18th Budapest International Choir Festival & Competition

Date: 28 March - 01 April 2020

Join Choirs from all over the world at the 18th Budapest International Festival & Competition

 

 

Festival highlights include:

Present your competition programme before the competition a panel of qualified international jurors and receive positive and pedagogical feedback 
Rehearse with an internationally acclaimed choral expert
Meet with other choirs from around the world
Perform in front of a large appreciative audience
 

About the Event 

In April 2021, Budapest will once again play host to the Budapest International Choir Festival and competition.  This event in Budapest attracts choirs from all corners of the globe. The festival is set in the historic Budapest and is organised by international choral organiser 'Meeting Music'. The festivities begin on the Friday as choirs begin to arrive and continue throughout the weekend. Begin your stay with an afternoon parade followed by reception for the Jury and Choir conductors.  Then, in the evening, the festival opening ceremony takes place.   This festival offers competitive and non-competitive performances and give an opportunity for choirs to present their competition programme before the actual competition to a panel of qualified international jurors and receive positive and pedagogical feedback, which can then be introduced in the competitive performance.
@Attila Najy, Mupa Budapest
 
Budapest  
Budapest is one of the most magnificent cities in Europe.  Admire the magnificent architecture of Hungary’s parliament building, walk the famous Andrásy Avenue – starting from the historic Heroes Square and stretching almost as far as the St Stephen's Basilica. See the city sights on a city tour, as you are chauffeured along Budapest's elegant boulevards to Heroes’ Square, across the mighty Danube and up to Gellert Hill. Look out over the famous river dividing Buda and Pest - the two sides linked by the Chain and Elizabeth Bridges. Visit the Castle District and enjoy the amazing views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the exquisite Parliament building, one of the largest in Europe. During your free time, spend the afternoon at the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca where the city’s fine museums and monuments, churches and synagogues, historic squares and buildings are within easy reach or enjoy a relaxing visit to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths, literally an institution in Budapest! It is here, “by the beautiful blue Danube,” that the Budapest Music Festival takes place.

Performance Information 

 
Sample Itinerary

 

DAY 1 

• Meet local guide on arrival at airport and transfer to hotel 
• Afternoon parade
• Reception for Jury and conductor
• Opening concert in the evening
 

DAY 2

• Stage rehearsals and Competition Performances
Friendship concerts, individual coaching and evaluation performances coaching take place throughout the event on various days.
 

DAY 3

• Stage rehearsals and Competition Performances
Friendship concerts, individual coaching and evaluation performances coaching take place throughout the event on various days.
 

DAY 4

  • Rehearsals and Competition Performances
  • Final Conductors and Jury Meeting
  • Grand Prize Competition
  • Awards ceremony

Friendship concerts, individual coaching and evaluation performances coaching take place throughout the event on various days.


 
This sample itinerary is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.
 
Choirs and Orchestras can choose to participate in the non-competitive Festival Category or to compete in the relevant Competition Categories.

Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

• 4 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in Budapest with breakfast included
• Return airport transfer with local guide assistance on arrival
• Participation in your chosen competition categories and activities
• Scheduled stage rehearsal(s) for your choir
• Placement in additional rehearsal spaces (as available)
• Complimentary copy of jurors evaluation documents, 1 per choir
• Complimentary copies of the official programme book
• Preparation of your choir’s specific itinerary
• Participation in one meeting in music concert with other choirs in Budapest
• Participation pass for the competition and for meeting in music Concert
• Participation in the Opening, Award and Closing Ceremonies
• Competent assistance and support on-site from our international & local team
• Conductors & Jury Meeting:
o Reception for two choir representatives with a small buffet 
o One to one discussion with the jury members - this is a valuable opportunity to have your programme reviewed and discussed!
 

Tour Manager

• A CCI Tour Manager will be assigned to you for the duration of your booking, to assist in the pre-departure preparations and to assist with any issues during your stay.
 

Transportation while in Budapest

Choirs usually make their way around the city via public transport. However, we can arrange coach transportation for your group as
required. 
 

Flights Options

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