Program schedule

22nd International Choral Festival CRO PATRIA

Split, 1-2 December 2018

Under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Mrs Kolinda Grabar Kitarović 

Organizer: Glazbena mladež Split/Music Youth Split

Sponsored by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Split-Dalmatia County, City of Split, Tourist Board of Split

Partners: City Museum Split and Croatian National Theatre Split



Saturday, 1 December 2018, 6.30PM Advent Opening in Split (in association with the Tourist Board Split/ musical performance of the guest choirs at the waterfront – Riva)

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 7.00PM, Cathedral of St Domnius, GIFT CONCERT

Claudio Monteverdi, Vespro della beata Vergine, Antiphonus – vocal and instrumental ensemble, mo. Tomislav Fačini 


Sunday, 2 December 2018, 1.00PM Gothic Hall of the City Museum in Split, LECTURE – WORKSHOP Choral incubator – choirs’ representatives, conductors, composers, jury members and other experts take part

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7.00PM, Croatian National Theatre in Split, FINAL COMPETITION, Canticum novum, choirs, conductors and jury members take part. 

The Festival tries to combine contemporary choral compositions and the heritage sounds. Due to that fact, the choirs perform one new composition and two compositions from the Croatian musical heritage (or heritage of the country they come from). The choirs from the Republic of South Africa, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia take part in the Festival.  

More information coming soon. 


Host festival - City Split

Host festival is the city Split, the second largest city in Croatia. The city center of Split is the old Diocletian's palace from the 4th century AD (under UNESCO’s protection since 1979), which makes it a unique example in the world. Split is an important Croatian, Mediterranean cultural center, second largest university center in Croatia and after Zagreb has the highest number of diplomatic, consular or representative offices of international organizations in Croatia.


Why visit Split

Natural Beauty
Croatia is one of the ecologically best preserved parts of Europe. Croatia is blessed with outstanding natural beauty and it is a real pearl of the Balkan Peninsula with numerous historical parks and protected nature and national parks. In terms of geography alone, Split stands out. The unique combination of rolling hills, the ocean, forests, and a great climate make it a true gem in the European crown.