Choir Festivals & Choir Competitions

Choral Trips

Slovakia Cantat 2020 - International Choir Festival and Choir Competition

International Choir Event in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

from 23 to 26 April 2020

foto: Bratislava Music Agency

fotos: Bratislava Music Agency

In spring 2020 the City of Bratislava welcomes choirs from all over the world to an international choir festival with competition. The Slovak capital invites the choirs to visit the charming city in spring to present their talents either in festival concerts (non-competitive) or in competition concerts. The festival is open to choirs of all categories. The repertoire is free of choice, all music styles are permitted and there are no compulsory songs.  All choirs will perform in the Jesuit Church, in the Art Nouveau Moyzes Concert Hall on the Danube river bank, and in the Klarisky Music Hall in the city center of Bratislava.
The festival program includes a guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town.
Come to Bratislava and get a taste of the Festival atmosphere in the spring season and let yourself be charmed by the beautiful Old Town. Your songs and performances will contribute to a truly spring atmosphere in Bratislava.

Our program for your choral and music trip

Thursday, 23 April 2020
Arrival and official opening of the choir festival

Attending choirs arrive in Bratislava.
Meet your local assistant and check-in at the booked hotel.
Individual workshops for ensembles (upon request and for an additional charge).
In the evening opening concert of the festival in the Jesuit Church in the Old Town of Bratislava. Each participating choir is invited to present a sacred music program a cappella or with piano accompaniment (duration 5 minutes).
Following group dinner at a local restaurant.

Friday, 24 April 2020
Choir festival and competition concerts and sightseeing tour

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning enjoy a guided city walking tour through the Old Town of Bratislava.
From morning to afternoon: competition concerts Slovakia Cantat at the Moyzes Concert Hall (for all categories, 15 min. performance - free choice of program).
In the evening festival concerts in the Klarisky Music Hall in the Old Town of Bratislava ( 15 min. performance - free choice of program).

Saturday, 25 April 2020
Festival and competition concerts and closing ceremony of the Choir Festival

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning: competition concerts  Slovakia Cantat continue at the Moyzes Concert Hall.
Following free time for optional lunch.
In the afternoon festival concerts in the Klarisky Music Hall in the Old Town of Bratislava. (15 min. performance – free choice of program).
In the evening closing ceremony with the announcement of the competition results, the awarding of the prizes and distribution of the festival participation certificates for all choirs, at the Main Square.

Sunday, 26 April 2020
End of the choir festival and departure

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning performance during a Holy Mass in a church in Bratislava (upon request)
Depart Bratislava and return for home

In addition to these musical performances, each group will be treated to recreational and sightseeing points of interest in the surrounding area. We offer guided tours of the famous Redstone Castle, a boat trip to Devin Castle and a tour of the historical town of Trnava.
On the arrival or departure day we recommend a flying visit to the nearby city of Vienna (60 km). Upon request, we will gladly organize a sightseeing tour of Vienna for your group.

Our services for your choir-/music trip

  • 3 nights in a  4* hotel in the city center or a 3* hotel in the outskirts of Bratislava
  • Accommodation in twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast and 1 x dinner at a local restaurant on the arrival day
  • Participation in the choir festival or competition including all costs and fees (opening ceremony, festival/competition concert, closing ceremony)
  • Guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town of Bratislava
  • Closing ceremony  with prize giving ceremony to participants of the choir competition and distribution of the festival participation certificates to the non-competing choirs
  • English speaking escort throughout the festival stay
  • Information material of Bratislava
  • Every 21st participant is free of charge (based on twin/double room)
  • Individual workshop (upon request and for an additional charge)
  • Choir Performance during a church service (upon request)
  • Optional day excursion to Redstone Castle, Devin Castle, Trnava or Vienna (upon request for an additional charge)

Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with organizing your choir trip and with booking ground transportation (local coach) to/from the airports either in Vienna or Bratislava, to/from the train station in Bratislava.


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