Festival 2021: Special edition cancelled as well
Verona, June 1, 2021
The health situation related to the pandemic is slowly improving, yet unfortunately not in a similar fashion in all countries.
In many countries choirs recommenced rehearsing and performing together while others still have to wait their turn.
In this ongoing state of insecurity and with restrictions still in place, we cannot guarantee the Special Edition in August 2021 taking place under safe conditions.
Therefore our whole program is definitively postponed to the Great Edition of 2022, which will be divided into the following three sessions:
1st session: from 23 to 27 June 2022
2nd session: from 30 June to 4 July 2022
3rd session: from 7 to 11 July 2022
We therefore invite choirs to register or to reconfirm their registration as soon as possible.
The FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE CORALE VERONA GARDA ESTATE takes place in various small villages at the shores of Lake Garda and in the provinces of Verona, Brescia, Mantua and Vicenza, which are places with a rich history, culture and beautiful landscapes.
The festival does not have a competitive character, but rather the purpose to foster a successful and mutually enriching rapprochement of different music cultures from countries all over the world. The variety of the places venues and the particular focus on culture towns (the program includes concerts in churches, squares, theatres and antique villas) and the vast repertory presented by the choirs draws great interest and acclaim from the audience and constitutes a fine moment of artistic and cultural encounter.
Founded in 2007 the festival has immediately received great approval with numerous choirs from all continents.
The festival is realized annually in June and July in cooperation with the municipalities at Lake Garda and the provinces of Verona, Brescia, Mantua and Vicenza.
In collaboration with GENTES VIAGGI tour operator
CORONAVIRUS: FESTIVAL 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021
CORONAVIRUS: FESTIVAL 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021.
It is with regret that we are forced to communicate to the registered choirs and to all the choral singer following us, that the festival, due to the epidemic, is postponed to 2021.
We hoped until the end that the "miracle" could happen but unfortunately, even in the absence of an official position taken by the Italian Authorities regarding choral concerts, we must recognize that it has become objectively impossible to keep up our concerts.
All choirs will be contacted soon by us.
Here is the scheduled calendar for the 2021 edition:
First session: 24 - 27 June
Second session: 1 - 4 July
Third session: 8 -1 2 July
Confident that this difficult moment will soon end and that we can soon return to normal conditions that also allow the resumption of our choral activity, we send you all the best and hope to see you at 2021 edition!
Festival 2019: emotions and joy!
It could not have been a greater satisfaction for the organizing committee: this 2019 edition of the festival has been a celebration of meeting, friendship and choral singing!
It can also be called an edition of the antipodes since choirs from the extreme regions of the world have taken part in it like Siberia, Iceland and South Africa.
Together with choirs coming from all over Europe, they have given life to a great Choral Celebration through forty concerts greatly appreciated by the audience.
The concerns of the organizers have turned into a sigh of relief the moment all the leaving choirs expressed their satisfaction for participating at the Festival and getting the chance to meet, sing and sharing with other 31 choirs.
Now, full of enthusiasm for this success, we are ready for 2020’s new edition!
2018 Edition has been a great success!
The last edition of Festival Verona Garda Estate has just met its conclusion but not the echo of the great success of all the participating choirs! The thirty concerts, much appreciated by the spectators and held in churches, squares and open places suitable for choral singing, offered as a usual unmistakeable feature of the festival the opportunity for all the choirs to meet each other, sing together and confront, acquire a greater understanding of their own qualities and possibly interact and plan future meetings and collaborations between choirs of different nationalities. The same is true for the younger sibling of Festival del Garda, Festival in Sardegna: in Sardinia as well 5 concerts in as many beautiful places (Cave of Domusnovas, Chatedral of Tratalias, Basilica of San Antioco, Church of Calasetta and Church of San Pietro Island) met the participation of many Sardinian choirs with the Swiss and Spanish choirs followed by an enthusiastic public of locals and tourists.
And now it’s time to start again, full of enthusiasm, towards the new editions of both Festivals, promising more exciting surprises.
Hooray for Choral Singing
This year’s edition as well is promising to be interesting given the variety of participating choirs .
The Festival, while giving the warmest welcome to all the present choirs, also wishes to greet with the most sincere friendship some choirs that have previously :
Jackson Christian Concert Choir (USA),
Choral Union of Limerick (IRL),
Espace 14 (F),
Gents Universitair Koor (B),
Ensemble Vocal du Var Gardea Cantat (F)
Their presence is our satisfaction and joy!