Festival Europa Cantat XVII Utrecht 2009 is an international singing festival for some 3000 singers and conductors from the whole of Europe and indeed beyond. Everyone - young by heart - who enjoys singing is welcome, from beginners to advanced singers, from choirs to individuals. There is no competition, but purely the pleasure of meeting one another while singing together, learning new repertoire and techniques, and working with top conductors from all over the world.
The festival lasts for 10 days. Participants can choose from about 60 choral workshops covering all vocal genres: classical, youthchoir, children's chorir, vocal jazz, vocal pop, showchoir, musical, opera, oratorio, gregorian and so on. You can join in for a shorter period if you prefer. There will be daily open singing events, concerts by participating choirs and, later in the week, workshop presentations.
The centre of the festival is the historic inner city of Utrecht, but choirs will spread out across the region of Utrecht from day to day to sing to the public at the many fine concert venues. Both city and the regiona offer a wide choice of top locations: ancient churches, castles, the canals in the city, the Dom Square at the very heart of the festival as well as converted churches, and the modern Jaarbeurs Utrecht congress centre.
Official Website: http://www.ecu2009.nl/
Added by nieske on February 22, 2008