8th Europa Cantat Junior Festival


The 8th Europa Cantat Junior is a Festival with a focus on children’s choirs and youth choirs, with singers under 18, offering workshops, concerts, Open Singing and non-choral activities. Europa Cantat Junior is organised every three years and will take place in Lyon in 2017 from July 13 to 20.

Beside a welcome concert on the first day and the showcase concerts of the workshops on the last day, participating choirs can perform a concert in between.

For adults, the study tour of the festival is for professional and amateur choir conductors who wish to discover the artistic aspects of Europa Cantat Junior, observe the festival, increase their European network, discover new repertoire and new techniques.

For children and teenagers aged 8 to 18, the festival offers seven workshops:

  • Latin American landscapes / Virginia Bono (Argentina)
    This atelier will approach works from different regions of Latin America with the rhythms and the sounds of its people and their songs.
  • French salad / Maud Hamon-Loisance (France)
    …take a spoonful of “Chanson”, mix with a bit of “Tour Eiffel”, add a drop of classical music and a zest of contemporary music…
  • Groovy singing / Tobias Hug (Germany)
    Exploration of the possibilities of our voices – becoming a beatbox samba choir, creating a vocal soundtrack and using vocals to sound like instruments, simple improvisation games to create music together with circle songs
  • Stabat Mater Pergolesi / Leslie Peeters (France)
    Enter the world of Italian baroque music with orchestra
  • Rainbow of songs from Eastern Europe to North America / Zimfira Poloz (Canada)
    This session will focus not only on learning song but on vocal pedagogy for young singers, developed from bringing two different school of choral education from Eastern Europe and North America.
  • Sing&Shine with Body&Soul / Sanna Valvanne
    a journey around the globe through songs of different styles that move the body and soul, un exercises and improvisations, exploring the boundlessness of the voice, and creating beautiful performances
  • Ghosts, witches & vampires! / Panda van Proosdij & Hans Cassa (Netherlands)
    The workshop will offer a combo of mystery, fantasy and thrill-themed musical pieces with a selection from musicals such as: The Lord of The Rings, Dance of the Vampires, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Lucky Stiff, Side Show, and The Phantom of the Opera. This workshop will be based on the “Voice & Physique” approach, a method that creates strong body awareness and a high level of focus, concentration and energy in support of vocal skills. It will require prep work, as well as make-up and costumes.

Registration deadline is 31. January 2017

For more information, conditions and prices please visit europacantatjunior.fr