2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

(THIS SECTION IS RELEVANT TO AMERICAN CHOIR PARTICIPANTS. IT IS NOT MEANT FOR GENERAL PUBLIC.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

  • Arrival to Prague (Minnesota, Pepperdine, Hendrix)
  • Airport pick up, hotel check-in, personal time, relaxation...
  • Free pre-festival afternoon with no scheduled events
  • Festival Staff will be available throughout the day


Thursday, July 7

  • 7 - 9 am: Breakfast
  • Arrival (Clarke Univ.)
  • 10 - 11 am: Welcome, Opening and Introductions (Hotel Step Congress Hall)
  • 11 am -1:30 pm: Rehearsal (Te deum, Nanie)
  • 1:30 pm: Lunch at Hotel Step
  • 2:30-4:30 pm: Free
  • 4:30-5:30 pm: A Musical Welcome by Herold String Quartet
  • 6 pm: Depart by bus from Hotel Step
  • 7 pm: Festive Welcome Dinner in Cafe Slavia with Moravian dulcimer band
  • 9:30 pm: Transfer to Hotel


Friday, July 8

  • 7-8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Departure by bus to the city center
  • 10 am: Guided Tour and Introduction to Prague: Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Municipal House 
  • 12 pm: Individual lunch downtown
  • 1:30 pm: Return by bus to Hotel
  • 2:15 pm: Introduction of Czech Choirs, Announcements
  • 2:30 - 5:30 pm: Rehearsal (Carmina burana)
  • 6 pm: Dinner at Hotel
  • 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Rehearsal (Carmina burana)


Saturday, July 9.

  • 7-9 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am - 11:15 am Rehearsal (Brahms, Eben)
  • 11:30 - 1 pm Rehearsal (Carmina burana)
  • 1 pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 2 - 4 pm Rehearsal (Carmina burana)
  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm Rehearsal (Te deum, Nanie)
  • 5:45 pm: Departure by bus to downtown and individual dinner
  • 6 pm: Individual dinner and free evening in Prague 
  • 9:30 pm: Bus transfer to hotel


Sunday, July 10.

  • 7-9 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am-12 pm: Rehearsal (Te deum, Nanie)
  • 12-1 pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 1-4 pm: Rehearsal (Carmina burana)
  • 5 pm Bus transfer to the City Center and individual dinner
  • 8 pm: First Festival Concert (Museum of Czech Music, Lesser Town)
    Pueri Gaudentes, Gaudium, Besharmonie, Clarke University
    Clarke will start their accoustical check at 7 pm
    Concert order: Clarke, intermission, Gaudium, Pueri Gaudentes, Besharmonie
  • 10 pm: Bus transfer to hotel


Monday, July 11.

  • 7-9 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am -10 am: Rehearsal (Te deum, Nanie)
  • 10:15 - 12:15 pm Rehearsal (Carmina burana)
  • 12:15-1:15 pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 1:15 -4 pm: Rehearsal (Te deum, Nanie)
  • 4:30 pm: Transfer to Downtown and individual dinner
  • 8 pm: Second Festival Concert  (St. Salvator Church, Old Town)
    Garrendo, L’Asenzio, Hendrix University, Minnesota a Pepperdine University
    Hendrix and Minnesota will have an accoustical check at 6:45 pm, Pepperdine at 7:15 pm
    Concert order: Garrendo, L'Asenzio, Hendrix, Minnesota, intermission, Pepperdine)
  • 10 pm: Bus transfer to hotel


Tuesday, July 12.

  • 7-9 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am - 1 pm: Information Session and rehearsal (only if needed)
  • 12-1 pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 2:30 pm: Departure by bus to Smetana Hall
  • 4-6:30 pm: Dress Rehearsal
  • 7:30 pm: Gala Festival Concert
  • 9:30 pm: Festive Dinner in Municipal House (Pilsner Restaurant)
  • 11 pm: Bus transfer to hotel


Wednesday, July 13.

  • 7-9 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Free time or optional bus transfer to downtown
  • 1 - 3 pm: Official Conclusion of the Festival with Buffet Lunch and Live Music with National Opera Theater Wind Quintet (Grand Hotel Bohemia)
  • 3 pm - 9 pm:  Free time in Prague
  • 9 pm: Transfer to hotel


Thursday, July 14.

  • Departure from Prague