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12. Int. Choir festival Fire & Voice in St. Michael im Lungau from the 09th – 11th June 2017!
From the 09th till the 11th of june 2017 we organise the international choir festival “fire & voice” already the 12th time. We, from the tourist office of St.Michael ,are happy that every year more than 1.000 singers are part of our wonderful choir festival, where singing together and exchange of ideas are really important. Next to choirs from all federal states of Austria, we also welcome this year choirs from many different countries, for example from Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Latvia and Italy. For visitors we offer a diversified program as well free entry to numerous events. The opening takes place on Friday on the market square of St.Michael. Saturday forenoon we are going by our cable car called “Sonnenbahn” to the mountain Speiereck, where we celebrate a service with performances of the choirs and also with the Alphornbläser. It gives us the heebie-jeebies, when over 2000m high above the ground, more than 1300 voices are singing together. Continuing we have different locations, where the concerts of the choirs take place. These locations are the parish church in St.Michael, the castle in Mauterndorf, the church of pilgrimage St.Leonhard, the parish church in Unternberg, the parish church in Mauterndorf and the parish church in Mariapfarr. On Sunday we present a big pageant with all our attending choirs and our local association like the Schützengarde- and Samsongroup, the band also called the Bürgermusik, the Trachtenfrauen St.Michael which wear traditional dresses, Schnalzergruppe Ermannsdorf which are flicking, Jagdhornbläser and after the pageant we have a ceremonial act. For us “Fire & voice” is an attractive event, which inspires locals and tourist and it also has a positive effect on the economy and the tourism.
We would be pleased, when you with your choir or as an vacationer spend an unforgettable time in St.Michael in the biosphere reserve Salzburger Lungau!
More information you will find on www.feuerundstimme.at or www.sanktmichael.at
For festival visitiors we have a special offer:
- 2 nights with breakfast in a sanctum
- 1 drive with our cable car tot he mountain Speiereck (10.06.) mit service, Alphornbläser
- Free entry to great concerts on the 10.06. at 15.30 und 20.00 o’clock
- Pageant with the Samson dancing and subsequent common lunch (11.06.)
- 1 badge of the choir festival
Date: 09. - 11. June 2017
Price: off € 80,-- (per person in a double room/ sanctum with breakfast) It is also possible to stay longer
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written by Gertraud Lankmaier