South Tyrolean singers at the Gardens of Trauttmandorff Castle - 21.04.13
The Day of the Choirs at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle took place on Sunday 21 April. The spring songs of nine South Tyrolean choirs infused Trauttmansdorff’s eighty garden landscapes with the sound of music.
The German proverb “Where people sing, you can settle down. Wicked folk have no songs,” was quite apropos on 21 April, when around 3,000 visitors celebrated the Day of the Choirs at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. The Sound of Spring: that was the theme of the day, as nine South Tyrolean choirs pulled out all the stops. Indeed, the choirs and their repertoire were as colorful as a Trauttmansdorff spring day. The sound of women’s, men’s, children’s and youth choirs filled the lush Forests of the World, the cheery Sun Gardens, and the lovely Water and Terraced Gardens with enchanting music and brought spring to the South Tyrolean alluvial forests.
The Algund women's choir
The Day of the Choirs took place for the tenth time in 2013, in cooperation with the South Tyrol Choral Association. This year, nine South Tyrolean choirs participated: the PRISMA youth choir, the vox jubilans children's choir, the Algund women's choir, the Untermais church choir, the Völlan church choir, Gaulsänger Lana, the RAINDROPS youth choir, Mandochor Ehrenburg, and the Ulten men's choir.
Visitors enjoyed this extraordinary musical accompaniment from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The grand finale was when the choirs did a group encore – all nine together, at the Water Lily Pond. It was hard to tell who was having more fun: the audience or the singers. One thing is certain: the Day of the Choirs will surely be celebrated once again in 2014.