A festival for children’s
and youth choirs
Ateliers for 2022 confirmed
2021 03 09
With a heart full of excitement, we are ready to announce that our 2022 ateliers are confirmed! We will see all of the same names that were originally scheduled for 2020, but with even more skill, resilience and knowledge in their pockets. Elisenda Carrasco and Hirvo Surva will be leading 4-day A-level ateliers, Elise Bradley and Christian Ronsfeld – full festival A-levels, Maud Hamon-Loisance and Valerija Skapiene will work with B-level music, and finally, Petra Grassi and Basilio Astulez will be waiting for those who are ready to take up the C-level challenge and come prepared. After the difficult period all of us have endured, we enter the time of hopeful waiting, planning and calendar crossing! Our registration will open in the autumn of 2021.
ECJ Vilnius moved to 2022
2020 07 14
Dear children & youth choirs, we would have been in the final preparations right now to welcome you in Vilnius, Lithuania next month. With the many insecurities around the Covid-19 pandemic, we must sadly announce that EUROPA CANTAT Junior in Vilnius, Lithuania will be postponed to summer 2022.
However, we are working tirelessly, together with our partners, looking ahead to better times, and are hopeful to be able to offer you plenty of options for children and youth choirs in the coming years:
>> 2021 – Ateliers for children and youth choirs at the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia 16 – 25 July
>> 2022 – EUROPA CANTAT Junior Vilnius, Lithuania 15 – 24 July
>> 2023 – EUROPA CANTAT Junior Ghent, Belgium 5 – 13 July
The festival WILL take place!
2020 03 18
With the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of events and activities planned for the coming months have been cancelled lately. The Steering Committee met on March 17th and we are happy to let you know that, based on the current situation, Europa Cantat Junior Vilnius 2020 WILL TAKE PLACE on August 5-13! With almost 5 months still left until the festival, we are hopeful that the situation will stabilize over the summer and we will be able to create some unforgettable memories with you in Vilnius.
Of course we are aware that most of the choirs planning to participate will not be able to rehearse properly for some time. We will take this into account and will make sure that the festival offers your singers the opportunity to enjoy learning and singing together, and that the concerts are adapted to what the choirs can and want to do.
Last chance to join!
2020 02 24
We are very excited to announce that there are still chances to join the festival! If you just realized that you really want to bring your choir to lovely Vilnius this August, we can still find room for participants in the following ateliers:
Looking at the Stars by Elisenda Carrasco
4 days (final concert on 9 Aug), A level, SA, 8-12 years old
Singing is Fun! by Hirvo Surva
4 days (final concert on 9 Aug), B level, boys’ choirs SA, 8 years old to breaking voice
Earth, Sea and Sky by Elise Bradley
A level, SA, 8-12 years old
Smart Singing by Valerija Skapiene
B level, SSAA, 10-14 years old
Please head to our Ateliers page to get more info! We are keeping our registration open until 1 May!
Thanks for registration!
2020 02 01
Sending love and hugs to choirs registered to come to Europa Cantat Junior Vilnius 2020, Lithuania! We will have such an exciting crowd of passionate singers from such different countries! If you missed the deadline, we will be publishing more info on how you can still join the festival in the end of February – stay tuned!
Registration is open!
2019 09 30
Our registration is now open and will be open until 31 January 2020 for international choirs! Before registering, please make sure to read about the ateliers, make up your mind about meals and accommodation – you will be asked to indicate your preferences in the registration form. Looking forward to receiving your registration and seeing you in Vilnius! Click here to register!
2019 09 01
All of our atelier conductors have been announced! We will have an amazing selection of world-class professionals ready to share their knowledge and teach our participants some exciting music. Our lineup includes Basilio Astulez, Elise Bradley, Elisenda Carrasco, Petra Grassi, Maud Hamon-Loisance, Christian Ronsfeld, Hirvo Surva, and Valerija Skapiene. Find out more about what they have planned for Europa Cantat Junior 2020 and choose your conductor in the ATELIERS section of our website!
ECJ 2022 will take place in Vilnius
2019 07 16
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 doing music. Vilnius is a city with unforgettable concert halls, a green, UNESCO-recognized Old Town and mind-blowing public Internet access. Take a smart step!