Initiated in France in 2006 under the name "Coeurs en Choeurs", Hearts-in-Harmony is an international series of events under the patronage of the Europa Cantat at which disabled and non-disabled singers come together to sing.
Each Hearts-in-Harmony event has another focus and deals with different types of disabilities.
The French association Couers-en-Choeurs is asking choral associations across Europe to help with data on inclusive choirs and activities in their respective countries and regions.
2017 - Novi Sad (RS) >> more here
2016 - Novi Sad (RS)
2013 - Antwerp (BE) -> more
2013 - Novi Sad (RS) -> more
2013 - Barcelona (CAT, ES) -> more
2012 - Novi Sad (RS) >> more
2011 - Novi Sad (RS), 16 - 20/6/11 >> more
Also see the website of Cantat Novi Sad >> here
2011 - Örebro (SE), 26 - 28/5/11 >> more
2010 - Barcelona (CAT, ES) (>> more)
2010 - Budapest (HU) In cooperation with a school for the blind and visually impaired. With choirs from Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovenia >> more
2008 - Trondheim (NO) - Singing with sign-language, integrating hearing-impaired children >> more
2006 - 1st Hearts-in-Harmony Concert in Paris (FR) - Huge concert bringing together singers with different disabilities and member choirs of A Coeur Joie >> more
-"FreeDots", an open source programme for the transformatin of
traditional music notation into Braille music
The Hearts-in-Harmony events in Budapest, Barcelona and Örebro are part of “Uniting Youth in Song”, a project coordinated by Länsmusiken in Örebro (Sweden) in cooperation with FENIARCO (Italy), SCIC (Catalonia, Spain), the KÓTA (Hungary), the festival EUROPA CANTAT Utrecht (the Netherlands) and the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat in Bonn (Germany). This project has been selected under the European Union programme “Culture 2007 – 2013”.
Also see www.swicco.se
We are proud to report that the Hearts-in-Harmony project in Barcelona is one of three winners of the IMC Music Rights Awards 2011. Launched in 2009, the IMC Musical Rights Awards are given to programmes or projects, nominated by IMC members, that support in an exemplary way one or more of the five musical rights enunciated by the Council. Hearts-in-Harmony in Barcelona is a project of SCIC (Secretariat de corals infantils de Catalunya), the Catalan Children's Choir Association, and was nominated by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat together with the Moviment Coral Català (MCC) Mediterranean Office for Choral Singing. >> more