Rome Music Festival

Date: 05 - 09 April 2020

Join Choirs and Orchestras from all over the world

 

 

Festival highlights include:

  • Performing in The Panethon in Rome
  • Seeing the city sights
  • Perform in a group concert with choir and orchestras
 

About the Rome Music Festival

The Roma Music Festival is organised by MRF Music Festivals and is an ideal festival for those choirs looking to travel for a short period and who would like ot hacve some free time to explore the city. Your choir will have the opportunity to perform twice, once as partof the cycle of performance for an approximate 30-minute duration and secondly as parto of the joint concert where choirs perform 1-2 songs.  This festival allows ample free time for choirs to explore the historic and ancient city of Rome and of course to enjoy the local cuisine. 

Rome

Rome was, is, and probably always will be, one of the world’s most compelling cities with probably more to see here than in any other capital on earth. Get to know this fabulous city in earnest during the 2019 International festival of choirs and orchestras. Explore historic Ancient Rome and the remarkable Roman Colosseum, enjoy local cuisine, and see the Trevi fountain, a huge gush of water, streaming from a natural spring over immense rocks, built onto the side of a Renaissance palace. Legend has it you must toss a coin into it, thus ensuring you make a return visit to this most beguiling of cities. Then there is the Piazza Navona, Rome’s most famous square, as picturesque as any in Italy, lined by cafés and restaurants. Arguably the city’s social centre, it is full of street entertainers and artists. Stroll down the instantly recognisable, 18th century Spanish Steps; in the past, the haunt of artists’ models and now simply the place to be seen. At the bottom is the Piazza di Spagna, home to the poet Keats and visited by Milton, Byron and Shelley – all drawing inspiration from the uniqueness which is Rome.  See this great city and sing in Rome’s famous Pantheon during the Rome Music Festival.
 

Sample Itinerary 

Day 1   
Meet local guide on arrival at Rome airport.  Gather first impressions of the beautiful Rome, have your first taste of Italian gelato, and do some window shopping. Option for optional excursion on this day depending on flight arrival time. Tonight, an optional welcome dinner can be arranged for the choir. 
Day 2
Choirs participate in the concert with other attending choirs. Today, choirs perform in the Pantheon in a concert with all other attending choirs.  This is an opportunity for all choirs to come together with each choir performing two Christian sacred songs.  Choirs can also have time to explore Rome at their leisure.  See the sights of Rome on an optional guided city tour. In the evening, an optional dinner can be arranged for the choir.
Day 3
Rehearsal and participation in festival concert. Time at leisure and in the early afternoon rehear for the festival concert (30-45 minute concert). Attend the choral performances and hear the performances of other attending choirs.  Once again, there is an opportunity to plan an optional excursion for this day or the choir can choose to explore Rome at their leisure. This evening, an optional dinner can be arranged.  
Day 4
Choirs depart Rome
 
Please note that itineraries are tailored to choirs’ individual requirements. The festival schedule and the number of festival concerts will depend on the number and kind of participating choirs and orchestras. There will be plenty of time between rehearsals and concerts for tourist leisure activities an meeting with other festival participants.  On occasion, the concert with other attending choirs and the festival concert may be held on the same day.
 

Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

• Three-nights bed and breakfast in a 3* or 4* Hotel outside Rome city centre
• Festival participation fee
• Participation diploma per choir
• Souvenir folder per group
• Participation in the festival concert together with other participating choirs (1-2 songs)
• Festival concert performance of 30-45 minute duration
• Return airport transfers from Rome airport with guide assistance on arrival
• Free place for choir conductor
 

Performances while in Rome

  • Festival programme of 10 songs (max. 30 minutes) for the concert in the concert hall (Theatro Don Bosco or similar)
  • 2 Christian sacred songs for the concert of all ensembles which takes place in the Pantheon.
Please note that the concert venues are not yet fixed by the festival organisers.  It is most likely that the festival the concerts will take place in the Theatro Don Bosco and certainly in the Pantheon, but it is possible that a third venue may be used. This is yet to be confirmed.

Transportation while in Rome

Choirs can reach the concert venues by subway (or public bus) from the hotel or we can offer optional coach transfers.  We recommend that larger groups consider the use of a coach for the transfers.  We are waiting for exact coach prices for city transfers but would estimate these to be in the region of €27-€30 per person.

Optional Tours and Excursions

  • City tour "Ancient Rome" with coach and guide 
  • City tour "Classical Rome" with coach and guide 
  • City tour "Christian Rome" with headphones for St.Peters Basiica coach and guide 

Price does not include Flights

Once you enquire with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group. Choir Contact experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking. We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir. We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking. Travel Insurance CCI recommend that all travellers take out travel insurance at the time of booking.
 

A quotation costs nothing, so contact us today on 01 888 7830

 or email us at reservations@choircontactireland.ie