"On behalf of myself and all the singers of the choir, I would like to thank for the excellent organization and a lot of artistic experience during the Music Festival in Prague."
Kasper Ekert, Chór im. Tomasza Kazimierza Barwickiego
"Thank You very much for this wonderful festival, our choir had a great time on the Costa Brava. We would like to thank You and Your colleagues for all Your efforts."
Veronika Török, Zalaegerszegi Városi Vegyeskar
"Maybe we will write you soon more about the Music Festival in Prague and about the future projects, but now I wish just thank you deeply for your understanding and correct cooperation all the time before and during the event! I’m sorry that we haven’t more time in Prague to talk at easy, but… the circumstances been such. So, I wish you know that we appreciate highly the contact with you and MRF and may be the Festival ’2010 will be first, but not last your event with our participation! Wishing all the best to you and to MRF!"
Tania Nikleva-Vladeva and “Christina Morphova” choir
"Many thanks for the opportunity to be a part of the Toscana Music Festival, and may I just say it was very well organised! We are very pleased with the whole trip - the concert well very well, we had a good rest and we are full of excitement of this experience.
All the best for your future, and may I just thank you once more from all the ladies in the choir."
Lina Mačiulienė, Female Choir "Aidas"
"We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to spend time together with so many other musicians and be able to share with them the beautiful moments of the festival! Thank you again for the excellent and efficient organization. We wish you further successes in your work. See you next time!"
Svetla Stoeva, conductor mixed choir “Burgas”
"At this point I would like to thank you very much for the very good organization at the VENEZIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018. It was a great experience for my young musicians to make music in the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. The hotel accommodation (Hotel Metropole) was very suitable and youthful. The food was very good. Particularly noteworthy is the very friendly hotel management, the care of our youth orchestra very caring and taken care of."
With warm thanks and many greetings from Göppingen
"On behalf of the ANTIDOTUM choir, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to participate in your festival in Prague on August 28-31, 2019. We are very pleased with the very good organization of both concerts and accompanying events. Hotel Globus, in which we slept, is a great place to stay and rest. I think we will take advantage of the opportunity to participate in your festivals and visit other European cities in the coming years."
“I would like to thank you once again, both in my own name and on behalf of my choir, for the opportunity to participate again in your Festival. I believe the concerts will remain in our memory for a long time, and in particular the one in St. Stephen's Basilica."
Monika Wilkiewicz, PRIMO Choir
"Thank you very much for a well organized festival. We are very satisfied with the arrangement."
Lars Bergqvist, Örjanskören
“I would like to express my appreciation for the organisation of a beautiful event, i.e. the Limone Festival. For my colleagues from the orchestra this was the first trip, which we prolonged to include a visit in Vatican. They are delighted, positively impressed. The excellent idea which you put into effect helps a number of amateur choirs. They are already planning to arrange for participation in your next festivals.”
Zdzisław Magoń, OSP (Volunteer Fire Brigade) Husów
"Behalf of the group and our conductor Jossef Sidy and as a result of our group satisfaction from the Toscana Festival events and from your and the rest of the MRF team for excellent organizing, We initiated a Program Plan in order to participate in your Cracovia Festival - October 2020 in Poland. It was a privilege and great honor to work with you and the all MRF team in Baden-Baden office. I'm looking forward to working with MRF in the near future."
Zohar Izraeli, M.TH.T vocal team
"On behalf of Southpointe Academy, thank you for a wonderful festival and for arranging our hotel, transportation, and guided tour of Pula. Croatia is such a beautiful country!"
"On behalf of the members of the orchestra and my own I want to thank you for the very warm welcome of our concert at 3rd Badenia Advent Music Festival in Baden-Baden. On that note, let me congratulate you on the very good organization of the festival. We felt very comfortable during our stay in your beautiful city."
Ryszard J. Osmoliński, Akademicka Orkiestra Politechniki Łódzkiej
"Furthermore, I would like to express our excitement about the Toscana Music Festival. We very liked the atmosphere of Montecatini, the places of performances, the Terme Excelsior with its Salle Storica with eminent acoustics, as well as the magnificent Terme Tettucio. We thank you for all your efforts resulting in a good and smooth organisation of the Festival, and also for the quick answers in our correspondance by mail before the Festival."
Jan Goorhuis, Mate Asher Choir
"First of all, I would like to thank you and your friend for all your help, kindness and friendship in Roma. All of us had fantastic days during the festival and it was amazing. We are very glad to meet with you and participate in this organization. Again thank you for everything."
Dr. Köksal Apaydinli
"Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate at your festival in Budapest! Everything was very well organised and we had wonderful time with our choir in Budapest. All the best wishes for the future in organising music festivals!"
"Thank you very much for perfect organization and beautiful experiences. We look forward to next time. Best Regards"
Štěpánka Kozubíková, Cantare
"The Tartu Hansa Mixed Choir got savely at home. We enjoyed the concert. The hotel and the food were good. We visited the town of the festival and Pula city. The country is very beautiful. We wish you success."
With best regards
Tiina Tops, Tartu Hansa Mixed Choir
"It was a great experience to attend the MRF Music Festival. We had a wonderful time singing in the Basilica and the concert hall. In addition, it was very inspirational by watching each ensemble’s performance during the festival. Thank you so much for organizing such an amazing event. After the successful music festival, we have been visiting Vienna, Salzburg and Prague (another small group of 22 participants is visiting Slovenia and Croatia).Tonight is our last night at Prague, we are heading back home to San Francisco tomorrow morning. It was such a pleasant trip and the performances at Budapest Music Festival are unforgettable. Once again, thank you so much for organizing it wonderfully."
"Girls Choir Elise is back at home full of impressions and emotions. Place for festival (Calella) is very good. Good idea is to give the diplomas for the participants! I would say thank you for the very good organizing! All the arrangements worked very good (transfers, excursion) all the communication was exact and clear. We were very content with our hotel (rooms, food and friendly personal). In every year I organize one trip to any festival or competition or concert tour with my choir Elise. From now on I keep the eyes upon on your festivals! You have the festivals in the interesting places and they are organized good!
Thank you and good luck in the future."
Kai-Tõe Ellermaa, Elise
"Just a quick note to thank MRF and particularly both of you for all of your support before and during the festival. We all arrived home at around 4.00 am on Monday morning after what all of us agree was a great weekend. We made many new friends, particularly amongst those staying in the hotel, and we are already planning some joint concerts. I must comment on the people in hotel. They were super friendly and helpful and added in no small way to our enjoyment. We normally travel every two years, and I have no doubt but that MRF will be in the picture by whoever is organising on behalf of our choir at that stage."
"Best regards from the entire HUTNIK choir and thanks for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in this beautiful Festival. We are full of admiration for you and great organization of festivals. We are already thinking a little about the next participation in one of the next year's Festivals."
Anna Kornuta, Hutnik
"I congratulate you and your staff for the wonderful organization of the Wien Music Festival: it was for us a great experience."
Flavio Maddonni, Orchestra La Bottega dell'Armonia
"We would like to thank you for organizing Toscana Music Festival and the opportunity you offered to sing in the festival and to meet other choirs. The program of the festival was perfect and the conditions you provided to our group were fine. We hope to participate in another MRF festival in future."
Mihai Cramba, Armonia Choir
"You did your best during the festival with concerts. My small singers will remember their first Venezia Music Festival in 2010! They worked so hard to be as good as possible. They took long steps during this spring! Have nice festivals in future, too."
Vuokko Järvenpää, Viva Voce Children Choir
"Thank you very much for all your help and cooperation. In name of Orfeão de Águeda, please receive our congratulations about the amazing festival, in which we participated."
Diana Lemos, Orfeão de Águeda
"I would like to thank you for the opportunity to perform during the Badenia Advent Music Festival. It was a great adventure for both myself and the members of my choir, and for some of us it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A place full of magic, a festive atmosphere, all colors of the world at the fair and the chance to make an appearance among a host of outstanding European choirs! Thank you very much and Merry Christmas!"
Piotr Szelążek, Chór Kameralny VOX IUVENTUM
“Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in another festival organised by you. I would also like to thank you for the voucher, which I will certainly use, as we are going to Lake Garda in October :) I have also talked to my colleagues conductors in Lublin about your festivals and as far as I know one choir (Cantilena) is planning to visit Budapest :) At this point, let me summarise the Vienna festival, as usual. The performance level was fantastic. It was wonderful that I could listen to such performances, which made me aware of how much work I myself and my team still need :) The atmosphere was very nice, the concert halls were excellent in terms of acoustics.”
Elżbieta Niczyporuk, Akademos Choir
"We had a very very nice time during Lago di Garda Music Festival in Italy. We enjoyed much and everything in Italy was fantastic. The program was so fluently and perfect. Our hotel we stayed in Limone sul Garda was so clean and had a wonderful view. The staff was so helpful and kind. I want to thanks to you for all the things in Italy."
Elif Kibaroglu, Fine Arts High School Choir
“On behalf of all members of Ogniwo choir, I would like to thank you for very good organisation of our stay in Budapest. We intend to participate in your festival next year.”
Zofia Berek, Ogniwo Mixed Choir
"Our concert tour is already behind us. We had many beautiful moments and brought back to Finland many good memories.”
Mervi Valjakka, Larte Youth Choir
"Thank you very much for your message. We were very happy to participate in Wien Music Festival. We have great memories of the event. Best regards"
Hanna Szuster, PWSZ Choir in Piła
"Good Morning! Our experience to you was very very nice :)"
Fabrizio Mangatia, Coro Polifonico Citta' di Sennori
"I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for your excellent organization of the Budapest Music Festival. I hope that I will have the opportunity to attend your festivals in the future.
Thank you very much."
Antonio Sau, Peppinu Mereu Tonara Choir
"Thanks again for the great organization. The choir liked it a lot. Thank you and see you next trip!"
Lilianna Dank, Chor des Neuen Gymnasiums Nürnberg
“Thank you once again, on behalf of the Orchestra, for the warm reception during the Festival and for great organisation.”
Małgorzata Bosowska, The Engineers Band Entertainment Orchestra
"I take this opportunity to express our satisfaction for your punctual organization, for your professionalism and sympathy. It was a real pleasure to participate again in your Festival."
Piera Tallone, Coro Primavera
"Finns and Italians, Poles and Greeks, the Irish and Spaniards - the 3rd International Choir Festival in Krakow gathered singers of many nationalities, including also Städtischer Musikverein Lippstadt. Communication was not a problem because all of these singers shared one common language: the language of music. Motets and folk songs, cantatas and catchy songs - the musical range of styles that the European choirs brought with them was as varied as the languages in which these pieces were sung. Already the grand opening concert of the festival in one of the most beautiful churches of Cracow, the St.-Peter and Paul Church, was an impressive experience for both the participants and the audience. The two songs performed at the very beginning by the choir from Lippstadt, headed by Burkhard A. Schmitt, gave shivers of excitement to many choir members, caused both by the wonderful acoustics of the Baroque building and the fact that so many people of different backgrounds made music together. The choir opened also the first of three festival evening concerts in the concert hall of the Cracow Music Academy. During the concerts, about 50 singers presented a wide range of their skills. The pieces which they presented to the Crakow audience included the classics of choral music, such as "Locus iste" by Anton Bruckner and the "Evening Song (Abendlied)" by Josef Rheinberger, as well as modern pieces such as "When the Stars fall" by Canadian composer Stephen Hatfield. The hosts responded particularly enthusiastic to the closing performance of "Cantus gloriosus" by Polish composer Józef Swider. After their successful performances, on the same and on the following night, the choir members had the opportunity to enjoy many and varied encounters with the singers of other participating choirs. When they were not singing, the participants of the festival compensated the lacking foreign language skills with body language and gestures. This, however, did not harm the high-spirited atmosphere of the festival, which was also present during common dinners. Singing accompanied even common returns to the hotel: at a late hour, in the joyful atmosphere of Cracow and its cultural wealth, the guests from Lippstadt could not resist presenting samples of their repertoire in the middle of the famous old town square. When the members of the choir came back home after this musical experiene, everyone agreed that Cracow is worth every concert tour!"
Martina Selig, Städtischer Musikverein Lippstadt
“On behalf of the Cantilena Mixed Choir Association, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to participate in the International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras in Budapest. Confronting our own skills with those of others is always a valuable experience, and the exchange of addresses and music scores may give rise to future contacts with the choirs we met during the festival.”
Maria Frąckowiak-Ławicka, Cantilena Mixed Choir
"Accept the sincere thanks of all of the Orpheus Choir for the opportunity to participate in the wonderful festival in Porec. As always, everything was organized accurately and creating a pleasant and festive atmosphere. The meeting with the other colleagues was interesting, useful and creative."
Elena Cvetkova, Orpheus Choir
"I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude for affording us an opportunity to perform during the Cracovia Music Festival, to get to know a country we have never been to and to meet new people. We have thoroughly enjoyed the event and the city. I am sending to warm greetings from all the members of our choir, hoping to meet with you in the future.
Thank you with all our hearts."
Giacomo Giacuzzo, Corale G. Schiff di Chiopris
"We think warmly about the wonderful days we spent in Baden-Baden and the surrounding area. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know this beautiful location, which we will forever hold in our hearts. Thank you for your trust. We had a really good time and I hope we will meet again!"
Flora Toth, “Carmina Dacica”
“Dear Director, I would like to congratulate you on a successful and perfectly organised international music event - the Festival of Choirs and Orchestras in Paris. This is the third time (after Florence and Venice) that I take part in this international event. An interesting formula of musical meetings encourages the choirs I conduct (the Choir of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, the Choir of Lublin Arch-cathedral and the Amicus Choir) to participate in festivals organised in other towns in the future."
“In my own name and on behalf of our choir I would like to express my gratitude for the organisation of the Porec festival. We had a great time, which will stay in our memory for a long time. Thank you!”
Agata Szczepanek, SGH Choir in Warsaw
"It was a pleasure for us to take part in your Lago di Garda Fstival. Thank you very much to gave us the possibility to participate in these musical festivities and for all the work you have done organising them.
With our best wishes for health and professsional success in your further work."
Zaharina Milkova-Nikitasova, Young girls choir, Varna
"On behalf of Riola I thank you for the great concerts at the Praha Music Festival!"
"After a few days at home, on behalf of Verbandsorchesters Mittelbaden, I would like to once again say thank you to the organisators of the festival by Lake Garda. Our president, conductor and I think all the participants were very satisfied and we all spent at the festival very nice four days. I hope that you were also satisfied with our performance at the opening concert and that we will have an opportunity to cooperate again another time."
Martin Fischer, Verbandsorchester Mittelbaden
“I would like to express gratitude in my own name and on behalf of all choir members for a very interesting and attractive form of organisation of the festival in Porec. We are all very happy to have had the opportunity to take part in the concerts. We are already thinking and wondering where to go next year - we will probably register for the Barcelona festival. Thank you once again for the professional organisation of the event.”
Jerzy Cieślak, Male Choir “Echo” Grudziądz
"Thank you for your kind organization of the Music Festival in Venezia and Jesolo. All members of our choir had a great time and we were happy to have the opportunity to meet other choirs."
Agota Sentannai, on behalf of Sound Choir
“This year I had the pleasure to participate in the International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras in Tuscany, as the conductor and artistic manager of the Choir of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. The unforgettable experience of participation in the concerts, the charming places we have visited and the unique atmosphere of celebration and friendship during the shows of the participating choirs will long remain in my own and other choir members’ memories."
Grzegorz Pecka, Choir of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
"On behalf of all the members of our choir, the conductor, the pianist and all attendants, I want to thank you for the very good organisation of the Praha Musik Festival in Prague! We enjoyed the event very much. Also the city tour and the boattrip were very nice. Hotel Olympik is a very good place to stay and Prague is a wonderfull city! Shortly: We had a magnificant weekend in Prague!!!! Once again: Thank you very much!"
Lidy Koning, Algemeen Gemengd Koor Borculo
"I meant to write to you before now to let you know that my choir and I really enjoyed our trip to Lake Garda in October to take part in the Music Festival. It was a very worthwhile experience for us all. I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas, and thanks again for organising such a wonderful event."
Mary Price, Cór Saráin
"Thank you for sending voucher. Thank you for your perfect organisation of festival event. We will try to use the voucher for another beautiful event organized by your company."
Jozef Fetterik, secretary of Kosice Teachers' Choir
"Thank you! And participation in your festival was itself a great and real pleasure! Besides, we enjoyed Vienna immensely. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to take part in another MRF Festival. Warmest regards"
Nadja Kaznacheewa, Russia
"Thank you for your mail and the voucher. We were really happy about the experience at your festival."
Manica Maver, Mladinski Pevski zbor
"Thank you for your Badenia Music Festival. We are sorry we couldn't find you after the concert and say it to you personally and didn't make a foto with you. But we hope we will have this opporunity. It was really nice to meet you."
Elena Khritankova, Children's choir Podsnezhnik
Dubna, Moscow reg., Russia
"It was a great experience, especially for us, coming from so far away and listening to choirs sing different styles of music. We are mostly satisfied because felt that our repertoire was enjoyed and appreciated. Our director recieved so many compliments! Thanks!"
Ximena, Johann Sebastian Bach Choir
"Thank you very much for your nice welcoming at your festival. In our memories we will have a beautiful Christmas atmosphere and Strasbourg as well as Baden-Baden. We had very nice accommodation and the staff was very pleasant to us.
We will be happy to use your other festivals in the future."
Marika Šandorová, Gréckokatolícky chrámový zbor bl. P.P. Gojdiča
"Thank you very much for inviting us to attend this year’s edition of Toscana Music Festival. It was a valuable experience for our orchestra that enabled us to build up new contacts. We will never forget our stay at Montecatini Terme and we hope to take part in the meetings organized by MRF MusicFestivals in the future. Thank you for your excellent organization and best wishes for your continued success."
Andrzej Mikulski, Orkiestra Gminy Ogrodzieniec
"It was a great pleasure for us to be part of the festival, my colleagues have enjoyed every moment of it. Most likely we are going to participate in one of your events again. Thank you for this kind invitation. Sincerely"
Miroslava Popova-Kirova, Chamber Orchestra Anima
"We arrived safely at home and we thank you for the perfect organization of the festival in Krakow."
Lavinia Vostinar, Emil Montia choir
"We arrived savely in Germany. I would like to thank you again for the beautiful festival. It was the first time we were so super satisfied with everything. Thank you very much. I have framed the diploma. We will put it onto the wall in the Directorate of our school."
Florian Braun, Chor des Neuen Gymnasiums Nürnberg
"It was a great pleasure, to Alma de Coimbra from Portugal, to participate in 8th Cracovia Music Festival. Thank you."
José Santos, Portugal
"The Svajone orchestra thanks you for the great organization of the festival and the opportunity for us to participate in it! We liked the city very much, excursions, and the appearance of the festival."
Daiva Martikonyte, Svajone Orchestra
"The Musicfestival at Limone sul Garda was marvelous. We enjoyed it very much. the festival was occasion for us meet other orchestras and choirs and find new musicians friends."
Eliška Kunčíková, ZUŠ V. Ambrose, Prostějov
"Estonian mixed Choir Sõprus thanks all organizers for well-organized Krakow festival!"
Anneli Kana, Estonia
"I desire to thank for arranging our stay in such a beautiful place as Arco. Lago di Garda Music Festival, hosted and prepared by you for us was a great experience and an incredible adventure, and our presentation before the local, wonderful audience an experience beyond description. Once again, very, very cordially thank you and best regards."
Artur Wróbel, Chorus and Orchestra of the National Music School. R. Bukowski
"Thanks for the opportunity our choir to be part of your festivals again. This is the second installment after the Montecatini Therme and we will be happy to sing in your other events. Accept our greetings and wishes for future success!"
Elena Cvetkova, Orpheus
"We had a great weekend in Paris. The organization was always perfect and we look forward to a next time."
Ilona Windheuser, Akkordeonorchester Oberhausen e.V.
"Thank you for organizing nice festival. Our choir had pleasant time in Vienna and we are looking forward meeting you in the future in some other festival held by MRF Team."
Külli Kelu, Female Choir Linda
"I am sorry it has taken me so long to send you this email to thank you and all involved in organising the Festival in Baden-Baden. It was a wonderful experience for every member of the choir and it ran so smoothly from beginning to end. Our hotel was lovely, our trip around the Black Forest and please thank our bus driver and guide who were so kind and gave us a wonderful experience. Again many thanks for everything."
Jacqueline Kennedy, Monasterevin Gospel Choir
"Music Festival on Lago di Garda was very pleasant a and friendly. It was big opportunity for our students. The atmosphere was very kind during whole fetival."
Mgr. Eliška Kunčíková, ZUŠ Vladimíra Ambrose Prostějov
"Porvoon Mieslaulajat wants to thank you for the nice festival in Sopot. We have told about your festival in our website and our Facebook pages. It is probable that other choirs from Finland will attend the festival next year."
Tapio Toivonen, Porvoon Mieslaulajat
"We will thank for a nice stay in Limone Sul Garda. Your staff has arranged a nice festival, all was great! All of our members had a nice stay!"
Rune Kokkin, Hillestad Promenadeorkester
"Thank you very much from Alcanar. Catalonia. It was absolutely fantastic and exciting to share with you all these great moments."
Josep Lluis Agudo Juan, Coral "Sòl de Riu" d'Alcanar
"Thank you for orgaising such a nice Contest. We are happy to have such a nice appottunity to participate in your festival."
Daiva Žardeckiene, Cantabile
"From all members of our ensemble would like to express my sincere gratitude for the organization and conduct of the festival in Lago di Garda. It was a beautiful celebration of music in a beautiful lake! We liked and remembered by many groups from participating in the festival. We are very grateful to the public for the warm hospitality extended to us at the gala, as well as our individual performance.
Separately want to thank all the organizers for the excellent preparation and organization of the festival - from concerts to trips. Vehicles and guides were always on time, the hotel was comfortable and located in a good place. The excursions were great! We loved the tour of the surroundings of Lake Garda. Thank you again!
Hopefully in the future we will be able to take part in such festivals."
Rimma Kvitko, Nota Artistica
"I would lıke to thank you for great organization than we were enjoy extremely for my children and their parents thank you very much we had great tıme. For my students was so fantastıctıme. I hope participate a nother your festıval next year."
Funda Palabekiroğlu, Istek Ulugbey Orkestrasi
"Female singers from Orivesi were marching the streets of a little town of Callela in Spanish Catalonia, singing songs and waving the Finnish flag. Every now and then our Maamme song was drowned out by a strong Russian choir following us, only to be heard again thanks to the chanting of our supporters."
Auli Kilpeläinen, Female singers from Orivesi Finland
"Thank you for all your support for our participation at the Paris Music Festival. We felt very well in the French capital and all components of our choir unanimous. We would love to return to Paris and to other editions of the festival. Thank you very much and hope to see you again!"
Choral president Leon Bancila, Falticeni, Romania
"First, we would like to thank for the organisation, and the great event in wich we participate. Finally, thank you very much for all your help and support."
Diana Lemos, Orfeo de Agueda
"Our choristers were very happy, we’ve watched the other participants and we enjoyed the music a lot. Thank you for the Festival organization and hopefully we will meet again :)"
Ioana German, La Muse Diversité
"Thank you very much (in my name and in the name of the whole orchestra) for a wonderful festival in Limone. We hope to meet you again on next festival organized by you."
Wojciech Huk, OSP Husów
"Thank you for everything. The time in Budapest it was amazing for me and for my singers. I hope that we will see in future."
Tiberiu Ardelean, Capella Polifonica Arad
"First of all I would like to thank you our tour in Italy. My choir mates were very satisfied with our accomodation and all af the circumstances of our trip. They were thankful because this trip was quite cheap for them thanks it for 3 succesful applying for support in Hungary (written by me). I was 4 times on your programs and it means 4 succesful applying in Hungary. So I was also happy to take a part on Festival on Lake of Garda."
Beatrix Ujházi, Chorus Matricanus
"At the start of the holidays Ratsband Orchestra went on a tour to Budapest to a festival which hosted 17 ensembles from 13 countries. Wind orchestra Ratsband Stadthagen under the baton of Andreas Meyer performed the compositions of Robert Sheldon (Commemoration Overture), James L. Hosay (Carrickfergus Posy), Thiemo Kraas (Vita pro Musica), Jacob de Haan (Oregon) and Csardas by Vittorio Monti (solo accordion: Torben Völkening) and won the hearts of the audience, earning a standing ovation. As a proof of appreciation the orchestra from the Schaumburg district obtained a diploma from the host, which is the fourth one to complete the collection of diplomas from events in Tuscany (2015), Venice (2016) and Cracow (2017). Also Ratsband’s rendering of Edvard Grieg’s ballad and Stefan Nilsson’s Gabriellas Song at the end of the joint concert staged in St. Stephen’s Basilica by all 700 participants held huge appeal to the audience. Sightseeing points on the agenda included visiting: Gellért Hill , Matthias Church located in the castle district, Fisherman’s Bastion and Central Market Hall, trips to Danube Bend and Lake Balaton, where an impromptu concert was put on for the residents of Siofok town."
Andreas Meyer, Ratsband Stadthagen Orchestra
"We had a wonderful time in Paris Music Festival. It was a great pleasure to listen all the choirs who sing in the festival. Sure we will decide to participate in one of your next festivals."
Flora Toth, conductor “Carmina Dacica”
"Thank you for your so perfect organization, beautiful Toscana Music Festival and your hospitality. Best Regards!"
"First of all we would like to thank you for the greatest days and fantastic concerts in Budapest. We are very pleased to be with you and see you again."
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koksal Apaydinli
University of Ordu
"Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful music event at Budapest. It's well organized. We really enjoyed the festival especially the all ensembles concert at St. Stephen's Basilica. Hopefully, we will have another opportunity to participate other chorus festivals held by you in the future. Thank you!"
Boston Eastern Heritage Chorus
United States of America
"Thank you for beautiful experience and great opportunity to attend your festival. We hope we will have the opportunity to attend some of your festivals in the future! Best regards"
Miriam Ederova, Cantus Monte Regis
"It is about a week since we left Italy and we are trying to digest all the impressions from the country, the festival, and the people we had met during our tour. We were very impressed from the accurate and efficient organisation of the festival for all aspects, bravo to you. I hope that you enjoyed our performance. The children and the teachers returned home with a lot of good experiences and your festival was among them."
Tslila Laks, Shir-El choir and strings ensemble
"It was a pleasure to participate to your festival and I hope in the future for a strong collaboration and more participation to your festivals. Thank you very much for everything."
Mezzo Forte Soul Music Otopeni
"Several days of relaxation have passed and I would like to tell you that we have thoroughly enjoyed the Porec festival. It has been a truly unforgettable experience and a great honour for us to be able to perform and listen to the performance of our colleagues from other countries. Your organization of the event was indeed impeccable. Perhaps we will participate in one of your festivals in a few years."
Gerard Ramon Cañellas, "Sòl de Riu" Choir from Alcanar
"Gent.mo Direttore Budapest Music Festival,
Le scrivo per esprimerle il più sincero ringraziamento per l'ottima organizzazione del Budapest Music Festival, spero nel futuro di poter partecipare ancora a festival da voi organizzati. La ringrazio e la saluto cordialmente"
Antonio Sau, Coro Peppinu Mereu Tonara
"An dieser Stelle bedanke ich mich herzlich bei Ihnen für die sehr gute Organisation beim VENEZIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018. Es war für meine jungen Musikerinnen und Musiker ein großes Erlebnis, in der Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo musizieren zu dürfen. Die Hotelunterkunft (Hotel Metropole) war sehr geeignet und jugendgerecht. Das Essen war sehr gut. Hervorzuheben ist vor allem auch die sehr freundliche Hotelleitung, die unser Jugendorchester sehr fürsorglich betreut und umsorgt hat."
Mit herzlichem Dank und vielen Grüßen aus Göppingen
"W imieniu wszystkich chórzystów "Ogniwa" bardzo dziękuję za bardzo dobrze zorganizowany nasz pobyt w Budapeszcie. Planujemy już uczestnictwo w Waszym Festiwalu w przyszlym roku"
Zofia Berek, Chór Mieszany "Ogniwo"
"Jetzt haben wir die Konzertreise hinter uns. Wir haben viele schöne Momente erlebt und haben schöne Erinnerungen mit nach Finnland gebracht."
Mervi Valjakka, Larte Youth Choir
"Wir bedanken uns recht herzlich bei Ihnen, uns die Moeglichkeit geboten zu haben, mit sovielen Musikern gemeinsam zu sein, sowie die schoenen Momente des Festivals mitteilen zu duerfen! Nochmal Vielen Dank fuer die ausgezeichnete Organisation und die Exaktheit und wuenschen Ihnen eine weiter erfolgreiche Arbeit.
Auf Wiedersehen, bis zum nächsten Mal!"
Svetla Stoeva, conductor mixed choir “Burgas”
"Después de unos dias de descanso, he de comunicarte lo satisfechos que estamos de haber participado en el festival de Porec. Una experiencia que no olvidaremos. Formar parte de este festival ha sido todo un privilegio, y sobretodo el poder escuchar a nuestros compañeros de otros paises, la convivencia con ellos. Enhorabuena por la organización. No descartamos dentro de unos años, volver a participar en uno de vuestros festivales."
Gerard Ramon Cañellas, Coral "Sòl de Riu" d'Alcanar
"Tapaksia ja kaiken maailman lauluja
Oriveden Naislaulajat marssivat Calellan pikkukaupungin kaduilla Espanjan Kataloniassa Suomen liput liehuen. Välillä laulumme hukkui perässä kulkevan ison venäläiskuoron kumuun, sitten taas Maamme-laulu kajahti ilmoille tukijoukon avustuksella."
Auli Kilpeläinen, Oriveden Naislaulajat
"Finnen und Italiener, Polen und Griechen, Iren und Spanier – beim 3. Internationalen Chorfestival in Krakau trafen Sängerinnen und Sänger vieler Nationalitäten zusammen. Darunter auch der Konzertchor des Städtischen Musikvereins. Die Verständigung war kein Problem, denn alle sprechen eine gemeinsame Sprache: die Sprache der Musik. Motetten und Volkslieder, Kantaten und Ohrwürmer – die musikalische Bandbreite der Werke, die die europäischen Chöre im Gepäck hatten, war ebenso vielfältig wie die Sprachen, in denen gesungen wurde. Schon das festliche Eröffnungskonzert des Festivals in einer der schönsten Kirchen Krakaus, der St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, war sowohl für die Mitwirkenden als auch für die Zuhörer ein beeindruckendes Erlebnis. Gleich zu Beginn ließ der Chor aus Lippstadt unter der Leitung von Burkhard A. Schmitt zwei Werke aus seinem Programm erklingen. Dabei sorgte nicht nur die wunderbare Akustik des Barockbaus, sondern ebenso das gemeinsame Musizieren mit so vielen Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft bei vielen Chormitgliedern für Gänsehaut. Der Lippstädter Chor eröffnete auch das erste von drei Festivalkonzerten am Abend im Konzertsaal der Krakauer Musikhochschule. Dabei präsentierten die rund 50 Sängerinnen und Sänger ein breites Spektrum ihres Könnens. Die Werke, die das Ensemble dem Krakauer Publikum bot, umfassten neben Klassikern der Chormusik wie „Locus iste“ von Anton Bruckner und dem „Abendlied“ von Josef Rheinberger auch moderne Stücke wie „When the Stars fall“ des kanadischen Komponisten Stephen Hatfield. Mit besonderer Begeisterung reagierten die Gastgeber auf das abschließende „Cantus gloriosus“ des polnischen Komponisten Józef Swider. Nach ihrem gelungenen Auftritt hatten die Chormitglieder am gleichen und am darauffolgenden Abend Gelegenheit zu vielfältigen Begegnungen mit den Sängerinnen und Sängern weiterer teilnehmender Chöre. Wo nicht gesungen werden konnte, ersetzten auch schon mal Hände und Füße mangelnde Fremdsprachenkenntnisse. Dies änderte jedoch nichts an der ausgelassenen Stimmung des Festivals, die auch das anschließende gemeinsame Abendessen begleitete. Selbst der Weg zurück ins Hotel war von Gesang begleitet: In der fröhlichen Atmosphäre Krakaus mit ihrem kulturellen Reichtum ließen die Lippstädter es sich nicht nehmen, zu später Stunde mitten auf dem berühmten Marktplatz in der Altstadt Kostproben ihres Repertoires zu geben. Nachdem der Chor nach diesem musikalischen Erlebnis wieder in heimischen Gefilden angekommen war, waren sich alle einig: Krakau ist jede Konzertreise wert!"
Martina Selig, Städtischer Musikverein Lippstadt
"Wir denken gerne an die wundervolle Tage die wir in Baden-Baden und Umgebung verbrachten. Dank Ihnen haben wir die Gelegenheit gehabt diese wunderschöne Ortung kennenzulernen und es wird für immer in unseren Seelen bleiben. Vielen Dank für Ihr Vertrauen. Wir fühlten uns sehr gut und ich hoffe, dass wir uns wiedersehen!"
Flora Toth, “Carmina Dacica”
"Nach einigen Tagen zu Hause wollte ich mich noch im Namen des Verbandsorchesters Mittelbaden recht herzlich für die Organisation des Festivals am Gardasee bedanken. Unser Präsident, unser Dirigent und ich denke alle Teilnehmer waren sehr zufrieden und die vier Tage waren sehr schön. Ansonsten hoffe ich, dass sie auch mit unserer Leistung beim Eröffnungskonzert zufrieden waren und vielleicht klappt die Zusammenarbeit ein ander Mal wieder."
Martin Fischer, Verbandsorchester Mittelbaden
"Con questa email la voglio ringraziare per l'opportunità offertaci di poter cantare nell'ambito del Cracovia Music Festival, visitare un paese mai visto e conoscere gente nuova.
Ci siamo divertiti molto e ci è piaciuta molto la vostra città.
Sperando di riuscire in un prossimo futuro a rivederci le porgo i saluti da parte di tutti i coristi.
Grazie di cuore."
Giacomo Giacuzzo, Corale G. Schiff di Chiopris
"Bardzo dziękuję za możliwość uczestniczenia w kolejnym festiwalu zorganizowanym przez Państwa. Dziękuję również za voucher, który na pewno wykorzystam, bo wybieramy się w październiku nad Jezioro Lago di Garda :) Dużo rozmawiałam też ze swoimi znajomymi dyrygentami w Lublinie na temat Państwa festiwali i z tego co wiem już jeden chór - Kantylena - wybiera się do Budapesztu :)
A teraz tradycyjnie pozwolę sobie na podsumowanie festiwalu w Wiedniu.
Poziom tegorocznych występów był fantastyczny. To cudowne, że można posłuchać takich wykonań, po których człowiek dochodzi do wniosku, że jeszcze sporo pracy przed nim samym i jego zespołem :)
Atmosfera była bardzo przyjemna, sale koncertowe doskonałe pod względem akustycznym."
Elżbieta Niczyporuk, Chór Akademos
"Szanowni Panstwo! Bardzo dziekuję za możliwość wystąpienia podczas Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Kolęd (Badenia Advent Music Festival). To była wspaniała przygoda dla mnie i mojego chóru, dla niektórych to był na pewno koncert życia. Miejsce magiczne, świąteczna oprawa, kolory świata i możliwość zaprezentowania się wśród innych, znakomitych europejskich chórów. Dziękuję raz jeszcze i życzę Radosnych i Rodzinnych Świąt Bożgo Narodzenia."
Piotr Szelążek, Chór Kameralny VOX IUVENTUM
"W imieniu swoim i całego naszego chóru chciałabym serdecznie podziękować Państwu za organizację festiwalu w Porec. Spędziliśmy tam wspaniały czas, który z pewnością na długo pozostanie w naszej pamięci. Dziękujemy!"
Agata Szczepanek, Chór SGH w Warszawie
"Proszę przyjąć wyrazy uznania za organizację pięknego wydarzenia jakim jest festiwal w Limone. Dla moich podopiecznych z orkiestry dętej był to pierwszy wyjazd, który przedłuzylismy wyjazdem do Watykanu. Są zachwyceni, pełni pozytywnych wrażeń. Znakomity pomysł, który Państwo realizujecie bardzo pomaga w funkcjonowaniu zespołów amatorskich. Już w tej chwili myślą o organizacji następnego udziału w Waszych festiwalach."
Zdzisław Magoń, OSP Husów
"Chciałbym w imieniu swoim jak i chórzystów, bardzo serdecznie podziękować za bardzo ciekawą i atrakcyjną formę organizacji festiwalu w Porec, wszyscy jestesmy bardzo zadowoleni z mozliwości udziału w tych koncertach, już myślimy i zastanawiamy się, gdzie moglibysmy pojechac w przyszlym roku, prawdopodobnie zgłosimy swój udział na festiwal w Barcelonie, jeszcze raz bardzo dziekujemy za tak profesjonalna organizację festiwalu.
Jerzy Cieślak, Male Choir “Echo” Grudziądz
"W br. miałem przyjemność uczestniczyć w Międzynarodowym Festiwalu Chórów i Orkiestr w Toskanii wraz z Chórem Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego, którego jestem dyrygentem i kierownikiem artystycznym. Niezapomniane przeżycia związane z koncertami festiwalowymi, urocze miejsca jakie mogliśmy zwiedzić oraz wyjątkowa atmosfera święta i przyjaźni jaka towarzyszyła prezentacjom zespołów biorących udział w festiwalu na długo pozostaną w mojej i chórzystów pamięci."
Grzegorz Pecka, Chór Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego
"Dziękuję bardzo za wiadomość. Było nam niezwykle miło uczestniczyć w Wien Music Festival. Zachowaliśmy wspaniałe wspomnienia. Pozdrawiam!
Hanna Szuster, Chór PWSZ w Pile
"Jeszcze raz dziękuję w imieniu Orkiestry za ciepłe przyjęcie podczas Festiwalu oraz wspaniałą organizację."
Małgorzata Bosowska, The Engineers Band Entertainment Orchestra
"W imieniu Stowarzyszenia Chór Mieszany " Cantilena " pragnę podziękować za umożliwienie nam udziału w Międzynarodowym Festiwalu Chórów i Orkiestr w Budapeszcie. Skonfrontowanie własnych umiejętności z innymi zespołami jest zawsze cennym doświadczeniem a wymiana adresów i partytur z utworami zaowocują być może w przyszłości dalszymi kontaktami z poznanymi na festiwalu chórami."
Maria Frąckowiak-Ławicka, Chór Mieszany "Cantilena"
"Szanowny Panie Dyrektorze,
gratuluję kolejnego, bardzo udanego i doskonale organizacyjnie przeprowadzonego międzynarodowego przedsięwzięcia muzycznego jakim był Festiwal Chórów i Orkiestr w Paryżu. Jest to już trzeci, po Florencji i Wenecji mój udział w tym międzynarodowym wydarzeniu. Interesująca formuła spotkań muzycznych zachęca zespoły, które prowadzę (Chór Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Jana Pawła II, Chór Archikatedry Lubelskiej i Chór "AMICUS") do wzięcia w przyszłości udziału w festiwalach organizowanych w innych miastach."
"Хочу искренне поблагодарить всех сотрудников Вашей организации за профессионализм, терпение и понимание. С Вами легко и приятно работать.
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"Wir möchten uns bedanken für die Möglichkeit mit unseren Schülern in schönen Venedig auftreten zu dürfen. Es war ein Erlebniss für alle Beteiligten. Nach einer Besprechung mit den Mitgliedern des Schülerorchestres haben wir uns geeinigt, daß wir gerne an dem Internationalen Chor- und Orchesterfestival in Budapest von 28. 6. - 1. 7. 2018 teilnehmen würden."
Ivo Saniter und Zdenka Kalová, Orchester Boromeo
"Jeszcze raz serdecznie dziękuję za możliwość udziału w pięknym festiwalu. Całą społeczność naszej orkiestry jest pod ogromnym wrażeniem. Przekazałem też Państwa namiary do kilku okolicznych orkiestr. Pozdrawiam"
Paweł Podeszwik, Miejska Orkiestra Dęta Kolno
"Wir sind wieder gut in Deutschland angekommen. Ich möchte mich nochmal in aller Form bei Ihnen für das schöne Festival bedanken. Es war das erste Mal, dass wir so super zufrieden mit allem waren. Vielen herzlichen Dank dafür. Die Urkunde habe ich Rahmen lassen. Sie wird in unserer Schule im Direktorat hängen."
Florian Braun, Chor des Neuen Gymnasiums Nürnberg
"Jeszcze raz w imieniu swoim i chóru chciałabym podziękować za możliwość kolejny już raz uczestnictwa w Waszym Festiwalu. Myślę, że w naszej pamięci na długo pozostaną koncerty a w szczególności ten w Bazylice Św. Stefana."
Monika Wilkiewicz, Chór PRIMO