EuroChoir 2022

Switzerland | 7 – 18 July 2022

50 singers | 20 nationalities | 2 conductors | 1 choir

Organisers: Schweizerische Föderation Europa Cantat – SFEC in cooperation with the European Choral Association and with support from the Schweizerische Chorvereinigung SCV.

EuroChoir is a special choir project to promote the networking of talented young singers at the European level, and to foster the emergence of the next generation of talents.

Organised every year in a different country, EuroChoir offers the opportunity to young singers to get together to rehearse a challenging program with renowned conductors, improve their vocal skills and present the results of their work in public concerts.

 

Who can apply?

  • Young singers between 18 and 30 years old
  • Good sight readers ready to prepare scores in advance
  • English will be the working language.

 

Applications for the EuroChoir 2022 end on 1 March 2022!

See more details in the ‘How to Apply’ section below.

Why join the EuroChoir 2022?

Yuval Weinberg

He studied orchestral conducting in Tel Aviv and choral conducting with Grete Pedersen at the Norwegian Academy of Music and with Jörg-Peter Weigle the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin.
Yuval has received several awards as a conductor: the first prize at the chamber choir competition in Marktoberdorf 2017 with his Oslo-based chamber choir ‘NOVA’, the prize for the best conductor, the International choral conducting competition in Wroclaw in 2014 and the ‘Gary Bertini Award for young Israeli conductors’ in 2015.

Marco Amherd

He studied conducting and Organ/Church Music in Zurich, Freiburg im Breisgau and Toulouse. Since 2019 he is artistic director of the DAVOS FESTIVAL. He teaches at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK and at the Hochschule Luzern HSLU. In addition to his concert activities as an organist, Marco conducts several professional and semi-professional ensembles and is artistic director of the Schweizer Vokalkonsort. He has recieved numerous international awards for his conducting as well as several first prizes with his choir Vokalensemble Zürich West.

Experience Switzerland!

Spend ten summer days in Switzerland and get the full dose of Swissness during a rehearsal week in the mountain region of the canton of Bern and a tour through Switzerland with three concerts in three different locations of the country! Switzerland’s incredible landscape offers unforgettable views, hiking possibilities and fresh air to free our singer’s lungs. With concerts in Basel, Flims (Flimsfestival) and Rheinau (Rheinauer Konzerte) singers will experience different sites and sides of Switzerland.

Experience cultural exchange!

One of our goals is to give singers the opportunity to get to know young local singers. Each of the three concerts will be hosted by an award-winning Swiss partner choir of the local area. Les Voix will welcome you on 15 July in Basel, Consonus vokalensemble will sing with you on 16 July in Flims and Vokalensemble Zürich West will join you on 17 July in Rheinau. Get ready for cultural exchange, shared musical experiences and new friendships!

Experience the EuroChoir!

There are many choirs in Europe, but only one EuroChoir! For over 20 years, this project has allowed singers to build a truly international network of choral friends, sharing their passion and dedication. Of course, the music comes first, with exciting (and sometimes demanding) programme to rehearse and perform in a short time frame. But you will also join the exclusive club of the EuroChoir alumni, many of them now active on the European scene, sharing stages and memories, projects and ideas across borders.

How to Apply?

Here is your application form! Please fill in your personal information as well as submit the additional files required until 1 March 2022.

The audition for 2022’s session consists of:

  • an audio recording of the bars 1-18 (with dynamics) of Poulenc’s “Un soir de neige”, movement 3  [Score available here]
  • an audio recording of scales (your singing range) using different vowels
  • a photo
  • [optional] letters of support by your organisation(s)
  • [optional] letters of support by conductor(s) or teacher(s)

Please clearly name your files with LastName_FirstName_filecontent (ex: Weinberg_Yuval_scales.mp3)

Every applicant will receive an e-mail letting them know if they have received a place in Eurochoir 2022.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to eurochoirswitzerland@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are very happy for your interest in applying for the EuroChoir 2022 session! This is another difficult year to plan, but we are going ahead. We appreciate your understanding that many details will only be firmed up nearer to the time of the session, and in the meantime, we hope this FAQ will help.

For any further questions, please contact the EuroChoir 2022 session organisers: eurochoirswitzerland@gmail.com

Price and conditions

Tuition fees (per person and country)

Country groupsIndirect* MembersNon-members
1€270€290
2€210€230
3€150€170

* Indirect members are members of member organisations of the European Choral Association in categories A1 and A2 (see here) or members of the Friends of the European Choral Association. The full list of country groups is found right here. In case of doubt which group your country belongs to, please contact us.

The fee includes all the activities, accommodation, travel costs during the session and meals. Scores will be an additional cost, but will be subsided and singers will keep the scores post-course.

Scholarship

Please have in mind that EuroChoir is also an eligible event for which you can apply for a scholarship of the Noel Minet Fund.

The travel to/from Switzerland is at the participants’ charge. 

Successful applicants will need to pay for their travel to Lenk, Switzerland and their return travel from Zurich, Switzerland. We recommend that successful applicants do not book their flights until closer to the session time.

Payment Instructions

When your application is approved (after 1 April 2022), you will receive an e-mail with further instructions on paying your tuition fee.

 

 

Contact:

eurochoirswitzerland@gmail.com