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Festival EUROPA CANTAT XVIII in Turin, Italy – 27/7 – 05/8/2012

The first EUROPA CANTAT festival in Italy will gather up to 4.000 singers, conductors, composers andmanagers from up to 50 countries worldwide, with a majority of young participants under 30 and anage‐range from children to singers well over 70. The festival will thus contribute to 2012 as EuropeanYear of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity, promoting life‐long singing and the meetingbetween generations through the activity of joint singing.

The programme will be developed along three lines: “On Stage!”, “Festa” and “Soul Food” as a framefor the musical programme of the festival which will include ateliers with a great diversity of music styles,first performances of innovative choral works, innovative offers such as a mobile recording studio andaround 100 concerts reaching thousands of persons in the audiences.The ateliers will be conducted by excellent musicians such as The Real Group (SE) and conductors such asFilippo Maria Bressan (IT), Ragnar Rasmussen (NO), Diego Fasolis (CH), Alexander Schweitzer (DE), AntonAmstrong (US) among others. Many ateliers will have trans‐sectorial elements, combining singing with orchestra, film, dancing and theatre.We know how much singing in a choir enriches one’s growth ‐ the festival thus wants to pay childrenand young people a special attention, promoting the transnational mobility of young singers and theintercultural dialogue between the participants.

Also, the festival wants to be a showcase forinnovative projects and model situations, where singing together develops a power able to changepeople and because of it, maybe, the world.Due to its size and importance, the festival will attract high media attention, with coverage in TV,radio, newspapers, magazine and the Internet all over Europe and beyond.

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