Advent Sing Prague |
Czech republic
21.11.-24.11.24 | 28.11.-1.12.24 | 5.12.-8.12.24 | 12.12.-15.12.24
  2.1.-5.1.25

Only a few cities in Europe offer the historical and cultural variety as the Czech Capital Prague. The tradition of music lives not only in the many concert halls of the ‘Golden Town’, but also on the roads and in the pubs. Smetana, Dvorak and Mozart have coined Prague musically; today this tradition is continued by composers as Petr Eben and Zděnek Lukáš.
The Advent Sing Prague is organized since 1999 without interruption by music&friends™ for Czech and foreign choirs. Performances for choirs at the most important Christmas market on the Old Town Square in Prague are organized as well as concerts in churches and concert halls by music & friends™. Many choirs have participated several times in Advent Sing Prague in the past years.

At one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, the Old Town Square, there is most beautiful Prague open-air stage at the Christmas Market. Locals and tourists come on Advent weekends to listen by choirs from all over the world. Heated waiting containers, presentation and a professional sound system are available.
Concert halls of the Friendship Concerts are in the Academy of Musical Arts HAMU in the Liechtenstein Palace with impressive concert organ and Steinway concert grand piano and the Art Nouveau hall of the Prague Choir Hlahol, in which Smetana was one of the first choirmaster. Another concert venue every weekend is St Nicholas' Church on Old Town Square, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Prague.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay. Short stay with 2 nights possible:

Day 1: Arrival in the hotel and dinner.
Day 2: Guided tour in Prague Castle (Hradschin). In the late afternoon open-air concert at the Christmas Market. Optional in the evening dinner cruise at the Vltava River (Moldau).
Day 3: In the morning guided tour in the Old Town or Jewish Quarter. Individual lunch and time for shopping. In the evening Advent concert with several choirs in a concert hall or church, followed by a Bohemian farewell dinner.
Day 4: Departure

As the Christmas Market in Prague is running till January 6, we can offer additional stays at New Year.  

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Possible, because all transfers can be done by public transport.

By plane:
The next airport is Prague (PRG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™ or by public transport. There are many flight from all over Europe to Prague.

Short stay:
With only 2 nights in Prague, the possibilities for individual sights and the number of performances are very limited. You can find the services and costs for the short stay in the detailed description, which you can order with the link down.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Advent Sing Prague 2023: https://youtu.be/hN4oMbvnx98
Impressions Advent Sing Prague 2022: https://youtu.be/2tie3f5nGxM
Impressions Advent Sing Prague 2019: https://youtu.be/6rtsVUxv878
Impressions Advent Sing Prague 2018: https://youtu.be/hqZu9C8qpLU
20 years Advent Sing Prague 1999-2018 : https://youtu.be/KDV12yco9F8
The Madrigal Singers from Philippines 2017: https://youtu.be/eXtY9HlMy2g  

Cantate Amsterdam | Netherlands
8.3.-10.3.2024 | 7.3.-9.3.2025

Amsterdam has many colourful faces and places. You probably know about the 165 romantic canals with nearly 1300 bridges, the 600.000 (!) bikes, its famous nightlife and the beautiful flower markets. However, Amsterdam offers more. It has fascinating places of interest; historic monuments, arts and antiques in quaint quarters and fashionable, upscale products on chic shopping streets. Famous museums like the Rijksmuseum (with e.g. the Night watch by Rembrandt), the Van Gogh museum or the Anne Frank Museum take you back to the early days of the Netherlands.

Friendship concerts bring a guest choir with 2-3 foreign choirs together and arrange international contacts and atmosphere for all participants. During the common concert, all participating choirs present themselves with songs to their choice in a concert hall in the centre of Amsterdam; the last common song is of course “Tulips from Amsterdam” in Dutch language.
The common concert is followed by a get together as a social meeting for chats and singing.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay.

Friday: Arrival in Amsterdam in the early afternoon. Meeting with the local guide and friendship-concert in Amsterdam or surrounding. Return to the hotel late evening.
Saturday: Canal cruise in the morning followed by a guided tour. In the afternoon common concert with all participating choirs, ending with the common song “Tulips from Amsterdam”.
In the evening optional get-together.
Sunday: Extension with guided tours and e.g. concert in a elder people home. Departure.

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Possible. For some of the transfers a local coach rental is necessary. The rental can be arranged by music&friends™.

By plane:
The next airports are Amsterdam (AMS), Eindhoven (EIN) or Weeze (NRN). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Extension:
With an extension night, additional performances can be integrated, e.g. in a retirement home or in a church service. The additional costs are shown in the description.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Amsterdam 2023: https://youtu.be/NHyA5kkSDzQ
Impressions Cantate Amsterdam 2019: https://youtu.be/s7xmsviE7nU
Impressions Cantate Amsterdam 2018: https://youtu.be/eFeHZNKo-as    
Impressions Cantate Amsterdam 2017: https://youtu.be/O6BFn8LTr4M
Rozenkoor Amsterdam at Cantate Amsterdam 2016: https://youtu.be/KM1MfRcVvkw
Common song at Cantate Amsterdam: https://youtu.be/OR4aqQqpU-E

Cantate Bavaria Munich
(Next date not fixed)

Munich, the “Capital with Heart” is with its beautiful surroundings one of Germany most visited cities. This is no surprise because Munich offers so much: the Bavarian lifestyle, Germany’s most popular breweries, and the breath-taking countryside are unique in Germany. Culture and sporting events play a big role among Bavarians, and visitors can count on friendly services.
Despite the dynamic lifestyle, there is always enough time to enjoy the comfortable Bavarian ambiance. Beer gardens and Coffee shops invite not only tourists but also natives to relax. Furthermore, the traditional restaurants offer a variety of food, like meat loaf, pork and sausages.

In and around Munich there are held friendship concerts with several choirs, supporting of a church service and a final concert with all choirs is waiting for the participants. The common concert, where each choir will introduce itself with a few songs, is held in a concert hall or church in the centre of Munich.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay. Short stay with 2 nights possible:

Day 1: Arrival in the evening.
Day 2: Guided tour Munich and time for shopping in the afternoon. Friendship concert in the evening.
Day 3: Guided tour e.g. Olympic Park or BMW World. In the afternoon common concert of all choirs. Bavarian dinner with music.
Day 4: Departure

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Possible. For some of the transfers a local coach rental is necessary. The rental can be arranged by music&friends™.

By plane:
The next airport in Munich (MUC). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Short stay:
With only 2 nights in Prague, the possibilities for individual sights and the number of performances are very limited. You can find the services and costs for the short stay in the detailed description, which you can order with the link down.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Bavaria 2019: https://youtu.be/DlyN4l7ux-4

Cantate Budweis | Southern Bohemia
9.5.-12.5.2024 | 29.5.-1.6.2025

The Southern Bohemian province capital České Budejovice (Budweis) is world-wide known for its famous and marvellous beer. But this city offers much more: A medieval city centre with a cosy ambience, in many parts style fully reconstructed a lively university town and good situated between Linz, Munich and Prague.
Musical traditions are not only carefully maintained at the universities - in České Budejovice you can find some of the best youth choirs of the country. The organ player and composer Adam Vaclav Michna (17th century) was born in a nearby village with the name Otradovic. His most known composition is the Missa Sancti Venceslai.
Guided tours in České Budejovice and Český Krumlov are planned as well as a farewell dinner with all choirs to get international contacts.

Concert places are in Budweis and in Český Krumlov, an UNESCO World Heritage with a large castle and an old town along the river. After spending the day in this medieval town, the choirs will perform their final concert in the castle in the former winter riding school of the castle, where concerts are celebrated all over the year.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay.

Day 1: Arrival in the evening. Dinner in a historical restaurant.
Day 2: Guided tour Budweis by walk. In the afternoon e.g. tour in the famous brewery Budvar (Budweiser) or at the castle of Hluboka. Friendship concert in the evening.
Day 3: Guided tour in Cesky Krumlov by walk. In the afternoon common concert of all choirs. Farewell dinner with music.
Day 4: Departure

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Not recommended, as large parts of the program require a bus rental, which negates all possible cost benefits of traveling by train.

By plane:
The next airport in Munich (MUC) or Prague (PRG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Short stay:
A short program with only 2 nights does not accept many hotels because of the holiday date. Therefore only on special request and with a longer request period possible.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Budweis 2023: https://youtu.be/7cctHToWdQg
Impressions Cantate Budweis 2022: https://youtu.be/tW_SxxtvtsA
Impressions Cantate Budweis 2019: https://youtu.be/L-Y_iTSJY4o
Impressions Cantate Budweis 2018: https://youtu.be/6iiEw3MTiNI
Impressions Cantate Budweis 2017: https://youtu.be/gnsAgfmS3SA  

Cantate Bratislava | Slovakia
(Next date not fixed)

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is an old border and bridge city and its castle (hrad) is a landmark for centuries. The downtown is dominated by Baroque buildings from the time of Maria Theresa. Located in the tri-border region Slovakia, Austria and Hungary on the 300m wide Danube River, there are only 65 km to Vienna and 190 km from Budapest. The city offers many attractions and cozy pubs. In the environment of Bratislava there is the town Modrá, which is one of the wine producing areas in Slovakia.

Concerts will be in concert halls or the magnificent baroque churches in Bratislava or surrounding with local and foreign choirs. A social highlight of the stay is a folklore evening which shows the musical temperament of the Slovaks.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay. Short stay with 2 nights possible:

Day 1: Arrival in the hotel and dinner.
Day 2: Guided tour in Bratislava and in the castle of Bratislava. In the evening friendship concert at the concert hall or in a church.
Day 3: In the morning tour to Modrá and guided tour. Lunch with wine tasting. Drive back to Bratislava and concert with several choirs in a concert hall or church, followed by an optional dinner with folk music.
Day 4: Departure.

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Possible. For some of the transfers a local coach rental is necessary. The rental can be arranged by music&friends™.

By plane:
The next airports are Bratislava (BTS), Vienna (VIE) and Prague (PRG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Short stay:
With only 2 nights, the arrival on Friday at noon is necessary to have a concert on the same day. Individual activities are very limited. The reduced costs for the short stay are shown in the description.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Cantate Carlsbad | Western Bohemia
25.4.-28.4.2024 | 1.5.-4.5.2025

As hunting deer in 1348, the Emperor Charles IV discovered here hot springs and he couldn’t image the great success he had succeeded. The golden age of Carlsbad as one of the finest European spas has been in the 19th century. Carlsbad today is the first place in terms of cure in the Czech Republic, the pearl of Bohemia, unique, lively and charming architecture.
In addition to spa buildings, colonnades and pavilions in the Empire or Art Nouveau style completed 1737 the Baroque Church of St. Mary Magdalene by Kilian Ignaz Dietzenhofer, the most valuable historical building. One of the oldest hotels in Central Europe is the traditional Grand Hotel Pupp.
Marianské Lázně (Marienbad) is another world-famous health resort in Western Bohemia. The spacious park in the spa quarter and the large colonnade are a striking landmark together with the Singing Fountain, which presents every 2 hours water games with classical music.

Concerts are held in the colonnades for guests and visitors in Karlovy Vary, Marianské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně. All participating choirs meet for a friendship concert in a nice concert hall. Guided tours and a farewell evening round off the stay to the most beautiful spring season.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay.

Day 1: Arrival in the hotel and dinner.
Day 2: Guided tour in Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary). Concert in the afternoon at a colonade, e.g. the famous Mlynska kolonada.
Day 3: Guided tour in Marienbad (Marianske Lazne). In the afternoon concert at the main colonnade, followed by a common concert of all participating choirs in a concert hall. In the evening optional Bohemian dinner with music.
Day 4: Departure.

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Not recommended, as large parts of the program require a bus rental, which negates all possible cost benefits of traveling by train.

By plane:
The next airport are Dresden (DRS), Nürnberg (NUE) and Prague (PRG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Short stay:
Because of the holiday date, only a stay with 3 nights is accepted by the hotels.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Carlsbad 2023: https://youtu.be/BT79axLE_Mk
Impressions Cantate/MusicFest Carlsbad 2022: https://youtu.be/uev2kaXkf1A
Impressions Cantate Carlsbad 2019: https://youtu.be/0wyuaf39auQ
Impressions Cantate Carlsbad 2018: https://youtu.be/O16Zl_e2DLE
Impressions Cantate Carlsbad 2017: https://youtu.be/KEX10FlwY3k  

Cantate Catalunya Barcelona
3.10.-6.10.2024 | 2.10.-5.10.2025

The Catalan metropolis of Barcelona belongs to the premier league of European cities and combines history and tradition with modernity in a harmonious way. The 2000 years of history led the city into a cultural and economic centre of the entire Mediterranean region; his worldwide fame reached Barcelona by hosting the Olympic Games in 1992. The variety of cost flights to Barcelona and Girona make the journey easy.
Sightseeing in Barcelona round off your stay within late-summer temperatures. Optionally, the accommodation takes place in the centre of Barcelona or in cost-favourable hotel on the Costa Barcelona; all hotels are classified in the 4-star category.

Performances of the choirs are a matinee concerts over the rooftops of Barcelona, a very special experience in an extraordinary church with a breath-taking overview of Barcelona.
A special experience is the common concert of all participating choirs: Each choir presents himself with a song of their choice in the Crypt of the Sagrada Familia, the landmark of the city and next to the tomb of the brilliant Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. In memory of Gaudi, the choir directors put down put flowers at his tomb before the common final song. This is followed by a dinner with music and singing with Catalan gastronomy and hospitality.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay.

Day 1: Arrival in the hotel in Barcelona centre or Barcelona Coast and meeting with the local guide and dinner.
Day 2: Guided tour in Barcelona, performance as a matinee concert. Dinner in the city of Barcelona. In the afternoon guided tour in the centre to the famous Ramblas, the lively heart of Barcelona.
Day 3: Second guided tour in Barcelona and free for own activities. In the afternoon a common concert in the Crypt of the Sagrada Familia, the landmark of Barcelonal, followed by a farewell-dinner of all participating choirs.
Day 4: Departure or extension with a tour to the Monastery of Montserrat with short performance and visit of a wine cellar or to Girona and Figueras.

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event. The coach driver will be within his limit of driving time, but has to drive every day.

By train or intercity coach:
Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™.

By plane:
The next airports are Barcelona (BCN) and Girona (GRO). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Short stay:
Because of a busy itinerary during 2 days, a shorter stay is not possible.

Extensions:
Choirs with a longer stay may choose at the coast side:
♫ Relaxing day at the coastside.
Full day excursion to mountain Montserrat with the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria (about 60 km from Barcelona). Famous is the statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia. The figure of the 12th century thrones above the high altar in the basilica of the monastery. Short performance after the boys choir, which performs each noon Gregorian songs. Visit of y wine yard and tasting wines before the return to the hotel.
Full day excursion to Girona, well known because of its old town and guided tour. Figueras has been the birthplace of the equally idiosyncratic and famous artist Salvador Dali. In Portllegat you can visit his house before returning to the hotel.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Catalunya 2023: https://youtu.be/e6KqOpK0Zdw
Impressions Cantate Catalunya 2022: https://youtu.be/KGgltu9BmLA
Impressions Cantate Catalunya 2019: https://youtu.be/ClIULPY284g
Impressions Cantate Catalunya 2017: https://youtu.be/2VrGeDtYyK0
Impressions Cantate Catalunya 2016: https://youtu.be/2thxRJD2bZI

Cantate Croatia |
Pula & Rovinj
23.5.-26.5.2024 | 15.5.-18.5.2025

Istria was and is again one of the most popular vacation regions at the Mediterranean Sea. History, culture and sun are combined here in an excellent way. One of the oldest cities and well-known also outside the country: This is Pula with the famous Romanian Amphitheatre, one of the largest at its time. The ancient port city of Rovinj, spectacularly located on a peninsula, is now one of the hotspots in Istria and a meeting place for many events.
Istria is a wonderful frame for a choir exchange, when the hot temperament of the Balkans jumps over to the participants! Enjoy at the most beautiful time of the year with a boat trip and many other tours, or with extensions in Trieste or Zagreb.

Friendship concerts in churches and concert halls bring together choirs from several countries. The musical highlight is the common concert of all choirs in a magnificent concert hall or theatre.  

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay. Short stay with 2 nights possible:

Day 1: Arrival in the hotel and check-in. Dinner.
Day 2: Guided tour in Pula. Rehearsal and friendship concert in the evening in Pula or surrounding.
Day 3: In the morning time for leisure or guided tour in Istria or church service. In the afternoon common concert of all choirs in a concert hall in Rovinj. In the evening optional farewell dinner with other choirs and music.
Day 4: Departure.

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Not recommended because for all transfers local coaches are necessary

By plane:
Next airports are Pula (PUY), Trieste (TRS) and Zagreb (ZAG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. In the last years, many airlines started with direct connections to Pula, e.g. Norwegian. This makes it easier to arrange a stay with some private time for relaxing or rehearsals. 

Short stay:
Any stay with 2 nights is only possible with a short drive to Pula, e.g. from Austria. The program starts at Friday afternoon!

Extensions:
Choirs with a longer stay may choose several extensions offered by music&friends™: Extensions with accommodation and guided tours in Istria or extension in Trieste or Zagreb.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Croatia 2023: https://youtu.be/iVm0dBJ_qQc
Impressions Cantate Croatia 2019: https://youtu.be/4X4BNCDMhzA
Impressions Cantate Croatia 2018: https://youtu.be/j4Qk14tKG-Q  

Cantate Dresden
31.10-3.11.2024 | 30.10.-2.11.2025

Dear singers, dear choir directors,  dear guests,

Singing together is not only a form of artistic expression, but also a way of overcoming boundaries and celebrating the diversity of our voices. Each of you contributes to creating a harmonious sound that reaches far beyond the borders of this room.

Once again this year, we look forward to taking you on a musical journey in November that will not only connect sounds, but also people. The power of music lies in connecting us, understanding each other across language barriers and experiencing emotions together.
The city of Dresden, known for its rich cultural history, will once again provide the perfect setting for our musical gathering this year. At a time when the world is often characterised by challenges, we can find solace and experience community through the magic of music.
Let your voices ring out in this special city, known for its cultural diversity and bridges steeped in history. Let's come together to create more new connections. The melodies we sing together will not only resonate through the room, but will also touch the hearts of our listeners.

With this in mind, I cordially invite you to become a part of Cantate 2024. Along the way, I wish us all much joy, inspiration and harmonious sounds!

Cornelia Kiefer
President of the East Saxony Choir Association

Through the last century the Saxonian metropolis has developed to one of Germany's most attractive cities. The old towns preserved buildings, the famous rebuilt “Frauenkirche” (Church of Our Lady), the pedestrian zones on both river banks, and a diverse food service industry attracts thousands of tourists and visitors daily from around the world. From the 13th century on, the city became an electoral and later a royal residence of the republic of Saxony. Today, the city is not only the states capital but also its cultural, academic and economic centre of the region.
After the disastrous destruction during world war II, the city passed through many years of rebuilding and refurnishing with the highlight of a fully reconstructed ”Frauenkirche” (Church of Our Lady) which opened its gates again in 2005 and which is the place for short performances during the festival.

Choirs from different nations meet at friendship concerts in and around Dresden on Friday and at a common concert with all participants, which is the musically highlight of these days. At the end of the common concert, all choirs sing a special composition with the name “Cantate Dresden” which has been composed especially for this choir festival. The common concert will be 2024 again in the famous Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross), the largest church in Dresden and home of the world famous Kreuzchor. Short performances in the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) are another musically highlight. The evening is planned with a Saxonian dinner with all choirs.

Each choir will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example for the stay. Short stay with 2 nights possible:

Day 1 (Thursday): Arrival and dinner.
Day 2 (Friday): In the morning guided tour in Dresden and short performance in the Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche). Free for shopping and in the afternoon or evening friendship concert.
Day 3 (Saturday): In the morning optional guided tour e.g. to Meissen. In the afternoon common concert of all choirs, followed by an optional Saxonian farewell-dinner.
Day 4 (Sunday): Church service and departure.

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Possible. For some of the transfers a local coach rental is necessary. The rental can be arranged by music&friends™.

By plane:
The next airports are Dresden (DRS) and Leipzig (LEJ). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™. 

Short stay:
With only 2 nights in Dresden, the possibilities for individual sights and the number of performances are very limited. To perform in the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), the arrival must be latest on Friday morning. Time for addional guided tours (e.g. Semper Opera or the atelier of Meissner Porcellan is not possible within the short stay.

Extensions:
Choirs with a longer stay may choose several extensions, offered by music&friends™: Extensions with accommodation, guided tours and concerts in Prague, Berlin or other cities in Bohemia or Germany.

Detailed descriptions:
You can order detailed descriptions of the various events free and without obligation at the following link: Descriptions The description will be send as a PDF-file by e-mail.

Short videos on YouTube:
Each event is different, as the composition of choirs are different from year to year. Here are some visual impressions from the past years on YouTube:
Impressions Cantate Dresden 2023: https://youtu.be/qAXydfhbTlo
Impressions Cantate Dresden 2022: https://youtu.be/XOeGhG1t1g0
Impressions Cantate Dresden 2019: https://youtu.be/Qxr--zgqgg0
Impressions Cantate Dresden 2018: https://youtu.be/2JBoWH2Dt7E
Impressions Cantate Dresden 2017: https://youtu.be/eO3iKvm5URA
Impressions Cantate Dresden 2016: https://youtu.be/TuB12D4ns9g  

Great Masters Prague

These workshops bring together up to 3 choirs with a Prague orchestra and soloists to an intensive workshop. The final highlight is the common performance of a mass of Dvořák, Fibich, Michna or Mozart in Prague.
A workshop of these types presupposes an ambitious choir which is willing to face other mentalities, languages and musical traditions with a high discipline. Target for the choir shall be an own qualitative development with a corresponding motivation and the knowledge from a choir work in an international environment. The conductors of the choirs will be involved into the complete development and share the conduction of the final performance.
Why Prague: As a cultural centre in Europe Prague always has inspired composers and musicians and a unique cultural scene until today. The available infrastructure of concert halls and professional musicians allow organizing high-quality workshops for a reasonable price.

Antonín Dvorák: Stabat Mater: 50-100 singers | Language: Latin | 40 musicians + 4 soloists | Duration of workshop: 6 days
Zdenek Fíbich: Missa brevis: 30-60 singers | Language: Latin | 25 musicians + 5 soloists | Duration of workshop: 5 days
Adam Michna: Missa S. Wenceslai: 30-50 singers | Language: Latin | 30 musicians + 4 soloists | Duration of workshop: 6 days
W.A. Mozart: Coronation Mass: 30-60 singers | Language: Latin | 25 musicians + 4 soloists | Duration of workshop: 5 days
W.A. Mozart: Requiem: 30-60 singers | Language: Latin | 30 musicians + 4 soloists | Duration of workshop: 6 days

The cost is depending to the complete number of participants of a workshop, the required concert halls and the seasonal rates for accommodation. We want to offer an optimal price structure, we can make an obligatory calculation after the reservations of interested choirs. The workshop includes the following services:
♫ Co-ordination of the interested choirs
♫ Rental rehearsing rooms and concert hall
♫ Presentation for the final concert
♫ Fees for musicians and soloists
♫ Fee for Supervisor
♫ Recording of a master-CD of the final concert
♫ Poster advertising for the final concert
♫ 4 or 5 nights in a 3-star Prague hotel with bath or shower/WC, telephone, TV
♫ Buffet breakfast
♫ Welcome drink
♫ Dinner on the arrival day (3-course-menu without drinks)
♫ 2x lunch during the rehearsing days (3-course-menu without beverages)
♫ Guide for all days
♫ 1 free place for each 21st participant in a double room
Costs are without flights and transportation in Prague

By private coach:
The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.

By train or intercity coach:
Possible, because all transfers can be done by public transport.

By plane:
The next airport is Prague (PRG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends™ or by public transport. There are many flight from all over Europe to Prague.

Detailed descriptions:
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