Arrive in Croatia. Welcoming by the guide. Transfer by coach to your hotel. Groups may opt to stay in different level of accommodation at a fabulous sea side resort of Opatija. Check in to the hotel and refresh before embarking on an orientation walk to get acquainted with your beautiful surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and program briefing before settling in for the night..
The main festival performances are held in Crystal Hall the venue of the most prestigious events in town. There are impressive crystal chandeliers, richly decorated walls, fine ornaments on the façades, and large windows with a view of the hotel's fantastic terrace and the blue sea. The Crystal Hall is synonymous with elegance and finesse. It is part of the Hotel Kvarner, Opatija's first hotel, located right by the sea, in the immediate vicinity of some of the town's most famous landmarks: the church and park of St. Jacob's, and the Villa Angiolina with its park. The festival is performed as a Concert Cycle. Your repertoire is your choirs own selection. After your choir’s performance, you can take the opportunity to enjoy coffee and cake at terrace Grand Hotel Kvarner -the oldest hotel on the Adriatic coast or walk along the Lungomare. In the evening your choir has the opportunity to sing a friendship concert with a local Croatian choir at church in either Opatija or in a nearby town. You will also enjoy the sights of Opatija on a guided tour of the city including the Saint Jacob’s Church, Church of the Annunciation, Croatian Walk of Fame and other beautiful buildings with the choir’s language speaking guide.
Sunday, April 5, 2020| Choir Festival and closing ceremony | End of the festival
After breakfast at the hotel we transfer to another impressive and beautiful place in Slovenia the Postojna Cave. Time for rehearsal, meeting at the Postojna Cave for all attending choirs. Each Choir introduce himself with 2-3 songs of his choice. At the end of the performances all choirs join together and sing the group song. The Choir Festival ends with a festive farewell dinner for all comers at a restaurant. Transfer to hotel.
Monday, April 6, 2020
Optional extra choral performances are also available to choirs. Costs are tailored to each individual choirs’ requirements