• Tuscany International Choral Festival

    Tuscany, Italy

International Choir Festival Montecatini Terme

Included in your festival packages
  • 3 nights in a 3*, 3* Superior or 4* hotel with breakfast
  • 2 evening dinners in your hotel
  • Opening ceremony at Spa Garden Tettuccio
  • Three choral performances
  • Half day excursion to Pisa or Lucca
  • Wine tasting in Montecarlo, near Lucca
  • Full day excursion to Florence
  • Closing ceremony at Villa Medcic with dinner and drinks
  • Local assistant throughout your stay
  • Coaching as required throughout the festival

Optional extra choral performances are also available to choirs. Costs are tailored to each individual choirs’ requirements

Testimonials from choirs who attended the festival

Dear Olive and all at Choir Contact

Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable - it really was a trip of a lifetime

The Crosshavan Singers

Performances during the music festival

Three performances are included in the festival package, however, choirs have the opportunity to perform up to four times during the Tuscany International Choral Festival.

Performance at Spa Garden Tettuccio

Choirs should prepare an "a cappella" concert programme of a 15-minute duration including coming up to and getting off the stage

Open Air Performance in Florence

Choirs should prepare an "a cappella" concert programme of a 15-minute duration including coming up to and getting off the stage

Performance at the Medieval Fortress ‘Rocca’ in Montecatini Alto or Piazza del Popollo

Choirs should prepare an "a cappella" concert programme of a 15-minute duration including coming up to and getting off the stage

Performance at a Roman Catholic Mass or Protestant Church Service

Choirs should prepare 5 - 6 songs which match the church liturgy. There will be an organ available to choirs.

Sample Itinerary

Below is the most popular itinerary of the CCI Family of Choirs who have attended the Tuscan Music Festival. This is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.

DAY 1

  • Choirs arrive in Tuscany
  • Choirs arriving by plane are met by their local tour assistant for transfer by coach to your hotel. Your local guide will accompany your choir throughout your festival stay to assist you with all choral activities.
  • Choirs have free time in the afternoon and can enjoy a walk to soak up the atmpsohere of this picturesque town.
  • In the evening, choirs have dinner in the hotel before transferring by coach to the welcome evening and opening ceremony, held in the “Torretta” Spa Garden. Here choirs are welcomed by the Mayor’s office of Montecatini Terme and are entertained with a performance by a local Italian choir. This is followed by a torch parade from Tettuccio to Torretta.

DAY 2

  • This morning, choir performances begin in the Tettuccio Spa Garden
  • In the afternoon, choirs enjoy a tour to either Lucca or Pisa with a stop for some wine tasting in Montecarlo (near Lucca)
  • After today’s busy schedule, choirs relax over dinner in their hotel.
  • In the evening, choirs perform an open-air concert at the medieval fortress "Rocca" in Montecatini Alto or Piazza del Popolo with an Italian and foreign choirs in Montecatini Terme.

DAY 3

  • Today, choirs will enjoy a full day tour to the beautiful city of Florence with the option of performance an open-air concert in this majestic city.
  • In the evening, all choirs join together for the closing ceremony and evening meal, held at a local Tuscan restaurant. This is an evening of fun and music and at the end of the evening all chois join together for a final farewell song.

DAY 4

  • Choir depart Tuscany or can opt to stay for an additional night and have a performance during a mass service on the Sunday morning

This is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.

Choir Directors Orientation Trip

CCI offer choir directors the opportunity to participate in an orientation trip in advance of each festival and competition to view the hotels, venues and restaurants and, for choirs with younger members, to perform risk assessments.

During the orientation trip, the director or representative of the choir has the opportunity to meet with the organisers and sponsors of the festival and to ask questions about all aspects of the trip. Choir directors can also discuss the choirs’ unique requirements with the CCI representatives on hand. On the trip, CCI will answer directors’ questions concerning such topics as instrumental accompaniment, size of stage, and performance information.

Dates for the Orientation Trip for the 2011 Tuscany International Choral Festival

  • March 2011 – exact date to be advised soon
Flights and transfers

Flights

Choir Contact International experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking.

Once you enquiry with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group.

We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir.

We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking.

Airport transfers

CCI are happy to arrange airport-hotel-airport transfers for all choirs who have booked flights with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange airport transfers where flights are not booked as part of the festival package.