Golden Voices of Montserrat, Spain: 22 - 26 March 2020

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
5 days and 4 nights
Spain (Montserrat)
Ireland (Dublin)

Description


Golden Voices of Montserrat

For Choirs and Orchestras

2020: 22 - 26 March

2021: 21 - 25 March

2022: 20 - 24 March

Contact us

01 888 7830 or email

reservations@choircontactireland.ie

for more information and to request quotation for your group


International choir contest “GOLDEN VOICES OF MONTSERRAT” 

it is one of the biggest international choir competitive festivals in the world for professional and amateur nonprofit choirs. Annually this festival gathers a lot of choirs turning the Costa Brava – one of the Spanish coasts – into the center of the singing world. An impressive opening of the contest and a bright memorizable final concert will become an emotional framing of this grand event in lives of all the choirs and singers.

Apart from the professional competitive program among choirs from different countries and you get a possibility to sing in the basilica of a monastic complex Montserrat together with a choir of boys Escalonia which is known all over the world. This competitive choir festival “Golden voices of Montserrat” is full of friendly meetings, master classes given by the conductors of the best world’s choirs, round tables, specialized trainings which have no analogs in festival motions, final rehearsals, revelation of leaders, memorizable flash mob on one of the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts near the town Hall of Lloret de Mar. A unique audio track is made annually specifically for this contest, and upon the arrival of the choirs to the contest a joint recording is made. The final concert of the festival will become a vivid closing of this grand event because singing itself will become a crown of the final canticle, when thousands of voices will blend together.
The provider of the contest is a festival competitive organization Fiestalonia Milenio (Spain), production center Fiestalonia International(Great Britain), the town hall of Lloret de Mar, the ministry of tourism of Catalonia, Sant Roma Church, the monastic complex Montserrat, the charity fund Fundación SOS. The event is held for popularization of art of the choral and vocal singing, the organ music, developing of artistic connections among vocal ensembles and choral groups from different cities and countries, for broadening repertoire of the choral groups, creating new professional contacts and experience interexchange.

Program

Program of stay
1st day Sunday:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– dinner;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– rehearsal (on request);

2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
12:30 – lunch;
14:00 – rehearsal;
15:30 – beginning of the contest concert;
20:00 – dinner.

3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
9:00 – master class;
11:00 – rehearsal of choirs;
11:30 – studio recording of joint choral singing;
13:00 – lunch;
14:30 – joint choral singing of choirs on a town square near the town hall (shooting of a video);
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – a visit to a flamenco show with vine, sangria, champaign and other drinks. (for an additional charge)

4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
9:00 – a trip to the monastic complex Montserrat, an excursion in Montserrat (included into the price);
11:30 – meeting in the basilica before the performance;
13:00 – beginning of the concert in the basilica of the monastery Montserrat;
19:30 – dinner;
20:30 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out of the awards.

5th day Thursday:
– breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

Price includes

What is included into the price
5 days and 4 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel;
full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner)+ drinks;
two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers.
special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base from the town authorities.
festival fee;
transfer + excursion to Montserrat;
master class;
studio recording of a joint singing of the choirs;
joint singing of choirs on the main town square near the town hall;

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 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.

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