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Dec 18
ECA-EC Addressing Second Wave of Covid-19 and the impact on choirs and vocal ensembles across Europe
Published: Dec 18,2020
Collective Singing is an important part of culture and the economic ecosystem, and an essential part of many people’s lives
We are deeply concerned and strongly request a careful review of all global bans of collective singing, which can result in serious consequences on the financial situation of professionals in the sector, as well as causing emotional and psychological distress for everyone who takes part in collective singing.
We call on governments to:
  1. monitor the general spread and containment of the virus and on this basis allow rehearsals of choirs and vocal ensembles where other group activities are permitted, on the condition that all necessary measures for safety and hygiene are respected.
  2. offer sufficient financial support, whether from the EU Recovery Fund or national/regional resources, to professionals in need within the choral sector, in order to ensure collective singing activities survive the pandemic. 

For more information on the situation of collective singing in Europe please contact the General Secretariat of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat. You can find more information on our website at 


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