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Europa Cantat XX

27.07 - 05.08.2018 in Tallinn, Estonia

The festival programme will be published in June 2017

Europa Cantat is an international choir festival that brings for 10 days together more than 3000 singers and conductors, composers and choral managers from all parts of Europe and several countries in the world. Europa Cantat is really a festival for everyone!

The festival offers you the chance to
  • attend different workshops for choirs and singers, with a duration of 4 to 8 days
  • discover a different style and repertoire each day
  • sing and hear all vocal genres: classical, folk, jazz, musical, opera and vocal pop
  • discover rare jewels of choral music
  • work together with leading choral conductors
  • sing at beginner’s, average or advanced level
  • find new inspiration as a choral conductor or composer by joining the special conductor’s or composer’s program
  • join our special “training-on-the-job” programme for young managers, the Youth Event Management Programme YEMP
  • take part in the daily ‘Open Singing’ with all participants and visitors
  • join a workshop while your children are entertained
  • discover the unique cultural heritage of Tallinn
  • get to know other choirs and singers from many different  countries!

The Conductors' and Composers' Programme
 offers warm-ups, seminars, reading sessions, workshops, lectures, round-table discussions and composers' showcase.

Open Singing is a singing event where EVERYBODY is invited to sing. The repertoire is international, in different styles and languages
As a side-programme, we welcome everybody to visit our MUSIC EXPO, where publishers, international festival organisers and music managers from all over the world invite you to see their products and to become familiar with the services they offer.
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The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, held in Tallinn every five years, assembles one of the world's largest choirs. Up to 30,000 singers typically take part.

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Estonia has a population of 1.3 million.

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Estonia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.

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There are over 1500 islands, 1000 lakes and 7000 rivers in Estonia.

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Estonia was the first country in the world to use online political voting.

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The length of the longest day in summer is over 19 hours, while the shortest winter day lasts only six hours.

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A 2008 Discovery Channel article rated Tallinn among the world's top 10 cities for free wireless Internet access.

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Estonia is the homeland of Skype, Hotmail and KaZaA.

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Estonia is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the University of Tartu, founded in 1632.

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Tallinn was the capital of culture 2011.