- the premier European choir organisation
- dedicated to education and cultural exchange
among singers of all ages
- a European network of choir and conductors'
organisations, choirs as well as individual
singers, conductor, composers and managers
improving the quality of vocal music all over Europe
Supporting singing at all age levels, especially the singing of children and young people
Advocating for music education for all children in kindergartens and elementary schools and the importance of singing within music education
Encouraging life-long learning and the dialogue between the generations, offering opportunities to singers of all ages
Being the reference organisation for singing at all age levels, especially singing among children and young people and offering services to the choral world
supporting cultural diversity and promoting cultural exchange within Europe
encouraging the mobility of conductors, composers and singers
encouraging the creation of innovative contemporary vocal music
Serving choral life in Europe
encouraging the exchange of artistic and organisational knowledge and experience between choir organisations in Europe
Supporting the promotion of tolerance and inclusion through choral singing
making its activities accessible to (young) people from all European countries including those who are geographically, economically, socially or otherwise disadvantaged
- on the basis of respect for differing cultures and a strong belief in the social and economic importance of vocal music
- with a special focus on children and young people under 27
The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat therefore endorses the five basis music- rights, formulated by the European/International Music Council
The right for all children and adults to express themselves musically in all freedom.
The right for all children and adults to learn musical language and skills.
The right for all children and adults to have access to musical involvement through participation, listening, creation and information.
The right for musical artists to develop their artistry and communicate through all media, with proper facilities.
The right for musical artists to obtain just recognition and remuneration for their work.