We are still feeling the euphoria of the wonderful days On Stage in Verona!
All of us had an enriching, interesting and pleasant experience! We liked all the events - the concerts, the atmosphere among the choirs and especially the great work with Maestro Matteo Valbusa.
We appreciate the excellent organization of you and your nice team!
ON STAGE in Verona
Verona is your stage!
Shakespeare placed Romeo and Juliet in Verona for a good reason: romance, passion, conflict seem to shape the city itself. From the Roman amphitheater and the Palazzo Barber to Juliet’s balcony, Verona is one of Italy’s most enchanting cities.
Also known as Piccola Roma (little Rome), Verona’s narrow streets are a rich collection of beautiful buildings and baroque facades.
With its stunning historic monuments, wonderful gastronomic treats and wide variety of artistic activities, Verona has all the ingredients to a perfect escape from reality.
“To penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery–back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.”
WELCOME TO VERONA
Explore with us local traditions, culture and history in one of Italy's most charming cities - Verona! ON STAGE turns the city into a stage for friendship concerts, tourist excursions and workshops.
We are very happy to invite you to our ON STAGE stage!
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 Tel Aviv, Verona, Florence, Tirana, Lisbon and Prague these 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 (i.e. sightseeing), short concerts in touristic places (churches, halls), a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
We are still feeling the euphoria of the wonderful days On Stage in Verona!
We had a great weekend in Verona and are so happy that we joined the event! All together we had a great time and met a lot of nice people, got friends with some of them. And think YOU have done a great job!
"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."
"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."
The official registration deadline has passed on November 2, 2020.
If you did not register your choir yet for organizational reasons, your registration can still be accepted.
Please contact us via contact us to discuss further details.
With the event package INTERKULTUR offers participants of its events a special service
We take care of all the details and through authorized agencies of the INTERKULTUR event series we offer an event package that includes, amongst others, accommodation in different hotel categories as well as other local services.
Here you can find the document with the rates in the available accommodation categories. If you need more information or have a question, please use our contact form.
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Visas - as far as requested - generally take a long time. Therefore please make sure to apply for your visa as soon as possible. It is in your own interest. In case you apply too late, you risk a rejection of your visa registration!
Please contact the embassy of the host country in your country to get detailed information what restrictions and regulations apply to you!
Please keep also in mind that you might need transit visas, depending on your itinerary to the competition country.
If you do not have a valid passport yet, please apply for this immediately!
Participants of some countries need an invitation letter as well as a stamped list of participants to apply for a visa. INTERKULTUR can issue these documents.
INTERKULTUR can issue the invitation letter for the duration of the event and can stamp your list of participants to apply for visas only if you have fulfilled all the following conditions:
- you have successfully applied for the event and paid the registration fee to INTERKULTUR
- you have paid the down payment for the event package to our partner agency M&C Music Contact GmbH
- you have sent us the completed list of participants (no handwriting!)
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The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling and learning as well as the exploration of new destinations.
Among others, the schedule will include the following performance opportunities:
- A guided city tour including performances with local and international choirs in various singing spots (i.e. squares etc), churches or other performance locations.
- A workshop where participants will be introduced to the musical tradition of the region and work on 1-2 pieces to perform together at the final concert.
- Acoustic and stage rehearsals.
- Final concert with performances of appr. 15 minutes per choir and a joint performance of all choirs with the pieces from the workshop.
- Performances in churches.
Additional touristic activities, performances and individual programs can be organized upon request.
We are very happy to introduce the lecturer of the ON STAGE workshop in Verona, Mr. Matteo Valbusa, one of the most passionate orchestra conductors, choirmasters and professors of his generation.
With studies completed at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), under the guidance of Matti Hyökki, Mr. Valbusa, was awarded the special prize for the best interpretation of Renaissance music at the International Competition for choral conductors in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2009.
In 2015 he graduated with the highest honors in orchestral conducting at the Conservatory of Vicenza, under the guidance of Maestro Giancarlo Andretta, conducting the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto in music by Aaron Copland and Felix Mendelssohn.
His long and diverse career as a conductor, a Verona professor and music advisor, as a lecturer on opera and classical music, and as a member of Artistic Committee ASAC Veneto, are all great indicators as to what to expect in his workshop in Verona.
in cooperation with
A.S.A.C. Veneto - Associazione per lo Sviluppo delle Attività Corali
Local Artistic Director
INTERKULTUR Executive Committee
Dr. Christoph Wirtz, Secretary General
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
How was the last time?
Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of ON STAGE in Verona!