• 2018 PROGRAM DATES: Saturday, July 21st – Wednesday, August 1st.
    • Below is a sample itinerary. The 2018 itinerary will be confirmed in detail by June of 2018.
    • The 2018 Umbrian Serenades Ensemble of participants will perform in 4 concerts: two in our program base town of SORIA, and two more concerts in CALATAÑAZOR and BURGO de OSMA, in the PROVINCE OF SORIA, in the CASTILE & LEÓN region of SPAIN. SORIA is located 115 miles NORTHWEST of MADRID.

Saturday, July 21, Day 1

AM Arrival at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)

Transfer on your own to SORIA, Castile & León, from Terminal 4 or Madrid Center Av. America Bus Station on ALSA direct bus line

Afternoon Check in at Hotel Time to rest, unpack, shower, take a nap

9:00 PM Meet in hotel lobby to walk to dinner Organized dinner

Sunday, July 22, DAY 2

AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Orientation

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Spanish Cultural Tasting I: Walking Tour of Soria with licensed local guideSan Juan Monastery, San Saturio Hermitage 

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

4:40 PM Meet in Hotel Lobby: Group Walk to the Rehearsal Room

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal I: Individual Warm-up, Orientation, Seating, Repertoire Run-through

9:00 PM Meet in hotel lobby to walk to Welcome Dinner  (included)

Monday, July 23, DAY 3  

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Ensemble Rehearsal II

1:30 PM Lunch on your own and free time

5:00 – 8 PM Ensemble Rehearsal III

8:00 PM Free Time

9:00 PM Spanish Cultural Tasting II: Seafood Paella Cooking Class & Informal Dinner (included)

Tuesday, July 24, DAY 4 

AM Breakfast

9:45 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Rehearsal IV 

2:00 Lunch on your own and free time

5:00 – 7:45 PM Rehearsal V

8:00 PM Musical Tasting I

9:00 PM Optional Organized Dinner

Wednesday, July 25, DAY 5

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsal V

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

5:00 PM – 7:45 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VI

8:00 PM Musical Tasting II

9:00 PM Optional Organized Dinner

Thursday, July 26, DAY 6

AM Breakfast

FREE DAY – NO ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL

9:00 AM Departure time for Optional Romanesque Art & Architecture Day Trip to ANDALUZ, SAN BAUDELIO, BERLANGA with licensed guide

2:00 PM Organized Lunch in BERLANGA (not included) & return to SORIA

4:30 PM Arrive in SORIA

8:00 PM Musical Tasting III

9:00 PM Optional Organized Dinner

Friday, July 27, DAY 7

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VII

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and FREE TIME

NO AFTERNOON ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL

8:00 PM Meet in Hotel Lobby for Optional Pre-Dinner Aperitif  Tapas & Wine Crawl through Soria with Charlie & Paulo (not included, price TBA)

9:00 PM Optional Organized Dinner

Saturday, July 28, DAY 8

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VIII 

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and FREE TIME

6:45 PM Call for individual warm-up

Please be dressed in concert attire (limited space)

7:00 PM Rehearsal

8:00 PM Ensemble Concert (I) in SORIA

9:30 PM Post-Concert Dinner in SORIA (included)

Sunday, July 29, DAY 9

AM Breakfast

MORNING & AFTERNOON FREE

6:00 PM Depart for ALMAZÁN

6:45 PM Individual Warm Up in Almazán

7:00 PM Acoustical Rehearsal

8:00 PM Ensemble Concert (II) in ALMAZÁN

Return to SORIA

9:30 PM Dinner on your own

Monday, July 30, DAY 10

AM Breakfast

MORNING & AFTERNOON FREE

6:00 PM Depart for CALATAÑAZOR

6:45 PM Individual Warm Up in Calatañazor

7:00 PM Acoustical Rehearsal

8:00 PM Ensemble Concert (III) in CALATAÑAZOR

(A Cappella Repertoire Only)

Return to SORIA

9:30 PM Dinner on your own

Tuesday, July 31, DAY 11

AM Depart for Day Trip to BURGO de OSMA and SAN ESTEBAN de GORMAZ

Winery Tour and Visit

Lunch (included)

Mid Afternoon Return to SORIA to pack and rest

Closing Words (location and time TBA)

Wednesday, August 1, DAY 12

AM Individual hotel check out by 12:00 PM

Transfer on your own from SORIA to Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4 or Madrid Center on ALSA direct bus line or to your next destination…ADIOS!!!