Alta Pusteria International Choirs Festival

Date: 24 - 28 June 2020

Join Choirs and Orchestras from all over the world



Festival highlights include:





The International Choir Festival "Alta Pusteria" takes place annually in June in the wonderful Val Pusteria (Puster Valley), situated between Bruneck (Italy) and Sillian (Austria), in front of the impressive panorama of the South Tyrolean mountains. Here choirs from all over the world join together to share their love of music and to sing in fascinating venues.

The festival is open to all choirs and offers up to six performances including concerts in theatres, concert halls and churches in the various small towns of Val Pusteria. Choirs also have the opportunity to perform open-air concerts at impressive viewpoints in the heart of the Dolomites (these performances take place in alpine huts, music pavilions, castles and on lakes). Participate in this unique choral festival and be inspired by the wild and romantic landscape of South Tyrol.


Deadline for registration

Applications Open






This is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.

•Choirs arrive in Val Pusteria.
•This evening, a welcome cocktail and dinner is served at your hotel.
•In the evening, the official opening ceremony takes place in the Gustav Mahler Hall Dobbiaco.

•Breakfast in hotel.
•This morning, all participating choirs meet for a welcome party on the top of 'Plan de Corones', at an altitude of 2,275 meters. Here a stage is set up under the big 'Campana della Concordia' (the second largest Italian bell) and each choir comes on stage to sing a song. At the end of the performances all the participants will have the pleasure of listening to the musical tolling of the bell.
•Day according to the Choir Festival program.
•In the afternoon the festival concerts take place in various participating venues.
•Group dinner in hotel in the evening.
•Overnight in hotel.

•Breakfast in hotel.
•Today choral concerts take place in the morning and early afternoon in the nominated alpine huts
•After an evening dinner in the hotels, choirs depart for Villabassa for "a typical Tyrolese Party". 

•Breakfast in hotel.
•Today choral concerts take place in the morning and in the afternoon all choirs participate in the parade in San Candido. This is most spectacular event of the Festival as all participating choirs parade in uniform along the streets of the town and then gather at the Piazza del Magistrato for the mayor's official greetings.
•The parade is followed by a joint choral performance.
•In the evening, choirs can relax over a typical Tyrolese dinner at the hotel after which choral concerts take place at various different venues in the Val Pusteria 

•Breakfast in hotel.
•After breakfast, all choirs join together at "Casa Sesto" for the closing ceremony where each choir receives a certificate of participation
•After the ceremony choirs depart for home.

There is an option to prolong your stay in South Tyrol



Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

4 nights hotel accommodation on a half-board basis
Welcome cocktail upon arrival
Typical Tyrolese Dinner on Saturday
Choir Festival participation (3 to 6 performances)
Participation in the opening ceremony, Festa di Benvenuto, Festa Tirolese, Choir Parade in San Candido, Festa dell'Arrivederci
Ski-lift ticket to the top of Plan de Corones (2275 m.) for the "Festa di Benvenuto"
Ski-lift ticket to performances as required
Participation certificate
English speaking escort throughout your stay




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