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European Youth Choir Festival: Call for choirs!
Published: Sep 29,2021


The 13th European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel will take place 16-21 May 2023. It ranges among the most important meetings for highly-qualified children’s and youth choirs in the world. Every two years in May (Feast of Ascension weekend), ten outstanding choirs from European countries, one guest choir from a non-European country, and seven selected choirs from Switzerland thrill an audience of over 30,000 spectators in more than 40 events such as themed concerts, lunch concerts, open singing sessions for the general public, open-air events, church services, and country portraits.

The performances include classical choral repertoire, jazz/pop/rock arrangements, folk songs, gospels and spirituals, the creative use of sounds and movements, and traditional costumes, ensuring unforgettable experiences for everyone. Apart from the high-quality music, the festival focuses on the young people’s interactions among themselves as well as with local residents and regional choral enthusiasts.

All singers are hosted in guest families in the region of Basel. Opportunities for networking amongst choral professionals and students, education projects in choral conducting, special projects to develop new choral music, and animation projects for amateur singers complement the festival program. The festival covers all costs of the invited choirs. Apply now for an invitation! Deadline: 31 January 31 2022.



ICB Bulletin

Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Bulletin is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.

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