2022: a new choral renaissance

June 26, 2021

Dear Friends of the Alta Pusteria Festival,

For the first time in more than a year, the signs of recovery coming from many parts make us hope that the world of choralism may be close to a new rebirth. Although partial restrictions on public concert activities are still in place in some areas, we must recognize that many choral groups are organizing their first concerts where possible: it is an extraordinarily positive sign for the restart of a world that, probably, was among those most penalized.

In this context, I believe that we can look forward to 2022 with optimism: it really could be the year of a new choral rebirth!

And by rebirth, of course, I mean the possibility of performing real concerts, without any kind of "if" and "but": real audience, real tension, real drops of sweat, real final smile of the master, real applause...

Honestly, I understand how much the use of the internet has been decisive, if not even vital, over the last year: probably the possibility of meeting online has allowed the survival of many choral realities.

However, it is very difficult for me to accept the very sad idea that, in the near future, a choir must definitively transform itself into an electronic screen on which thirty mugshots appear singing!

Good recovery to you all and see you soon in Val Pusteria

Stefano Gentili
Director of the Festival



The Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival is a non competitive choral event that takes place in Val Pusteria: this valley, one among the most beautiful one of the whole Alpine arc, is located at the border between Italy (Sudtirol region) and Austria (Osttirol region) at the foot of the Dolomites.

The first edition of the Festival took place in 1998; since then more than 1250 choirs, coming from 49 countries, have been participating in the twenty-two editions set up till 2019.

The variety of the locations selected for the performances together with the extremely rich repertoire presented by the participating choirs 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 Festival


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The Val Pusteria


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The next edition, the first GREEN EDITION in the history of the Festival, will take place from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 June 2022. Do you want to participate with your choir? Here are the registration rules