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Festival "Al Sole della Sardegna"

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.

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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
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2018 edition
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!
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2017 Edition
With 29 choirs from all over the world, the Festival has celebrated its first 10 years in the best way possible. Numbers speak for themselves: over 450 choirs and thousands of choristers from all continents have happily invaded our cities of North Italy and Sardinia, and with over 600 concerts they have shown their vast and interesting repertoire, expression of so many different cultures The meetings between choirs have always been held in friendship in order to encourage collaborations and projects for the future.
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Great Success 2016 Edition of the Festival!
With 45 concerts and 32 participating choirs from all over the world (this year there were choirs from the US, Canada, Australia, China and Siberia and of course many more from European countries like France, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Great Britain, Switzerland, Estonia, Belgium and Italy) the Festival Internazionale Corale Verona Garda Estate underscores the great international attention it has gained. A warm thanks to all participants for the high artistic level of your concerts! And now on with the organization of the Edition of 2017!
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