The Alta Pusteria Festival is an event providing for about sixty performances in five days, scheduled in three categories:
Between two and four choirs will appear in each concert, performing max 25 minutes or 8 pieces from their repertoire.
They take place indoors (concert halls, churches) and outdoors (alpine huts, music pavilions).
“Open Air Reviews” are concerts performed outdoors by five to eight choirs; each choir will perform max 15 minutes or 5 pieces from its repertoire.
Each “Review” takes place in a particularly evocative natural context, typical of Val Pusteria. For the beauty of the natural sceneries and the number of performing choristers, the “Reviews” are, together with the “Choirs’ Parade”, the most spectacular event of the Festival.
During the “Meeting-Days” eight to twelve choirs will perform, one after the other; each choir should sing the best two pieces taken from their own repertoire.
The "Meeting-Days" are scheduled in the largest concert halls in the valley and artistically represent the culminating moment of the Festival.
25th EDITION: THE TWO NEWS
1. Excursions-Concert at the "Lago di Braies"
Upon request, the registered choirs will be able to visit the Pragser Wildsee (Lago di Braies), walk along the shore and then go into the woods to the nearby Malga Foresta to conclude the excursion with an outdoor performance (the route involves an easy walk of about 60 minutes).
Access to the lake is generally limited; however, the choral groups will have priority entry with the completely free use of the car park (cars or buses).
2. Outdoor Rehearsals - "Open Space" on the Dolomites
The registered choirs will have at their disposal, upon request and for a maximum duration of two hours, an open space in the Dolomites to carry out rehearsals or other activities not necessarily related to the performances. The list of the available locations for an “Open Space” includes all the Alpine Hut on the Dolomites close to Sesto and San Candido (1500 – 2200 m, free cable car for all the members of the group)
NUMBER OF YOUR PERFORMANCES
The Alta Pusteria Festival is a non-competitive event, so you can choose number and kinds of your performances (but not time and location, chosen by the artistic direction).
Regarding this, please consider the following three points:
a) You may request a maximum of six performances;
b) it is desiderable the participation in at least two performances: one real concert and one "Meeting-day";
c) it is optional the participation in a second real concert and in all the outdoor performances.
Concert halls: in most of them a piano is available;
Churches: in all of them the liturgical organ is available;
Outdoor performances: in the outdoor locations there is no piano, keyboard, microphone or speakers available. So, your repertoire should be “A Capellla” or at least with instruments such as flute, violin or others that you’re allowed to bring on the spot.
NOTES ABOUT OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES
The outdoor performances are optional.
The "Concert in the Huts" take place exclusively on the Dolomites, in the alpine huts close to Sesto and San Candido, at a height of 1500 – 2200 meters.
Please note that you’ll have to take the cable car or chairlift to go up, "cabinovia" or "seggiovia".
The "Open Air Reviews" take place in the whole valley, at particularly characteristic places such as lakes, castles, huts and in the music pavilions located in the central squares of the main towns.
All these locations are reachable by bus or car.