1st International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras in Batumi (Georgia) 13.04.2019 - 17.04.2019

EN - History of Batum


Batumi, the “Pearl of the Black Sea,” as it is often called is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country’s southwest. European architects undertook numerous projects in Batumi at the beginning of the 20th century, and today it remains a hub of architectural innovation. Batumi is distinguished by a seacoast humid subtropical climate. Winters are cold without snow and summers are warm to hot.

Local cuisine is distinguished by its diversity and cooking technology, table-laying and relevant rituals. It has always been complemented with fruit, viticulture and bee keeping products as well as local fish. The most popular local dishes are: borano (cheese melted in butter), chirbuli (breakfast with eggs and walnut) and sinori (a dish with cottage curds and dough plates). A visit to Batumi is unimaginable without Ajarian khachapuri, a dish with a distinctive shape. The bread bowl resembles a boat, while an egg yolk inside represents the sun.

Georgia becomes more and more popular among tourists not because you can try delicious food there or visit ancient sightseeing but also for numerous entertainment options which are available there, such as Iconic clubs, archetypal pubs and bars, traditional wine cellars, delicious restaurants, You can try your luck at casinos as well. The city is sometimes called the Las Vegas of the Black Sea.

In Georgia all payments are realized in a national currency – Georgian Lari (GEL). 1 Lari  = 0,33 euro, so if you divide all prices by 3 you get euro prices. When you travel to Batumi there is no need to exchange money. There are ATMs everywhere around the cities. And also plastic cards are usable.

For all European passport holders it is free to go to Georgia and there are no visa restrictions. You get a stamp at the airport and are free to go. Places to visit: Batumi Boulevard, Old Batumi, Piazza Batumi, Alphabetic Tower, Astronomical Clock,  Argo Entertainment Center And Batumi Cable Car, Monument Ali and Nino, Europe Square, Piazza Square, Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, Colonnades, Church of St. Nicholas, Chacha Tower, Ferris Wheel,  Batumi Seaport, Dolphinarium, Batumi Archeological Museum, Botanical Gardens (boasting one of the widest varieties of flora in the world, was established in 1912)

TR - Batum Tarihi

“Karadeniz’in İncisi” olarakta adlandırılan Batum, Gürcistan’ın güneybatısında Karadeniz sahiline uzanan ikinci büyük şehridir. Avrupalı mimarlar, 20. yüzyılın başlarından beri Batum’da çok sayıda projeye imza atmış ve bugün şehir, bir mimari gelişim merkezi olmaya devam etmektedir. Deniz kıyısında olduğundan subtropikal bir iklime sahiptir; kışları kar yağışsız ve soğuk, yazları ılıman-sıcak geçmektedir.

Yerel mutfakları, çeşitliliği ve pişirme teknolojisi, sofra düzeni ile ilgili ritüelleriyle öne çıkmaktadır. Meyve, bağcılık ve arıcılık ürünlerinin yanı sıra yerel balıklarla tamamlanmaktadır. En popüler lezzetleri: borano (tereyağında eritilmiş peynir), chirbuli (cevizli ve yumurtalı kahvaltı) ve sinori(köy kaymağı ve lor peyniriyle yapılan hamur). Bir Batum ziyareti Ajarian khachapuri (bot şekli verilmiş hamur ve ortasında güneşi temsilen yumurtası) test etmeden düşünülemez…

Gürcistan gün geçtikçe turistler arasında sadece lezzetli yiyecekleri ve ziyaret edilecek tarihi yerleri ile değil, sayısız seçenekte ikonik kulüpleri, örnek pubları/barları ve yerel şarap mahzenleri, şık restorantlarıyla daha popüler olmaya başlamıştır. Ayrıca şansınızı kasinolarda arayabilirsiniz! Şehir “Karadenizin Las Vegas’ı” olarakta bilinmektedir.

Batum’da bütün ödemeler kendi para birimleri “Lari” ile yapılmaktadır. 1 Lari=0.33 euro’ya denk gelmektedir. Batum’a gitmeden paranızı çevirmenize gerek yoktur, şehir merkezinde her yerde ATM ler mevcuttur. Ayrıca kredi kartları kullanılmaktadır. Avrupa Pasaportuna sahip herkes vizeye ihtiyaç duymadan ülkeye giriş yapabilir. Tek yapmanız gereken sınırda pasaportunuzu damgalatmaktır.

Gezilecek Yerler: Batum Bulvarı, Eski Batum, Piazza Meydanı Alfabetik Kule, Astronomik Saat,  Argo Eğlence Merkezi ve Batum Teleferiği, Ali and Nino Heykeli, Avrupa Meydanı, Kutsal Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, Colonnades, St. Nicholas Kilisesi, Chacha Kulesi, Ferris Wheel,  Batum Limanı, Dolphinarium, Batum Archeological Müzesi, Botanik Bahçe (1912 de kurulmuş ve dünyadaki en geniş çeşitliliğe sahip II. Büyüklüktedir)

EN - About Festival

Condition of participation:

  • performance of a free program 25-35 min.

Example for the festival course:

1st day: arrival
2nd day:participation in the concert of all ensembles and visit to a festival concert
3rd day: meeting with conductors, rehearsal and participation in the festival concert
4th day: visit to a festival concert

The festival schedule and the number of festival concerts will depend on the number and kind of participating choirs and orchestras. 

There will be plenty of time between rehearsals and concerts for tourist leisure activities and for talking with other festival participants.

Inclusions:

  • organization and implementation of the festival
  • participation in the concert of all ensembles in Batumi
  • participation in the festival concert with rehearsal in a concert hall in Batumi
  • diploma
  • one souvenir folder per ensemble with posters and programs
  • accommodation and breakfast at a 5 ***** hotel
  • free participation and accommodation of the conductor

Additional offers that can be booked:

  • bus for transfers and trips in Batumi
  • guided city tour in Batumi
  • visiting the touristic arenas
  • transfer from/to airport and hotel

 

Prices:

To start with, we ask you to complete the form. Then we will send you further details regarding costs of participation.

Deadline for applications: 25.11.2018

Late applications : 30.12.2018 (prices/paying wil not be the same)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR - Festival Hakkında

Katılım Şartları:

  • 25/35 dakikalık serbest sahne performansı
  • Minumum 21 kişilik katılımcı gruplar (koro/orkestra üyeleri ve serbest katılımcı dahil)

Örnek festival programı:

  • 1. gün : varış, serbest zaman/gezi/konser
  • 2. gün : prova/festival konser izleme/gezi/serbest zaman
  • 3. gün: prova/festival konser izleme/gezi/serbest zaman
  • 4. gün : ayrılış

*Alternatif olarak 5 gece konaklama seçilebilir.

*Festival programı ve konserlerin sayısı/günü katılımcı koro ve orkestraların sayısına göre belirlenecektir.

*Konserler, provalar ve geziler arasında diğer korolar/orkestraların üyeleriyle tanışmak için yeterli boş zaman bırakılacaktır.

İçerik:

  • Festival organizasyonu katılım/sahne performansı
  • Katılan bütün grupların konserlerinin izlenmesi
  • Festivale ve provalara katılım
  • Diploma
  • Program ve festival afişinden oluşan bir dosya
  • 5 yıldızlı otelde konaklama ve kahvaltı
  • Koro/orkestra şefi için ücretsiz konaklama (oda+kahvaltı) ve festival katılımı

Ek seçenekler (ücrete tabi talep edilebilir):

  • Havaalanı/otel transferleri
  • Batum şehir gezi/turları
  • Turistik alanlara rehberli program

Ücretler:

Festival katılım ve konaklama hakkında detaylı bilgi almak için, sayfada verilen iletişim adreslerine koro/orkestranızın katılım isteği ile ilgili yandaki formu doldurarak mail atmanız halinde en kısa sürede bilgilendirme yapılacaktır.

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 25.11.2018 (25 Kasım 2018)

Geç Başvuru Tarihi: 30.12.2018 (30 Aralık 2018) *ücretler ve ödemeler değişiklik gösterecektir.

EN - General Terms and Conditions for Batumi

Standard Terms and Conditions of Business

The following provisions form the framework of the contractual relationship between you and COFT (Choir Orchestra Festival and Travel) which serves under “Music Education Publications – Bilge Sistem Informatics and Publishing Ltd. Co.”

  1. Conclusion of the travel contract

You make a binding offer to conclude the travel contract when COFT receives the travel contract form signed by you. At the same time, you accept COFT’s Standard Terms and Conditions of Business. The travel contract is concluded when you receive the travel contract counter signed by COFT (travel confirmation).

If you are not travelling alone, but with other tour members, you shall be deemed to act in the name and on behalf of the other tour members and these shall also be parties to the contract with you.

All agreements and collateral agreements shall be set down in writing. Any agreed special requests shall be recorded in the travel contract.

If, after conclusion of the travel contract, you become interested in other services (e.g. locally), COFT shall be pleased to act as an intermediary. In such cases, however, COFT’s activities shall be exclusively limited to arranging the services. Any contract with the relevant event organiser/service provider shall be entered directly by you in your own name. COFT shall not be liable for any defective performance within the framework of your contractual relationship with the other event organiser/service provider.

  1. Payment of the tour price

A deposit of 30% of the tour price per participant shall be paid after signing of the travel contract and receipt of the secured payment plan document. The remainder of the tour price shall, at latest, become due for payment by 75 days before arrival. (05 February,2019)

  1. Services and changes to services and the tour price

The services to be provided by COFT are determined by the description of services in the travel contract and any written special agreements. The scope of the contractual services shall be governed by the description of services in the individual tour programmes.

Changes and variations to the agreed travel contract which become necessary after conclusion of the contract shall only be permitted if the changes or variations are not significant and do not interfere with the overall nature of the tour.

COFT reserves the right to increase the tour price in the event that, after conclusion of the travel contract, transportation costs or the duties for particular services increase or if exchange rates applicable to the relevant tour change. In the event that the tour price is increased by more than five per cent or if there is a significant change to an important service, you can withdraw from the contract.

  1. Cancellation by the traveller, booking alterations and assignment of the contract

You can cancel your tour at any time before departure by appropriate declaration to COFT. For evidential reasons, the declaration should be made in writing.

In the event that the travel contract is cancelled, COFT will demand the following flat-rate compensation for each registered participant:

After 15th December, 2018 : 30 % of the tour price

Between 06th – 15th February, 2019 : 40 % of the tour price

Between 16th – 28th February, 2019 : 70 % of the tour price

Between 01st – 15th March, 2019 : 100 % of the tour price.

Up until departure, you may demand that a third party assumes the rights and obligations under the travel contract in your stead or instead of an individual tour participant. COFT can object to the assumption of the rights and obligations by the third party if the third party does not fulfil the particular tour requirements or if participation by the third party would be contrary to legal provisions or orders of the authorities. The third party assuming the rights and obligations, you and any tour participants represented by you shall be jointly and severally liable to COFT for the tour price and any additional costs incurred by the inclusion of the third party.

  1. Termination due to force majeure

Both you and COFT can terminate the contract if, due to reasons of force majeure which were not foreseeable when the contract was concluded, the tour becomes considerably more difficult, dangerous or would be considerably impaired.

COFT can demand appropriate compensation for any tour services already performed or to be performed prior to the end of the tour. You and COFT shall each bear one half of any additional return transportation costs. In other cases, additional costs shall be borne by you.

  1. Cancellation and termination by COFT

COFT can withdraw from the travel contract prior to the tour’s departure if, pursuant to the travel contract, a particular minimum number of participants is a condition precedent for the tour and this number has not been attained by 40 days prior to departure.

COFT can give notice to terminate the travel contract immediately if you or individual tour participants persistently disrupt the tour notwithstanding receipt of a warning by COFT or otherwise breach the contract to such an extent that the immediate termination of the contract is justified. In the event of a termination, COFT retains the right to claim the whole tour 2

 

price, but shall deduct the value of any saved expenses as well as any advantages obtained by using services which have not been used for another purpose or credited by the service providers.

  1. Warranty

COFT shall deliver the tour with the promised features and free from defects which obviate or reduce the value or suitability of the tour for its normal use or for the use specified in the contract. If, contrary to expectation, deviations arise for which COFT is responsible, you have a duty to notify your complaint to the responsible tour manager, service provider or COFT without delay and to demand remedial action. If you do not comply with your duty to give notice, you shall not have any right to a reduction of the tour price. COFT can, however, refuse remedial action if this requires disproportionate expense. If a defect of the above type significantly affects the tour or, because of such a defect, it is not reasonable to expect you to continue with the tour for an important reason recognisable by COFT, you shall give notice of the defect to COFT and – unless remedial action would be impossible or would be refused by COFT or immediate termination would be justified due to a special interest on your part – set a suitable period for COFT to remedy the defect. The travel contract may only be terminated after the expiry of this period, if COFT has not taken any remedial action within this period.

In principle, in the event of any defective performance, you have a duty to take all reasonable steps (within the scope of your statutory duty) to assist with the elimination of the defect and avoid or minimise any losses.

COFT shall not be liable for any loss or damage of baggage, valuables or cash contained in baggage.

  1. Limitation and Liability

If the loss incurred by you is not intentionally caused by COFT or by COFT’s gross negligence or if COFT is only responsible for the loss incurred by you because a service provider was at fault, COFT shall only be liable for losses (excluding bodily injury) up to twice the amount of the tour price.

  1. Period after which a right can no longer be exercised, limitation period

Any contractual rights, to a reduction in price, termination or compensation because of defects must be asserted by you against COFT within 15 days of the date upon which the tour should have ended according to the contract. You may only assert these rights after the expiration of this period if you were prevented from complying with it through no fault of your own.

These contractual rights to a reduction in price, termination or compensation because of defects are subject to a limitation period of one year; the limitation period commences on the date on which the tour should have ended according to the contract. Excluded there from are contractual rights to compensation for injury to life, limb or health as well as compensation for other losses based upon an intentional or a grossly negligent breach of duty by COFT, or an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty by a legal representative. Rights to compensation arising in tort are subject to a limitation period of 1 year. This does not apply to rights to compensation based upon intentional injury to life, limb, health or sexual self-determination.

  1. Travel insurance

The tour cost does not include travel cancellation insurance or insurance to cover return transport in the event of accident or illness. COFT recommends that you take out such insurance.

  1. Compliance with passport, visa and health provisions

If you are a citizen of a European Union member state in which the tour is offered, COFT shall inform you about passport and visa requirements and official health formalities prior to conclusion of the contract and shall inform you of any changes to these prior to departure.

However, please note that you are only responsible for complying with these requirements and formalities e.g. whether your passport or identity card is valid, whether you apply for these papers in good time before departure and whether you have them with you during your tour. Any detriment to you (e.g. cancellation fees), which arises due to non-compliance with such provisions shall be borne by you unless these were caused by misinformation or non-provision of information by COFT.

If you are a citizen of another state, you must obtain information about passport and visa requirements and official health formalities yourself e.g. from the responsible consulate.

  1. Data protection- consent and revocation

Your data is stored by COFT if it is necessary for the creation, implementation and termination of the travel contract. In the storage process, all economically and technically reasonable and possible precautions to prevent unauthorised access by third parties are taken. By signing the travel contract, you agree that your personal data may be stored for the above purposes. You may revoke this consent at any time.

  1. Invalidity of individual provisions

The invalidity of individual provisions of these standard terms and conditions of travel shall not lead to the invalidity of all of the standard terms and conditions of travel or the travel contract.

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