The first part of the fifteenth festival of Czech singing groups and choirs from Croatia took place on September 17 in the T.G. Masaryk Czech Home in Rijeka. These were also the tenth Zpěvánke in Rijeka, taking place on the 22nd anniversary of Czech Beseda Rijeka. Eight Czech choirs and groups performed, as did choir Korezin of Čavle who were guests of CB Rijeka. Czech singing group arrived from Nova Gradiška, Bjeliševac, Kaptol, Prekopakra, Virovitica, Sisak and Zagreb. Singing group Nostalgia of CB Rijeka also participated, hosted and co-organized the festival with the Czech Union in Croatia.
Sponsors of this year's festival were the Council for National Minorities of the Croatian government, the City of Rijeka and the Kvarner County.