2022 EXchange! Confirmed Presentations

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Plan to attend the 2022 World Choral EXPO in Lisbon - 3-7 September 2022

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Still need a reason to go to Lisbon?

Check out the Lisbon Time Out Guide!

You're invited to view our webinar, presented at Europa Cantat 2021: Covid-inspired singing-choral projects in Canada... to the future!

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COVID-19 resources for the Canadian choral community

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The Singing Network is the starting point for creating and building a MUN-provincial-national-international network of individuals and organizations interested in singing and song: scholars, performing artists, educators, students, as well as professional and community-based musicians organizations and associations. The network generates and produces a series of voice-singing-choral events ranging from workshops, seminars, master-classes, performances, dialogues, the formation of new ensembles, and a biennial International Symposium on Singing and Song.

Current Projects and Deadlines

The second edition of the World Choral Expo EXchange! will occur 3-7 September 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.
50+ presentations have been confirmed. Here are the abstracts and bios.
JOIN US at the World Choral Expo for an extraordinary gathering of international choirs, choral scholars and practitioners, and like-minded people who enjoy singing together!

Europa Cantat 2021

Due to the uncertainties related to vaccines and international travel, we were unable to proceed with our plans to have a 'live' Canadian presence at Europa Cantat 2021. Nevertheless, Europa Cantat did happen in July 2021.

All the festival sessions can now be accessed LIVE, without a fee, through EC TV.

Europa Cantat 2021

Covid-inspired singing-choral projects in Canada... to the future!
On 20 July 2021, The Singing Network presented this webinar as part of the festival's Reading Sessions series. The webinar features three Canadian Covid-inspired projects (Messiah/Complex, Sonic Timelapse Project, and Convolution Project) with guest panelists Deantha Edmunds, Laura Hawley, Jason Noble, and Brendan Lord. Watch the webinar to explore how the Canadian singing-choral arts sector is reimagining how our community communicates and how it collaborates.

EXTRA webinar content

Dialogue with panelists about Messiah/Complex

Dialogue with panelists about Convolution Project

Dialogue with panelists about Sonic Timelapse Project

Full Sonic Timelapse Presentation

Postponed Events

‘New Normal’ – Reimagining Choral Singing
Future dates to be announced

The Singing Network, in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Music Special Interest Council (NLMSIC) and Choral NL will present an intimate, 3-day professional development retreat with Dr. André de Quadros during which 16 choral conductors can explore innovative practices and develop strategies for offering relevant opportunities for singing together in their local communities, schools, and choral organizations.

Given the uncertainties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the retreat has been postponed until the Fall 2022. Watch for updates.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Countries Youth Choir,\: André de Quadros and Maria Goundorina, conductors

Partners: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music