Choral Trips

International Mountain Song Festival Carinthia 2019

International Choir Festival " Cantare in Montagne" Wolfsberg 2019, Austria

from 29 August to 01 September 2019

 

foto: Wolfsberg Tourism

fotos/logo: Wolfsberg Tourism

Folksongs from Austria, atmospheric national melodies as well as typical dialect singing is a type of choral singing which has been traditionally cultivated for many years and still is today.

The city of Wolfsberg is delighted to invite international choirs to a weekend of choral music in the midst of flowering alpine meadows and mighty mountains in the wonderful Lafant Valley. One of the Choir Festival highlights is the church service on the Koralpe Mountain, located 1500 m above sea level. Here, all attending choirs join together to sing 3 different songs.

The region of Wolfsberg belongs to one of southern Austria´s most fortunate regions, also because of the many days of sun here per year. The district is a well-known holiday region; in summer the guests visit the area for its impressive natural landscape (Lavant Valley / Lavanttal), numerous places of interest, quaint old villages and market towns, ancient churches and castles. In winter the guests are attracted by the magnificent Koralpe ski slopes.

Our program for your Choral Trip

Thursday
Arrive in Wolfsberg

Attending choirs arrive in Wolfsberg.
Meet your local assistant at the hotel and group dinner.

Friday
Excursion to Klagenfurt and Opening of Choir Festival

Depart for Klagenfurt in the morning and embark on a guided walking tour through the state capital of Carinthia. Enjoy a one hour boat ride on the beautiful Lake Woerther (Wörthersee) following. Returm back to Wolfsberg in the late afternoon and group dinner at your hotel.

Official opening ceremony in Wolfsberg at Wolfsberg Castle with welcome by the mayor of the city.

Saturday
City Sightseeing and Choir Festival       

Open-air concerts at different venues in the city center of Wolfsberg (concerts will take place at indoor locations in case of bad weather).
Group lunch together with local Austrian choirs at local restaurants in Wolfsberg
Free time to explore the city of Wolfsberg in the afternoon with your assistant
; optional visit of the Wolfsberg Castle, the Abbey St. Paul in the Old Town or the Museum of the Lavanthaus.  
Group dinner at your hotel.
Evening concert in Wolfsberg either in the convention center or at the Town Hall of Wolfsberg together with local Austrian choirs,.

Sunday
Official Closing Ceremony of the Choir Festival at the Koralpe Mountain

Depart hotel in the morning for the Koralpe Mountain.
Word church service takes place on the Koralpe Mountain, located 1500 m above sea level. Here, all male choirs, mixed choirs and Italian choirs perform 4 named songs which are sung alternately.
Official closing ceremony and farewell by the Mayor of the city of Wolfsberg and group lunch following the service.
Depart Wolfsberg after lunch and return for home.

If you wish to extend your Choir Trip:

Following lunch optional excursion to the city of Graz including a city walking tour. Spend the last evening at the hotel enjoying a group dinner with your choir.

Monday Return for Home

Depart Wolfsberg after breakfast and return for home.

 

Our services for your Choir Trip

  • 3 nights including halfboard in a 3* category hotel
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities
  • Full day excursion to the Lake Worther (Wörthersee) including a boat ride
  • City walking tour in Klagenfurt and in Wolfsberg
  • Participation in the opening ceremony of the choir festival in Wolfsberg
  • “Open-air” concert in Wolfsberg with lunch during the choir festival
  • Evening concert in Wolfsberg
  • Participation in the church service on Sunday on the Koralpe mountain
  • Group lunch after the church service
  • English speaking escort throughout the choir festival stay
  • 1 free place  based on a minimum of 25 participants

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

Request an individual offer for this trip