About
the festival

We all like to sing – and we have a lot of fun doing it. Scientists around the world are saying that it’s not only fun to sing – it’s also good for you! Come to Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, and explore ways in which singing can make you feel better and be smarter. Subtitled “Smart Singing”, the Europa Cantat Junior festival in Vilnius will offer ateliers with world-class conductors and non-choral activities that will explore the nature of sound and the benefits of making music. Europa Cantat Junior is a festival for children and youth choirs with singers up to 18 years old. It takes place in a different European city every three years and is co-organized by European Choral Association – Europa Cantat in collaboration with local organizations. For the 2020 edition, those organizations are Lithuanian National Culture Centre and Lithuanian Choral Association.

Vilnius is a city
easy to fall in
love with

In 2020, the festival will take place in Vilnius – Lithuania’s capital with around half a million inabitants. Its green, UNESCO-recognized Old Town will look amazing in the pictures your singers will take. Its rich history will be something your children will talk about for a long time after the festival. Your choir will be able to sing at unforgettable concert halls, and your singers will appreciate mind-blowing public Internet access – Vilnius is famous for it!