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Wednesday, 22. August 2012

Looking ahead - EUROPA CANTAT XIX Pécs 2015

Hung(a)ry for Singing!
Pécs welcomes EUROPA CANTAT festival again

The city of Pécs hosted 10th EUROPA CANTAT festival in 1988, for the first time ever behind the Iron Curtain. Now, after a successful Pécs Cantat – The Singing Cultural Capital of Europe festival in 2010, in 2015 the EUROPA CANTAT festival will return to Pécs between 24th July and 2nd August.
At the Closing Ceremony of the festival EUROPA CANTAT XVIII Torino 2012, on August 4th, the city presented itself with a medley of traditional Hungarian music and dances performed by members of the Béla Bartók Male Choir, the Mecsek Folk Dance Ensemble and the ‘A Köztársaság Bandája’ folk music band, followed by an Open Singing session in Hungarian. The Mayor of Pécs, at the end of the Ceremony received the flag from his Italian colleague and invited everyone to Pécs, a city where everybody is Hung(a)ry for Singing!
For more information please see full press release >> here and visit: www.ecpecs2015.hu