Rome Music Festival for Choirs and Orchestras: 11-15 March 2020
|4 days and 3 nights|
Rome Music Festival
For Choirs and Orchestras
2020: 11 -15 March
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 4th International festival of choirs and orchestras.
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 cafes 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 churches and concert halls during the Rome Music Festival.
Choirs should prepare a festival programme of 10 songs (max. 30 minutes) for the concert in the concert hall (Theatro Don Bosco or similar) and 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 (address: Via Publio Valerio, 63, 00175 Roma, next to the metro stations Giulio Agricola & Subaugusta), and certainly in the Pantheon, but it is possible that a third venue may be used in 2020. This is yet to be confirmed.
Sample 3-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Choirs arrive
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
This morning, check out of the hotel and depart for your flight home.
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
Price does not include
Booking your flights
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.
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