Invitation for Choir: Prague, Prague International Choral Meetings 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends of Choral Music,

We are happy to invite your choir to the ancient city of Prague in the heart of Europe where the traditional Prague Choral Meetings will be taking place on the following weekends:

Spring Choral Meeting: 26.-29.4.2018

Summer Choral Meeting: 12.-15.7.2018, 2.-5.8.2018

Autumn Choral Meeting  8.-11.11.2018,  22.-25.11.2018

Advent Choral Meeting  29.11.-02.12. 2018, 6.-9.12.2018

The choral meetings are open to choral groups with min. 14 singers of all ages and all kinds (mixed, male, women, children, barbershop, gospel, church choir, gregorian music, instrumental vokal ensemble, …) from all over the world – as their name reveals, it is not a stressfull contest but a unique opportunity to meet other choirs from different countries, sing together and make new friends in the magic atmosphere of the beautiful Old Town of Prague. You will also be able to see all historical monuments of our capital – learn about Czech history, traditions as well as contemporary life. Prague is famous for its rich musical traditions and cultural life – it is a city of the musical greats such as Dvorak, Smetana as well as Mozart who loved Prague.

Prague Summer Choral Meeting is the biggest, most popular and best attended choral event in pre-Christmas Prague – in 2017 we welcomed more than 88 choirs from 21 countries.

Most participating choirs come to the festival on Thursday and leave on Sunday, but is is also possible to arrive on Friday. Depending on the lenght of stay and your wish, you would have two or one public perfomance of 30 minutes in churches in the Old Town – all concerts are open to the public and free of charge. As a rule, the concerts are held at the majestic St. Nicolas Church at the Old Town Square (built in the years 1732-1737) and St. Salvator Church (built in the years 1611-1614), but concerts are held also in other churches and concert halls.

On Saturday morning all participating choirs gather at a concert hall or church for a friendship concert – highlight of the festival is the common singing of all choirs. In pre-Christmas time, there is a possibility to sing at a Christmas market. Apart from the concert program, you will have time for a walking tour of all main sights of Prague with your festival guide. In the evening you will be able to see our city from a boat on the Vltava River, visit a theatre or opera performance, get familiar with Czech cuisine and Prague ´s nightlife.

The Millennium Agency Prague is exclusive organizer of stays of all participating groups. Our long-year experience and many satisfied and returning choirs guarantee you top service and satisfaction. All costs connected with festival participation are carried by the participants, the organizers reserve the right to arrange the stay in Prague for all participants – the transportation to Prague and back is to be organized directly by the choirs.

The deadline for your application is February 15, 2018 for the Spring Meeting, May 15, 2018 for the Summer Meeting and September 15, 2017 for Autumn/Advent Choral Meeting.

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Package: 3 nights

Spring Choral Meeting: 26.-29.4.2018

Summer Choral Meeting: 12.-15.7.2018, 2.-5.8.2018

Autumn Choral Meeting  8.-11.11.2018,  22.-25.11.2018

Advent Choral Meeting  29.11.-02.12. 2018, 6.-9.12.2018

All packages include:

  • guidance during the whole stay
  • 2 performances – each of 30 minutes: opening concert at St. Nicolas Church on Friday, friendship concert of all groups on Saturday
  • Prague sightseeing (on foot or by own bus – without entrance fees )
  • festival meeting for attendees of the festival – on Saturday, diploma awarding
  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • information material

Package no. 1

109,00 EUR per person

3 nights at a simple hotel 2* (accommodation in triple or quadruple rooms, incl. breakfast- arrival Thursday, departure Sunday

single room supplement: 20 EUR for 1 night

double room supplement: 15 EUR for 1 night /person

additional night: 29 EUR for 1 person with breakfast

surcharge for Prague Spring Choral Meeting: 15 €

includes airport – hotel  – airport transfer (one per group)

Package no. 2

159.00 EUR per person

3 nights at a 3* hotel (accommodation in double or triple room, incl. breakfast

single room supplement: 30 EUR for 1 night

additional night: 36 EUR for 1 person with breakfast

surcharge for Prague Spring Choral Meeting: 30 €

includes airport – hotel  – airport transfer (one per group)

Package no. 3 

209.00 EUR per person

3 nights at a hotel*** in city centre (accommodation in double or triple room) , incl. breakfast

single room supplement: 35 EUR for 1 night

additional night: 45 EUR for 1 person with breakfast

surcharge for Prague Spring Choral Meeting: 45 €

includes airport – hotel  – airport transfer (one per group)

Package no. 4 

239.00 EUR per person

3 nights at a hotel**** in city centre (accommodation in double or triple room) , incl. breakfast

single room supplement: 40 EUR for 1 night

additional night: 69 EUR for 1 person with breakfast

surcharge for Prague Spring Choral Meeting: 45 €

includes airport – hotel  – airport transfer (one per group)

Package no. 5 

49.00 EUR per person

festival participation excluding hotel accommodation with breakfast

additional services – you can book these on a later stage:

1) Half board supplement: 12 EUR per person – 1 lunch or 1 dinner, drinks to be paid extra

2) Black Light Theatre , price: 20 EUR per person

3) river boat cruise: 2-hour-long cruise with buffet dinner (without drinks), price 28 EUR per person

4) dinner in a typical  folklore restaurant with unlimited drinks  30 EUR per person

5) river boat cruise: 1-hour-long cruise price 12 EUR per person

6) classical concert in the Mirror Chapel, Clementinum (Vivaldi, Dvorak, Mozart): 23 EUR per person

THE PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL IS CONNECTED WITH ONE OF THE PACKAGES OFFERED.

The price given above do not  include transportation in Prague.

We will be happy to forward you the application form.

If you would like to get references from choirs that participated in previous editions, we will be pleased to provide you their contact information. There are  direct flights from Ireland to Prague – Ryanair, AerLingus, BA as well as numerous other  connections.

In the previous editions of our meetings participated the following choirs from Ireland :

The Nire Valley Voices, The Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir!, Tipperary Gospel Choir, Kylemore College Choir and Band, Unity Gospel Choir Limerick, Killaloe Ballina Gospel Choir, Monaghan Gospel Choir, Kilkenny Gospel Choir, Kill Singers, Monasterevin Gospel Choir, Saint Bartholomew’s Church Choir, Dublin County Choir, Dunmore Church Choir Galway, Setanta Choir Dundalk, AIB Choral Society Dublin, St. Mary’s Church Choir

You can look up the past participants on the festival websites

http://www.pragueadvent.cz

http://www.praguefestival.cz

http://www.facebook.com/praguechoralmeeting

http://www.facebook.com/pragueadvent/

We are looking forward to seeing you in the romantic city of Prague and we hope you will take part in our festival.

Stanislav Terlica

Festival Committee

Contact:

MILLENNIUM Agency

Zahradníckova 20c , 150 00 Praha 5

Te/whatsapp: +420 602686820, +420 607552731

e-mail: info@praguefestival.cz