Singwoche mit Franziska Welti

16. Juli – 22. Juli 2017, Schloss Wartegg, Rorschacherberg

Programm und Anmeldeformular können hier [PDF↘︎] heruntergeladen werden.
Anmeldeschluss: 1. April 2017

Musikalisches Programm der Singwoche:
Monteverdi: Cantate Domino | www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJtDcu90Asg
Weelkes: When David heard | www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRA52VS8a-Q
Bach: Ich lasse dich nicht | www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf3yqG8t1_Y
Vasks: Pater noster | www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMfEzLZZj-U
Nystedt: Stabat mater | www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n53mqqwhVo
Nystedt: Peace I leave with you | www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZ-kTtCaxQ
Tavener: Svyati | www.youtube.com/watch?v=yssF24v5iBs

Zu einer (fakultativen) Orientierungsprobe am Freitagabend, 5. Mai oder am Sonntagnachmittag, 7. Mai in Winterthur! kann man sich hier [↗︎] anmelden.

www.franziskawelti.ch | www.wartegg.ch


Lyon 2017

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that the registrations are open for the festival Europa Cantat Junior that will take place in Lyon (France), July 13-20, 2017, organized by À Cœur Joie France [↗] in cooperation with our association.

The festival offers workshops for children and teenagers aged 8 to 18 and a study tour for conductors and composers.
More info:
www.EuropaCantatJunior.fr [↗]

For online registration click here [↗]

Ausschreibung des 3. Kompositions-Wettbewerbes

Alberik Zwyssig-Preis 2018 durch die Stiftung Zwyssighaus

Die Stiftung Zwyssighaus besitzt seit 1934 das Geburtshaus von Alberik Zwyssig in Bauen (Uri). In der dortigen Gedenkstätte wird das Andenken an die Schöpfer des Schweizer Psalms, Pater Alberik Zwyssig und Leonhard Widmer, aufrechterhalten. Erträge aus dem Betrieb des Gasthauses werden zum Unterhalt des Geburtshauses, sowie - soweit möglich - zur Förderung des musikalischen Lebens in der Schweiz eingesetzt. Zum dritten Mal wird nun ein Kompositionswettbewerb ausgeschrieben.

Hier die Ausschreibung: Kompositionswettbewerb 2018 [PDF↘︎]

7. Schweizerisches Chorleiter/innen-Treffen, 25. Mai 2017, Château-d’Oex

Aus Anlass des 100-Jahr-Jubiläums lädt die Waadtländische Chorleitervereinigung (AVDC - Association vaudoise des directeurs de chœur) ein zum 7. Schweizerischen Chorleiter/innen-Treffen am Eröffnungstag ihres traditionellen Seminars 2017.

Bei dieser Gelegenheit möchte die Organisation Einblick geben in ihre Weiterbildungsstruktur, welche jeweils drei Tage dauert mit 6 Dozenten und 10 Kursen zur Auswahl.

Das Schweizerische Chorleiter/innen-Treffen findet am ersten Tag des Seminars, am Auffahrtstag 25. Mai 2017, im Hotel Roc et Neige, Route des Monnaires 46, 1660 Château-d’Oex statt. Beginn : 09.00 Uhr.

Alle Informationen und das Anmeldeformular finden Sie hier [PDF↘︎]

6. Schweizer Kinder- und Jugendchorfestival

25. bis 28. Mai 2017

Nähere Informationen sind auf der Website von SKJF [↗︎] zu finden.

Festivalpässe für den Eintritt in alle Konzerte (Erwachsene CHF 50, Kinder und Jugendliche von 6 bis 16 Jahre CHF 30) können bei Renate Leu, SKJF-Sekretariat, bestellt werden. E-Mail: .

6th Festival Coral de Verão

Lisbon 2017

Dear fellow Conductors and Choristers,

We are happy to invite you to the 6th Festival Coral de Verão, held in scenic and culturally rich Belém district in Lisbon, Portugal from 23 – 26 June 2017. As with our previous editions, the festival is a collaboration between EGEAC from Portugal and SourceWerkz from Singapore. This international gathering of goodwill is the perfect mirror of the Portuguese way to receive foreigners – with open arms.

The charming city of Lisbon hosts the Festival Coral de Verão that is designed as a platform for choirs to partake not only in high-level competition, but also to provide valuable and exciting performance opportunities. All participating choirs will sing at various city landmarks in the historical district to enthusiastic audiences.

Over the past editions, we have had the honour of hosting some of the most artistic and culturally-diverse choirs, and this year is no different. Come and join us at the 6th Festival Coral de Verão for a great choral and intercultural experience!

With warmest regards

Dr. Paulo Vassalo Lourenço
Artistic Director, Festival Coral de Verão, Director of Choral Studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Portugal

More informations you will find here [↗]


1 – 10 July – Utrecht (NL)

Dear Schweizerische Föderation Europa Cantat (SFEC),

The application period for EuroChoir 2017 in Utrecht (NL) was officially opened at the end of January.
We are happy to tell you the first singers have already registered!

As you know, as ECA-EC Member Organisation, Schweizerische Föderation Europa Cantat (SFEC) has the right to select and send candidates that will be evaluated in priority by the selection committee. This is a chance for you to display the quality of your emerging singers, but also a unique opportunity to reinforce your organisation’s networking with the rest of choral Europe through the upcoming generation. Singers you choose will be your ambassadors, carrying your image and bringing back networking opportunities.

We would like to ask you two things:

1. Reaching out to singers
Please pass along the enclosed document to your member choirs and connected singers, so that they know they’re able to apply (either through you as an ECA-EC member or individually). It is a great experience for the singers, and a great way to improve themselves musically: an ability they take home afterword, along with an extended network of new choral friends.

2. Grouped applications
For singers supported by a member organisation, the EuroChoir organisation team prefers grouped applications, if possible a quartet (SATB), for two reasons: it makes the final selection process quicker for the selection committee, but it also gives you, the ECA-EC member organisation, a chance to prioritize singers before the selection takes place. All singers need to fill out the application form (link below) and add a letter of support from your organisation.

Note: Some member organisations also provide financial support to the candidates they delegate (travel costs and/or participation fees), though this does not condition the selection.
Please also note that all the applications will go through the selection committee that will examine the singers individually and not as a quartet.

Individual singers reaching out to you
It might also happen that singers reach out to you unasked. In this case, your organisation can:
1. try to form a quartet (SATB) from those who contacted you,
2. support them even if you cannot send a quartet,
3. have them apply individually.

In all cases, singers need to apply by filling out the application form, FOUND HERE.

Application deadline
The deadline is set on the 31st of March. Two months should be enough to gather enough singers to make EuroChoir 2017 a success.

About EuroChoir
EuroChoir is an annual project, in a different country each time, where 50 singers from all over Europe come together to learn, make new friends and sing a beautiful programme.

The 2017 edition will be held in the Netherlands, as part of a “3-year-circle about water”. This theme forms the basis of the sung repertoire, and connects three hosting countries: Italy (2016), the Netherlands and Finland (2018). Maria van Nieukerken (NL) and Lorenzo Donati (IT) will be conducting the 2017 session. More information – like participation fees – can be found in the enclosed Information sheet & FAQ, as written by ZIMIHC, the Dutch organisation hosting the project or on www.zimihc.nl/spotlights/zimihcmaatwerk/werk/eurochoir/.

You find attached a document with all the information about the Eurochoir 2017, if you have any further question please write directly to Ruben Timmer ().

Thanks in advance for spreading the information and helping Europe sing with one voice.


European Choral Association - Europa Cantat
Weberstr. 59a
DE 53113 BONN
tel: +49 22 89 12 56 63

To download the Eurochor 2017 Information & FAQ, click here [PDF↘︎]

11th Word Symposium on Choral Music

22nd to 29th July in Barcelona

2017 is the year of the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music that will be held in Barcelona, from 22nd to 29th July. Barcelona is a modern cosmopolitan European city that has every tourist attraction you can imagine, where strolling around the city lets you discover its own history and its very own beaches.

Barcelona is also a cultural city where choral music is a very important ingredient, with hundreds of choirs coming from very diverse spheres and with a wide range of styles.

We are working together with the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) so that the 11th International Symposium of Choral Music will be an unforgettable event. The Symposium has as its slogan: “The Colours of Peace”. The colours symbolise the diversity of international choral life in the building of a world at peace. The Symposium wants to give you a new opportunity for this noble goal.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

For more Informations click here!

10. Schweizerischer Chorwettbewerb

Aarau, 28. und 29. Oktober 2017

Der 10. Schweizerische Chorwettbewerb findet bereits zum zweiten Mal in Aarau statt. Er wurde für ambitionierte Gesangvereine geschaffen, die sich gerne an Wettbewerben messen. Die Schweizerische Chorvereinigung möchte mit diesem Wettbewerb die aktuelle schweizerische Chorszene darstellen, Anregungen zur Entwicklung der Chorkultur in der Schweiz vermitteln und das Ansehens des Chorgesangs in der Schweiz fördern.
Reservieren Sie sich schon heute den 28. und 29. Oktober 2017. Anmelden können Sie sich ab sofort.