In Perast, a city with a long and rich history, from September 8 to 10, starting at 8 p.m., the XXII International Festival of Acapella Singing will be held. This year, the competitive character will be replaced by three revue-type evenings, where children’s, men’s, women’s and mixed ensembles from Croatia and Montenegro will perform.
In front of the church of St. Nicholas in Perast, at the children’s acapella evening, the Perle audience will be presented with the following acapella: Perle (Kolašin), Canticum Angelicum (Zagreb), Škalinice (Ražanac), Maestral (Split), Margarita Bianca (Bijelo Polje), Zaveslaj ( Šibenik) and Fortuna (Kotor).
On the second evening, also at 8 p.m., the audience and fans of acapella singing will be entertained by the acapella: Bellezza (Tivat), Štiglići and Camerton (Podgorica), Maris and Bisernice Boke (Kotor), Delmati (Solin), Vežlice (Cavtat), Merla (Dugopolje). and Mindula (Čiovo).
The third evening, on Sunday 10.09. the all-evening performance will be performed by the men’s acapella Šufit from Split. Acapella was created “in the attic of the Split Gymnasium” and has been active for more than thirty years. They are currently at the very top of the Dalmatian acapella song chart. For three years in a row, they were the absolute winners of the most prestigious acapella singing festival in Omiš.
Preservation of intangible cultural heritage through the power of acapella singing and connection with people who find a part of themselves and their past in their expression, is a task that the team of people gathered around this festival has felt as their mission and main task for more than two decades. The international acapella festival in Perast has become a trademark of Perast and Boka Kotorska as a whole. The special feature of this year’s meeting is precisely the friendly meeting outside of the competitive nature, in which everyone is a winner and the audience will rate the best with their applause.