Cathedral2ND MUSICA SEMPER VIVA

CZECH, AUSTRIAN, SLOVENIAN, ITALIAN AND CROATIAN MUSIC TOUR
SUMMER 2018



If you are a choral singer who has always wanted to travel and sing in Europe, this new program may interest you. Club Tours, the outstanding cultural agency in the Czech Republic, is proud to announce the creation of MUSICA SEMPER VIVA. The program, started in 2016, enables individual singers to form a choir in June in Prague, engage in intensive rehearsals, and then go traveling to various central European countries to perform and sightsee. The repertoire is Classical – some sacred and some folk oriented.

Although the program is new, the concept is similar to that program which Club Tours operated for 10 years. Working with Martina Peladeau of Vision Travel, choristers traveled and sang in major venues which included the Berliner Dom, the Nikolai Kirke in Leipzig, St Stephan’s Cathedral in Budapest, the Franciscan Church in Salzburg, and the Cathedral in Vienna. The previous program focused exclusively on sacred music. Michal Svarc, president of Club Tours, felt that a program which included more secular music might appeal to a wider choral demographic.

There are no auditions to participate in the program. However, to get the full benefit of the tour, participants should be experienced in choral singing and understand the principles of reading music. The music for the tour will be selected by the music director, Victoria conductor Peter Dent, who was involved in the previous program. Music is selected well in advance and emailed to all registrants with the expectation that they will do advance preparation and be somewhat familiar with the music at the first rehearsal.

We invite you to join us for a once in a lifetime experience of music and travel.Singers on
      Cathedral steps

STAY POSSIBILITIES:

1. FULL STAY (20 nights / 21 days),
per person in double or twin is $3945 CAD single room surcharge is $1009 CAD.

2. PARTICULAR STAY OF CZECH, AUSTRIAN AND SLOVENIAN PART
(10 nights / 11 days, till June 26th ) per person in double or twin $2398 CAD single room surcharge is $547 CAD.

3. PARTICULAR STAY OF ITALIAN AND CROATIAN PART
(12 nights/ 13 days from June 24th) per person in double or twin $2820 CAD single room surcharge is $674 CAD.


Singers group photo

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY

Saturday – June 16
Check-in at the ****Amarilis Congress Hotel
7:00 pm – dinner and welcome party

Sunday – June 17
After breakfast rehearsal
2:00 am – choir concert visit
3:00 pm – sightseeing tour of the Old Town
6:00 pm – dinner at the city centre
8:00 pm – Classical Oratorio Concert (*)
or Verdi festival Prague Opera (*)

Monday – June 18
After breakfast rehearsal
Bike tour* or tram tour of the city
2nd sightseeing tour – Prague Castle
8:00 pm – Prague Laterna Magica theatre (*)

Tuesday – June 19
After breakfast rehearsal
After transfer to Cesky Krumlov UNESCO Heritage Town and Castle - sightseeing tour there
Accommodation at ****Hotel Mlyn, dinner there

Wednesday – June 20
After breakfast rehearsal
Sight-seeing tour and free time
Dinner at the hotel - barbeque with music and dance

Thursday – June 21
After breakfast rehearsal
1:00 pm – C. Krumlov church
1st FULL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
after: transfer to Salzburg (Austria)
Accommodation at the ****Arena Hotel Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Friday – June 22
After breakfast rehearsal
Sightseeing tour of Salzburg
(Residence, Fortress, Cathedral, Mozarteum, Mozart‘s Birthplace, Mirabell Garden...)
Free time for shopping
8:00 pm – Mozart music concert visit (*)

Saturday – June 23
After breakfast rehearsal
„Sound of Music“ sights tour
6:00 pm –convent church 2nd FULL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
8:00 pm – Opera songs concert visit (*)

Sunday – June 24
9:00 am – mass attendance at the Cathedral
After transfer to Lubljana, UNESCO Heritage Capitol, Slovenia
Stop by Bled lake, short sight seeing tour there
arrival to Ljubljana (****Mercure), dinner there

Monday – June 25
After breakfast rehearsal
Sightseeing tour of the city
(Castle, Cathedral, Old Town, Town Square, Robba Fountain, etc.)
8:00 pm – Ljuljanica River boat trip with dinner

Tuesday – June 26
After breakfast depart to Trieste, Italy
Lunch stop and sightseeing tour at Postojna Cave (http://www.postojnska-jama.eu) and Predjama Castle (http://www.postojnska-jama.eu/sl/obiscite-nas/predjamski-grad/), following transfer to Trieste, city and the seaport in Northeastern Italy
Overnight in ****hotel Ibis Trieste

Wednesday -June 27
After breakfast rehearsal
Sight seeing tour of Trieste (Seafront, Piazza Unita´ d´Italia, Miramare Castle, Old City Stock Exchange, Ponterosso sq.)
Puccini Opera performance visit (*)

Thursday – June 28
After breakfast rehearsal
Transfer to Unesco Heritage City Pula, Croatia
Lunch stop and sight seeing tour in Rovinj
Accommodation there (****Clubhotel)

Friday – June 29
After breakfast rehearsal
Sight seeing tour of Pula (Medulin, Arena, Temple of Augustus, Arco, Kastel,etc.)
6:00 pm – stage rehearsal at the local concert hall
7:00pm – 3rd CHOIR PERFORMANCE
9:00 pm – wine tasting with folk music (*)

Saturday, June 30
After breakfast rehearsal
Transfer to Rijeka, lunch stop and sightseeing tour there
arrival UNESCO City Zadar
6:00 pm – stage rehearsal at National House and following
7:00 pm – 4th CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Accommodation and dinner at ****Hotel Vicko

Sunday, July 1 Happy Canada Day!
After breakfast rehearsal
Sightseeing tour of medieval Zadar
(the Orthodox Cathedral, Forum, Church of St. Donat, etc.)
Gala dinner on the Adriatic Cruise restaurant*

Monday, July 2
After breakfast transfer to Split, UNESCO Heritage city
Lunch stop and short sight seeing tour of Sibenik
Accommodation and dinner at Split hotel (****Slavija)

Tuesday, July 3
After breakfast rehearsal
After sight seeing tour of Split (Dioclecian´s palace, Cathedral, Marijan, Old Split, Bell Tower, Cardo Maximus)
6:00 pm – Split church 5th FULL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Final party on the boat with Croatian music and gala dinner

Wednesday, July 4
After breakfast rehearsal, then the tour to Dubrovnik
Lunch stop and visit of city Mostar (UNESCO)
Arrival, accommodation Hotel Remisens Albatros****
Dinner there

Thursday, July 5
After breakfast rehearsal
After sight seeing tour of Dubrovnik (Old Town Walls, Stradun, Onofrio's Fountain, Squares, Towers, Fortresses, Game of Thrones“ Series locations)
7:00 pm – Dubrovnik Concert Hall 6th FULL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Final Party with the Dinner

Friday, July 6
After breakfast
Extension Tour - Montenegro and Albania or transfer to the airport.

Click here for a printable two page flyer containing the above information(pdf file).


For more information or booking, please contact:

Martina Peladeau martinap@visiontravel.ca
250-412 1883 Toll free 1-877 412 1887

Vision Travel Group
203-4480 West Saanich Rd
Victoria BC, V8Z 3E9

Or fill out and mail in the registration form available here. (pdf file)


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Michael Petra and Peter

July 5/17