Frequently Asked Questions

General

Who can participate at the festival?
Europa Cantat Junior is a festival for children and youth choirs (up to 18 years old). You can come with all or part of your choir. Alternatively, if you are a choir conductor or a music teacher and would like to come alone, you are welcome to join our Study Tour.

When will the festival take place?
Europa Cantat Junior takes place from 5 to 13 August 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

When do the ateliers take place?
The rehearsals will start first thing in the morning on 6 August and take place every day. The final atelier concert will take place on 12 August. The exception to this rule is Elisenda Carrasco’s atelier – it will be shorter and have its final concert on 9 August.

We can’t make it for the first day of the festival. Can we come later?
Unfortunately, all participating choirs are required to be present at the first atelier rehearsal at 9 am on 6 August. Your singers will thank you for not missing valuable learning time!

We can’t stay until the end of the festival. Can we leave early?
Unfortunately, all participating choirs are required to be present at the Atelier concert on the evening of 12 August. Your singers will want to show what they learnt, won’t they? 🙂 The exception to this rule is Elisenda Carrasco’s atelier – it will be shorter and have its final concert on 9 August.

Should I book my own the accommodation?
You have 2 options: 1) find your own accommodation in Vilnius or 2) choose from our selected hotels and hostels. You can find them here (please scroll down for Accommodation). You will have to contact your chosen hotel or hostel on your own. The festival will not book the accommodation for you.

Documents

Can I get an official invitation for my choir?
Sure, if you have already registered, you can download it here (please scroll down below the registration calendar).

Registration

How can I register to the festival?
Please click here for both choir and Study Tour registration forms.

I am not sure how many singers I will bring/which atelier to choose. Can I register later?
Our registration deadline is 31 January 2020. Please make it by then! We might not be able to offer you a spot at the festival if we receive your application later.

I have registered and not received a confirmation within a week.
Please email us at info@europacantatjunior.org and we will fix it!

Can I get a discount?
Europa Cantat have very flexible pricing according to the country you live in. Unfortunately, no additional discounts are available.

Do teachers also have to pay for their participation fee?
Yes, the fee is the same for both the children and any adults wishing to benefit from festival services.

Can I cancel my registration?
If you have not made your second payment and it’s not yet 1 April, please email us at info@europacantatjunior.org and we will not charge you your second payment (however, we will not be able to refund your first payment). No refunds are possible after 1 April.

Vilnius

How do I get to Vilnius?

Vilnius is super accessible by air and land from anywhere in Europe (and the world)!

BY AIR
Vilnius International Airport provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. Its convenient location – just 7 km from the city centre – means transport to most destinations takes surprisingly little time.

You can also fly to Riga Airport (4 hours by bus from Vilnius).

BY BUS
Vilnius Bus Station is well connected to Europe: international connections are operated by Eurolines, Lux Express and Ecolines.

BY TRAIN
There are regular direct trains to Vilnius from Kyiv, Moscow, Minsk, Riga, St Petersburg.