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The Choirs Parties in 2021

These joyful celebrations give all the participants the opportunity to meet alongside the days of the concerts. Traditionally, starting on Thursday, the celebrations take place every day during the festival.

WELCOME PARTY Thursday June 17

The Welcome Party (Festa di Benvenuto) will take place at 10:30 on the top of Plan de Corones, at an altitude of 2275 meters. The choirs will reach the top of Plan de Corones. A stage is set up under the big ‘Campana della Concordia’ (the second biggest Italian bell after the bell of Rovereto) where each choir will sing a piece. At the end of the performances, the three-meter diameter bell will start moving and all the participants will be able to listen to its musical tolling.

THE TYROLESE PARTIES Friday June 18

They will take place in Brunico (“Brunico In…Cantata), San Candido (Serata Tirolese) and Villabassa (Festa Tirolese). The parties will start at 20.00 and will go on till night; the central squares of the three towns will be full of stands displaying typical food products and handicrafts from Val Pusteria. During the parties, in which Tyrolese folkloric groups will perform, both “Open Air Reviews” (at 21:00) and “Choir Nights” (at 23:30) are scheduled.

THE CHOIRS PARADE Saturday June 19

The choirs parade is the most spectacular event of the Festival: it will take place on Saturday June 19 in San Candido. All the participating choirs will parade in uniform along the streets of the town and will gather in Piazza del Magistrato, in the centre of San Candido, for the mayor’s official greetings. The parade is followed by a choral performance all together.

If it is not possible to carry out the regular parade in classic form, the VERTICAL PARADE will take place. Following the instructions that will be provided, the choirs will arrange themselves in reserved spaces along the entire grassy ridge of Mount Baranci for a spectacular final effect - the mountain covered with colored spots - and visible from miles away.

FAREWELL PARTY Sunday June 20

It’s the closing ceremony (Festa dell’Arrivederci) and will take place on Sunday June 20 in Sesto, at 10:30 am. During the ceremony, the choirs’ conductors will come up on the stage in front of the Casa Sesto to be awarded the certificate of participation.

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