Cathedral2ND MUSICA SEMPER VIVA

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

PARTICIPANTS:
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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

(Note please our coach bus for group transfers and a car with driver for individual needs will be available for the whole tour)

Saturday – June 16
Check-in at the ****IRIS EDEN Congress Hotel http://www.irishoteleden.cz/en/
7:00 pm – dinner and welcome party, Valasek folk Dance Group performance

Sunday – June 17
After breakfast rehearsal
1:00 Coach transfer to Old Town
2:00 pm – choir concert visit
3:00 pm – sightseeing tour of the Old Town
6:00 pm – dinner at the city centre
7:00 pm Puccini Tosca Prague National
Theatre performance(*) or 8:00 pm – Theatre Hybernia - Ballet "Best of Swan Lake" (*)
All extensions are incl. the transfer and pick up

Monday – June 18
After breakfast rehearsal
Bike tour* or tram tour of the city
2nd sightseeing tour – Prague Castle
8:00 pm – National Theatre, New scene - Ballet "Slavic temper"(*)
All extensions are incl. the transfer and pick up

Tuesday – June 19
After breakfast rehearsal
After transfer to Ceske Budejovice - sightseeing tour there
Accommodation at ****Hotel Clarion, dinner there

8:00 pm – River Jazz and Blues Club visit (*) Famous Czech and Canadian Jazz musicians will perform there

Wednesday – June 20
After breakfast rehearsal
Sight-seeing tour of  Cesky Krumlov UNESCO Heritage Town, Raft Boat Vltava river Tour*
Dinner

7:00 pm – !Unique Concert! - South Bohemian Philharmony Orchestra + Smetana Trio – Cherubini, Beethoven, Dvorak (*)

Thursday – June 21
After breakfast rehearsal
1:00 pm – Ceske Budejovice church – 1st FULL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
after: transfer to Salzburg (Austria)
Accommodation at the ****Scherer 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 – Fortress concert - Mozart-Strauss visit(*)

Saturday – June 23
After breakfast rehearsal
Sound of Music“ sights tour
6:00 pm – St. Cross convent church 2nd FULL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Dinner

8:00 pm Mirabell Palace - Mozart concert (*)

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 (****Emonec Hotel),
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, city and the seaport in Northeastern Italy 
Sight seeing tour of Trieste (Seafront, Piazza Unita´ d´Italia, Miramare Castle, Old City Stock Exchange, Ponterosso sq.)
Overnight in ****Spa hotel Belvedere Arena Medulin – Pula ( Croatia)

Wednesday -June 27
After breakfast rehearsal
Free day with fun on the beach or by the pool.
Dinner at the hotel

8:30 pm Evening of folklore, Forum Square, KUD "Uljanik" & Vocal group Korijeni – Folklore performance

Thursday – June 28
After breakfast rehearsal
Bus Transfer and following sight seeing tour in Rovinj and Porec
Dinner at the hotel

8:30pm – 3rd CHOIR PERFORMANCE Pula Forum Square Promenade Concert

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

8.30 pm - Promenade concert visit, Forum Square, Matko Brajša Rašan Choir & Guests Mixed choir Despina

Saturday, June 30
After breakfast 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 Kolovare

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 (****Split Inn)

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
dinner

Wednesday, July 4
After breakfast tour to Dubrovnik
Lunch stop and visit of city Mostar (UNESCO)
Arrival, accommodation Hotel Remisens Ivka***+
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 on the boat with Croatian music and gala dinner

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

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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