Choral Trips

young2019bohemia prague

International Festival and Competition for young choirs and young orchestras in Prague

from 21 to 24 March 2019

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young bohemia prague
International youth choir festival and choir competition in Prague

fotos and logo: Events Bohemia, Prague

The 17th edition of the International youth festival and competition “young2019bohemia prague” will be held in Prague in 2019. Youth choirs and youth orchestras from all over the world visit the city on the Vltava yearly to take part in one of the most attractive musical events for young choirs and orchestras. The festival organizers expect to welcome over 1000 young people aged 8-26 years in 2019.

Prague, with its unique and historical Old Town that has been declared as a UNESCO  world heritage site and that looks back on a long musical heritage is predestined for a Youth Festival. Let your choir or orchestra experience the charm of the city of a Hundred Towers and meet new friends from all over the world who share their joy of music with you.

During the stay your choir/orchestra will be accommodated at a hotel in the requested category in Prague. You have the possibility to register your choir or orchestra either in  the Festival or the Competition.  At an evening get-together all participating choirs and orchestras are invited to present themselves with a traditional song from their country. The program also includes the participation in a Festival Parade through the Old Town of Prague for all registered groups ending with all groups jointly presenting the common song. The Festival ends with an evening closing ceremony with the awarding of the prizes followed by a disco party.

Our Festival program for your choir / orchestra

21 March 2019
Arrive in Prague and welcome reception for all directors.

Attending groups arrive in Prague in the afternoon
Meet your local assistant at the hotel
In the late afternoon welcome reception for all  directors and chairmen by official city representatives
Group dinner at the hotel

22 March 2019
Opening of the festival and competition for young choirs and orchestras

Breakfast at your hotel
Festival opening concert of the International Youth Festival and Competition “young2019prague”  
Free time for optional lunch following the concert
The competition takes place in the afternoon in the categories B1 (for orchestras) and for B2 (for choirs).
Half day city sightseeing in the afternoon for those groups who do not participate in the competition (category A)
Group dinner at the hotel

In the evening get-together for all participating choirs and orchestras of the International Youth Festival and Competition (Duration about 1 hour).
During this evening all participating choirs and orchestras are invited to present themselves with a traditional song from their country (Every choir will be officially announced).

23 March 2019
Continuation of the competition and the festival and closing ceremony

Breakfast at your hotel
The competition continues in the morning (for categories B1 and B2) and the other groups enjoy city sightseeing
Public concerts in the early afternoon for all festival groups registered in the category A taking place in local churches or at public squares as open-air performances (weather permitting).   
Official Festival Parade through the Old Town of Prague for all participating groups of young2019bohemia prague following the public concerts.
All choirs and orchestras are asked to prepare 2-3 music pieces free of choice and appropriate for marching and to perform these during the parade. The parade ends with all groups jointly presenting the common song “Iubilate Deo” by Marko Ivanovic.
Group dinner at the hotel.
In the evening closing ceremony with the awarding of the prizes and distribution of the festival participation certificates. Following, enjoy a disco party that ends the festival. 

24 March 2019 Departure

Depart Prague after breakfast and return for home


Our services for your choir / orchestra:

  • 3 nights with breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Accommodation in the requested 3* or 4* hotel in Prague
  • Participation in the festival or competition including all fees
  • Participation in the opening concert
  • Guided half day city tour of Prague (on your own coach and excl. entrance fees)
  • Welcome reception for directors by official city representatives
  • Participation certificate for every group
  • Closing ceremony with prize giving awards and disco party
  • Service of an English-speaking local guide during the Festival stay
  • One free place for every 20 paying participants

 

Hotel accommodation

The accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels will take place in twin or triple rooms of which each have a private bathroom. The hotel categories are subject to availability.

Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with booking ground transportation (local Czech coach) to/from the Prague train station or Prague airport.

Request an individual offer for this trip