This festival takes place in Val Pusteria (Alto Adige – South Tyrol, Italy) every year during the last week of June for five days, Wednesday to Sunday. Since the first festival in 1998, over 850 outstanding choirs and about 35,000 chorus members from 37 countries of the five continents have performed in the thirteen editions.
The program of the Festival includes no less than sixty performances such as concerts, “Open Air Reviews” and meeting days, that will take place in the charming Val Pusteria, from Brunico to Sillian, just beyond the Austrian border.
The festival offers a wide choice between indoor concerts in theatres, concert halls and churches of the valley’s main towns as well as outdoor performances on lake shores, in medieval castles and in all the Alpine huts of Alta Pusteria, in the heart of the Dolomites.
The “Choirs Parade” on June 23 is the most spectacular event. The choirs coming from every corner of the world, wearing their traditional costumes, walk along the streets of San Candido’s centre in a long and joyful parade that unites thousands of cantors in a single, unique choir.
The variety of places selected for the performances, the numerous events and the extremely rich repertoire make this festival not only one of the most spectacular international choral festivals but also a unique opportunity of mutual and fruitful exchange between different musical cultures.
Besides this cultural highlight, enjoy a pleasant stay in the venerable Hotel Grauer Bär, one of the oldest hotels in South Tyrol and take advantage of a special offer.