Choir Festivals & Choir Competitions

Choral Trips

New in our Program: 11th Cracovia Cantans 2020 - International Choir Festival in Krakow

from 04 to 08 June 2020

foto: Polonia Cantat

fotos and logo: Polonia Cantant

Choirs from all over the world meet in 2020 for the 11th edition of the International Choir Festival and Competition “Cracovia Canstans” in Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The Festival is open for amateur choirs of all choir categories. The choirs have the choice between the participation in the choir competition or the choir festival (non-competitive).

The Old Town of Krakow belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The numerous Gothic and Baroque churches in the Old Town, such as the famous St. Mary’s Basilica, the Piarist Church and St. Peter and Paul´s Church, are an exceptional setting for various festival concerts in front of an audience.
The choir competition takes place in the well-known Karlowicz Music School. The absolute highlights of the festival are the performances at the Krakow Philharmonic Hall and the Festival Closing Ceremony with the presentation of the winners of the choir competition.
The festival program includes a guided tour of the city. The festival participants will get to know the beautiful Old Town of Krakow with its unique cultural heritage.


Our program for your choir trip

Thursday,  04 June 2020
Arrival of the participating choir in Krakow

Attending choirs arrive in Krakow.
Meet your local assistant upon arrival at the hotel. Check-in at the booked hotel.
Group dinner at a local restaurant (3-course meal excluding beverages).


Friday, 05 June 2020
Choir festival and competition concerts and sightseeing tour

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
In the morning enjoy a guided city walking tour through the Old Town of Krakow. Discover the best-known landmarks of the city, such as St. Mary´s Basilica, the impressive Main Market Square Rynek Glówny with the Cloth Hall and the Wawel Castle, that was the center of secular and spritual power in Poland for centuries.
Competition concerts will take place at the Karlowicz Music School during the day (duration 15 minutes per choir).
In the evening festival concerts will be held in local churches, such as St. Mary´s Basilica, the Piarist Church and St. Peter and Paul´s. (Duration 15-20 minutes per choir).


Saturday, 06 June 2020
Competition and Festival concerts continue

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
Competition concerts continue during the day and city tours in the afternoon.
In the evening the festival concerts continue in local churches.


Sunday, 07 June 2020
Closing ceremony of teh choir festival

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
Optional morning performance during a Holy Mass in a church in Krakow or surroundings (upon request).
In the late afternoon, closing ceremony at the Krakow Philharmonic Hall with the announcement of the competition results and the awarding of the prizes.
Each participating choir is invited to present a song, either “a cappella” or with piano accompaniment (duration 4 minutes).
Optional dinner.
 

Monday, 08 June 2020
End of the choir festival and depart Krakow

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning and check-out.

 

The program is subject to change!


Optionally we offer a guided tour to the nearby “Wieliczka Salt Mine”, one of the oldest and very well-known salt mines of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.
Explore the salt chambers and marvel at the impressive salt sculptures, the underground lakes and chapels.
Possibility to perform a brief concert for example at the “Chapel of St. Kinga”, located 101 meters underground in the Salt Mine.

 

Our services for your choir trip

  • 4 nights in a  3* hotel located in Krakow, including city tax
  • Accommodation in twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast and 1 x dinner at a local restaurant on the arrival day (3-course meal excluding beverages)
  • Participation in 2-3 festival concerts at local churches
  • Closing ceremony with prize giving ceremony to participants of the choir competition
  • Guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town of Krakow (walking tour 3 hours)
  • English speaking assistant during the festival stay
  • Every 40th paying participant is free of charge (based on twin/double room)
  • Choir performance during a church service on Sunday morning (upon request)
  • Optional excursion to the “Wieliczka Salt Mine” (upon request for an 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 Krakow.

 

 

 

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