from 25 to 28 October 2019
16th edition of the festival where choirs perform in Barcelona and other towns of the Costa Brava while discovering this beautiful part of Spain and enjoying its mild climate
Arrival in Spain. Accommodation in Barcelona or on a resort on the Costa Brava. Our coordinator will assist you and offer you a welcome drink give you a final briefing on the programme. Dinner at the hotel (groups at Costa Brava hotel only). Overnight.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona the lively capital of Catalonia. This fascinating city offers sights from different times: from the Gothic Quarters to the extravagant masterpieces of Antonio Gaudi such as the Holy Family Church. From the Ramblas, with countless restaurants, cafes and bistros to the modern vantage point of the Montjuich Mountain. Lunch in a restaurant. During the day all choirs will have the opportunity to sing in the main square of the Pueblo Español or other characteristic venue in the the city.
In the evening a friendship concert with choirs of several nationalities is organized by a Spanish host-choir in a church or concert hall. This is a great opportunity for choirs to share their music and sing before knowledgeable audiences. At the end of the concerts some refreshments will be served to all participants in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Overnight.
In the morning visit Girona the city of the 4 rivers, a monumental place of a rich and legendary historical past. The city center has preserved its medieval aspect almost untouched. We shall visit the Gothic Cathedral (begun ca. 1292), with one of the world's widest (74 feet [23 m]) aisle-less naves and a Romanesque cloister. The visit continues through the old town around the Cathedral. This area was an important Jewish center, which can be best admired at "El Call" where Jewish legacy has been remarkably kept. This visit in Girona can be replaced by an excursion to Montserrat with performance possibility.
In the afternoon and evening, farewell concert of all participating choirs in a concert hall. A farewell dinner with music and dance will follow to round off the festival on a festive note. Overnight.
After breakfast, check out and end of the stay .