Ateliers for singers

A1 Children’s Songs Around the World

Josep Vila i Jover (CAT-ES)
József Nemes (HU)

Perform beautiful pieces composed for children from different parts of the planet.

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
8-12
Category:
Children

A2 Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Christian Ronsfeld (DE/DK)

Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Florence + The Machine – these girls knew exactly how to have fun singing! In this atelier you can truly rock!

Offered in cooperation with The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg & Aarhus Vocal Festival (DK)

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
14-20
Category:
Girls

A3 Sweet Dreams

Florence Huby (BE)

Discover bedtime stories and lullabies from different areas – from folk tunes to pop songs some of which will surely remind you the tranquil ritual of singing and rocking a child to sleep.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Female

A4 From Gagliarda to Rock’n’Roll

Petra Grassi (IT/SI)

Perform dance music for female mixed choirs from renaissance to nowadays together with dancers!

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Female

A5 Young Pop

Line Groth (DK)

Sing exciting, beautiful, groovy, and meaningful modern vocal music.

Offered in cooperation with The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg & Aarhus Vocal Festival (DK)

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
18-27
Category:
Youth mixed

A6 African Voices

Lhente-Mari Pitout (ZA)
Assistant Gert Pottas (ZA)

Experience diverse musical colours of traditional African songs and travel through space and time of the continent. 

Offered in cooperation with the African Confederation for Choral Music (ACCM).

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
18-27
Category:
Youth mixed

A7 Kreekviem – Requiem by Cyrillus Kreek

Anu Tali (EE)
Assistant Heli Jürgenson (EE)

Cyrillus Kreek is one of the most significant Estonian composers. The Requiem was premiered in the Estonia Concert Hall in 1929. The atelier’s final concert will be in the same concert hall and accompanied by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. 

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A8 Happy Baroque!

Michal Hájek (CZ)
Yuval Weinberg (IL)

Wonderful possibility to sing masterpieces by great composers such as Händel and Purcell.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A9 Pop Choir XXL

Dr. Matthias Becker (DE)

Discover pearls of pop music in choral style!

Offered in cooperation with the The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg & Aarhus Vocal Festival (DK).

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A10 Circle Singing

Roger Treece (USA)

A workshop of musical skills-training which combines nearly every discipline of music – improvisation, composing, arranging, performing, teaching, conducting, theory, ear-training – into one integrated exercise.

Offered in cooperation with the The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg & Aarhus Vocal Festival (DK).

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A11 Happy Birthday, Estonia!

Hirvo Surva (EE)
TBA

Let’s congratulate the Republic of Estonia for its 100th anniversary by singing on the shell stage. Experience the same feeling that all Estonians experience every five years on the Song Celebration Grounds! The repertoire will include classics from the Estonian Song Celebrations and beloved songs from all over the world.

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Length:
7 days
Final performance:
03.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A12 Gospel Music

Dr. Raymond Wise (USA)

The atelier will explore the continual evolution of gospel music with roots in the Black oral tradition – from hymns to spirituals.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A13 Meet Latin American Roots

Luimar Arismendi (VE)

Experience the colourful rhythms and sounds of Latin American music by singing and dancing with joy!

Offered in cooperation with America Cantat.

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A14 Mysteries & Meditation

Jaan-Eik Tulve (EE)
André de Quadros (ID)

The atelier brings together the essence of two musical traditions – Gregorian chant from Europe and mystical, devotional music from South Asia.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A15 À la carte!

Christine Morel (FR)

We love to eat different foods – a starter, a main course and a dessert. Why not to sing different kinds and tastes of music in one programme and enjoy some special food in the breaks? Bon appétit!

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

A16 From Russia With Love

Maria Goundorina (RU)

Discover Russia’s rich culture through music from the Romantic and Modern era.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B1 From Shrek To Oceania

Luigi Leo (IT)

Who doesn’t like songs from our favourite animated films? The atelier is a fun journey to the world of cartoons through music.

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
8-12
Category:
Children

B2 Original Aboriginal

Lyn Williams (AU)

Discover the music from a continent that is so far away from us – aboriginal music with movement, from New Zealand, Australia and other countries in this area. During this atelier, you will find out what is different in comparison with folk music from Europe.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
10-16
Category:
Children

B3 Joyful Journey Into Early Music

Kadri Hunt (EE)

Join us in the exciting musical time travel across Europe! The journey takes us together with Spanish pilgrims to picturesque mountain paths and miraculous medieval monasteries, we party in glamorous royal courts of the Renaissance era. Our travel companions are also young instrumentalists from the Early Music Group of Kiili. The Early Music Highlights, that we learn together, form a valuable insight into the world of historical music.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
10-16
Category:
Children

B4 Can You Hear Me?

Bob Chilcott (UK)

The famous British choral composer will sing with you his works including the piece “Can you hear me” which has a deep societal meaning. The atelier includes also pieces by his favourite composers

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
14-20
Category:
Girls

B5 Composers Conducting

Ulrika Emanuelsson (SE)
Pärt Uusberg (EE)

In this atelier, you have the unique opportunity to work closely with two conducting composers and to be part of the instrument of the composer.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Female

B6 Ladies’ Rock!

Merel Martens (NL)

In this atelier ladies have the power to turn the choral world upside down by singing amazing pieces from pop and rock music.

Offered in cooperation with the The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg & Aarhus Vocal Festival (DK).

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Female

B7 Musicals – The Triple Challenge

Panda van Proosdij (NL)
Hans Cassa (NL)

Musical is often observed as a genre that is pure entertaining and not so much an art form. This atelier proves that it’s not true at all! Not everybody can sing, dance and act at the same time in a high quality.

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
16-27
Category:
Youth mixed

B8 Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Donka Miteva (BG)

The workshop offers the opportunity to sing Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, which was written when he was a student. The premiere was in 1880, however the next performance was 72 years later. The atelier will be accompanied by the Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B9 Sounds of Big Band

Jesper Holm (DK)

Want to sing like a Big Band? This is your unique opportunity! Perform well-known pieces from the swing and jazz repertoire.

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B10 Love Songs (for Individual Singers)

Kevin Fox (CA)

Want to attend the EUROPA CANTAT festival but you are not in a choir or ensemble? This is the opportunity for you! In this atelier, you can sing love songs with other single singers. You never know what could happen…

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B11 Choir Meets Organ

Johannes Prinz (AT)

Sing chef-d’œuvres by Mendelssohn, Britten and Faure together with the King of the Instruments.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B12 Stars and Stripes in Music

Dr Brady Allred (US)

The United States of America and Canada both have a rich choral heritage with many diverse styles of music. In this atelier we will explore the music of the American musical theater, movie music, contemporary Canadian choral music and French Canadian folk music, as well as American contemporary choral compositions, jazz, bluegrass, and gospel music. The repertoire will invite you to dance, tap your toe, relax, reflect, and clap your hands!

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Length:
5 days
Final performance:
01.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B13 Tales From Anatolia

Cemi’i Can Deliorman (TR)

Explore stories from the shores around the Aegean Sea, where the cradle of modern civilisation lies. Discover a rich history with vivid music traditions.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B14 Pearls of the Orient: Choir Music from Asia

Jonathan Velasco (PH)

Join us on a musical voyage to Asia – sacred music and the love of life so unique to that continent.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

B15 Forgotten Peoples and Languages

Kari Turunen (FI)
Zoltán Pád (HU)

There are over 7000 languages in the world, many of them are endangered. Veljo Tormis dedicated the cycle “Forgotten peoples” to Fennic ethnic groups that are nearly extinct. In this atelier, excerpts from this Tormis’ cycle and additionally other pieces in “dying” languages are performed. 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage and with this atelier we would like to remind people the rich intangible heritage found in choral traditions around Europe and the need to preserve this unique diversity.

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

C1 Baltic Sea Flavours

Aira Birziņa (LV)

The countries around the Baltic Sea have a rich tradition of choral music. During these days you catch a glimpse of the breathtakingly beautiful music from the Northern part of Europe. A repertoire you should surely sing with your choir, too!

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
10-16
Category:
Children

C2 Nordic (High)Lights

Vivianne Sydnes (NO)

Experience the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) in music – with works by Rautavaara, Pärt, Kõrvits.

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Length:
7+1 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
14-20
Category:
Girls

C3 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Vytautas Miškinis (LT)

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary, this atelier will focus on one of the composer’s most significant choral symphonies.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Boys

C4 Amor Sanctus – Holy Love

Dieter Staelens (BE)
Josep Vila i Casañas (Catalonia, ES)

This atelier celebrates the beauty of the symbiosis of angelic female voices and organ in sacred works, which results in something divine.

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Length:
7+1 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Female

C5 Baltic Music of Today

Jānis Ozols (LV)
Assistant Valter Soosalu (EE)

Discover the broad variety of music from the Baltic States – from Urmas Sisask’s Gloria Patri to other significant compositions.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
16-27
Category:
Youth mixed

C6 Pärt: Te Deum

Tõnu Kaljuste (EE)

Perform the central piece of the world’s most performed living composer – Arvo Pärt. This masterpiece was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1994. The atelier will be accompanied by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

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Length:
8 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

C7 The Real Choir

Peder Karlsson (SE)

This atelier offers the possibility to sing the repertoire of the beloved vocal group The Real Group under the guidance of one former singer of the group, Peder Karlsson.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

C8 Renaissance Energy

Leslie Peeters (FR)

This workshop focuses on renaissance music from different European countries, including church music adapted to “tavern” music with Estonian early music ensemble Hortus Musicus. Hortus Musicus is the oldest continuously working ensemble in its field in Eastern Europe and one of the few of such longevity in the world, which is known for its unusual approach to early music.

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Length:
7+1 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Mixed

C9 Coaching with The Swingles

The Swingles (UK)

This workshop aims at vocal ensembles of 3-12 members which can explore the diverse repertoire of jazz and swing music under the guidance of members of The Swingles. This atelier is for amplified vocal ensembles.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Vocal ensembles

C10 Sing Like The King’s

Jeremy Jackman (UK)

Jeremy Jackman, former member of the significant vocal ensemble The King’s Singers will take you to the world of the King’s music. This atelier is for vocal ensembles and individual singers who are working without microphones.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Age:
Open
Category:
Vocal ensembles

D1 Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Ragnar Bohlin (SE)

Discover one of the central masterpieces of Francis Poulenc – his “Stabat Mater” composed in 1950.

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Length:
6 days
Final performance:
02.08.2018
Category:
National youth choirs

D2 Around the Baltic Sea

Florian Helgath (DE)

This atelier includes fragments of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s beautiful “All Night Vigil” op. 37 and some other remarkable compositions from around the Baltic Sea such as Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s “Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae”.

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Length:
4 days
Final performance:
31.07.2018
Category:
National youth choirs

D3 Works for Double and Triple Choir

Daniel Reuss (NL/DE)

This workshop will include masterpieces for double and triple choir.

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Length:
7+1 days
Final performance:
04.08.2018
Category:
National youth choirs