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One voice for collective singing in Europe

The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) is a non-profit association gathering organisations, choirs and individuals active in the field of collective singing in Europe. Through this network we are in contact with more than 2,5 million individuals in over 50 countries.


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.


Since 1963, our aims are to foster cooperation and mutual understanding between cultures, nations and individuals across social and political borders, to promote collective singing as tool for education and for community building and to represent the interests of the singing community.

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Our actions

  • Networking and cooperation building
  • Organising international choirs, trainings and festivals in cooperation with national partners
  • Organising major choral events, like the Europa Cantat festivals
  • Fostering research and organising conferences to develop and exchange knowledge


Netx conference: "Sing outside the box" conference | General Assembly 2017

Tallinn, Estonia | 6-8 October 2017

organised in collaboration with the Estonian Choral Association


The next conference will take place in Estonia.


Click here to access the dedicated page!



1 Million EUR support from Creative Europe over 4 years to benefit collective singing in Europe

We are happy to share the news that our application for Network Funding under the EU Creative Europe programme has been successful!
The project "Upgrade – Connect – Reach out: Raising Awareness for Collective Singing in Europe" will be funded by the EU with up to 250.000 EUR per year over four years (09/2017 to 08/2021).
Developed in tight cooperation with the membership, the project aims at strengthening the network and its members, connect to and cooperate with other players in the field of Collective Singing and beyond, reach out to people who do not sing (yet) and promote the value of European cooperation.

Read more

Download the official press release [English]

Télécharger le communiqué de presse [Francais]

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ECA-EC is member of

International Federation for Choral Music - IFCM | European/International Music Council (EMC-IMC) | Culture Action Europe, Musica International | Choral Festival Network

  • International Federation for Choral Music
  • European Music Council
  • Culture Action Europe
  • Musica International
  • Choral Festival Network