Golden Voices of Barcelona

Date: 12 - 16 July 2020

Join Choirs from all over the world

 

The international choir festival and competition "Golden Voices of Barcelona" takes place in Lloret de Mar and is for many years an attractive and unique musical event at the Costa Brava. Attending choirs have the possibility to register either in the choir festival or the choir competition.
The festival is open for non-profit choirs of all categories and vocal ensembles.
In addition to an impressive Contest Concert and a Gala Concert, choirs will also have the opportunity to perform in the heart of Barcelona, in one of the symbols of this wonderful city, for example in the impressive medieval Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi or the famous Basilica Sagrada Familia, constructed by Antonio Gaudi.
All participating choirs take part in a master class given by famous choirmasters. A joint singing on the main square in Lloret de Mar will be an unforgettable experience for the all participants. The non-competitive choirs are invited to a concert in various locations in Lloret de Mar. The spectacular evening Gala Concert on the main square of Lloret de Mar will include the awarding of the prizes for the winners of the competition and the distribution of the participation certificates for all attending choirs.
Enjoy an amazing festival participation with your choir, meet choirs from around the world and share their love of music at the Costa Brava and in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
 

Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful city located at the northeast of Spain. This is a city of modern art. Well-known artists Picasso and Miró, have museums which dedicate some of their most iconic works.  Barcelona is known for its landscapes of different shades of green, its clear waters, its sandy beaches and its historic and artistic legacy.
 

Our program for your choir trip:

Sunday
  • Arrival at Lloret de Mar
  • Attending choirs arrive at Lloret de Mar. Check-in to your hotel from 14:00 pm. Group dinner at the hotel.
  • Meeting with the organizers of the choir festival.
 
Monday:
  • Beginning of the Festivals and competition concerts
  • In the morning breakfast at the hotel, following free time of your own to explore Lloret de Mar.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • In the afternoon rehearsals of the competing choirs in costumes. Following the competition concerts begin in Lloret de Mar.
  • The festival choirs (non-competitive) are invited to perform at different venues in Lloret de Mar.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
 
Tuesday:
  • Master Class, Joint Choral Singing and Gala Concert
  • In the morning breakfast at the hotel.
  • Following joint master class* of all participating choirs (competitive and non- competitive). Rehearsals of all participating choirs of the “common song”.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • In the afternoon Open Air Concert with joint choral singing of the common song of all choirs (competitive and non- competitive) near the Town Hall.
  • In the early evening, Gala Concert of the winners of the competition and prize distribution on the main square of Lloret de Mar.
  • Special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base from the town authorities for all participants of the choir festival.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
 
Wednesday:
  • Excursion to Barcelona with city sightseeing tour and concert in a basilica
  • In the morning breakfast at the hotel.
  • Following, enjoy a guided trip to Barcelona by coach (excursion and packed lunch incl. in the price). Official city tour in Barcelona (combined tour: walking and on coach). In the early afternoon choirs perform at a Basilica in the heart of Barcelona. Enjoy with your choir an expressive concert at the wonderful medieval Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi or the famous Basilica Sagrada Familia. (5 minute performance for each choir, sacred music and a cappella)
  • Coach return back to Lloret de Mar in the late afternoon and dinner at the hotel.
 
  • In the evening opportunity to visit a traditional flamenco show with vine, sangria, cava and other drinks (additional charge).
 
Thursday:
  • End of the choir festival and Departure des Chorfestivals und Antritt der Heimreise
  • In the morning breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel at 10:00 and depart for home/airport
 
Depending on your travel arrangements we recommend an excursion for example to Girona or Tossa de Mar on the arrival-, departure-, or extension day. On request, we gladly organize an excursion for your group.
 

Our services for your choir trip:

  • 4 nights in a 3* or 4* hotel in Lloret de Mar/Costa Brava, centrally located
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities
  • full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner, table water)
  • Festival participation fee
  • Participation in the choir festival (non-competing choirs) the following services are included: joint master class*, 1 concert in different venues in Lloret de Mar, joint choral singing on the main town square, Gala concert with participation certificate, performance at a basilica in Barcelona
  • Participation in the competition the following services are included: joint master class*, 1 competition concert, joint choral singing the main town square, Gala concert with award ceremony and distribution of diplomas and trophy cups for the winners, performance at a basilica in Barcelona
  • Excursion to Barcelona with transfer by coach and guided city tour
  • English speaking guide for the excursion to Barcelona
  • 1 free place based on a minimum of 25 paying participants (basis twin room)
 
 *  Please note, the master class which is included in the festival is common and will be attended by all participants. Optionally, you can order a separate master class for your choir (additional charge).
 
 
Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with organizing your choral trip and with booking ground transportation (local coach) to/from the airport Barcelona or Girona.
 

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