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Conference and General Assembly 2018


The programme will be updated in the coming weeks!


16 November 2018, Friday:

morning and afternoon > Project presentation and Membership Day

18:30 > Opening of the "Sing Outside the Box" conference with the keynote speech of Cem Mansur (TR)


17 November 2018, Saturday:

morning > ECA-EC General Assembly with Board election

afternoon > Public conference "Sing Outside the Box"


Short plenary followed by parallel sessions and interactive (singing) workshops dealing with new approaches to collective singing, with a focus on relation to rehearsal and performance spaces. Some sessions presenting the Turkish tradition and innovation in choral music.


Ways to upgrade performances:

  • Maria van Nieuwkerken (NL) – Surprise your audience!
  • Dóra Halas (HU) – Involve your singers!
  • Greg Gilg (FR) – Sonic choir for non-singers
  • Youth Committee of ECA-EC – Atmosphere, singers outside the rehearsal


Innovation in Tradition:

  • Ömer Faruk Belviranli (TR) - Traditional singing techniques of Anatolia
  • Cemi’i Can Deliorman (TR) - Discover Turkish Tunes


evening > concert of the State Choir Turkey


18 November 2018, Sunday:

morning > musical walk: discover the Pigeon Valley in music