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News from the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat
Published: Sep 30,2020

In the Footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven

2-4 October 2020 | Singing together despite COVID-19!

To kick off choral life again and to explore how international choral events can still be possible in times of travel restrictions, ECA-EC will host In the Footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven, their first ever hybrid choral event. Organised in the frame of the Beethoven Anniversary Year, it will offer to a limited number of live participants the opportunity to study Beethoven’s choral music with Jan Schumacher in Bonn, Germany; rehearsals will also be streamed online to offer a wider range of participants from all four corners of the world to join. To complement the rehearsal, Panda van Proosdij will offer a workshop Voice & Physique; again, participation will be possible live and online. The event will take place Friday evening, Saturday all-day, and Sunday morning (Central European Summer Time).

Jan Schumacher is a sought-after conductor and editor of the Choral Collection Beethoven, published at Carus last year. Discover with Jan that there is so much more to Beethoven for choirs than just Freude schöner GötterfunkenPanda van Proosdij, an expert in ‘choireography’, will teach you about creating a good physical awareness, a healthy posture, and the use of suitable movements for singers which support both musically and vocally.

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