The One-Thousand-Choir Festival
The Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival is a non competitive event that takes place in Val Pusteria (South Tyrol, ITALY) every year during the last week of June for five days, Wednesday to Sunday.
Born in 1998, in twenty-two editions it has registered the presence of about 1250 choirs and over 65,000 choristers from 49 countries representing the five continents.
The Festival program usually includes more than sixty performances divided into real CONCERTS, OUTDOOR REVIEWS and MEETING-DAYS, which take place in the suggestive scenery of the Val Pusteria, from Brunico to Sillian, immediately after the border with Austria.
The concerts held indoors, scheduled in theaters, halls and churches of the main towns of the valley, are flanked by suggestive open-air performances at lakes, medieval castles and all the Alpine huts of Alta Pusteria, in the heart of the Dolomites.
The repertoire is absolutely free; no particular songs have to be performed mandatorily nor are there bans on particular periods or music genres.
The variety of places selected for the performances, the numerous events and the extremely rich repertoire make this Festival not only one of the most spectacular international choral festivals but also a unique opportunity of mutual and fruitful exchange between different musical cultures.
The Alta Pusteria Festival is an event that includes, over five days, about sixty performances divided into three categories.
Located in "Alto Adige-Südtirol", the Val Pusteria is a long and narrow valley that stretches between Bressanone and Lienz through the Eastern Alps, between Italy and Austria.