CANTATE BARCELONA International Choir Festival

CANTATE BARCELONA – International Choral Festival

The festival will be held in the beautiful settings of Barcelona and Costa Brava. Choral groups from around the world will exhibit their musical experience, observe the style of others and make new friends.

A weekend packed with a lot of activities: Open Air Concert, Friendship Concert, Farewell Evening Concert with a special dinner and guided visits to Barcelona and Girona.

The Catalan metropolis of Barcelona has its place in the premium league of European cities and is an example of the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city incorporating Roman remains in its urban street pattern, medieval districts and the most stunning examples of Modernism and 20th century ultra-modern art.

Friendship Concerts during Cantate Barcelona are planned so that 2 or 3 visiting choirs gather with a local host-choir, for a congenial musical exchange and get-together. An ideal occasion in which to make friends and international contacts in a friendly atmosphere.

A Farewell Concert is planned for the last evening, when all participating choirs present  a song of their choice  and a final common song in a concert hall. This is followed by a farewell dinner  -a great get-together –  with music and song, bringing the Cantate Barcelona to a festive close.

Sightseeing in Barcelona and Girona are part of this varied programme.

The accommodation offered can be alternatively in Barcelona or in a resort nearby on the Costa Brava,  an area selected by National Geographic Traveller and Frommer’s Guide, as one of the best destinations in the world in  2012.

  • 3 Nights in a 3/4-star hotel in Barcelona or Costa Brava.
  • Buffet-style breakfast at the hotels.
  • Dinner on Friday night. (Only groups in Costa Brava hotels).
  • Lunch on Saturday. (3 couse-menu with wine and water).
  • Pueblo Español of Montjuïc entrance tickets included
  • Organization of a concert in an open air venue in Barcelona.
  • Organization of a Friendship Concert with other international choirs.
  • Organization of the Final concert.
  • Farewell Dinner (beverage included on Sunday).
  • Guided tours of Barcelona and Girona.
  • Assistance during your stay and at the concerts.
  • 2 gratuity in a twin room for every 28 paying persons.

DAY 1:

Arrival at hotel in Barcelona or on the Costa Brava.
Meet your assistant for check-in.
Dinner at hotel.
After dinner – evening free time.

DAY 2:

Breakfast at the Hotel. All-day sightseeing tour of Barcelona.

Today, all choirs will have the opportunity to sing in the main square or Plaza Mayor of the Pueblo Español (SpanishVillage) -a replica of Spain’s multicultural ancestry and architectural styles combined on a single exhibition site- or in a venue in the Gothic quarters of the city, close to the cathedral.

In the evening a Friendship Concert will be hosted by a local choir in a church or concert hall with choirs of several nationalities. 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.

DAY 3:

Breakfast. Visit Girona the city of the four rivers, a monumental place of a rich and legendary historical past.

The city centre has preserved its medieval aspect almost untouched. 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 centre, which can be best admired at „El Call“ where Jewish legacy has been kept almost intact.

In the afternoon/evening, Farewell Concert of all participating choirs in a concert hall followed by a Farewell Dinner with music and dance to round off the Cantate Barcelona on a festive note.

DAY 4:

Departure.

Choirs on an extended tour programme will be able to do additional activities or visits of their choice.

SPAIN:

  • ALTZAGA ABESBATZA
  • ASOC. CULT. POLIF. XUNTANZA DE MEIS
  • COR DE CAMBRA SOTA PALAU BLANES
  • CORAL AITA DONOSTI
  • CORAL AÑORANZAS
  • CORAL AIRES DEL CASTRO
  • CORAL CANDEA
  • CORAL ENCINA DE MATA
  • CORAL POLIF. DE SOUTOMAIOR
  • CORAL POLIFONICA DE BARRO
  • CORAL RICARDO VILLA
  • CORAL SOM
  • CORAL STELLA MARIS BJORK
  • CORAL VILLA DE RECAS
  • IRUTASUN ABESBATZA
  • MENDI ONA ABESLARIAK
  • SAN INAZIO ABESBATZA
  • SAN PEDRO TXIKI ABESBATZA
  • SOCIEDAD GAZTELUBIDE

FRANCE:

  • ATELIER MUSIQUE ET VOIX
  • AU FIL DE L’ARVE
  • CHOEUR AMABILE
  • CHOEUR DES FEMMES DE MEANNES
  • CHORALE MELODIE
  • CHORALES OTSAILAN
  • CHORALE VOIX D’ORB
  • CHORALE LA GLORIETTE
  • CROC’ CADENCE
  • ENSEMBLE VOCAL LA LORELEI
  • GRAIN D’PHONIE
  • GROUPE VOCAL CANTILENE
  • LA MI-BÉMOL
  • L’ECHO DU LARGE
  • LE BONHEUR EST DANS LE CHANT
  • LE CHOEUR DES COLLINES
  • LES COMELODIENS
  • LES TROUBADOURS DES PONTS
  • TRANS GOSPEL VOICES
  • WHY NOTES
  • CHORALE PRELUDE
  • GROUP VOCAL VOIX-CI VOIX-LÀ

CZECH REPUBLIC:

  • TACHOVSKY DETSKY SBOR
  • KOMORNI PEVECKY SBOR SLEZKE UNIV
  • MILEVSKY DETSKY ZBOR

ITALY:

  • CANTORI DELLE PIEVI
  • CAPELLA MUSICALE DI SANTA LUCIA
  • CIMA VERDE
  • CIMA VEZZENA
  • CORAL POL. LORENZO PEROSI
  • CORALE CITTA’ DI CEPRANO
  • CORALES POLIF. CANTORES DEI
  • CORO ACCORDI E NOTE
  • ORO BILACUS
  • CORO G.B. MARTINI
  • CORO GIA QUINTO
  • CORO GIOVANILE « NUOVO CACCIUCO »
  • CORO LA PRESOLANA
  • CORO LA VIGOLANA
  • CORO LITURGICO STA MARIA
  • CORO POPULARE LE CASTELLANE
  • CORO SACRO CUORE DI GESÚ
  • CORO SAN GIORGIO
  • CORO SAN VITO
  • CORO SANTA GIULIA
  • CORO SS. COSMA E DAMIANO
  • ENSEMBLE D’HARMONIES VALLE DI SUSA
  • EUROPA CANTAT DI REANO
  • LO RIGOLE’
  • MUSICA INSIEME
  • POLIFONICA ANGELICUS
  • ULTNERBÄNKEL SÄNGER – Sud Tirol

GERMANY:

  • BURGERSCHAFT CHOR ESSEN
  • CHOR BALLWEILER-WECKLINGEN
  • CHOR PROMUSICA
  • CONSONARE
  • GROSS & KLEIN OLDENDORF
  • SCHAPP –o –KLAX

DENMARK:

  • OSTERBRO PIGEKOR

POLAND:

  • CHOIR HEJNAL

PORTUGAL:

  • CANTATE IUBILO

ROMANIA:

  •  CARMINA DACICA

CYPRUS:

  • CHOIR OF FAMAGUTA

SWEDEN:

  •  BJÖRKSTAKÖREN
  • VANATÖRS KAMMARKÖR

AUSTRIA:

  • CHOR DER HAPTSCHL. HARBACH-LINZ
  • CANTATE DOMINO
  • ENSEMBLE INCREDIBILE
  • GESANGVEREIN REITH
  • MGV WEISSKIRCHEN

GREAT BRITAIN:

  • DONAGHADEE MALE VOICE CHOIR
  • MILLEGRO CHOIR

IRELAND:

  • CAVAN SINGERS
  • THE KILL SINGERS

NORWAY:

  • BREILI INTERNATIONAL CHOIR
  • CHOIR VOLVENE
  • GAUSEL KIRKEKOR
  • KÖR AKTIVUM
  • REPPE BLANDAKOR
  • TERTNESKORET
  • VEGAR VOCAL
  • SANGKORET DRAPEN

SLOVAKIA:

  • ZILINSKY MIESANY ZBOR

UNITED STATES:

  • CARROLL BUCHANAN CHORALE
  • THE EPISCOPAL CHORAL SOCIETY
  • VISITATION PARISH CHOIR
  • ST TIMOTHY CHOIR

HONDURAS:

-CORO ENAMUSA – TEGUCUGALPA

  • CORO ENAMUSA – TEGUCUGALPA
  • BAUMEISTERCHOERLI
  • CHORALE LA CAECILIA
  • LE RIONDÊNE
  • TRACHTENCH DÜDINGEN
  • GEMICHTER CHOR STILLI

 

Originally Roman, Barcelona’s long history and economic vitality have endowed it with an impressive cultural heritage, shown in the conservation of its rich historic and artistic heritage and in the encouragement of the latest artistic trends. Its long cultural agenda will lead the visitor through museums, exhibitions, outdoor sculptures and an extensive calendar of music, theatre and dance.

The Pueblo Español (Spanish village) was built in Barcelona during the international world exhibition in 1929 and represents, even today, the diversity of people and cultures of Spain. It is one of the main attractions of Barcelona, visited daily by thousands of Spanish and foreign visitors alike. The main square or Plaza Mayor, is a special stage for concerts all year round. Here, choirs will be able to introduce their songs to an international audience. Alternatively, the gothic quarters of Barcelona, very close to the cathedral, with its many quaint and characteristic little plazas, is also a great place for an open air concert. In any of these venues, choirs will have the opportunity to sing their repertoire before an international audience.

Transportation to Spain and the Festival Cantate Barcelona, can be arranged by flying to Barcelona or Girona and also by coach.

An extra day or two before or after the Festival will give you a chance to see some more of the amazing sights the area has to offer.

 

Festival Information

Dates: 
From 12 to 15 June 2020
From 23 to 26 October 2020

Duration: 4 Days – 3 Nights

Location: Barcelona

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