In the Footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven

International Festival for mixed Youth and Adult Choirs | 28 September – 4 October 2020 | Bonn, Germany

This festival combines choral music and Beethoven tourism! Immerse yourself in the city of Bonn which will be all about Beethoven in 2020. The Beethoven Anniversary Year 2020 marks the 250th birthday of arguably Bonn’s most famous son.

We will offer ateliers for mixed youth choirs and mixed adult choirs. Participating choirs will have the opportunity to present their programmes in choir-to-choir concerts and the results of the two ateliers will be performed during a final concert.


Music and Dance

movement and choireography with the Dutch dancer and choreographer Panda van Proosdij [NL]

Jan Schumacher

Beethoven and Friends

with Jan Schumacher [DE], inclduing new arrangements of Beethoven’s works andrepertoire inspired by the themes of the Beethoven Anniversary Year.

Touristic offers, Accommodation & Meals

A variety of services in connection to the festival are offered by our partner MusiCultur:

Accomodation. 6 nights in hotel or hostel in the centre of Bonn, breakfast and city tax included. After 15th December hotels can only be booked according to availability.

Toursim. Possibility to visit the Beethoven House, a guided tour of the city with Beethoven as a child, explore Bonn in the footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven. Also possibility to book tickets for other events in the frame of the Beethoven Anniversary Year and the Beethovenfest (ends on 27 September, additional nights needed!).

Meals. Additional meals can also be booked through MusiCultur.

Please contact MusiCultur directly for any of these services.

Participation Fee

In all its activities, ECA-EC applies a solidarity system for participation fees. Participants pay different participation fees, according to their nationality. Please check your Country Group. Participants will be given reduction for direct or indirect ECA-EC membership. Member choirs receive the reduction for each member of the choir, individual or family members only for themselves.


direct membersindirect membersnon-members
Country Group 180 EUR90 EUR100 EUR
Country Group 270 EUR80 EUR90 EUR
Country Group 360 EUR70 EUR80 EUR

includes participation in the festival and atelier and scores. Food and accomodation as well as local transport are not included.


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Please note that the registration will only be valid upon payment of the registration fee.


Deadline for Registration: 31st March 2020.

Early-Bird Deadline: 15th December 2020. Applys only for accomodation packages booked through MusicCultur. After this date, hotel rooms can only be booked accordning to availability.


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