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Uniting Youth in Song

 

“Uniting Youth in Song” is a European cooperation project coordinated by Länsmusiken - SWICCO in Örebro (Sweden) in cooperation with FENIARCO (Italy), SCIC (Catalonia, Spain), KÓTA  and the Central-Eastern European Centre (Hungary), the festival EUROPA CANTAT Utrecht (the Netherlands) and Europa Cantat (since 2011: European Choral Association - Europa Cantat) in Bonn (Germany). The project has been supported by the European Union under the Culture Programme 2007 - 2013.

The project intended to address the main worries and challenges of the choral world today, aiming mostly at increasing awareness for the importance of singing with children, promoting active music-making in kindergartens and schools as well as intercultural dialogue and life-long learning and increasing and improving training programmes for children’s and youth choir conductors.

Uniting Youth in Song Activities

Activities from 2009 to 2011 through which these aims have been reached include the Conference on Singing and Music Education in Vilnius, activities at the festival EUROPA CANTAT in Utrecht, conducting courses in Fano and Örebro, a seminar for composers in Aosta, Hearts-in-Harmony events in Budapest, Barcelona and Örebro, the setting up of an integration choir in Örebro, a performance of the Poverty Requiem and the festival “Youth Choirs in Movement" 2 in Bonn and an online database with research on the benefits of singing. 

Details on the activities in the different countries can be found here:

- Germany/Tyskland
- The Netherlands/Holland
- Spain/Spanien
- Italy/Italien
- Hungary/Ungern
- Sweden/Sverige

Online Rescource Centre

The partners of "Uniting Youth in Song" have collected available existing research and articles on the effects of singing on the personal development and health of singers. In addition they collected examples of good practice from the field of children's and youth choirs and from the field of singing with disabled and non-disabled singers:

 

- Database with research documents and articles on the benefits of singing

 

- Database with examples of good practice