Vienna Youth World Peace Festival: 24 - 29 July 2019

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
6 days and 5 nights
Austria (Vienna)
Ireland (Dublin)

Description


VIENNA YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S WORLD PEACE CHORAL FESTIVAL

Price includes 5-nights hotel accommodation and Participation in the choir festival or choir competition

Departing 24 July to 29 July 2019

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01 888 7830 or email

reservations@choircontactireland.ie

for more information and to request quotation for your group

 

 

Vienna has been home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss and continues to maintain an exceptional musical heritage to this day. It is against this musical heritage that the Vienna Youth and Children’s World Peace Choral Festival was set up with the aim of promoting intercultural understanding and mutual respect and harmony between the youth of nations. The festival offers youth choirs a platform to present their music and offers the opportunity for choirs to make new and long-lasting friendships with other choirs' from around the world.

The World Peace Festival offers an attractive programme including an opening ceremony at the Town Hall in Vienna, choir performances in front of the Schönbrunn Palace and at the United Nations Headquarters and a closing event with a gala concert in the famous Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. Participants can choose between the festival category (non-competitive) and the competition category. The festival also offers the possibility for choirs to take part in workshops at the beautiful Augarten Palais, the residence of the Vienna Boys Choir, under the direction of well-known choir musicians. One of the festival highlights is the selection of the most talented singers for participation in the World Peace Choir under the direction of Gerald Wirth. Be inspired by the spirit of the World Peace Choral Festival and enjoy an unforgettable stay in Vienna with your young singers.

World Peace Choir

Each choir will nominate three singers from among its own choir, who will then join the World Peace Choir under the direction of Mr. Gerald Wirth, the artistic director of the Vienna Boys Choir. These singers will participate in workshops coached by Mr. Gerald Wirth and will then perform internationally as the World Peace Choir.

Program

This is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.

DAY 1
Arrive in Vienna and coach transfer to your hotel. In the evening group dinner at your accommodation

DAY 2
Breakfast in hotel.
In the afternoon, choirs attend the festival opening ceremony at the Town Hall of Vienna after which choirs have free time for independent sightseeing.
Overnight in hotel.

DAY 3
Breakfast in hotel.
After breakfast, choir concerts take place in front of the Schonbrunn Palace (the former residence of the Austrian Emperor). All attending choirs will receive a certificate of participation issued by the Mayor of the city of Vienna.

Today choirs participating in the non-competitive category attend workshops held at the beautiful Augarten Palace - the residence of the Vienna Boys Choir. Mr. Gerald Wirth, the artistic director of the Vienna Boys Choir and the artistic director of the festival will coach the choirs with different themes and techniques along with his colleagues.

Choirs competing in the competitive category will have the opportunity to rehearse together with an Austrian choir director. Following the rehearsal, the choirs will perform in front of the jury consisting of renowned choir directors and experts in the new concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir. After the competition each choir will receive feedback from the judges and will also have the opportunity to take part in a class lesson coached by an Austrian choir director.

DAY 4
Breakfast in hotel.

This morning, the choral workshops continue at the residence of the Vienna Boys Choir. Today at the invitation of the United Nations in Vienna, choirs have the chance to perform for diplomats and international guests at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna. After the performance, choirs can enjoy a tour of the United Nations Headquarters.

In the evening a barbecue party will take place where all choirs come together to sing, dance and celebrate together
Overnight in hotel.

DAY 5
Breakfast in hotel.

Today the rehearsals and gala concert take place in the famous Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein where the famous New Year's concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place every year. This is one of the festival highlights.
Overnight in hotel.

DAY 6
Choirs depart Vienna

The program is subject to change.

Price includes

our festival ground arrangements include the following:

5 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
Dinner on arrival
Participation in the choir festival or choir competition (opening ceremony at the Town Hall, performances in front of Schoenbrunn Palace and at the United Nations Headquarters, Gala concert in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein)
Tour of the United Nations Headquarters
Participation in workshops for choirs attending the festival category
Rehearsal and class lesson with an Austrian choir director (only for choirs attending the competition category)
Barbecue party
Participation certificates for all attending choirs of the festival
Award for the participants of the competition category
Selection of the singers chosen for the World Peace Choir by Gerald Wirth
English-speaking local escort during the festival stay

Price does not include

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