13th European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel, Switzerland
16 May 2023 – 21 May 2023, Basel
The EJCF ranges among the most important meetings for highly qualified children’s and youth choirs in the world. Every two years in May (Ascension) ten outstanding choirs from European countries, one guest choir from a non-European country and seven selected choirs from Switzerland thrill an audience of over 30,000 spectators in more than 40 events such as themed concerts, lunch concerts, open singing sessions for the general public, open-air events, church services and country portraits. The performances presenting classical choir music, jazz, pop and rock arrangements, folk songs, gospels and spirituals, the creative use of sounds and movements and traditional costumes ensure unforgettable experiences for everyone. Apart from the high-quality music, the festival focuses on the youngsters’ interaction among themselves as well as with the locals. All singers are hosted in guest families in the region of Basel. Meeting opportunities for choral professionals and students, education projects in choral conducting, special projects to develop new choral music and animation projects for amateur singers complement the official festival program. The festival covers all costs of the invited choirs. Apply now for an invitation! Deadline: January 31st, 2022.