What is Europa Cantat junior?

Europa Cantat junior is festival with a focus on children’s choirs and youth choirs, with singers under 18, offering workshops, concerts, Open Singing and non-choral activities with a schedule adapted to this age group.

Since for such choirs it is difficult to participate in the “normal” Europa Cantat festival for many reasons, events for children’s and girls’ choirs where introduced in our federation (see an overview on our history).

The success especially of Europa Cantat junior 3 in Namur in 2002 and the number of children’s and girls’ choirs asking to participate in our festivals and singing weeks convinced us that we need to continue with this idea so that further festivals were organised in Vic (2005), Nevers (2008), Pärnu (2011), Bergen (2014), Lyon (2017), Vilnius (planned for 2020, took place in 2022) and Ghent (2023).

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The next edition of the festival will take place on 11-19 July 2026 in Girona (Catalonia, Spain). Further information about the event will be communicated later, follow our channels to keep updated!

list of Europa cantat junior:

2026: Girona, Catalonia, Spain (ES)  – more info to be published soon!

2023: Ghent, Belgium (BE)

2022: Vilnius (LT)

2017: Lyon (FR)

2014: Bergen (NO)

2011: Pärnu (EE)

2008: Nevers (FR)

2005: Vic (ES)