FESTIVAL Programme

INTRODUCTION
The young2015prague festival will be already the thirteenth in the line of youngprague festivals. The event was established in 2003 and within few years became known worldwide as most popular venue for young people aged 8-26 who have an active interest in music and choir singing. Organisers again, like the years before, expect to welcome up to a thousand young people from all over the world in 2015. Friendly, cultural ambience of Prague as a venue is unique. Participants will have a chance to show their talent and skill, meet new friends and at the same time to enjoy the beauty of the most attractive city in Central Europe.

FESTIVAL CONCEPT
The festival consists of two parts: A - public presentations; B - competition. Participating ensembles decide their participation format. Participants shall be young orchestras and choirs in both categories.

A) Public presentations
Participants - choirs, orchestras and other music ensembles (even non-traditional) - shall have one or two performances and will learn and rehearse and perform one joint composition with all the other participants.
B) Competition part
The orchestra competition shall have four categories a) brass/winds music orchestras, b) symphonic&string orchestras; c) jazz orchestras, d) folklore music (music or music+singing, e) pop and other. In the orchestra categories one composition from a Czech composer is compulsory for symphonic&string orchestras and brass/winds music orchestras.
 
The choir competition shall have five categories a) mixed choirs, b) boys/young man choirs, c) girls choirs, d) children choirs and e) spiritual/gospel./jazz/pop. In the categories mixed choirs, boys/young man choirs, girls choirs and children choirs one composition from a Czech composer shall be compulsory.
 
Detailed information shall be posted on receipt of the preliminary registration form.

 

FESTIVAL DATE
young2015prague dates are 26th-29th March 2015 (Thursday-Sunday).

FESTIVAL ORGANISER
The festival is organised by Events Bohemia in co-operation with Music Travel Agency Prague. Both these companies are experienced organisers of international musical and cultural festivals, events and travel (more information on www.eventsbohemia.cz, www.agencyMTA-Stadler.com)

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Thursday, 26th March 2015
Arrivals of ensembles
Dinner in festival hotels
Friday, 27th March 2015
Reception of group leaders by the city of Prague representative
Festival opening and concert
Choirs&orchestras competition (non-competing ensembles city tour and/or watch the competition)
Dinner in festival hotels
Get-together party
Saturday, 28th March 2015
Festive parade through city centre culminating with joint composition
Concerts and performances in city centre and/or churches
Dinner in festival hotels
AWARDS and Disco Party
Sunday, 29th March 2015
Individual departures after breakfast

(Note: Subject to circumstances the final festival programme may be amended closer to the date.)

PRICES
Please contact us for festival package prices in the following hotel categories:

Hotel category
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Package price per person in twin/triple room
On request
On reguest
On request
Single room supplement for three nights
On request
On request
On request

 

Package price includes:

  • participation fee in young2015prague programme
  • three overnights in a hotel of your choice
  • three breakfasts
  • three dinners in a hotel
  • guided city tour of Prague
  • services of a local guide for all festival programme activities in English or German language
  • one free place for every 20 paying participants

Accommodation is in two or three-bedded rooms in 4*hotels and 3*hotels. Usual solution in 2* hotels is that two twin-bedded rooms or twin and tripple rooms share private facilities.

The prices are valid provided that there are at least 60% of young people/students up to 26 years of age in a group.

The price does not include:

  • transportation. (Please note that organisers would be happy to arrange transportation to/from festival functions as per your requirements.)

NEXT STEP
Please fill in and dispatch following preliminary booking form to make us aware of your interest. We would like to have the completed form from you as soon as possible, latest 15th December 2014. On receipt of the completed form we will send you a detailed information pack that will give you more detailed information to make a decision about your participation.

Local partners and representatives
In some countries youngprague festivals are also marketed by our partners. You may find them and contact in your country, they should also be able to help you with your transportation arrangements.

 
Phone
Email
Germany
+49228 28986011
info@musicultur.com
Ireland
+353 (0) 1 888 7830
reservations@choircontactireland.ie
Israel
+972 (9) 950 3175
uzi@relax.co.il
Norway
+47 6983 3083
asbjorn@sabratours.no
Sweden
+46 3325 8150
info@eurotravel.se
USA
+1 800 624 0166
youngprague@music-contact.com

 

WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO MEET YOU IN  PRAGUE IN MARCH 2015 !!!