat“ 2018

from 18 to 22 March 2018
from 17 to 21 March2019


fotos: Lloret Tourismo

fotos: Fiestalonia Milenio

The international choir festival and competition Golden Voices of Montserrat takes place in Lloret de Mar and is for many years one of the most attractive musical events at the Costa Brava. Attending choirs have the possibility to register either in the festival or the competition. The festival is open for  nonprofit choirs of all categories and vocal ensembles. An impressive Contest Concert and a final Gala Concert will become an emotional framing of this grand event. All participating choirs take part in a master class given by famous choirmasters. A joint singing on the main square in Lloret de Mar will be an unforgettable experience for the all participants. The highlight of the festival is an excursion to Montserrat and a performance in the basilica of a monastic complex of Montserrat together with the famous boys choir Escalonia. The non-competitive choirs are invited to a concert in various locations in Lloret de Mar. The festival ends with an evening closing ceremony with the awarding of the prizes for the winners of the competition and the distribution of the participation certificates for all attending choirs.
Enjoy an amazing festival participation with your choir, meet choirs from all over the world and share their love of music at the Costa Brava, one of the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts. The festival is supported by the ministry of tourism of Catalonia, the monastic complex Montserrat and the charity fund Fundación SOS.

In 2018 the festival is dedicated to David Bowie whose memory is perpetuated in the joint singing of the choirs. Participating in the joint singing of David Bowie  depends on the willingness of each individual choir. Choirs who wish to take part in this vibrant event, will be sent the scores. The rehearsals will be held by the famous British choirmaster, Colin Touchin.

 

Our program for your choir trip

Sunday:
Arrival and Meeting Party of all choirs

Attending choirs arrive at Lloret de Mar
Check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm.
Group dinner at the hotel.
Meeting with the organizers of the choirfestival.
In the evening discotheque and the meeting party of the participants of the choirfestival.

Monday:
Beginning of the choirfestival and the competition concerts

In the morning breakfast at the hotel, following free time of your own.
Lunch at the hotel (applies only to 3* hotel)
In the afternoon rehearsals of the competing choirs in costumes.
Following beginning of the competition concert.
The festival choirs (non-competitive) are invited to perform at different venues in Lloret de Mar.
Dinner at the hotel.

Tuesday:
Master class and joint choral singing

In the morning breakfast at the hotel.
Following master class* of all participating choirs (competitive and non competitive).
Rehearsals of all participating choirs of the “common song”.

Lunch at the hotel (applies only to 3* hotel).
In the afternoon joint choral singing of the common song of all choirs (competitive and non competitive) near the Town Hall (shooting of a video).
Dinner at the hotel.
In the evening opportunity to visit a traditional flamenco show with vine, sangria, cava and other drinks (additional charge).

Wednesday:
Excursion to Montserrat and concert in the basilica

In the morning breakfast at the hotel.
Following, enjoy a trip to the monastic complex of Montserrat by coach (excursion incl. in the price).
Guided walking tour in Montserrat.
In the early afternoon enjoy a concert of the famous boys choir Escalonia and following each participating choir performs in the basilica of the monastery Santa Maria de Montserrat (5 minutes for each choir, sacred music and capella)
Return to Lloret de Mar and dinner at the hotel.
In the evening beginning of the gala concert of the winners of the competition and giving out of the awards. Special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base from the town authorities for all participants of the choirfestival.

Thursday: Departure

In the morning breakfast at the hotel.
Check out from the hotel at 10:00 and depart for home/airport

Depending on your travel arrangements we recommend an excursion for example to Barcelona, Girona or Tossa de Mar on the arrival-, departure-, or extension day.
On request, we gladly organize an excursion for your group.

 

Our services for your choir trip

  • 4 nights in a 3* or 4* hotel in Lloret de Mar/Costa Brava, centrally located
  • Accommodation in triple, twin or single rooms with private facilities
  • Accommodation 3* hotel with full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Accomodation 4* hotel Roger de Flor with half board, buffet (breakfast, dinner)
  • Festival participation fee
  • Meeting party with discotheque for all participants
  • Participation in the choirfestival (non-competing choirs) the following services are included: master class*, 1 concert in different venues, joint choral singing on the main town square, performance in the basilica of Montserrat, Gala concert with participation certificate
  • Participation in the competition the following services are included: master class*, competition concert, joint choral singing the main  town square, performance in the basilica of Montserrat, Gala Concert with award ceremony and distribution of diplomas and trophy cups for the winners
  • Excursion to Montserrat with transfer by coach and guided walking tour
  • Lunch package on day of excursion to Montserrat (applies only to 3* hotel)
  • English speaking assistance throughout the excursion to Montserrat
  • 1 free place based on a minimum of 25 participants (basis twin room)


 *  Please note, the master class which is included in the festival is common and will be attended by all participants. Optionally, you can order a separate master class for your choir (additional charge).

Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with organizing your choral trip and with booking ground transportation (local coach) to/from the airport Barcelona or Girona.

Please contact us for further information.