Bulgaria is known for its rich musical tradition, in a one-of-a-kind choir tour you will discover Bulgaria’s wonderful singing and music traditions, alongside folklore, natural landscapes, wine and dancing. We will travel in the mountainous areas and stay at authentic village guesthouses, in order to meet the real Bulgaria, just before it disappears. Every day we will meet with a local singing group in a variety of styles and compositions, choirs of authentic Bulgarian singing, performances by grandmothers in the villages who sing from the throat in the tradition of “Bulgarian voice” (you can also learn), female and male ensembles, polyphonic singing from Macedonia and unusual rhythms from the Sofia area.
The uniqueness of the itinerary is that it was prepared by three experts in their fields, Uri Hartman, the long-time producer of the Israeli opera, Asen Marinov, one of the leading guitar players in Bulgaria and the leader of an ethnic music group of world music, Zeev Ben-Arie, an expert on the Balkans and world Cultures (PhD). The tour is suitable for choirs who want to travel together, enjoy some good time, meet with the local musical traditions and participate in cultural and local musical events. If and when possible we combine in the itinerary local festivals. The group is accompanied at all times by a local musician and player. the itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs.