Wednesday 1 November 2023 late morning/afternoon: arrival of the choirs afternoon: “Parade of Choirs” and “Opening Concert”
Thursday 2 November 2023 morning/afternoon: guided tours evening: “Meeting Concert”
Friday 3 November 2023 morning: “The choir teaches!” – lesson concert afternoon: guided tours evening: “Gala of the Choirs” - dinner with all the choirs
Saturday 4 November 2023 morning: free time afternoon: “Great Concert of Choirs”
Sunday 5 November 2023 morning: “Voices in the air” End of the Festival: greetings and return of choirs.
Repertoire, style and musical bands The repertoire is free. It is always welcome, as far as possible the performance of some typical compositions of the country of origin. There are not pieces required but only two song to perform together. Participation in the Festival is open to all vocal, choral and musical bands without restriction of age, repertoire, style, or genre, with or without accompanying instruments.
Calendar and ﬁnal program The ﬁnal program and timetable will be announced within 10th October 2023. They indicate the place, the performances and time for each group. They will be completed by taking into account the repertoire, style and genre, the time of permanence chosen and considering demands and needs expressed by each group,as it is possible. The organization reserves the right to modify the basic program, the combination day/event or to decide other places for exhibitions and/or events for organizational reasons. It is assured, the participation of each group at least at four musical performances and all guided tours.
Registration The request of registration is made by ﬁ lling out the application form on the festival website. On request the organization can send the documentation. The last term for registration is August 1, 2023. Other requests will be evaluated. It is ﬁxed a maximum number of participants. Registration will be estimate by the organization. Within 10 days after the conﬁrmation, the group will have to pay 20% of the contribution for participation based on the number of participants stated in the registration. Within 1st September 2023 each group will send own musical program for the performance with the list of songs and their duration; musical instruments used; the definitive list of participants with accommodation in rooms in hotel, the day and the hour of arrival and departure. Within 1st October 2023 it will have to paid the ﬁnal balance of contribution as the amount required by the organization.
Partecipation Fee The individual participation fee to the basic program is euro 340,00 with accommodation in hotels 4 stars (or 3 stars of equal quality) in double or triple room.
The supplement for single room is Euro 25,00 per day (maximum 3 single rooms for each group). Quadruple rooms will be accepted if they are available.
The individual participation fee to the basic program includes:
a. Assistance from arrival to departure;
b. Participation in the “Parade of Choirs”;
c. Participation in the “Opening Concert”;
d. Participation in the “The Choir Teaches!”;
e. Participation in the “Meeting Concert”;
f. Participation in the “Gala of Choirs”;
g. Participation in the “Great Concert of Choirs”;
h. Participation in outdoor performances “Voices in the Air”;
i. Guided tours and entrance tickets to the places of the festival as in the basic program;
j. Accommodation in either a single,double and triple rooms with private bath;
k. 4 nights with breakfast at hotel;
l. 4 dinners (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) as in the basic program;
m. 1 free every 25 paying in double room.
All the events will be organized in compliance with the ordinance for the health emergency in use at the time of the events so they could be carried out in different ways and forms from previous editions. The description of the events in the website and in promotional materials is for illustrative purposes only.
The partecipation fee does not include: bus service and transfers and everything not reporterd in the paragraph “The individual participation fee to the basic program includes”. Hospitality for bus drivers and companions will be charged to the choir, inclusive of all extras.
Personalized program Each band can request to take part in the basic program or can request changes to it according to own needs. The organization, as far as possible, can realize a personalized program for every need or request of the group with periods of stay diﬀ erent from the basic program. In this case the contribution would be established ad hoc. Finally it is possible to include in the personalised program:
- guided tours and extra excursions (Pompei, Certosa di Padula, Reggia di Caserta, Vesuvio, Naples, Paestum); - concerts and other performances; - liturgical animations in prestigious sacred places of religious world tourism in the area (Sanctuary of Pompei, Materdomini, Montevergine, etc.).
Travel / transport It is recommended trip by bus. If you arrive by train or plane we can arrange transfers to and from the hotel for the duration of the Festival. The excursions on the Sorrento and Amalﬁ Coast, for local dispositions, must necessarily be made by bus with a maximum length of 10.36 meters and maximum height of 4.00 meters (except for any new provisions on bus measurements). If the group travels with a longer bus, the organization can provide minibus. The groups that use the buses of the organization could be grouped together and/or split for best realization of the service.
Companions Other people, kin, friends accompanying the group and not musicians can participate on equal conditions to the Festival.
Instruments Each team may use their own musical instruments. In the places of the concerts there will be always a piano.
Documents Each participant to the Festival must have a valid identity document.
Cooking During the festival each chorus will have the opportunity to enjoy Italian cooking and in particular the typical dishes of Mediterranean and Campania’s cuisine. Any needs or food intolerance can be communicated to the organization. The dinners in the program will be held at the hotel and/or buﬀet in the same places of the performances.
Assistance / guide The groups will have a touristic guide for excursions and an assistant to whorm they can refer during the event. The oﬃcial languages of the Festival are Italian and English.
Currency / ATMs Currency for payments is euro. There will be avaiable ATMs and shops accept credit cards.
Cancellation It is possible to delete the persons registrated, without penalty, up to 20 (twenty) days from the date of arrival included. For cancellations after this deadline will apply a penalty equal to 50% of the participation fee for each person deleted. In case of No Show (when the person does not cancel and fails to appear at the festival) will apply a penalty equal to 75% of the participation fee for each person
Parade of Choirs and Opening Concert The Parade of Choirs is the musical event that opens the International Festival of Choirs “Cantus Angeli”. All groups will parade with their uniforms, their own distinctive and characteristic, and take part at the “Opening Concert”, musical event of the inauguration of the festival, during which they will be presented to the public and perform the common songs.
The Choir Teaches! The exhibition “The Choir Teaches!” is a lesson concert in which each choir presents itself, describing its repertoire, the sense of making music together, the vocal and instrumental technique and performs some songs. At this particular concert will be present, as special spectators, the other choirs, music buffs and students who will perform everything that the directors will want to let them learn and perform so improvised but musically educational.
Concerts Meeting The Concert Meeting is the exhibition that combines music and territory: these concerts will be held in the most beautiful places of the festival. Each choir will present its repertoire amply. The aim is to establish a relationship of brotherhood and friendship between people who share the same ideals of art and music and to create a real moment of rejoicing and joyous animation involving the territory.
Great Concert of Choirs The Great Concert of Choirs is the highlight of the Festival “Cantus Angeli”. All choirs will be spectators and actors of an unforgettable spectacle: culture art and music of choirs of the world will join to the traditional music of Campania. During the concert each group will perform its repertoire in a spectacular atmosphere of union and friendship.
Gala of Choirs The Gala of Choirs is a dinner-show during which the participating groups will live convivial moments, tasting the specialites of Mediterranean cuisine. The bands will perform in a joyful atmosphere of friendship uniting art, culture, gastronomy and exploitation of the territory. It is the event of increased socialization among the bands because participants can create the right atmosphere of brotherhood and unity in music.
Voices in the Air - outdoor exhibition The outdoor exhibition “Voices in the Air” takes place at “Vietri sul Mare”, pearl of the Amalﬁ tana Coast, in an amphitheatre overlooking the sea. In this wonderful place of Salerno’s coast each choir will perform its music on a natural stage lighted from the sun with the scenic background of the sea.