Festivals are unique opportunities for ensembles to collaborate with and share in their passion for music with other groups and prestigious guest conductors worldwide. Encore will manage your logistics including extending your stay so you can take full advantage of every festival opportunity. Encore is currently featuring the following festivals for the upcoming travel years.
Based in Prague, the city of music and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Musica Orbis Choir Festival offers a wonderful musical experience to choirs of all ages. Choose from 16 competition categories or simply take part in the non-competitive festival program featuring unique performance opportunities in historic venues and churches located in the heart of the city. To learn more, visit: Musica Orbis Festival.
The Imperial City of Music beckons you with its musically-rich history, stunning baroque architecture and bustling cosmopolitan squares. Visit the home of some of the world's greatest musical talents including Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn during the Sing Mit Festivals, 3-day festival choir events at St. Stephen's Cathedral in the heart of Vienna. Additional date and location offered in Salzburg, Austria! To learn more, visit: Sing Mit Festival Opportunity for Choirs.
Rhythms International Festivals offer musical groups in the USA and Canada a unique adjudicated festival experience. Each festival is a non-competitive, educational event where ensembles perform in local venues for three expert adjudicators. Every group receives a full hour on stage which includes time for their performance and a Masterclass with a clinician. View our sample 4 day itinerary!
It's never too early to plan a marching band trip to Ireland, as this festival fills up quickly! Travel with your marching band to the St. Patrick's Day Parade for an experience of a lifetime. Perform in the prestigious Limerick International Band Festival and explore the heart of Dublin and Belfast. Other marching and static performance opportunities are also available. To learn more, visit: Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
With thousands of music festivals across the globe year-round, you are sure to find something suitable for any traveling group! Below is a listing of Encore-recommended festivals. If you don't see the one you want on the list, please contact us!
Bavarian Christmas Markets (All around the Germanics region of Europe from November-December)