Overview

Stretching north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, the Costa Brava ('rugged coast') is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Spain's three main holiday coasts. Though there's plenty of tourism development, this wonderfully scenic region of Catalonia also unveils unspoiled coves, spectacular seascapes, wind-battered headlands, coast-hugging hiking paths, charming seaside towns with outstanding restaurants, and some of Spain's finest diving around the protected Illes Medes.

Delightful stone villages and the majestic Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes nestle in the hilly backcountry, cloaked in the south in brilliant-green umbrella pine. Inland, wander northern Catalonia's biggest city, Girona, home to a moodily atmospheric, strikingly well-preserved medieval center and one of the world's top restaurants. Neighbouring Figueres is famed for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dalí, foremost of a series of sites associated with eccentric surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who fell, like many others, for the wild natural beauty of seaside Cadaqués.

General Rules

The Festival will be held the weekend after Easter, and it will serve as a perfect conclusion for the Spain Holy Week Celebrations, which are definitely among the most popular around the world. Apart from that, the Festival will be held in one of the most beautiful regions of Spain, the Catalonia area, where all the International Choirs participating are going to meet up and exchange their cultural and choral views and their respective country's traditions.
Apart from the popularity of the Spanish Holy Week celebrations, as already stated, Catalonia and the Costa Brava region are some of the most touristic regions in Spain. Costa Brava is a marvelous place spreading over an area of 160 km and well known for its unique large sandy beaches, unexploited nature, and various fishing villages. Costa Brava is also well known for its medieval villages with unique castles and fortifications, which are so much appreciated by tourists who love art and architecture.

The Festival will be held for 3 days between the 22nd and the 24th of April 2022.

The festival is not competitive and is open for mixed choirs, male choirs, women's choirs, youth choirs, sacred music choirs, gospel choirs, folk music choirs, etc. Each choir can perform in its own style but must keep in mind that this Festival is being held in Catholic Churches and so the song list must include sacred songs, with an Easter theme if possible, and maybe even gospel songs. Each choir can perform "a cappella" or can be accompanied by a piano organ or other musical instruments. The Organisation will arrange for the use of the respective church's piano organs. If the piano organ of a particular church could not be used, it will be replaced by an electric piano/keyboard. Any other instruments must be brought over by the respective choir. The group will be accommodated in a 3-4 star Hotel on half board basis.

Draft Festival Program:

1st day -  21st April
- The arrival of all choirs in Costa Brava, either by their own transport directly to the Hotel, or else by air to Barcelona or Girona Airports and then with arranged airport transfers by the Organisation.
- Buffet Lunch and dinner at the Hotel

2nd day - 22nd April
- In the morning free time for leisure. For those interested, there will be optional cultural excursions to places like Barcelona, Girona, Tossa de Mar, etc.
- Buffet Lunch at the Hotel
- In the evening, the First Festival Night in one of the local baroque churches.

3rd day -  23rd April
- Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel
- For those interested, there will be optional cultural excursions to places like Barcelona, Girona, Tossa
de Mar, etc.
- Buffet Lunch at the Hotel

- In the evening, the second festival night, in another church of the region.

4th day -  24th April
- Buffet Breakfast
- For those interested, they can join one of the optional excursions to splendid villages and cities of the Catalonia region.
- Buffet Lunch at the Hotel
- In the evening, the final night of the Costa Brava International Easter Choir Festival 2021. Local Authorities and the Organisation Committee will present participation certificates to all choirs who have participated in this International Festival at the end of this final concert.

5th day -  25th April
- Departures of all International Choirs

Groups can arrive or depart from Costa Brava, a day before or after the scheduled program, due to flight itineraries. Arrangements will be made according to the group’s necessities.

Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Costa Brava - Spain.

The above is only a draft program and may be amended as necessary by the Organisation.

The final Program including concert venues, details, and time of performances, will be defined after the Organisation has the full confirmation of all choirs participating, including the Spanish ones.

Registration Deadline for all International Choirs: 30th January 2022.

Accommodation

3 nights in a 3/4 Star Hotel on HB Basis

(WITH ALL TRANSFERS INCLUDED)

In the twin room per person €185
In triple room per person (3 adults) €180
In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €175
In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €170
In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children - 4 to 11 years old) €165
Single room supplement per night €15
For extra persons, who are not performers (friends, family, etc) there is a €5 supplement per person per night.

The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
• Accommodation at a 4-star Hotel in a highly touristic zone
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch or dinner daily, drinks excluded
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal coordinators to assist you
• Transfers from Barcelona or Girona Airport
• Transfers for the performances (where needed)
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

3 nights in a 3/4 Star Hotel on HB Basis

(TRANSFERS NOT INCLUDED)
In the twin room per person €145
In triple room per person (3 adults) €140
In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €135
In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €130
In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children -4 to 11 years old) €125
Single room supplement per night €15
For extra persons, who are not performers (friends, family, etc) there is a €5 supplement per person per night.

The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
• Accommodation at a 3/4 star hotel in a highly touristic zone
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch or dinner daily, drinks excluded
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal coordinators to assist you
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES – 5 nights in a 3/4 Star Hotel on HB Basis

(WITH ALL TRANSFERS INCLUDED)
In the twin room per person €270
In triple room per person (3 adults) €265
In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €260
In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €255
In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children -4 to 11 years old) €250
Single room supplement per night €15

For extra persons, who are not performers (friends, family, etc) there is a €5 supplement per person per night.

The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
• Accommodation at a 3/4 star hotel in a highly touristic zone
• Breakfast daily
• 2 nights on full board basis (FB) and 3 nights on half board basis
(HB), drinks excluded
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal coordinators to assist you
• Transfers from Barcelona or Girona Airport
• Transfers for the performances (where needed)
• 1 free of charge package with every 25 paying guests

FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES – 5 nights in a 3/4 Star Hotel on HB
Basis

(TRANSFERS NOT INCLUDED)
In the twin room per person €225
In triple room per person (3 adults) €220
In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €215
In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €210
In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children -4 to 11 years old) €205
Single room supplement per night €15
For extra persons, who are not performers (friends, family, etc) there is a €5 supplement per person per night.

The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
• Accommodation at a 3/4 star hotel in a highly touristic zone
• Breakfast daily
• 2 nights on full board basis (FB) and 3 nights on half board basis
(HB), drinks excluded.
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal coordinators to assist you
• 1 free of charge package with every 25 paying guests

3***/4**** Hotels affiliated
Hotel Europa Splash; Hotel Sorra Daurada Splash; Hotel Papi; Hotel Carthago Nova: Hotel Bon Repos, Hotel Esplai, Hotel Summer Sun;

The group will be accommodated in one of the mentioned affiliated hotels.

Dates

  • 22/04/2022 - 24/04/2022

Pricing

22/04 - 24/04
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 125 € per person

Location

How to get there

If due to flight itineraries or else if you prefer so, you will have to spend extra nights, arrangements can be done

If the group chooses the package with transfers included, kindly note that included in this package/price is one transfer for the group to & from the airport to the hotel. No transfers can be made for participants arriving at different times but we can arrange them upon request.

Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Costa Brava.

Things to do

Explore Spain like never before!

1. Barcelona Panoramika
All day trip to Barcelona to visit Colombo Monument, Montjuic Hill - PanoramicView, Olympic Stadium, Magic Fountains,Plaza Espanya, Gran Via, Paseo de Gracia, Casa Batllo – Gaudi, Casa Pedrera – Gaudi, Sagrada Familia – Gaudi and free time at Plaza Cataluña

2. Barcelona Aquarium
The largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Embark on an aquatic journey through the tropical oceans, coral reefs, and marine communities of the Mediterranean. With 35 aquariums and 11,000 animals from 450 species, it's full of sea life to get to know.

3. Camp Nou
Must see places in Barcelona: the Sagrada Família, Park Güell and FC Barcelona Stadium.

4. Flamenco Show
Experience the passion and music of traditional Spanish Flamenco music and dance. The performance is a fascinating journey through Spanish folklore, music, and dance, from the classics to the purest flamenco. Two hours show program and drink sangria, champagne, or fruit juice.

5. Marienland
Have an unforgettable experience! Enjoy half a day at the wonderful world of Aspro’s parks. Swim, cool off, play with the water and then… relax, rest, and sunbathe in the quiet areas on the lawn around the pool, where you can feel nature all around you.

6. Montserrat
Place where spirituality, nature, and history come together. The mountain and Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat, founded in the 11th century, are located in a natural park 60 km west of Barcelona.
It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. The mountain is composed of a strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock. Montserrat is Spain's first National Park.

Trip Planner

It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!

We can provide the following services for your group:

  • accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover on your way to the chosen destination)
  • accommodation during the festival event you attend
  • travel and transportation tips and assistance
  • purchasing airplane and bus tickets
  • organizing transportation for a group or individuals
  • assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)

 

 

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