Vienna International Advent Singing: 28 November to 02 December,05-09 December & 12-16 December 2019
|5 days and 4 nights|
‘Vienna International Advent Singing Festival
28 November - 02 December 2019
05 - 09 December 2019
12 - 19 December 2019
•29 November to 03 December 2018
•06 December to 10 December 2018
•13 December to 17 December 2018
The Vienna International Advent Singing Festival is one of the jewels in the CCI crown. The festival is held over four weekends during Advent as Vienna prepares for the Christmas season. During the festival, Choirs have the option of up to four choral performances:
Performance in the Vienna Rathaus (City Hall )
Performance at a Senior Citizen Home
Performance at the Christmas markets
Performance during a mass or church service
Vienna has been home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss and continues to maintain an exceptional musical heritage to this day. The city is majestic all year round, but it is during Advent that Vienna comes into its own, with Christkindlmärkte on nearly every corner of the city.
The Rathaus (Vienna Town Hall) and its surroundings come alive during the Advent season and all participating choirs perform in its Festival Hall, a truly unique location. Choirs can also perform outside at a Christmas market. Many of our Christmas market concerts take place outside the Schönbrunn Palace. With its surrounding buildings and huge park, the Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria and was built to rival the Palace at Versailles both in Baroque beauty and splendour. During the Advent season, Christmas markets are set-up throughout the city to which both tourists and the Viennese themselves flock, guaranteeing your choir a captivated audience.
Between performances, choirs can enjoy the city, sip on mulled wine, enjoy the wonder of the Vienna Christmas markets, and truly enter into the Christmas spirit.
Below is a sample itinerary of the CCI family of choirs for the Vienna Advent Singing Festival.
•Choir arrives in Vienna.
•Those choirs arriving by plane are met by their local tour assistant who will assist with transfer to your hotel in Vienna.
•In the evening, choirs have a welcome dinner in their hotel restaurant where they can relax and meet with other choirs staying in the hotel.
•After breakfast, the day begins with a guided sightseeing tour of Vienna showing the main city highlights including St. Stephen's Cathedral, Ringstrabeta;e, the Hundertwasser's apartment complex, Belvedere Castle, the Vienna Opera House, Votiv Church, University, Burg Theater, Town Hall, Parliament, Law Courts and the Hofburg.
•After the city tour, all choirs enjoy lunch together at the Rathauskeller restaurant, in the Rathaus (Town Hall).
•In the afternoon, choirs perform at a local senior citizens home.
•Evening at leisure.
•In the morning, choirs can enjoy a stroll through the Kärntner Straβe, the excellent shopping area with its elegant shops, or visit some more of Vienna's famous sights.
•In the afternoon, choral performances take place in the Festival Hall of the Vienna Rathaus. Before and after their performance, choirs have the opportunity to relax and listen to choral performances from other choirs around the world who are attending the festival.
•In the evening, choirs enjoy an evening at Gumpoldskirchen, a scenic old village with 800 years of history. Here, choirs have dinner at a typical wine tavern in an evening of fun and song where choirs can listen to the local musician playing the accordion and join in.
•After breakfast, sing at one of the churches of Vienna during a mass or Service.
•In the afternoon, choir can enjoy some time at leisure or opt to sing at one of the Christmas Markets around Vienna. Many of these performances take place outside the Schonnbrunn Palace.
•On this last evening, all participating choirs gather at the Town Hall for the official closing ceremony with canapés and sparkling wine. During the closing ceremony, Choir Directors are presented with a Certificate of Attendance. The evening ends with all choirs coming together to sing “Ode to Joy”
•After breakfast, choirs depart Vienna.
***This timetable is an example only. Each choir will receive its own detailed program for performances and sightseeing***
•4-nights' hotel accommodation on a half board basis
•3 choral performances
•Performance in the Vienna Town Hall
•Performance at a mass
•Performance at a senior citizens home
•Lunch in the restaurant Rathauskeller
•Evening excursion to a Heurigen Restaurant in the wine village of Gumpoldskirchen
•Half-day guided tour of Vienna
•Closing reception with refreshments at the Town Hall, where certificate are presented are presented to all Choir Directors
•Coach transportation throughout the festival
•An optional fourth performance is also available for interested choirs.
Costs are tailored to each individual choirs' requirements
Price does not include
Choir Contact International experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking.
Once you enquiry 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.
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.
CCI are happy to arrange airport-hotel-airport transfers for all choirs who have booked flights with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange airport transfers where flights are not booked as part of the festival package.