Frequently Asked Questions


Why was the festival postponed?
The festival was initially supposed to take place in August 2020. With the many insecurities around the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival’s Steering Committee, as well as the Board of Europa Cantat, made the decision to postpone the festival.

Will we get our money back if we had registered to participate in 2020?
You will be refunded 100% of your participation fee! The refund will be made into the same account the money came from. Please be patient with us as we make our way through this process. As for hotels and flights – please contact your service provider and explain the situation for them. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are facing any difficulties!


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 15 to 24 July 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

When do the ateliers take place?
The rehearsals will start first thing in the morning on 16 July and take place every day. The final atelier concert will take place on 23 July.

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 16 July. 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 23 July. Your singers will want to show what they learnt, won’t they? 🙂

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 (to be published). You will have to contact your chosen hotel or hostel on your own. The festival will not book the accommodation for you.


How can I register to the festival?
The registration will be open in 2021.

I am not sure how many singers I will bring/which atelier to choose. Can I register late?
Please follow our website for our registration deadline and please make it by then! We might not be able to offer you a spot at the festival if we receive your application later.

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.


How do I get to Vilnius?

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

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).

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

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