An innovative concept for a Festival combining voice and movement in an exclusively modern and variety songs format.
Based upon the initiative of the bubbly energetic Choir leader and Artistical Music Director Marie-Françoise Grasset and her association “Accords d’Airs”, a new festival sees the light of day. Aimed primarily at amateur and semi-professional choirs and orchestras the festival will showcase music, singing and choreographed dancing and movement.
Marie-Françoise Grasset confirms her desire to share her musical passion with choirs and choristers at this beautiful event.
By introducing popular contemporary songs into the realms of choral singing anyone from a novice to professional singers have the opportunity to enjoy & experience the pleasure of participation sharing values of conviviality.
Come and showcase your songs by giving at least 2 concerts in front of the warm and welcoming Savoyard audiences! Share your enthusiasm for song and dance with other musical groups from France and around the world!
Please note in your diary our program of activities for 2017!
Choirs: amateurs or semi-professionals – Mixed Choirs, Choirs of Men, Choirs of Women as well as Choirs of Adolescents and Children. Open to choirs of a minimum 8 persons and a maximum of 60 persons (above 60 persons: please contact us)
Theme: this festival is aimed at vocal groups interpreting contemporary choir songs, French or International songs, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel…
The ensembles need to be able to blend their vocal contributions with the dance and movement elements of the festival.
The interpretations can be acapella or with musical accompaniment (for example: soundtrack, piano, musicians, drum machine).
Sesonal: this new festival is intended to be renewed every year. It will be programmed at different periods of the year and at locations that are constantly renewed & reviewed allowing us to take full advantage of the seasonal diversity of the rich, tourist heritage of the Savoie region.
Performances: the performances will take place during shows in the evening alllowing free time to explore during the Festival to discover the region and its attractions.
Each group will perform at least twice for performances of 45 to 90 minutes.
The festival will be closed by a large gathering of all the participants, organized at the end of the stay with a performance by each group of 15 minutes, followed by one or two communal songs.
Arrival by your own means in Savoie and check in to your rooms.
Assistance in French or in the language of the choir (English available)
In the evening, opening ceremony in Chambéry. Transfer with your coach if the hotel is away from the city centre.
Free time for dinner then hotel accommodation.
Breakfast. In the morning, meet your local official guide and guided tour of Chambéry (with your coach).
In the afternoon, concert in an unusual place (a retirement home, a school, a place, or other) in Chambéry.
Dinner and free evening. Hotel accommodation.
Breakfast. Free day for an excursion to be programmed in the region (with your coach)
Return in the late afternoon.
In the evening, you will attend a concert given by other groups as spectators.
Breakfast. In the morning, meet your local official guide and guided tour of Aix-les-Bains (with your coach).
At the end of the morning, gathering in Aix-les-Bains of all the choirs: 15 minutes, followed by 1 or 2 communal songs and a friendship lunch buffet.
In the afternoon, free time.
Free time for dinner.
In the evening, a concert by your choir at a location in Aix-les-Bains (60 and 90 minutes).
Return to your hotel with your coach.
Breakfast. In the morning, end of services and return to your place of departure.
The program and concert venues of your training will depend on the number of courses. The venues for concerts and accommodation can be as well in Chambéry as in Aix-les-Bains.
The attractions of Savoie are multiple as well historical, artistic and gastronomic. Dynamic region throughout the year, you will find the visits that will make you appreciate this region and its inhabitants. We can organize city tours, monuments and churches, as well as visits to cheese factories or other local specialties.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, Destinations Chœurs and Mrs Grasset, artistic and musical director of the Festival, reserve the right to cancel the festival by 18 July 2017 at the latest. The installments paid by the choirs would then be returned in full.
The aim of the festival is to allow you to meet as many other choirs & perform as many times as possible during the festival.
“Move Your Choir” is the best Festival there is!