Cantate San Marino, Italy

Cantate Adriatica, San Marino – Italy

The 18th International Choirfestival “Cantate Adriatica” will be held again in the Republic of San Marino from 13 to 16 May 2021.

The Republic of San Marino, is pleased to invite your choir to the festival and to offer you a charming setting thanks to the nearby Adriatic coast. 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.

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. 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. Afternoon is free for individual activities. In the late afternoon rehearsal in the hotel. Dinner at hotel and departure for the friendship concert.

Day 3: Breakfast in hotel. Morning is free at disposal or take part in some optional excursion, f.e. to Gradara, San Leo or a panorama boat trip along the coast. Lunch on your own. Afternoon preparation for the concert and rehearsal in the hotel. Departure for the final concert in San Marino to the “Teatro Titano”. After the concert transfer to the restaurant for the farewell dinner together with all other participating choirs.

Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel and return home or transfer to the churc for musical accompaniment of the churc service. After the service, departure for home.


Please note that this is a sample program. Actual days of excursiones, concerts meetings may vary.
A personanized program 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 14th may 2021
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 15th may 2021
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 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: 13th to 16th May 2021

Duration: 4 Days – 3 Nights

Location: San Marino

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