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What is the EuroChoir?

Celebrate Europe through choral singing – EuroChoir is a unique choral event organised by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat every year in a different country. Initiated by AGEC in 1982, EuroChoir offers the opportunity to young singers to get together for 8 days to rehearse a challenging program with two renowned conductors, improve their vocal skills with a vocal trainer and present the results of their work in public concerts. This special choir project aims to promote European choral music among young singers and to encourage cultural exchange within Europe. 


EuroChoir 2018

Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) | 19-27/7/2018 and 27/7 - 1/8/2018

organized by Sulasol.


EuroChoir offers the opportunity to 60 young singers between 18 and 30 to get together for 9 days to rehearse a challenging programme with two renowned conductors, improve their vocal skills and present the results of their work in public concerts.


>> Repertoire, accommodation, participation fee and application form <<


The conductors of this edition will be Maria van Nieukerken (NL) and Mikko Sidoroff (FI). They will develop a programme around new approaches to staging and relations to the audiences.


Check the Noel Minet Fund scholarships


Deadline for applications: 31/3/2018


EuroChoir 2018 is part of "sing outside the box"

“Sing Outside The Box” will test innovative audience development methods during two sessions of the Eurochoir and different ateliers and concerts at the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Tallinn and disseminate these methods to multipliers.
A 2 years cycle  was set up, under the supervision of acclaimed conductors: Maria van Nieukerken (NL), Lorenzo Donati (IT)  and Mikko Sidoroff (FI).
The themes of the project will also be developed along the festival, with 3 ateliers for singers and 10 workshops for conductors dedicated to the themes:

  • Go out and meet new audiences: Use of unusual concert venues, concerts in the frame of non-choral or even non-musical events.
  • Staging: Develop innovative approaches to staging, with a focus on the specific abilities of singers as instruments (movement, sound spatialisation, blending in the audience, etc.).
  • Technical development: use of lighting and sound reinforcement as an artistic element
  • Pedagogy: foster access for non readers, non trained singers, to discover the fun of collective singing.
  • Involve choirs, conductors and singers in an active recruiting process of active and passive audiences

Leveraging the prescriptive power of the EuroChoir, of the EUROPA CANTAT festival, and the power of the European Choral network (and two of its international conferences), the project will help redefine a new benchmark for collective singing.



Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Previous EuroChoir sessions:


- 2017 

- 2016

- 2014

- 2013

- 2012

- 2011


Do you know that...


Singing in the EuroChoir gets you a free individual membership of the

European Choral Association - Europa Cantat for 1 year.

Here you can read the advantages offered to our members.

For any question or information send us an email >> info(at)EuropeanChoralAssociation.org