Cantate San Marino – Italy
The Republic of San Marino, with an area of only 61 km2, is situated between the Italian regions of Romagna and Marche, only a few kilometers from the Adriatic sea coast. According to the legend, San Marino was founded in 301 A.D. by Dalmatian
stonemason Marino. He came here to hide from the Roman emperor Dioklecian in the period of Christian persecution. Since that time this small state has been proud of its liberty and in the past being able to constantly defend its independence.
The Republic of San Marino is not only one of the smallest states in the world, but it is also the oldest state. On July 7, 2008 the Republic of San Marino, thanks to the unique character of its history and institutional heritage, was given an outstanding recognition by UNESCO’s Committee: the inscription in the prestigious List of World Heritage Sites.
Except for its numerous historical monuments, museums and history, San Marino offers participation in the choral festival “Cantate San Marino”. During the friendship concerts you will have an opportunity to get to know San Marino’s surroundings and the beauty of the Adriatic Sea Coast. Friendship concerts will take place in theatres, concert halls and churches of picturesque towns.
San Marino and neighboring regions present their best side in spring with pleasant summer temperatures and a lack of tourists. The Mediterranean climate, Italian lifestyle and excellent cuisine will allow you to forget all your troubles and will guarantee several calm and relaxing days.
Come and live unforgettable moments in a friendly and international atmosphere without frontiers in the oldest Republic in the world !
Day 1: Check in the hotel in San Marino, Rimini or Riccione. The programme coordinator will offer you a welcome drink and give you general information. Dinner at the Hotel. The evening is free.
Day 2: Breakfast in hotel; meet the guide in the hotel and depart for San Marino, the oldest republic in the world. In the morning a walking tour of the streets and the walls of the medieval town (approximately 1 hour without entrance fees). Unforgettable is the visit of the 3 towers, as represented in the flag’s emblem, with their beautiful view. After this, tour departure for the official opening of the festival, with a welcoming glass of wine and refreshments in a vineyard or a hotel in Riccione or San Marino. Afternoon is free for individual activities. In the late afternoon rehearsal in the hotel; dinner at hotel and departure for the friendship concert. After the concert return to hotel.
Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Rehearse at the hotel in the afternoon before going to the venue in the historical centre of San Marino for the closing evening concert with all participating choirs.
Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel. Optionally, transfer to a local church for a concert during mass-service or return home.
Pls. note this is a sample programme. Actual days of excursiones, concertsor meetings may vary.
A persolized programme for each choir can be made on request with additional days, visits or services
The festival will officially open on Friday around midday in a vineyard or in a hotel in Riccione or San Marino, with an aperitif and refreshments. During this event participating choirs and directors will be introduced. Possibility for an informal singing!
Friendship concerts will be held in San Marino and in typical places on the coast and inland in neighboring regions of Romagna and Marche in theatres, concert halls or churches together with 3 or 4 choirs of different nationalities.
Date: Friday 22th may 2020 from 9.15 pm
Duration: max. 25 minutes per choir
Repertoire: optional, national songs are welcome
Rehearsal: in hotel or in performance venue after agreement
Presentation: in Italian
Bus Parking: near the performance venue
Pianoforte: or e-piano at disposal
Final concert of all participating choirs will take place in a Theatre of San Marino.
Date: Saturday 23th may 2020 from 5.00 pm
Duration: each choir presents one song of their choice. The finale of the concert will be the common song “Va pensiero” di G. Verdi performed by all choirs
Rehearsal: in hotel
Presentation: Italian and English
Parking: it is possible to alight and board outside of the theatre. During the concerts buses will park in a reserved parking zone
Pianoforte: at disposal
CHURCH SERVICE ACCOMPANIMENT
Church service accompaniment is possible in churches in San Marino or surroundings.
Date: possible only Sunday morning or evening (24th may 2020)
Rehearsal: in hotel
Repertoire: must be submitted and approved by the priest
Dates: 21st to 24th May 2020
Duration: 4 Days – 3 Nights
Location: San Marino