Dates for Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2014 Announced
Date: December 11, 2013
Location: Czech Republic
The traditional International Prague Advent Choral Meeting will be held in the centre of Prague on following weekends in 2014:
November 20-23, 2014
November 27-30, 2014
December 4-7, 2014
The choral meetings are open to choral groups with min. 14 singers of all ages and all kinds 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 Advent Choral Meeting is the biggest, most popular and best attended choral event in pre-Christmas Prague – in 2013 we welcomed 31 choirs from 11 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).
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. Singing can be arranged for choirs that wish to accompany a holy mass at one of Prague´s churches on Sunday (free of charge, of course). Apart from the concert program, you will have time for a walking tour of all main sights of Prague with your festival guide.
The deadline for your application is September 30, 2014 for Advent Choral Meeting.
We will be happy to forward you the festival packages and 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. You can look up the past participants on the festival websites: http://www.pragueadvent.cz + http://www.praguefestival.cz
The dates for 2015:
We are looking forward to seeing you in the romantic city of Prague and we hope you will take part in our festival.