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Friday, 21. September 2012

Torino as the European capital of choral singing 2012 on TV

The City of Torino was "dressed in magenta" and ready TO welcome over 4.000 participants, almost 900 guest artists including soloists and orchestra musicians and almost 200 guests. Adding around 350 local volunteers, the participants of the Youth Event Management Programme and other staff members, around 5.700 people connected to the festival filled the streets, the squares, the churches and the halls of Torino.

Watch a RAI TV programme giving a wonderful overview on the festival >> here

There were well over 100 concerts and major musical events, presenting the musical results of over 40 ateliers, the repertoire of participating choirs and guest performances. In addition there were over 40 one-day discovery ateliers and numerous lectures and presentations for conductors and composers. You will find more statistics and details in our final Press Release >> here (Shorter English version >> here / German version >> here)

If you missed the festival, or if you were there but did not manage to visit all the concerts you wanted to see, you can also watch pictures and films here:
en.ectorino2012.it/multimedia

For pictures on Facebook: Festival europa Cantat XVIII Torino 2012
twitter: @ectorino2012
youtube: ectorino2012

On August 4th 2012 the flag of the festival was handed over to  Mr.Zsolt Páva, mayor of Pécs, city which will host the next EUROPA CANTAT Festival in 2015.