FAKS Sings 2020.

International choral festival

vol.1 23.-26. April
vol.2 07.-10. May

Rovinj - Vrsar - Pazin

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Singing locations

Church of St. Mary by the sea,
Vrsar

Singing locations

Spomen Dom Concert Hall,
Pazin

Singing locations

MMC Hall,
Rovinj

Singing locations

Theatre
Poreč

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The participating choirs will have three concerts, every day in another city. Concerts will be held mainly in concert halls and churches, but it is possible to have concert in squares and theaters, suitable for concerts of the choirs. All choirs will meet at concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays, while just 2-4 choirs and one local choir will meet on Friday and have concert of friendship.

Each choir needs to prepare:

  • For the Opening concert on Thursday: 2 songs (up to 10 min)
  • 1 sacral song and 1 traditional song
  • For the Friendship concert on Friday: 6 songs or up to 20 minutes of free program
  • For the final show concert on Saturday 2 entertaining songs, up to 10 minutes

Each choir also needs to prepare in advance two Croatian compositions for United Choirs performance at the end of Show Concert on Saturday. The scores will be send well in advance.

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Schedule

Highlights of the festival

THURSDAY

Day one

00:00

Arrival in Vrsar

00:30

Meeting

with the organization team

00:00

Dinner

00:30

Walking parade

to the Church

00:00

Opening concert

Vrsar, Church St. Mary by the sea

00:00

Welcome party

for participants in the resort Belvedere

FRIDAY

Day two

00:00

Breakfast

00:00

Excursion to Rovinj

Sightseeing

00:00

Lunch

00:00

Free time

00:00

Friendship concerts

on different locations in Istria

00:00

Dinner

00:00

Evening party

for the participants in the resort Belvedere

SATURDAY

Day three

08:00

Breakfast

10:00

Morning workshop

and rehearsal for all participants by the pool

11:00

Optional: Excursion

with boat to Lim fjord (10€ per person)

11:00

Round table

with participation of presidents and choral directors

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Departure to Pazin

18:00

Show Concert

in Concert hall Spomen dom in Pazin

20:30

Dinner and party

in typical istrian restaurant with live music

SUNDAY

Day four

08:00

Breakfast

09:30

Sightseeing of Vrsar

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Farewell words

and exchange of gifts

15:00

Departure

Departure

Itinerary

RovinjVrsarPazin

On the beautiful Istrian coast, just below the Channel of Lim, there lies Rovinj, one of the most romantic places on the Mediterranean, and one of the most developed tourist places in Croatia. This town is characterised by a rich natural and cultural heritage, particularly the church of St Euphemia, the old town and the Zlatni rt forest park. It represents an ideal destination for all those who yearn for a sentimental atmosphere of bygone times. Romantic and mysterious, but at the same time full of possibilities for unforgettable fun, Rovinj becomes and remains a town to which you want to return.

Vrsar is a beautiful little town of fishermen, winemakers and farmers, with a history longer than 2,000 years. It was built on a picturesque little hill near the stronghold of Vergotin, the former summer residence of the bishops of Poreč. The rows of stone houses climbing up the hill towards the old town centre, the church that dominates the townscape, and the quiet bay surrounded by islets all make the beauty of Vrsar unique. With its irresistible combination of authentic architecture and preserved nature, Vrsar offers you a unique ambient of the Mediterranean that you can only wish for.

Situated in the very heart of the Istrian peninsula, only around 30 km from famous tourist spots, Pazin is a town with a long and rich tradition, as well as many sights. Despite not being situated on the coast, its surroundings are ideal for a variety of sporting activities. If you wish to experience an environment in which people have been living since the ancient times, participate in programmes celebrating the tradition, life or food, stroll through the old stronghold, leaf through an incunabulum or seek inspiration, the town of Pazin and inland Istria are the perfect places for you.

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Accomodation

The FAKS festival offers special accomodation package at favourable prices in resort Belvedere (4*) in Vrsar:

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- 3 nights in resort Belvedere, from Thursday to Sunday

- Welcome drink

- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner during the festival, starting with dinner on Thursday

- On Saturday, special dinner and party in typical Istrian restaurant with live music http://www.konoba-krculi.hr/hr/ (15 EUR per person will be payed on the arrival at the festival)

144 €

per person

- Total price with special dinner and party on Saturday: 159€

- If you want to book just a half board service package (without lunch), total price with special dinner on Saturday is 145€.

I you want to stay a few days longer or come earlier, we can book your accommodation in the same resort for the price of 40 euro per person per day with a half board service.

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Workshops, round tables, excursions

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Workshops and round table discussions with renowned professionals are often incentive for future experimentations and development of artistic creations. FAKS festival is a place where procreation of new ideas occurs. With an attitude open for any suggestions from our participants, constantly following and participating on other festivals, FAKS team each year creates new values and undertakes new actions to raise artistic commitment and innovative approach, on both fields, organizational and expositional one.