NEW! INSPIRING! NON-COMPETITIVE!

INTERKULTUR’s new project combines your wanderlust and your love of music. The ON STAGE event series is ready to check off your list of must-see cities and will do so while providing all the comforts of a non-competitive choral music event and the opportunities and delights of a tourist tour around local traditions, culture and history….and, yes, also around local fun. Worldwide landmark cities like Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Prague, Amsterdam and many other first-rate destinations will be your stage and heaven for the 4-day events which will revolve around friendship concerts, touristic tours, workshops and celebration.

The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.

The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places (churches, halls), a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.

"We had a wonderful experience through participating in the festival. Thank you very much for availing the opportunity to us. We hope to meet some other time in one of the festivals and competitions."

U.C.C.S.A. Broadhurst Congregational Church Choir, Botswana

"It was a great pleasure meeting you all and I hope we will be seeing each other more in the near future. We are so happy from a week of such a wonderful festival in la Bella Italia."

Jeanne Rabin, Israel

Registration Information

This event lies in the past!

You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.

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Event Details

Program
Workshop with Matteo Valbusa
Venues

Participating groups

We are happy to welcome 4 choirs from 3 nations to ON STAGE Verona!

2017
SEV Polyphonic Children Choir (Turkey)
SEV Polyphonic Children Choir (Turkey)
KERKYRAIKI KANTADA MANTOLINATA (Greece)
KERKYRAIKI KANTADA MANTOLINATA (Greece)
Coro maschile La Stele (Italy)
Coro maschile La Stele (Italy)
Insieme Corale Ecclesia Nova (Italy)
Insieme Corale Ecclesia Nova (Italy)

DESTINATION

Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city's hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world's great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori.

Under Cangrande I (1308–28) Verona conquered Padua and Vicenza, with Dante, Petrarch and Giotto benefitting from the city's patronage. But the fratricidal rage of Cangrande II (1351–59) complicated matters, and the della Scala family were run out of town in 1387. Venice took definitive control in 1404, ruling until Napoleon's arrival in 1797.

The city became a Fascist control centre from 1938 to 1945, a key location for Resistance interrogation and transit point for Italian Jews sent to Nazi concentration camps. Today, the city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a cosmopolitan crossroads, especially in summer when the 2000-year-old arena hosts opera's biggest names.

Source: Lonely Planet

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