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With best wishes

Sonja Greiner, Secretary General 
on behalf of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat 

Die deutsche Übersetzung >> hier
La traduction française>>ici

01 Don´t miss the deadlines!
02 Do you know the Choralies festival?
03 America Cantat - Register now!
04 Youth Committee
05 The Baroque experience
06 European Forum on Music
07 News from MARS (IMC)
08 EU copyright framework
09 IFCM January Newsletter

Don´t miss the deadlines!

on 31.1.2016

Festival di Primavera
      Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy
      (14-16/4/2016 and 20-23/4/2016)
      more info >> here
      contact: festivaldiprimavera@feniarco.it

      Vaison-la-Romaine, France (3-11/8/2016)
      more info >> here
      contact: inscriptions@choralies.org

America Cantat 8
     Nassau, The Bahamas (21-31/8/2016)
     more info >> here
     contact: ac8@acda.org

on 1.2.2016

→  Mediterranean Choral Forum
      Istanbul, Turkey (8-10/4/2016)
      more info >> here
      contact: info@korokulturu.org

Do you know the Choralies festival?

The Choralies festival - 6000 singers will meet in Vaison-la-Romaine, France and sing from morning till evening - will surprise you!

This is your last chance to benefit from the lowest prices!
Low registration price until January 31. Find all information, as well as the online registration form on the festival website: www.choralies.fr
Brochure in English is available on simple request.
We are waiting for you!

Contact :
+(33)4 72 19 83 40
22nd Choralies August 3rd - 11th, 2016. Vaison-la-Romaine (Provence, France)

America Cantat - Register now!

Nassau, The Bahamas (21-31/8/2016)
America Cantat is the premier cultural music festival of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite singers, conductors and festival choirs from North, Central, and South America in a ten-day cultural and musical immersion program.
The Early Bird Registration will end on 31/1/2016!

more info: http://america-cantat.org
contact: ac8@acda.org

Youth Committee

The Board of ECA-EC has appointed a new Youth Committee:
1 | Flannery Ryan | Germany
2 | Sascha Sopper | Austria
3 | Silvija Prockyte | Lithuania
4 | Sophie Cottet | France
5 | Klara Koradin | Slovenia
6 | Ruben Smits | Netherlands

In addition the Estonian Choral Association will appoint a young person who will serve as a link to the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Tallinn in 2018.


The Baroque experience

Sing-along concerts for senior citizens who want to combine baroque concerts with culinary experiences in the European region of Danube-Vltava.

In March and April as well as September and October 2016 you have the possibility to experience major baroque performances, not only as visitor, even as active singers.
More on www.barocklive.eu and in this document.
German original >> here

This activity is part of the project “Baroque Experience” which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020), a project coordinated by the Linz Tourist Board (Austria) in which the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat is a partner.

European Forum on Music

Save the date for the 6th European Forum on Music
19 - 22 May 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland

More info >> here

News from MARS (IMC)

“Music and Resilience Support (MARS)” is the new Erasmus+ cooperation project launched by the IMC. MARS will offer specialized training and support for community musicians, music therapists, and health and education workers in psycho-social music theory, techniques and methodology, for use particularly in communities suffering from deprivation and stress. The project launched with a Needs Analysis aiming to collect information from individuals with particular expertise, and from organisations already working with marginalized communities.
If you wish to participate, please click here.
more info >> here

EU copyright framework

EU Commission published a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council entitled Towards a modern, more European copyright framework.

IFCM January Newsletter

Read the IFCM January eNews here:
In English
In French - en français
In German - auf Deutsch
In Spanish - en español
In Italian - in italiano

International Choral Bulletin >> here

The European Choral Association is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, by the German Ministry of Youth (BMFSFJ) and the City of Bonn
German Ministry of YouthCity of BonnCreative Europe


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