Choir festival in Banská Bystrica

THE 25th annual Choir Festival of Viliam Figuš-Bystrý will take place from April 24 to 27 in the central Slovak town of Banská Bystrica. The festival is dedicated to the composer Figuš-Bystrý (1875-1937), who worked as a choir leader and music teacher in Banská Bystrica.

The programme will open at 10:00 on Thursday April 24, with performances by regional children's choirs at the local Elementary Art School (Základná umelecká škola), followed by a concert at the Roman Catholic Church of Nanebovzatia Panny Márie (The Assumption of St Mary).

On Friday April 25 concerts of children's choirs will take place at the economic faculty of Matej Bel University at 18:30 and at Urpín Cinema at 15:00. At 19:00 on Saturday April 26 a gala concert for invited guests will take place, also at Urpín Cinema. On Sunday April 27 at 11:30, the festival will close with performances of the guest choirs in the Roman Catholic Church.

For more information, contact the Banská Bystrica information centre at Námestie Štefana Moyzesa 26 or call 048/16-186.

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