Participating choirs should prepare a 10-15 minutes gala programme, focusing on convivial wine songs, to introduce their national musical traditions connected with viniculture, grapes and wine. This programme may include both folklore-based and original compositions as well as arrangements.

The capacity for the festival is around two hundred singers. Beside presenting their own, national programme, participants also join in the Festival Chorus, performing the most well-known convivial wine songs and arrangements from several historical eras.

When applying, a recent audio-recording is requested with the basic information on the choir (number of singers, short CV). Applications should be sent in continuously, however the deadline of application for a specific year is the 31st January of the same year. Beside bearing travel expenses to and from Pécs and paying a token contribution of 175 € / person, there are no additional costs for the accepted choirs: full board and lodging are provided by the festival. For accompanying persons – friends, spouses, children – food and accommodation as well as special programmes are available on request at a reasonable cost.

Application should be sent to:

Tamás Lakner