About the festival
EUROPA CANTAT is a festival open to everyone: you can come alone, with a group or with a whole choir! We offer a programme for amateur and advanced - when browsing our workshop offer, check first the level: A is for everyone, B is for good sight readers and who come prepared, etc. and choose the style/repertoire/conductor according to your level. When starting your registration please pay attention that you should register as a choir if you wish to perform and give an individual concert during the festival.
EUROPA CANTAT takes place from July 27th to August 5th 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.
You can register to the festival through our online registration system. The form will be opened on the website in October 2017.
It depends on the length of the chosen atelier, but the rehearsals are every morning from 9:00-12:30 and on the final day there is the final concert in the afternoon, which is open for everybody.
You can look up the participation fees here
While it seems that Tallinn and Estonia is a hidden gem far away from the mainland Europe, it is actually easily accessible – you can fly, sail, ride or drive to Tallinn from anywhere in Europe!
The city's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. Its convenient location – just 4 km from the city centre – means transport to most destinations takes surprisingly little time.
You can also fly to Riga Airport (5 hours by bus from Tallinn) or Helsinki (Vantaa) Airport (2 hours by boat from Tallinn).
Ships from Helsinki bring thousands of travellers to Tallinn's busy passenger port each day. There is an overnight ferry link with Stockholm and a weekly cruise ship connection to St. Petersburg. Large cruise ships stop in Tallinn from spring until autumn. Tallinn also welcomes visitors arriving with yachts.
Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just 1.5 hours.
Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.
Two international bus lines offer connections to Tallinn from several other European cities. Regular routes connecting Tallinn with Riga, Vilnius and St Petersburg operate several times a day. International connections are provided by Lux Express and Ecolines.
Tallinn can be reached by car on the highways from Latvia and Russia, or via the car ferries from Helsinki and Stockholm. From Latvia, take Via Baltica highway. Travellers crossing from Russia should prepare for more time at the border as they are entering the Schengen area.
There are regular international train connections to Tallinn from Moscow. The railway station, Balti jaam is situated near the Old Town and harbour. Trains from Tallinn to Moscow depart daily.
Yes, EUROPA CANTAT is truly for everyone! We offer programs for children, so that the whole family can come and join musical programs. There will be musical kindergardens with professional day care for ages 0-3 and 3-6. Primary School children can individually join a children’s choir atelier.
About the registration
You can register for the festival online on the webpage.
In the end of registration you will see a link to access your form again. Please copy and save it somewhere important! If you have lost it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We suggest you to group your choir according to the wishes for the atelier (e.g. 10 people would like to have first preference "B15 Forgotten Peoples and Languages", 15 people would like to have first preference "B12 Stars and Stripes in Music") and register as choir groups. To make it simpler to identify you as one choir please indicate the groups with the name of the choir and number (e.g. Choir Name 1, Choir Name 2).
IMPORTANT: If you want to perform as a choir, please register one of the groups as a choir so that you could access the page about performance choices!
Yes, it is possible via the link you received at the end of registration. You can change the meals and the names of participants, but please be aware that if you add people after December 31st, 2017, you have to pay extra 20 EUR per person.
Yes, you can cancel your participation. However, we will not refund the first payment (100 EUR per person) and after April 30th, we will not refund the second payment.
The deadline for the first payment is December 31st 2017, after which the registration will be valid.
The deadline for the remaining fee including meals is April 30th 2018.
Yes, it is possible to pay by credit card with a commission fee of 2%. You can also pay by normal bank transfer.