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Europa Cantat newsletter spring 2008

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7 Dec 2008 Europa Cantat Selected for Framework Partnership Agreement with News from the European Music Council (EMC) and the International Music

     Europäische Föderation Junger Chöre e.V. - EFJC

     European Federation of Young Choirs - EFYC

     Fédération Européenne des Jeunes Chorales - FEJC

     Generalsekretariat • Haus der Kultur, Weberstraße 59a • D-53113 Bonn • Germany T: +49 228 9125663 • F: 9125658 • info@EuropaCantat.org • www.EuropaCantat.org

    Europa Cantat newsletter spring 2008

    Including news from the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)

    the European and International Music Council (EMC / IMC)

    CultureAction Europe (the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage - EFAH) and Musica International

     et dans la brochure d’information et d’inscription qui sera envoyée dans les prochaines semaines. Pour le moment le CONTENTS Contenu Inhalt site web est prêt en anglais et néerlandais, mais la traduction (In Word you can go directly to each news item française est en préparation et y sera jusqu’à la fin juin. by clicking on “ctrl” and the corresponding title) Das Programm für das Festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Utrecht 2009 wurde am 20. Mai 2008 auf einer Europa Cantat General News Pressekonferenz präsentiert. Sie finden es auf der Homepage - Festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Utrecht www.ecu2009.nl und in der Informations- und Anmelde-- General Assembly 2008 and conference broschüre, die in den kommenden Wochen verschickt wird. - Europa Cantat supported by European Commission Zur Zeit ist die Website nur auf Englisch und Niederländisch - Europa Cantat supported by City of Bonn verfügbar, die deutsche Übersetzung ist in Vorbereitung und - First conductors’ association accepted as member wird bis Ende Juni fertig sein. - Noël Minet Fund Scholarships 2008 - Europa Cantat in Bonn - Daphne Wassink co-opted to Board of EMC Europa Cantat General Assembly 2008 and - Booth at World Symposium on Choral Music Conference Europa Cantat Activities / Activités / Aktivitäten The Europa Cantat General Assembly 2008 will take - Seminar on Intercultural Dialogue in Debrecen ththplace from November 14 to 16 2008 in the Basque - Singing Week in Smederevo country. It will be combined with a conference on - Singing Week in Szczecin children‟s choirs and children‟s choir conductors, with a - Special projects at EUROPA CANTAT XVII Publications / Veröffentlichungen round-table discussion, lectures and presentations of - EC magazine model projects. Further information will be presented in Calendar of Europa Cantat Activities 2008 ECmagazine 3/08 in July 2008. Statutory Meetings / réunions / Sitzungen L’Assemblée Générale de 2008 aura lieu du 14 au 16 novembre 2008 au Pays Basque. Elle sera combinée avec News from our partner organisations une conférence sur les chœurs d’enfants et leurs chefs – voir News from Musica International ECmagazine 3/08 en juillet 2008 pour plus de détails. News from IFCM Die Generalversammlung 2008 findet vom 14. bis 16. News from EMC and IMC November 2008 im Baskenland statt. Sie wird mit einer News from CultureAction Europe (EFAH) Konferenz rund um Kinderchöre und ihre Leiter/innen News from the European Union kombiniert. Details veröffentlichen wir in ECmagazine 3/08, das im Juli 2008 erscheint. General News Europa Cantat Selected for Framework Partnership informations générales / allgemeine Nachrichten Agreement with European Commission We are happy to announce that Europa Cantat as EC Website don‟t forget to regularly check our Organisation Active at ECwebsite for news: www.EuropaCantat.org European Level in the Field of Culture will receive support Festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Utrecht from the European The programme of the festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII Commission under a tri-in Utrecht in 2009 was launched at a press conference thannual Framework Partnership Agreement from 2008 to on May 20 2008. The programme is now also 2010. The application of Europa Cantat was selected available on the website www.ecu2009.nl as well as in on the basis of its quality and its pertinence to the the information and application brochure which will be objectives of the Culture Programme. mailed to Europa Cantat members and interested La Commission Européenne a choisi Europa Cantat comme singers and conductors in the coming weeks. organisation culturelle active à niveau européen pour un Le programme du festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Utrecht in support tri-annuelle de 2008 à 2010 dans le cadre d’un contrat 2009 a été présenté lors d’une conférence de presse le 20 mai de partenariat. 2008. Vous le trouverez aussi sur le site web www.ecu2009.nl

     Europa Cantat is supported by the European Union, the German Ministry for Youth and the city of Bonn Mitglied in / Member of / Membre de: International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) • European Music Council - U.N.E.S.C.O. (EMC) CultureAction Europe - European Forum for the Arts and Heritage (EFAH) • Musica International

Die Europäische Kommission hat Europa Cantat als Verband, Führe (DE) and Piret Rips (EE). Further information on der auf europäischer Ebene in der Kultur tätig ist, für eine www.EuropaCantat.org/kinderchorfestival dreijährige Förderung im Rahmen eines Partnerschafts-We thank the following institutions for their support: Vertrags 2008 bis 2010 ausgewählt.

    Europa Cantat Supported by the City of Bonn We are happy to announce that the City of Bonn has included a budget line for

     Europa Cantat in its bi-annual budget for

    the years 2008 and 2009. Europa Cantat prépare un festival pour chœur de jeunes et d’enfants qui aura lieu à Bonn du 18 au 22 juin 2008. Un projet La ville de Bonn a décidé d’inclure Europa Cantat dans son spécial dans le cadre de ce festival a déjà commencé en May budget biannuel pour 2008/2009. avec Panda van Proosdij et Hans Cassa des Pays Bas qui ont Die Stadt Bonn hat in ihrem Zweijahres-Budget 2008-2009 travaillé avec une classe d’une école à Bonn. eine Förderung von Europa Cantat für zwei Jahre beschlossen. Im Mai 2008 hat Europa Cantat mit einem Projekt begonnen, das im Rahmen des Festivals Jugendchöre in Bewegung First Conductors’ Association Accepted as Member stattfindet. Panda van Proosdij und Hans Cassa aus den of Europa Cantat Niederlanden haben mit einer 8. Klasse der Theodor-Litt-After introducing the new membership category of Schule Bonn, einer Hauptschule mit hohem Prozentsatz an conductors‟ associations Europa Cantat is happy to Kindern mit Migrationshintergrund Lieder aus der Westside welcome the first member in this category: The Story gesungen und getanzt. Der Workshop wird im Juni im Germany-based association "Internationaler Vorfeld des Festivals fortgesetzt. Das eigentliche Festival mit Chorverband" has around 140 members of which 90 fast 1.000 Kindern und Jugendlichen aus Bonn und Umgebung, aus anderen Teilen Deutschlands, aus verschiedenen are Germans. Eric Ericson is honorary member of this europäischen Ländern sowie Tansania findet dann vom 18. bis association which organises regional, national and 22. Juni statt. Das Konzertprogramm und weitere international training programmes for conductors Informationen finden Sie unter including a special programme for students at the end www.EuropaCantat.org/kinderchorfestival of their studies who can attend rehearsals of older members of the association in order to learn the Daphne Wassink from our Youth Committee practical aspects of conducting in a more effective way. Co-opted to Board of the European Music Council For further information go to www.chorleiterverband.de In the frame of the General Assembly of the European La première association de chefs de chœur qui adhère à Music Council in Brno (CZ) in April 2008 the members Europa Cantat dans cette nouvelle catégorie de membres est elected a new Board. Sonja Greiner, who had been a le Internationaler Chorverband basé en Allemagne. Board member and treasurer of the association since Das erste Mitglied in der kürzlich neu geschaffenen Mitglieds-2002 had served the maximum term of 6 years and kategorie der Chorleiterverbände ist der Internationale Chorverband mit Sitz in Deutschland siehe Website für could not stand for election again. Daphne Wassink, weitere Informationen. member of the Europa Cantat Youth Committee, was appointed as youth representative of the Working Noël Minet Fund Scholarships 2008 Group Youth and then co-opted to the Board (also see The Committee of the Noël Minet Fund has decided to news from the European Music Council below for list of give scholarships to two promising young conductors: all new Board members). Alexander Humala from Belorussia for participation in Daphne Wassink, member du Comité Jeunes d’Europa Cantat, the Kurt-Thomas Cursus in Utrecht, the Netherlands a été co-optée au Conseil d’Administration du Conseil and Svetlana Krstic from Belgrade, Serbia for Européen de la Musique (pour le Conseil entier voir plus bas). Daphne Wassink, Mitglied des Europa Cantat Jugendkomitees participation in the European Academy of Young wurde in den Vorstand des Europäischen Musikrats kooptiert. Conductors in Malmö, Sweden. Für die komplette Liste des neuen Vorstands siehe unten. Le Comité du Fonds Noël Minet a décidé de donner deux bourses a des jeunes chefs de chœurs qui participent au Kurt-Europa Cantat and AGEC at Exhibition of the World Thomas Cursus à Utrecht et à l’Académie pour Jeunes Chefs Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen de Chœur à Malmö. Das Komitee des Noël-Minet Fonds hat beschlossen, zwei Europa Cantat and AGEC will be sharing a booth at the jungen Chorleiter/innen ein Stipendium zu geben, die am Kurt-World Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen, Thomas Cursus in den Niederlanden und an der Europäischen Denmark, organized by IFCM. We will distribute Akademie Junger Chorleiter/innen in Malmö teilnehmen. information on the festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Utrecht, our programme of activities for 2009 and issue Europa Cantat in Bonn: 3/08 of our magazine and we look forward to meeting School Project / Youth Choirs in Movement you there at booth number 23! In May 2008 Europa Cantat started a project in a school Europa Cantat et AGEC seront présents sur l’exposition du in Bonn. Panda van Proosdij and Hans Cassa from the Symposium de musique choral à Copenhagen. Vous nous trouverez dans le stand numéro 23, avec des informations sur Netherlands taught a group of 14-year-old pupils from a le festival de Utrecht, notre programme 2009 et ECmagazine. school with a high percentage of pupils with migrant Europa Cantat und AGEC werden gemeinsam auf der backgrounds to sing and dance songs from the famous Ausstellung des Weltsymposiums für Chormusik in Westside Story. They will continue the workshop in Kopenhagen vertreten sein. Am Stand Nummer 23 werden wir June when the results will be presented in a school Informationen zum Festival in Utrecht und zum Programm concert. Pictures and Press reports can be found on 2009 sowie das ECmagazine verteilen. www.EuropaCantat.org > current projects -> in Bonn The project is taking place in the frame of the festival Youth Choirs in Movement at which almost 1.000 For activities, publications and news from the children and young people from Bonn and the European and international organizations see belowsurrounding region, other parts of Germany, different European countries and Tanzania will participate in thnddifferent ateliers and concerts from June 18 to 22

    2008. The programme will include performance of three commissioned works by Kurt Bikkembergs (BE), Uli

Europa Cantat Activities / Activités / Aktivitäten

International Seminar and Workshop on Europa Cantat Chamber Choir

    Intercultural Dialogue in Debrecen, 27 31/7/2008 Top-level choir for talented singers under 30 Special workshop in the EU Year of Intercultural Talented singers between 18 and 20 who have a lot Dialogue on the Role and the Opportunities experience and are interested in improving their skills of thstof Choral Music in Intercultural Dialogue and and 21 century choral choral singing with 20stReconciliation. Deadline for applications was May 31, repertoire should look at this new exciting project which but you can ask if there are still some free places. will be conducted by Kaspars Putniņš. The choir is one

    Updated detailed programme and schedule as well as of the special ateliers of the EUROPA CANTAT festival the participation fees and further details can be found for auditioned young singers. For further details see on www.europacantat.org/ecceec www.ecu2009.nl -> singers -> top-level chamber choir

Places Available at EC Singing Week Kir Stefan Le programme du festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII à Utrecht en 2009 est un programme très riche et diversifié qui contient Srbin in Serbia, Smederevo, 11 17/8/2008 beaucoup de nouveaux éléments comme un programme Don't miss the occasion to attend our first Europa intensif pour chefs de chœur (publié fin octobre 2008), un Cantat Singing Week in Serbia. You can choose from programme pour jeunes managers et un chœur de chambre different exciting ateliers reaching from Serbian pour des jeunes chanteurs de haut niveau voir détails sur Orthodox Music to Spirituals and Gospels. www.ecu2009.nl et en haut. Conductors can attend a voice training workshop with Das Programm des Festivals EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Mari Koistinen from Finland. For further information see Utrecht 2009 ist ein reichhaltiges und vielfältiges Programm http://www.kirstefansrbin.com/media/2008/08eucantat/emit vielen Neuerungen. Dazu gehört ein umfangreiches ucantat08.swf Deadline for applications: July 1st 2008 Programm für Chorleiter/innen, das Ende Oktober 2008 veröffentlicht wird, ein Programm für junge Chormanager und ein Europa Cantat Kammerchor für sehr gute junge Places available at Europa Cantat Singing Week in Sänger/innen. Für weitere Details siehe oben und Szczecin, Poland, 24 31/8/08 www.ecu2009.nl You can sing Vocal Jazz with Robert Sund from Sweden or Baroque Polish Choral Music with Marek Toporowski. Conductors and interested singers can Publications / Veröffentlichungen attend three seminars on Polish Contemporary Music, lead by Benedikt Blonski. Choirs will have the ECmagazine opportunity to sing in different summer festivals in the Europa Cantat decided to print a double issue of region - and to visit the Baltic Sea in their free time. stECmagazine 1-2/08, focussing on the EU Year of Deadline for applications was May 31 2008, but Intercultural Dialogue. This issue should be mailed in applications may be possible. For further information the coming days and a PDF of the complete magazine see is available online for members only on http://www.zamek.szczecin.pl/europacantat/index_eng.www.EuropaCantat.org -> Membership -> Members‟ asp login, the cover and contents are available for all under www.EuropaCantat.org -> Media -> Publications. Il y a encore quelques places disponibles pour les semaines ECmagazine 1-2/08, un double numéro sur le dialogue chantantes à Smederevo (en Serbie), et à Szczecin (en interculturel devrait joindre nos lecteurs dans les prochains Pologne) ainsi que pour le séminaire sur le dialogue jours. Nos membres peuvent aussi le lire sur notre site web. interculturel à Debrecen (en Hongrie) la date limite pour ECmagazine 1-2/08, eine Doppelnummer zum Interkulturellen Debrecen et Szczecin était officiellement le 31 mai, mais vous Dialog, sollte unsere Leserschaft dieser Tage erreichen. pouvez demander s’il est encore possible de s’inscrire. Unsere Mitglieder können die PDF auch online lesen. Es gibt noch einige freie Plätze für die Singwochen in Smederevo (Serbien) und Stettin (Polen) sowie für das Seminar zum Interkulturellen Dialog in Debrecen (Ungarn). Calendar of Europa Cantat Activities 2008 Offizielle Anmeldefrist für Debrecen und Szczecin war der 31. Hearts-in-Harmony Concert in Norway 14 15/6/08 Mai, aber man kann sich erkundigen, ob eine Anmeldung noch “Youth Choirs in Movement - in Bonn (DE) 18 22/6/08 möglich ist. Kurt Thomas Cursus - Utrecht (NL) 3 12/7/2008 EC junior 5 + Study Tour - Nevers (FR) 12 20/7/08 Festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII in Utrecht including Seminar for Composers - Aosta (IT) 13 19/7/08 Special Projects EC Singing Week - Tarragona, Catalonia (ES) 19 27/7/08 The programme of the festival EUROPA CANTAT XVII Conference and Workshop on Intercultural Dialogue in Utrecht 2009 will include a lot of interesting offers for Debrecen (HU) 27 31/7/08 singers, conductors and managers also see World Youth Choir - China • 1)/7 11/8/2008 www.ecu2009.nl New elements will be a full training Youth Chamber Choir Meeting programme for conductors with lectures, seminars and In Usedom (DE) 1 10/8/08 round tables (to be published by the end of October EC Singing Week - Smederevo (CS) 11 17/8/08 2008), a “Europa Cantat Chamber Choir” for top-level European Academy for Young Conductors singers and a training programme for young choral Malmö (SE) 4 10/8/08 managers. Contact: info@ecu2009.nl EC Singing Week + Study Tour - Szczecin (PL) 24 31/8/08 EC Singing Week + Study Tour - Lignano (IT) 31/8 7/9/08 Training for Young Choral Managers In collaboration with IFCM, the festival EUROPA Statutory Meetings / réunions / Sitzungen CANTAT offers a 2-week training course for young (choral) arts managers in Utrecht in July 2009. The Meeting of Europa Cantat Music Commission course includes practical training on the job during the Utrecht (NL), 27-28/9/2008 festival, lectures, and workshops on international arts Europa Cantat Board meeting, and event management (production of concerts, Basque Country, 12 14/11/2008 (confirmed!) fundraising, making budgets, communication and Europa Cantat General Assembly 2008 promotion, etc). Participants will be chosen on the basis Basque Country, 14 16/11/2008 (confirmed!) of a written application. Meeting of Europa Cantat Music Commission Utrecht (NL), 17-18/1/2009

News from Musica International

     (www.musicanet.org)

     News from the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) also see www.ifcm.net Study Tour for Arts Managers International Chamber-Choir Competition Marktoberdorf MUSICA & DANOK 28 May 3 June 2009, Direction: Jean-Claude Wilkens MUSICA is partner of the European Project Interreg IIIA A selected group of international young arts managers DANOK In collaboration with the Union Sainte Cécile will visit together the worldwide renowned International (USC), a Musica member based in Strasbourg, Musica Chamber Choir Competition. As observers they get to International is both digitizing and microfilming the know different ways of festival management and can collection of manuscripts and invaluable printed papers learn from and exchange with other managers. The from USC‟s music library, which is housed in the palace study tour is directed by the Secretary General of the of the Archbishop of Strasbourg. More information on IFCM. http://www.musicanet.org/en/danok2.php Contact: International Chamber-Choir Competition Marktoberdorf, Tel: +49-8342-8964033 Musica International Award at Cork International Email: office@modfestivals.org Choral Festival - IRELAND During the Cork International Choral Festival, a special African Children Sing! on stage for the first time award was offered by Musica International and IFCM. 30 children from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, The new Musica DVD-Rom was awarded to the Swiss Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo were selected to choir Molto Cantabile conducted by Andreas Felber. participate in the first ACS! pilot choir. Hosted by the thWinneba Youth Choir, the choir rehearsed under the Musica at 8 World Symposium on Choral Music, direction of Francis Baffoe (choirmaster, Ghana) and Copenhagen. Baaba Lindsay (choreographer, Ghana) in Winneba, In the frame of the World Symposium on Choral Music 17-27 April. The UNWTO ST-EP Foundation, the in Copenhagen, Denmark, Musica will make non-stop National Theater of Korea (Seoul) and the Asia Pacific presentations in the lobby of the symposium area. In ththRegional Secretariat of IFCM (Busan) invited the choir addition lectures will be held on July 25 and 26 at 10 for a 10-day concert tour in South Korea, 29 April-5 May a.m. For further information see 2009. www.choraldenmark.org.

     IFCM General Assembly 2008 The IFCM General Assembly 2008 will take place on 23 Next Musica International Workshops July 2008, in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the 8th World Symposium on Choral Music. University of Montreal, Canada ththMembers can download the agenda on www.ifcm.net May 26 30 2008 - Further details: http://www.musicanet.org/en/ses_montreal08_en.htm IFCM meetings and activities Bayerische Musikakademie Alteglofsheim, Germany stth September 1 7 2008 - Further details: Meetings http://www.musicanet.org/de/sesbmaa07.htm 2008 ; IFCM Executive committee : Israel, 5-9 June, 2008 French Cultural Centre Kinshasa, Congo thrd; IFCM General Assembly : Copenhagen, 23 July, 2008 January 19 to 23 2009 - Further details Activities

    2008

    ; Intl Youth and Children's Choir Festival: Hong Kong, 14-17 July, 2008

    ; World Symposium 8: Copenhagen, 19-27 July, 2008

    ; World Youth Choir in Hong Kong and China: July-Aug, 2008

    ; Songbridge in Wakayama, Japan, 6-11 Aug, 2008

    ; Round table with Arabic Countries, Jordan, 21-24 Aug, 2008

    ; Polyfollia: St Lo, France, November 2008

     News from the European Music Council (EMC) and the International Music Council International Music Council (IMC) Silja Fischer, 1 rue Miollis, 75732 PARIS cedex 15, European Music Council, Haus der Kultur, Weberstr. France, Tel. +33 1 45 68 48 50 - Fax +33 1 43 06 87 98 59a, 53113 Bonn, Germany, Phone: +49-228-96699664, imc@unesco.org, Website: www.unesco.org/imc e-mail: Fax: +49-228-96699665, info@emc-imc.org www.emc-imc.org IMC announces the on-line publication of a selection of papers presented at the 2nd World Forum on Music. EMC Conference on Access to Music / For further information go to http://www.unesco.org/imc/ New Board elected at EMC Annual Meeting - News From 17 20 April 2008, the EMC Annual Conference “Access to Music: New Perspectives in Distribution, Paris, January 21, 2008 Education and Politics” took place in Brno, Czech IMC announces the results of the 11th International Republic. More detailed information about the Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music conference will be available on the website soon. For further information go to http://www.unesco.org/imc/ During the Annual Meeting the members elected a new - News Board: • Timo Klemettinen (Secretary General of the Finnish

    Music Council) Chairman • Christian Höppner (Secretary General of the German Music Council) Vice-chairman • Stef Coninx (Secretary of the International Association of Music Information Centres) Treasurer

    • Erling Aksdal (Head of the Jazz Department, Faculty

    of Arts at the Norwegian University of Science and

    Technology, Trondheim, Norway)

    • Harald Huber (President of the Austrian Music

    Council) • Petra Mohorcic (President of Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia) News from CultureAction Europe the European • Ugis Praulinš (Chairman of the Latvian Composers‟ Forum for the Arts and Heritage (www.efah.org) Union) • Daphne Wassink – Co-opted member of the Board New name - Culture Action Europe and visual (Chairperson of the Working Group Youth) thidentity officially launched on 24 of April - in Brussels, during the 65th Trans Europe Halles Conference “Music on Troubled Soils” in Jerusalem (TEH) meeting. The relaunch followed a panel On October 23rd 26th, 2008, IMC ISRAEL and the discussion organised in partnership with TEH on the European Music Council will hold a conference in future role of European networks. We warmly thank Jerusalem under the name of "Music on Troubled once again TEH and the Halles de Schaerbeek for a Soils". Different Arab und Israeli music styles coexisting great collaboration and hope to have other opportunities in the region and their influence on the dialogue to work with members with equal success in the near between these peoples will be in the focus. The future! conference will take place in the Jerusalem Music Center (see: www.jmc.co.il), in the heart of Jerusalem. The new website www.cultureactioneurope.org will The programme of the conference includes lectures and be launched next Monday 2nd June discussions, project presentations, workshops, concerts Look out for the public announcement and please send and short excursions. us your feedbacks, comments and advise to gradually

    improve this new tool, which will become - we hope - a .community and participative space. On the new site, we

    updated the members‟ descriptions. Please have a look

    at your organisation‟s profile to make sure we have got

    the latest information!

    Consultation period for the Rainbow Paper II has

    been extended until 13th June, so don‟t hesitate to

    visit the consultation website

    http://rainbowplatform.labforculture.org/ and to make a

    contribution to the recommendations on intercultural

    dialogue! We will of course give you a full report on the

    meetings of the „structured dialogue platforms‟ (4th, 5th

    and 6th of June) shortly after the event.

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