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Eurochoir 2013 in Pécs - Hungary

Since 1982, the Eurochoirs annually allow between 40 and 60 talented young singers, usually selected by the national organisations, to assemble for a week of rehearsals, community life and concerts in a foreign country, under the direction of two high-level conductors, one from the welcoming country, the other one from another tradition.


Pécs is a human sized, art-and-music loving town, where choral art holds an eminent position. The great Hungarian choral composers and musicians have all developed deep connections with Pécs: Kodály Zoltán, Bárdos Lajos and Orbán György were regular guests and contributed to turning the city into a musical centre. The Eurochoir 2013 will take place in the new iconic buildings of Pécs, which were fully renovated in 2010 when Pécs became the European Capital of Culture. Rehearsals will take place in the breathtaking Zsolnay Cultural Quarter – an old porcelain factory turned into a centre of arts, and the final concert will be held in the concert hall of the new Kodály Centre, a building that was called “an architectural Stradivarius” by violinist Maxim Vengerov. The musical program will be provided by the Kodály and Balkan music specialist Tamás Lakner from Pécs and by the innovative, internationally acclaimed Italian conductor Alessandro Cadario.

If you feel up to the task of having fun through rewarding hard work and happy singing, to discover, before most of the choral world, the home town of the next EUROPA CANTAT Festival, and to sing along with your young and talented peers, you can apply for this 2013 edition!



More info and application: www.eurochoir2013pecs.hu

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