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Overview

Sicily, for thousands of years, has always been the perfect country for different cultures to meet up and lends itself in an excellent way as a meeting point between different musical cultures.

Eastern Sicily is well known to be a very popular tourist destination, both for the beautiful surrounding nature and even for the historic background of this area.

General Rules

This non-competitive International Choir Festival is open for polyphonic choirs, gospel choirs, male or female or mixed choirs, white voices choirs, alpine choirs, local parishes choirs and even children choirs. The participating choirs will have the opportunity to
perform their own songs and hence spread their choral culture and traditions with the other participating choirs and the general public attending for the Festival concerts.

Music has no limits and connects people from all over the world and sometimes can even overcome any language barriers. Choral music helps to express feelings in many different ways and bring cultures, even the most distant, closer together. In this sense, this Festival is targeted to be a good base for meeting and socializing, between the participating groups.

Three concerts will be organised in some of the most beautiful churches in the area of Catania, Acireale and Taormina. Local Sicilian Choirs will also participate.

Each choir will be able to perform in its own style, which must be religious/ sacred, given that the concerts will be held in churches. Each choir can perform "a cappella", or accompanied by an organ or other musical instruments. The Organisation will arrange so that the church organ will be available for each performance. If the church organ, for some reason, cannot be used, it will be replaced by an electric piano / keyboard. Any other instrument must be brought by each choir.

Program:

Thursday 29th October 2020
Possible arrival of certain groups and transfer to the Hotels.
Meeting with each group regarding the program, presentation of the co-ordinators who will assist the groups during their stay in Sicily.
Dinner at the Hotel.

Depending on the arrival time of the group, it will also be possible to organize an optional excursion

Friday 30th October 2020
Arrival of all other groups in the morning, (groups must arrive before 13:00)
For groups arriving on Thursday - Free morning or possible excursion to the Etna Volcano.
Lunch at the Hotel
In the evening, the first Festival night with the participation of local choirs also.

Saturday 31st October 2020
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
Free morning or possible optional excursion to Syracuse, Catania, Etna Volcano , Gole Alcantara, etc.
Lunch at the hotel
In the evening, the second Festival night with the participation of local choirs also.

Sunday 1st November 2020
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
Free morning or possible optional excursion to Syracuse, Catania, Etna Volcano ,Gole Alcantara, etc.
Lunch at the hotel
In the evening, the Final Festival night with the participation of local choirs also. At the end of the concert, there will be official presentations to all participating choirs, by the Local Authorities.

Monday 2nd November 2020
Departure of all groups. Depending on the departure time, it will also be possible to organize an optional excursion.

It is possible that due to flight itenaries, a group can arrive a day or more earlier or else depart a day or more later, than those indicated in the above program.
The above program is only a draft and indicative one and may undergo changes due to organisational issues. The final program with the exact venues and times of all performances will be issued after the Organisation conclude the list of participants, including the local ones.

Registration Deadline Date: 30th July 2020

Accommodation

The group will be accommodated, based on the choice and availability, in a 3 *** or 4 **** star Hotel on half board basis.

FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES – 3 nights in a 3 Star Hotel on HB Basis (WITH TRANSFERS INCLUDED)

The festival fee is 185 euro per person in twin room.

3rd -4th bed reduction for children 3 to 10 years old 150 euro
3rd-4th bed reduction 11 to 99 years old 160 euro

For extra persons, who are not performers/choristers (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 star Hotel
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch or dinner daily, Water included
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal co-ordinators to assist you
• Transfers from Catania Airport
• Transfers for the performances
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES – 3 nights in a 3 Star Hotel on HB Basis (TRANSFERS NOT INCLUDED)

The festival fee is 145 euro per person in twin room.

3rd -4th bed reduction for children 3 to 10 years old 110 euro
3rd-4th bed reduction 11 to 99 years old 120 euro

For extra persons, who are not performers/choristers (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 star Hotel
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch or dinner daily, Water included
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal co-ordinators to assist you
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

3***Hotels affiliated- Kalos Hotel

FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES – 3 nights in a 4 Star Hotel on HB Basis (WITH TRANSFERS INCLUDED)

The festival fee is 225 euro per person in twin room.

3rd -4th bed reduction for children 3 to 10 years old 190 euro
3rd-4th bed reduction 11 to 99 years old 200 euro

For extra persons, who are not performers/choristers (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
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch or dinner daily, Water included
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal co-ordinators to assist you
• Transfers from Catania Airport
• Transfers for the performances
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES – 3 nights in a 4 Star Hotel on HB Basis (TRANSFERS NOT INCLUDED)

The festival fee is 185 euro per person in twin room.

3rd -4th bed reduction for children 3 to 10 years old 155 euro
3rd-4th bed reduction 11 to 99 years old 165 euro

For extra persons, who are not performers/choristers (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 star Hotel
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch or dinner daily, Water included
• Festival registration
• City Tax
• Personal co-ordinators to assist you
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

4***Hotels affiliated: Marina Palace Hotel, Sporting Bahia Hotel, King’s House Hotel

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

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

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

Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Catania/Sicily.

 

Dates

  • 30/10/2020 - 01/11/2020

Pricing

30/10 - 01/11
  • 3 days (2 nights) = 145 € per person

Location

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