tirsdag 20. desember 2011

Newsflash of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat, December 2011

Office closed for Christmas holidays
Our General Secretariat will remain closed for Christmas holidays from December 22nd 2011 to January 8th 2012. Mails will be checked irregularly during this time but urgent matters will be dealt with at the latest in the first week of January. For matters concerning the festival in Turin please write directly to info@ectorino2012.it

Remain updated with our website, Facebook and Twitter
Many news were posted on our website in December, giving updated information on the World Youth Choir, the Youth Event Management Programme, the festival in Turin in 2012 and much more. Our news are now also autmatically posted on Facebook and Twitter, so that you will always be up-to-date if you follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECA_EC), become my friend on Facebook (search for Sonja ECA EC) or like our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/EuropeanChoralAssociation). We have also included many new videos among the favourites on our youtube channel www.youtube.com/ECAEC.

Deadlines for application coming up
The official deadline for the EUROPA CANTAT festival with the early bird reduction and a guarantee on atelier choices and festival accommodation was December 1st 2011. We are happy to report that around 3.000 people applied before Christmas. However, applications are still possible in the frame of available places in ateliers and there are later deadlines for some parts of the festival programme as well as for other activities of ECA-EC in 2012.

  • EUROPA CANTAT Chamber Choir - deadline for applications 15.1.2012
  • Youth Event Management Programme - deadline for applications 31.1.2012
  • Choral Arts Management Programme - Study Tour for managers to the Polyfollia festival - deadline for applications 31.3.2012

World Youth Choir in Oslo / 2012 Summer session
TWYC in Oslo City Hallhe singers of the World Youth Choir and the members of the World Youth Choir Foundation with the patrons IFCM, Jeunesses Musicales International and ECA-EC were very proud of the performance of the World Youth Choir at the 2011 Peace Nobel Prize Ceremony in Oslo on December 10th 2011. The choir also gave a full concert in the beautiful aula of the Oslo University on December 9th and opened the Peace Nobel Prize Concert in the Oslo Spektrum on December 11th. On www.eca-ec.org you will find a news item with links to different videos which can also be found on our youtube channel. Pictures can be found in the following album:World Youth Choir at Nobel Peace Prize Events in Oslo, December 2011 and on www.worldyouthchoir.org where you can also find the latest information about the 2012 summer session in Cyprus.

IMC World Forum on Music
Did you miss the IMC World Forum on Music in Tallinn? Here, on the WFM YouTube channel you will find films of many of the interesting sessions: http://www.youtube.com/user/IMCWMF2011 Among others you will find the session with project presentations in the frame of which FENIARCO, suggested by ECA-EC, presented its "social balance" (starting at 1 hour 14 minutes in this video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYAFiSO0TvE&feature=email

Merry ChristmasWe wish you all peaceful holidays and a good start into the year 2012 in which we hope to meet many of you in Turin but also in Aosta, Barcelona, Bonn, Briançon, Cyprus, Graz, Novi Sad, Lonice nad Popelkou, Pomáz, Saint Lô, Usedom and/or Toulouse at one of our activities

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