Every three years, the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) presents a special choral festival in a major European city – the EUROPA CANTAT festival. This event gathers over 4000 participants from all over Europe and the world to share their passion for singing. During the festival, choristers from all types of choirs (professional, semi-professional, amateur, university, church, community) discover one another’s cultures by attending workshops and ateliers, perform in final concerts, listen to invited choirs, share meals in a common venue, and generally have fun together.
● city of culture and art
● exceptional culinary experience
● Jože Plečnik bridges and embankments
● European Green Capital (2106)
● a small capital city with a big soul
You’re invited to join The Singing Network in Ljubljana in July 2021 for Europa Cantat 2021!
Canadian choirs/vocal ensembles, individual professionals (conductors, composers) and choral singing enthusiasts are invited to join in over 100 choral events held throughout the vibrant and historic city of Ljubljana.
The Singing Network co-founders, having attended previous Europa Cantat festivals (Torino, Italy; Pécs, Hungary; Tallinn, Estonia), want to share this experience with more of our Canadian choral colleagues and music enthusiasts.
VoxBazaar – showcase for Canadian choirs/vocal ensembles and composers
In addition to the festival’s main components – concerts, workshops, daily open air singing, and other special events – Europa Cantat 2021 has created a new opportunity – VoxBazaar – to showcase international choirs/vocal ensembles and to promote choral composers. Once we have our roster of Canadian choirs/vocal ensembles and composers, The Singing Network will develop a series of special performances, presentations, and social events to be enjoyed by all participants and audiences throughout the festival. We will be joining other international participants in the creation of this unique and dedicated site designed for musical and cultural exchange.
Study-Tour Program for conductors, composers, choral leaders, musical/choral enthusiasts, and students (undergraduate/graduate)
In addition, The Singing Network will be developing a unique study-tour program for individuals who want to participate in this truly extraordinary international choral event as conductors, composers, choral leaders, musical/choral enthusiasts, and students – undergraduate/graduate.The study tour will include participation in self-selected concerts and workshops as well as additional festival events, sightseeing tours, and guided experiences of Slovenian cuisine… and, of course, wines, beers and ciders!
For further details concerning this opportunity, complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Google Form.
Once we have received this information from you and/or your choir, we will be in touch with you to provide further relevant details as per your specific area(s) of interest.
The Programme is REVEALED!
We were there in 2019… and want you to join us in 2021!
In the summer of 2019, The Singing Networks Co-Directors, Andrea Rose and Ki Adams, spent a few days in Ljubljana scouting out potential performance venues, accommodations, restaurants, tourism sites and attractions so that we can better promote Europa Cantat Festival 2021 to Canadians. We left there with fond memories and great anticipation of our next visit with friends and choral colleagues in July 2021!
Here are a few pics from our visit to whet your appetite for this exceptional festival destination.