Choral Trips

Tuscany Music Festival 2014

International Festival for choirs and music bands in
Montecatini Terme from 19 to 22 June 2014


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The International Festival for choirs and music bands takes place each summer in the medieval town of Montecatini Terme in the region of Tuscany in Italy. The elegant spa and health resort with its architecturally worthwhile thermal buildings attracts an international public, in previous years as today. Montecatini Terme is located in the heart of gently rolling hills in the region of Tuscany, not far away from Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The Music Festival offers choirs and music bands different concert venues at the Spa Garden Tettuccio as well as open-air concerts in Florence and in Montecatini Terme.

Our program for your Choral and Music Trip

19 June 2014
Arrive and official opening ceremony of the Music Festival

Attending choirs and bands arrive in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany
Meet your local assistant at the hotel and group dinner at the hotel
Official opening ceremony of the music festival: all choirs and bands participate in a torch parade to the Spa Garden “Tettuccio”
Welcome by the official representatives of the city of Montecatini Terme and the festival organizers. All attending choirs and bands enjoy a concert performed by musicians of the prestigious Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

20 June 2014
Beginning of the Choir and Music Festival

Group 1: concerts at the Spa Garden “Tettuccio” in the morning
              Half day excursion to Lucca or Pisa (optional city
              walking tour).
          

Group 2: full day excursion to Florence including a city walking tour
             (duration  approx. 2,5 hours) and an open-air concert at one of the
             charming squares of the city center of Florence

In the evening group dinner at the hotel. Afterwards evening open-air concert for all attending  choirs/bands at the Piazza del Popolo or similar in Montecatini Terme. Representatives of “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” will select the best choir of the festival during this evening concert.

21 June 2014
Music Festival and Closing Ceremony

Group 1: full day excursion to Florence including a city walking tour
              and open-air concert in Florence

Group 2: concerts at the Spa Garden “Tettuccio”, half day excursion
               to Lucca or Pisa.

In the evening closing ceremony of the choir and music festival  including dinner at a local restaurant of the region. Farewell by the official representatives of the city of Montecatini Terme. All groups join together to perform the farewell song “O Signore, dal tetto nation” by G. Verdi.

22 June 2014
End of the Music Festival and Depart for Home

Depart Montecatini Terme after breakfast and return for home.

If you wish to extend your Trip:

22 June 2014

Opportunity to perform in one of the beautiful Catholic churches during a morning church service in Montecatini Terme or nearby on Sunday. Optional excursion to Montecatini Alto or perhaps to Siena or Pescia in the afternoon. Group dinner at your hotel.

23 June 2014

Depart Montecatini Terme after breakfast and return for home.

Our services for your Choral/Music Trip 

  • 3 nights in a 3*, 3* superior or 4* category hotel in Montecatini Terme
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities
  • 2 dinners at your hotel (excluding beverages)
  • Closing ceremony with dinner at a local restaurant of the region (incl. wine)
  • Participation in the torch parade in Montecatini Terme during the opening ceremony
  • Opening ceremony of the Music Festival at the Spa Garden Tettuccio
  • Concert at the Spa Garden Tettuccio
  • Open-air concert in Florence
  • Open-air concert at the Piazza del Popolo in Montecatini Terme
  • Full day excursion to Florence including a city walking tour
  • Half day excursion to Pisa or Lucca
  • English speaking escort throughout the festival stay
  • 1 free place based on a minimum of 26 participants
  • Performance during Sunday morning church service on extension day 

Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with organising your  trip and with booking ground transportation (local Italian coach) to/from the airports either in Pisa or Florence.

Orientation trip in Montecatini Terme

As a special service to those choirs/bands who are seriously interested in the Tuscany Music Festival 2014 we invite the group representatives  to an orientation trip to the festival locations in Montecatini Terme from 14 March – 17 March 2014. Your stay includes 3 nights at a hotel in Montecatini Terme, dinner at the hotel on three nights, inspection visit of some hotels and concert venues  in Montecatini Terme, city walking tours in Florence and Pisa including transfers from/to Montecatini Terme and an informational meeting with the festival organizers.
The costs per delegate are Euro 260,00 – based on twin room occupancy. The costs for the single room supplement are Euro 100,00 for the 3 nights.
The costs of Euro 260,00 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.