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The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat is...

- 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

 

The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat directly represents

  • More than 2,5 million singers and conductors in over 50 countries all over Europe.
  • The targets of our activities and events are the 37 million singers, conductors, composers, managers and educators active in the field of collective singing in Europe.

In general the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat aims at

  • 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

 

It is a basic right for all people to express themselves and communicate through music.

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.