Carinthia is the southernmost, sunniest region of Austria where one can find that the best things in life are indeed free – lakes with crystal clear waters, beautifaul valleys, majestic mountains, pleasant summer climates…. It is in this welcoming province that the charming town of Wolfsberg overlooked by its castle (11th century) hosts the festival “Sing in the Mountains”. It has done so for several years now catering to a growing Austrian popular choral. This festival attracts many choirs passionate about traditional, religious, gospel, folk and popular songs (in patois and local dialects).
With such a varied musical repertoire the atmosphere is joyful and friendly. The guest choirs are hosted by Austrian choirs for a local meal which quickly helps create bonding and friendship.
The concerts are given outdoors (except in rare bad weather) and the highlight of the festival takes place on Sunday morning on Mount “Koralpe” at 1500 m altitude, bringing together all the choristers for a concert followed by communal singing in the beautiful outdoors.
Arrival of the choirs at Wolfsberg. Meet with your local host at the hotel.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure towards Klagenfurt: guided tour of the city, capital of Carinthia.
Then, enjoy a one hour cruise to relax on the beautiful Woerther Lake (Wörthersee). Return to the hotel in Wolfsberg in the late afternoon. Dinner at the hotel.
Official opening ceremony in Worfsberg at the Convention Center of the city and Welcome by the Mayor of the city.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, guided tour of the city.
Concerts given outdoors in different city locations (in case of bad weather, the concerts will take place at indoor locations)
Lunch for your choir with other local choirs at the restaurant.
Free time in the afternoon.
In the evening, a concert in Wolfsberg at the Convention Center or at the City Hall with Austrian choirs.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure for the day in the Koralpe mountains at an altitude of about 1500 meters to attend a mass in this exceptional location.
The male & mixed choirs will alternately sing 4 communal
Return to Wolsfberg for the closing ceremony with the Mayor of the city or his representative.
Dinner organized for all choirs.
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Wolfsberg and journey home.
Optional for extension: we suggest the city of Graz with a guided walking tour of the city.
Organizers can change the program according to their needs.