Golden Voices of Barcelona for Choirs & Orchestras: 12 -16 July 2020

General information

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

Description


Golden Voices of Barcelona

For Choirs and Orchestras

2020: 12 - 16 July

2021: 11 - 15 July

Contact us

01 888 7830 or email

reservations@choircontactireland.ie

for more information and to request quotation for your group

 

 

The international competition of choirs “GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA” –

it is a great opportunity for both professional and amateur, non-profit choirs to participate in this unique international festival-contest. In addition to competitive performances, friendly concerts, gala concert in the main square city, the winning choir will have a rare opportunity to perform in the heart of Barcelona, in the symbol of this magnificent city, in the extraordinary creation of outstanding Gaudi – Sagrada Familia or Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi located in gothic old city blocks, or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia.

The combination of the festival with the competition gives an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and music including choirs wishing to perform outside the contest viewing.

The international competition of choirs “GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA” – it is a great opportunity for both professional and amateur, non-profit choirs to participate in this unique international festival-contest. In addition to competitive performances, friendly concerts, gala concert in the main square city, the winning choir will have a rare opportunity to perform in the heart of Barcelona, in the symbol of this magnificent city, in the extraordinary creation of outstanding Gaudi – Sagrada Familia or Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi located in gothic old city blocks, or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia. The combination of the festival with the competition gives an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and music including choirs wishing to perform outside the contest viewing.

Program

The participating choir that gets the most points will win the «GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA» competition and be rewarded with the chance to give a 20-minute performance at Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi/La Sagrada Família/La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia. The concert repertoire should be based on religious content, although a folk piece may be included.

*There’s provided a solo concert for the holders of Grand Prize for 45 min (optional) .

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:
08:00 – breakfast;
09:00 – possible organization of friendly concerts and master classes;
13:00 – Lunch at the hotel;
18:30 – Gala concert in the main square of the city. Thousands of visitors gather to see this spectacular show of choirs;
21:00 – Dinner at the hotel.

4th day Wednesday:
08:00 – breakfast;
09:00 – travel to Barcelona
– Tour in Barcelona;
– Performance by the winning choir at the expiatory church of La Sagrada Família / La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia / Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi;
– Return to the hotel;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – possibility to visit flamenco show with wine, sangria, cava and drinks (for additional fee).

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

*The price does not include tourist tax.
The customer will be required to pay this tax on arrival at the establishment, at the reception desk: in Spain–0.50 euro per night per person (over 16s).

* 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;
three concerts: competitive viewing, performance of choirs in Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi/La Sagrada Família/La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia and 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;
thank-you letters for conductors and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain;
Consolidated rehearsals of choirs with foreign choirmasters.
Master classes (every year we present a new master class program with one of the world’s leading choirmasters)
festival fee;
transfer + excursion in Barcelona;
visas support.

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