MEMBERSHIP WEEKEND 2022
17 – 20 November 2022 | Novi Sad, Serbia
organised in collaboration with the Serbian Choral Association
We are very grateful to the Serbian Choral Association for offering to host the Membership Weekend of 2022 in beautiful Novi Sad, the European Capital of Culture in 2022. This is a unique chance to interact, learn, sing and meet with your fellow choral enthusiasts as well as an opportunity to contribute to the future of the European Choral Association!
This year’s Membership Weekend will consist of:
– an online project presentation session on November 10
– our Membership Day with 6 discussion rounds to choose from on November 18
– networking time, time to meet your friends and make new contacts
– a conference presenting the results of the Training Leading Voices project
– our formal General Assembly for members and indirect members on November 19
– a workshop on environmental sustainability
– a presentation of choral music from Serbia and the Balkan
– concerts with selected Serbian choirs
– time to discover Novi Sad, European Capital of Culture 2022
To attend the event, please fill in the online application below
Deadline 30 September 2022
DETAILED PROGRAMME (subject to changes!)
Save the Date: Online Project Presentation session on 10/11/2022 at 17.00 CEST
Discover Novi Sad on your arrival day
Morning: Membership Day
Members of the European Choral Association and others are invited to attend the 6th edition of our “Membership Day”. This is an exciting opportunity for our members to talk about the future of our association, bring in new ideas and develop new models with their peers. We will offer 6 discussion groups in 2 slots.
Afternoon: Networking time / Informal meeting of the Friends of the European Choral Association / Conference on the results of Training Leading Voices
In the afternoon we will first have some time for coffee and networking, also offering the members of the Friends of the European Choral Association (and those interested in joining) to meet in person. This will be followed by a conference presenting the results of the project Training Leading Voices, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme, which will come to an end in 2023. In the evening you will enjoy a concert in the Synagogue with top-level Serbian choirs followed by a
dinner in the city centre of Novi Sad (details will be announced in September 2022).
Morning: General Assembly
As usual, we will look back on the last year, including everything we achieved in our new network funding project IGNITE, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme, and other activities during the past 12 months. And we will look ahead at our plans for the years 2023 and beyond. (See Agenda on page 5).
Afternoon: Time to learn and discover / Workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Repertoire Discovery
On Saturday afternoon we will move to the impressive new Music School of Novi Sad for an afternoon of learning about environmental sustainability and discovering choral repertoire from Serbia and the Balkan region. It is time to shape our future and learn how we can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Afterwards we will make an excursion to the Petrovaradin Fortress with musical surprises and a guided walk through the tunnels below the Fortress (tbc.), then return to Hotel Park for dinner and drinks (details will be announced in September 2022).
Please carefully read the practical information on pages 4&5 of the invitation,
where you will also find the registration link and hotel information.
*Deadline for applications and booking conference hotel: 30/9/2022
Free participation for participants from Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
In order to increase the involvement of (potential) member organisations Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in the activities of the association we have the opportunity, within the frame of IGNITE, to offer a free participation including accommodation and meals as well as a subsidy to the travel expenses for maximum 1 representative per organisation and a total maximum of 4 grants.
If you are interested in such a grant, please contact us before September 15th 2022 at Jozi.Vovk@EuropeanChoralAssociation.org.