Programma Festival 2016

12th EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF YOUTH CHOIRS “Giuseppe Zelioli”

Lecco and Province Lombarde

July 5 - 10, 2016


With the patronage of:

Preliminary Program

5th JULY: Tuesday

Afternoon:

Between 6.30 and 7.30 p.m.: Arrival of all the Choirs in Lecco and Provincia. Accommodation in families or hotel. Supper and overnight stay.

6th JULY: Wednesday

Attention! The choirs will be divided into two turns: Turn A and Turn B

- Free day for sightseeing (Milan – Bergamo)
Mountains tours around Lecco or boat trips on the lake
Late afternoon:
06.15 p.m. Meeting at the Townhall of Conductors and Presidents of all the choirs with the Mayor of the City of Lecco, Dott. Virginio Brivio, and civil authorities.
08.30 p.m. Piazza Garibaldi : Meeting of all the Choirs in ceremonial attire or traditional costume; procession of all the Groups to Piazza Cermenati
9,15 p.m. Piazza Cermenati: Regata of typical gondole of the lake carryng all the country national flags taking part of the Festival
9.30 p.m. Basilica San Nicolò : Welcome greetings of the Festival patroness, of the Parish priest of the town and of the Harmonia Gentium President
Flag-raising ceremony and collective europaen Anthem performance
Polyphonic concert form the guest choir of honour

7th JULY: Thursday

Morning:
Free (visit of the town, shopping) Afternoon: 2.00 p.m. Santuario Nostra Signora della Vittoria - Piazza Manzoni: audition of 5 choirs start Turn B – (in ceremonial attire). 2.30 - 4 p.m. Opportunity for rehearsals in the Basilica Turn A. 4.00 p.m. in Basilica St. Nicolò: all the choirs rehearse their general pieces; 9.15 p.m. Meeting of all the Choirs Turn A (in ceremonial attire ) at the concert place Basilica St. Nicolò, at the presence of the public and the artistic Committee

9,00 p.m. - Concerts in various surrounding towns – choirs turn B

8th JULY: Friday

Morning:
Free (visit of the town, shopping)
Afternoon:
2.00 p.m. Santuario Nostra Signora della Vittoria - Piazza Manzoni: audition of 5 choirs start Turn A – (in ceremonial attire).
2.30 - 4 p.m. Opportunity for rehearsals in the Basilica Turn A.
4.15 p.m. in Basilica St. Nicolò: all the choirs rehearse their general pieces;
9.15 p.m. Meeting of all the Choirs Turn B (in ceremonial attire ) at the concert place Basilica St. Nicolò, at the presence of the public and the artistic Committee

9.00 p.m. - Concerts in various surrounding towns – choirs turn A

9th JULY: Saturday

Morning
10,00 a.m. - all the Choirs rehearse in Basilica S. Nicolò their general pieces
- 11,30 a.m. – end of rehearsal and meeting of the directors with the artistic committee
- 12,30 a.m. – return to hotels or families
Afternoon free 6/6.30 p.m. High Mass Sung (in ceremonial attire – in the Parish Church of the hosting town).
9,00 p.m. Meeting of all the Choirs (in ceremonial attire or traditional costume), by Lungo Lario IV Novembre for the European Folk Evening (parade of vintage carriages and Folk Concert).
9,30 p.m. Piazza Garibaldi – Folk Concert

10th JULY: Sunday

Morning:
10.30 a.m. Meeting of all the Choirs (in ceremonial attire) in Piazza Sagrato Basilica San Nicolò;
11.30 a.m. Concluding High Mass (Messa ……….. ).
- Brass: youth ensemble “Opera in…canto” from Milan
- Director: M° Cav. PierAngelo Pelucchi
- Offertory; presentation of gifts characteristic of countries of origin

Closing Ceremony of the Festival, at the presence of the authorities with delivery of certificates and souvenirs to all groups.

End of the Festival

Afternoon: free

6/9 p.m. for choirs who wish, concerto of three choirs in well known Churches of Milan (the cost of the staying will be communicated later).

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Program liable to technical or artistic changes

Program notes

Free activities of the Festival may be chosen by groups in the manner deemed most appropriate: family life, shopping, tours, test choirs. Especially for trips and additional tests choral, the Organization of the Festival can assure some help to the extent that the requests are received in time.

Trips suggested for the time available according to the program:
a - MILAN: visit to the Teatro alla Scala and to the Museums, climb the Cathedral and visit the Cathedral itself.
b - BERGAMO: visit to the medieval city. The Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore (with graves of musicians such as Gaetano Donizetti and Simone Mayr) - Colleoni Chapel and Cathedral.
c – THE LAKE: Lecco, Varenna, Bellagio, or sightseeing in the Lake of Lecco.
d- Mountain tours around Lecco

We remind that the cost for the organization for the free time, tours, guided tours, etc. will be at charge of the choir itself. Harmonia Gentium will give the choirs some useful contacts for this purpose.


Lecco, 10 November, 2014

Associazione Musicale Harmonia Gentium

Il Presidente
cav. Raffaele Colombo