Salzburg 21st Cantus Music Festival ‘Meet Mozart’

Date: 02 - 05 July 2020

Join Choirs from all over the world

 
All over the year numerous top-class cultural and musical events, such as the world-famous Salzburg Festival, take place in front of a historical scenery in the birth town of W.A. Mozart. The fortress Hohensalzburg, the Baroque residence, the Salzburg Cathedral and the historic city center, which became an UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1997, along with the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, located in the Getreidegasse no. 7, offer an incomparable setting for a choir trip.
Salzburg is well known as it’s the birthplace of the fantastic Mozart, its Baroque architecture and its concerts, theatre performances and operas. Salzburg is a unique combination of scenic Alpine landscape and architectural richness has led to Salzburg’s reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

 

Program sample (subject to changes according to the needs of the organization):

Thursday 02 July 2020

Day of arrival and opening evening of the Choir/Music Festival
Attending choirs and music groups arrive in Salzburg and meet their local assistant at the hotel.
 
In the evening opening of the Festival at the "Stieglkeller", a traditional restaurant at the foot of the fortress Hohensalzburg.
Following first introduction of the participants of the festival while enjoying a dinner at a restaurant and meeting with the Artistic Director of the Festival.
Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Friday 03 July 2020

City walking tour, Rehearsals and Festival Concert
Breakfast at your hotel.
In the morning meet with a local guide for a 2,5 hour walking tour of the Old Town of Salzburg.
 
In the afternoon rehearsals of all festival participants (music, dance, orchestra and choir groups) at the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum for the evening festive concert at the Mozarteum. Early dinner at a local Restaurant.
 
In the evening Festival Concert of the International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival „Meet Mozart“ at the Big Hall of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. At the end of the Festival Concert all participating groups will present a common piece the “Song of peace”. The Gala Concert for the benefit of a charitable foundation.
 
Overnight stay at your hotel.
 

Saturday 04 July 2020

Ecumenical mass at the Salzburg Cathedral, Excursion to the province of Salzburg and Closing of the Choir/Music Festival
Breakfast at your hotel
 
In the morning: Meeting of all participating groups in front of the Salzburg Cathedral for set up and rehearsal.
 
Following an ecumenical mass celebration service and a musical presentation by the attending music groups at the Salzburg Cathedral.
 
In the afternoon: Open-air concerts on one of the town squares or at the Mirabell Garden in Salzburg.
 
Alternativly: Guided excursion to the province of Salzburg and the Lake District featuring original sites of the movie “The Sound of Music”: Visit the Hellbrunn Palace, continue on to the Lake Fuschlsee to the town of St. Gilgen, located at the Wolfgangsee and then to the Lake Mondsee and visit the castle church there. At the end of the excursion, visit the Leopoldskron Castle, a further site of “The Sound of Music”.
 
In the evening: Farewell evening of the International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival “Meet Mozart” 2019 at the restaurant “Stiegl Keller” at the foot of the fortress Hohensalzburg with buffet dinner and live music.
Distribution of participation certificates for all attending groups.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
 

Sunday 05 July 2020

End of the Choir/ Music Festival and Depart Salzburg
After breakfast individual departure or upon request extend your stay
 
The program is subject to change!
 

Our services for your choir trip/ music trip

  • 3 nights including breakfast
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities in the requested hotel categories 3* and 4* in Salzburg or in shared rooms (4-6 beds) with private facilities in a 2* youth accommodation 
  • 3 dinners (dinner on the opening evening, dinner at the hotel or restaurant on Friday, farewell dinner buffet on the last evening) 
  • Participation in the festival events including all fees (opening evening at the Stieglkeller, festival concert, ecumenical celebration at the Cathedral of Salzburg, farewell evening with dinner buffet and live music)
  • Guided city walking tour of Salzburg (about 2,5 hours)
  • Half day excursion to the province of Salzburg and Lake District with an english speaking guide (in your own bus)
  • Participation certificate for all attending groups of the choir/music festival
  • English speaking local escort during the festival stay
  • 1 free place in a twin room based on a minimum of 30 participants
  • Upon request: concert at the Mirabellgarden
The arrival and departure are to be carried out independently.
Depending on your travel arrangements we can gladly assist you with booking ground transportation (local Austrian coach) to/from the airports in Salzburg or Munich and for all local festival transfers.

Transportation:

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

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