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We can not wait to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Leuven on 14-17 November 2024! This year’s Membership Weekend will consist of:

  • our Membership Day with a hybrid project presentation session and our presentations and discussion rounds to choose from
  • networking time, time to meet your friends and make new contacts
  • a hybrid General Assembly of the Friends of the European Choral Association
  • our formal General Assembly for members and indirect members
  • a workshop on financial sustainability and one on contemporary choral music from Flanders
  • concerts with Flemish choirs and time to discover Leuven

For two days you will therefore have a unique chance to interact, learn, sing and meet with your fellow choral enthusiasts. This is also your opportunity to contribute to the future of the European Choral Association. Find all information in the invitation below!


Registrations are open!

To attend the event, you will need to fill in the online application form below:

Deadline: September 30, 2024


Discover Leuven on your arrival day if you have time / Thursday, 14/11/24
All those wishing to attend our Membership Day should plan to arrive on Thursday, November 14. On this day you will have time to discover Leuven and meet and greet other members.

Membership Day / Friday, 15/11/24
Hybrid Project Presentation session
Introduction to presentations and discussion rounds in the afternoon
Presentations and discussion rounds
Moderated and free networking time
Friends of the European Choral Association – hybrid General Assembly with election results
Performance in Auditorium (inclusion project using singing for language-learning)

General Assembly and Workshops on Saturday, 16/11/24
General Assembly of the European Choral Association (for members) with Elections
Workshop 1 – Listen to a short introduction to the EU Creative Europe programme and concrete examples on how to find different sources of income– with Sophie Dowden (UK/FR) and selected representatives of our member organisations.
Workshop 2 – Discover contemporary choral music from Flanders and sing along  – with Luc Anthonis (BE)
Announcement of election results before concert (including announcement of representative of  the Friends to the board of the European Choral Association)
Concert with the Mavis vocal ensemble – in Irish College

Meeting of the newly elected board on Sunday, 17/11/24
Meeting of the newly elected board with elections of Executive Board



The detailed programme, practical information for your stay and necessary documents for the General Assembly will be sent out to registered delegates beginning of October 2024.
Please note that English will be the main working language of the General Assembly, Membership Day and Workshops, but individual support may be provided if needed and possible.
How to register? Deadline 30 September 2024 – registrations open in August 2024
To attend the event, you will need to fill in an online application form. Since we are working on a new system, the link to this form will be published later and shared with a reminder email, on our Social Media and on this page!

In Leuven it has not been possible to reserve one hotel for all participants. We have therefore reserved rooms in two different hotels in the city centre where you can book rooms from now on: check the invitation for full information and keep in mind that the rooms at preferential rates are reserved until 20 September 2024.

Central venues
The main venue of the membership weekend will be the public library ‘Bibliotheek Tweebronnen’, Rijschoolstraat 4 in Leuven. The concert on Friday evening will also be organised there.
One of the workshops and the concert on Saturday evening are foreseen in the Irish College.
Check on the invitation how to reach Leuven!

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 3 to 4 grants. If you are interested in such a grant, please contact us before September 15th 2024 at