July 3rd - 6th, 2020

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​Croatia welcomes you with beautiful blue skies and smiles just as wide!

The historic city of Zagreb is the focal point of the second edition of the Croatia International Choir Festival. Performances, workshops and activities will take place at different locations throughout the city over a 4 day period. Choirs will be given opportunities to present individual and joint performances culminating in a gala performance at the „Blagoje Bersa“ music hall at the Zagreb Academy of Music .

The Festival also provides participating choirs with a variety of performance and tour opportunities throughout Croatia before and after the core Festival events in Zagreb. We encourage all groups to speak with us about enhancing your Festival experience and getting the most out of your visit to Croatia. We want to give everyone an experience to remember!​

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FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

All of the festival choirs will showcase their own repertoire with performances in a variety of venues, including the Concert Hall at the „Blagoje Bersa“ in the Zagreb Academy of Music and historic churches throughout Zagreb. Singers will also have the opportunity to participate in workshop experiences with some of Croatia’s leading choral experts. Like most festivals, cultural exchange is very important and during the festival choirs will have the chance to meet and engage with each other through social and music interaction culminating with a joint performance onstage of one or two pieces at the end of the Gala Concert.  Of course participants will also have free time to enjoy all the city of Zagreb has to offer.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1 –  July 3

  • Choirs arrive in Zagreb in the afternoon.
  • Evening opening ceremonies & welcome banquet
 

DAY 2 – July 4

  • Morning: Joint rehearsal with all choirs on gala closing piece
  • Afternoon: Sightseeing/workshops with guest clinicians
  • Evening: Individual/joint concerts at various churches throughout Zagreb and area.
 

DAY 3 – July 5

  • Morning: Joint Piece Dress Rehearsal in Hall.
  • Afternoon: Sound Check at hall & free time to Shop/Sightsee
  • Evening: Gala Festival Concert, at the „Blagoje Bersa“ music hall at the Zagreb Academy of Music
 

DAY 4 – July 6

  • Morning Farewell Breakfast & Individual Participant Presentations

EXTEND YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE!

The Croatia International Choir Festival is very proud to be working with various regions and locations throughout Croatia to present some wonderful performance and sightseeing opportunities for participating groups to experience either before or after the core Festival. We want to create an experience that is just right for your choir.

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ISTRIA

Istria, formerly Histria, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. The rocky coastline, with hilltop villages have many beautiful rustic locations for sightseeing opportunities that are very popular with adventurers.
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PLITVICE

National park Plitvice Lakes is considered one of the most beautiful national parks in the world featuring an intoxicating mixture of oak forests, meadows, rocks and lakes. A visit to the park is one of the highlights of the festival providing each guest with a visceral opportunity to explore the natural beauty of this enchanting land. The chain of lakes are joined by stunning waterfalls that provide every visitor with memories to last a lifetime.
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DALMATIA

One of the four historical regions of Croatia, Dalmatia proudly possesses one of Europe’s most dramatic shorelines, as the dark and imposing wall of the coastal mountains opens down towards a lush coastal band dotted with Olive groves and stunning beaches. Although broad in scope and consisting of some harsh natural wilderness, Dalmatia is also home to surprisingly intimate villages, which can often be found just a few minutes’ stroll from the coastal strip and are home to a variety of vibrant outdoor performances.

COST

The CICF Festival Fee

€ 390 per person

Cost would include:

  • 4 – Star accommodation based on twin (single supplement available)

  • Half board (Breakfast & Dinner).  Lunch would be on your own.

  • Participation in all festival activities, workshops, rehearsals & performance

  • Closing Gala Concert at the „Blagoje Bersa“ music hall

  • Group piece with Guest Conductor

  • Individual Performance at a Church in Zagreb Region

  • Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Dinner

  • Workshops with Guest Clinicians

  • Souvenir Program

  • Festival T-Shirt and Lanyard

  • Certificate of Participation

CONTACT US

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

D.Z. Mozartine
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Gundulićeva 37, third floor
Mob: +385976782673
Email: info@mozartine.hr

Culture Path
305 – 4625 Varsity Dr. NW Suite #346
Calgary Alberta, Canada, T3A 0Z9
Tel: +1 (519) 474-2600
Email: office@culturepath.ca

MORE ABOUT THE TEAM

Organization Mozartine was established in 1999 in the area of Zagreb. It consists of ten ensembles: seven children’s choirs, a boys’ choir, a girls’ choir and a Musical theatre choir. The studio was founded by Sonja Rem and currently gathers over 300 girls from all over the country.

Culture Path Ltd is a leading creator and facilitator of Arts, Education and Entertainment projects. With over 40 years of experience in the fields of concert presentation, tour organization and event production in the professional, amateur, and semi-professional fields.