Are you looking for new repertoire ideas, struggling with building the perfect programme for all occasions, or singing with migrants?
Discover Musica International choral repertoire database and the Sing Me In repertoire booklet, and get inspired by our speakers.
At first, Burak Onur Erdem (TR), principal conductor and artistic director of the Turkish State Choir, will guide us through the essential aspects of effective programming, developing, and building the choral repertoire and choosing appropriate program for competitions. In the second part we will learn about the online library of one of the world’s richest database of choral repertoire – Musica International – with Pierre-Luc Pfrimmer (FR). To conclude, Alba Roorda Martinez (NL/ES) and Joana Costa (PT), members of the European Choral Association Youth Committee, will introduce us to the revised songbook of “Sing me in”, an inspiring project aiming to support the integration of young migrants into the community through collective singing. The project concluded successfully in 2018. However, since then, the world has seen shifts in immigration patterns. To adapt to these changes, the Youth Committee has decided to revisit the project and update the Repertoire Guide with the songs from the countries of immigrants’ origin.
Dr. Burak Onur Erdem is the main conductor and artistic director of the Turkish State Choir. Erdem started the Boğaziçi University Choral Festival (KoroFest) in 2009 and founded the Choral Culture Association. He is part of the board of the European Choral Association (since 2012) and of the International Federation of Choral Music (since 2018). He served as music commission member in the Europa Cantat festivals in Tallinn and Ljubljana, and acted as chair of the music commission in the Leading Voices festival in Utrecht. In 2023, Erdem was appointed as festival director of the World Symposium on Choral Music in Istanbul.
Pierre-Luc Pfrimmer is a music librarian and the coordinator of Musica International. Musica International is a multimedia, multilingual and collaborative database of choral repertoire and one of the richest sources of information in the world (more than 200.000 titles comprehensively described). The Musica database is accessible online through a powerful search engine on
Alba Roorda Martinez (NL/ES) is a singer, performer and event organizer. In 2022 and 2023, she was part of NKK NXT, the traineeship of the Netherlands Chamber Choir. She has experience as a choral conductor, as well as a cultural producer for organisations such as ZIMIHC and Koornetwerk Nederland. Both her creative and organisational work focuses on personal experiences of societal problems, such as environmental sustainability and gender diversity. She is the chair of the Youth Committee of the European Choral Association
Joana Costa (PT) is a singer and a cultural manager. In her work, she supports the growth and development of cultural organisations through project management, events organisation and social media management. In 2021, Joana participated in the YEMP programme (Young Event Management Program) in the framework of the Europa Cantat Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2020, she has been the project manager of the Lisbon Choral Conducting Masterclass and worked as operations manager in the World Choral EXPO in Lisbon in 2023. Currently, she is the World Youth Choir’s session manager and member of the Youth Committee of the European Choral Association.
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This activity takes place in the frame of CHORAL TIES, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.