The former Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Director: Mariyana Atanasova
"St. George 2006" International Festival for Orthodox Chants will be held within the scope of "Euro Folk 2005" Musical Feasts - The world is television, which is in different European cities and countries from 3 May till 21 October 2006.
Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2006” comprise fifteen musical festivals.
Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2006” is Festival №1 in Europe of the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”. Every year in the Festival participate 15000 musicians, singers and dancers. Other typical festival of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2006” is “Euro Folk – Russian island 2006” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts – held in Moscow, Russia
Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2006” is, that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them will be broadcasted in Europe. All this activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2006” – The world is television to make popular through the media the traditional folk arts.
The Festival is held within ten performing days and evening concerts. It enables church choirs to showcase their creative projects on an already acknowledged scene, on which is held Stara Planina Fest "Balkan Folk" – Festival №1 in Europe for traditional folk arts. The concert scene of "St. George 2006" International Festival for Orthodox Chants is the Cathedral church “Virgin Mary” in Veliko Tarnovo.
Main task of the organizers is to ensure the creative groups an access to the stage, to gather them in a contest program aimed at defining the best ones, as well as to popularize the award winners of the fest by broadcasting their art in the European TV channels as well as repeatedly on yhe Worl Wide Television "Euro Folk" at www.eurofolk.com/tv.
The participants in “St. George 2006” International Festival for Orthodox Chants have the right to participate with their entire program in Festival №1 in Europe of the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”.
The "St. George 2006" International Festival for Orthodox Chants is organized by Euro Folk Academy, Balkan Folk Academy, the Bishopric of Veliko Tarnovo and other organizations within the scope of "Euro Folk 2006" Musical Feasts - The world is television, from 05.05 till 15.05.2006.
Host of the festival is the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo.