Choral Concert Series from March till July Every year!
This festival does not have specific dates as we did in the past. We learned over the years that each choral group have its own specific times for travelling and it has been always very hard for us to match under the same dates different groups.
What we ensure to your choral group that is willing to participate is that they will be welcome to come and participate anytime between March and July every year . We will suggest to come for a minimum of 5 nights in the area and they will perform 3 to 4 full concerts on their own in . You will need to arrive or fly to Madrid as the festival will take place in the surrounding medieval towns north of Madrid such as Segovia, Burgos, Avila or Salamanca.
A One of a Kind Festival
This is a one-of-a-kind festival that will be taking place in such cities as Segovia, Avila , Salamanca, Madrid or Alcala de Henares , most of them which have been named by UNESCO as World Heritage Cities for their artistic richness.
We understand that due to the growth of choral and music festivals all over the planet, it wont be easy to choose where to go. Also and unfortunately some of those festivals were made for choirs where on each concert participates several choirs and each one sings for 10-15 minutes.
This is not our style ! We offer to each choral ensemble the possibility to sing 3 or 4 concerts during the 5-6 days in central Spain. Each concert will be for your choir every night.
We named festival almost 12 years ago to maintain its name , but ours is more choral concert series in several selected venues and cities in Central Spain.
We accomodate each group in one or two different accomodations for the 4-6 nights and from there each concert day they will drive less than an hour to the performance venue in the area. We will also offer different types of accomodation for each ensemble needs, from budget to moderate for students to first class accomodation for adult choirs
It is important to understand that this festival is open for different types of choirs, from children to adult choirs .
Choirs should bring two repertoires:
A/ 60 minute full-sacred program
B/ Mixed program with 30 minutes sacred and 3 minutes secular
We will have detailed information of the confirmed venues during the coming months, but same as we are asking for an excellent level of choirs, we are offering the top venues and cathedrals in Central Spain , where your choirs will sing in front of appreciative audiences and full houses every concert.
Castile & Central Spain
It is considered one of the richest cultural historic regions in Europe and as the birthplace of the Spanish language and Castilian culture contains innumerable outstanding examples of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance Art. In addition, there are numerous military fortifications and castles, legacy of the Christian re-conquest of the Iberian Peninsula from the Moors. The origin of the name Castile, land of the “castillos” or castles, testifies to the number and importance of these fortifications.
The CICF welcomes every choir in general and there are no fees to participate in the festival. However we will offer you a package that will inlcudde the motorcoach , some sightseeings, accomodations and meals your group will need . Those conditions must be accepted to accept your group at the festival. All concerts arrangements , emals and tours will be also include plus the assitance with each group of an English /Spanish Tour manager .
If the group wats to travel before or after the 4-5 nights in Central Spain to other places in the Iberian peninisula such as Andalucia, the Mediterranean, Barcelona or Portugal, we will be happy to work and tayulor your extension with all the travel arrangements you need and also several other concert arrangements you might need as well.
Please if you read this email and you are interested to come with your choir on 2021 or 2022 or during any other specific period, please contact us