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 centre 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 countries traditions.
Apart from the popularity of the Spanish Holy Week celebrations, as already stated,the Catalonia and Costa Brava region are one 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 know 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 along 3 days between the 09th and the 11th April, 2021.

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 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 piano organ or other musical instruments. The Organisation will arrange for the use of the respective churches 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:

Thursday 8th April
- Arrival of all choirs in Costa Brava, either by their own transport directly to the Hotel, or else by air to the Barcelona or Girona Airports and then with arranged airport transfers by the Organisation.
- Buffet Lunch and dinner at the Hotel

Friday 9th 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.

Saturday 10th 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.

Sunday 11th 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.

Monday 12th 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 concerts 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 : 20th February, 2021

Accommodation

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

(WITH ALL TRANSFERS INCLUDED)

In twin room per person €180
In triple room per person (3 adults) €175
In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €170
In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €165
In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children - 4 to 11 years old) €160
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 co-ordinators 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 twin room per person €140
In triple room per person (3 adults) €135
In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €130
In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €125
In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children -4 to 11 years old) €120
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 co-ordinators to assist you
• 1 free of charge every 25 paying guests

3***/4**** Hotels affiliated
Hotel Tropic-Park; 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

  • 09/04/2021 - 11/04/2021

Pricing

09/04 - 11/04
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 120 € per person

Location

How to get there

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 to the hotel. No transfers can be made for participants arriving at different times but we can arrange upon request.

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

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