serbian choral association
Novi Sad Serbia
21-28 July 2024
Adult choirs, youth choirs, conductors and vocal leaders, composers and arrangers, managers.
Serbian Choral Association
Detailed programme to be announced in December 2023!
After the first Singing Bridges Festival in Novi Sad in 2022, the Serbian Choral Association is organizing another edition in 2024, this time under the label of the European Choral Association.
In a town on the crossroads between East and West, North and South, a town that settled a few centuries ago on the river Danube – a large and long river and natural border between Central-Europe and the Balkans, a town with a long and rich heritage of collective singing, we build the Singing bridges – between music epochs and styles, genres and approaches, between generations, between professionals and music amateurs, a concert podium and the audience.
Everyone can find their place here: those who come prepared for high level of musicianship but also people without knowledge of music that can participate in collective choral experience. You will join other choirs and singers in ateliers with world-class conductors and work together towards the final concert. The ateliers all have specific themes and are for different age groups, with varying levels of difficulty and duration (3 to 6 days).
Other activities include Open Singing, Choir-to-choir concerts, Study tour for conductors, Programme for composers, Programme for young managers, as well as non-choral activities. The festival will offer limited accommodation in students’ campus and hostels, or you can book a hotel for your group.
Detailed programme to be announced in December 2023.
Start of registrations: 9/01/2024
Deadline for applications: 9/04/2024
Serbian Choral Association is the national choral organization founded in 2017.
The mission of SCA is to enlist and connect all choirs in the Republic of Serbia as well as the Serbian choirs in the region and world; to organize choral festivals and workshops, training for conductors and education of children and youth; to publish scores of choral music and promote Serbian music heritage and choral art and performance in general.
SCA has a membership of over 120 choirs and is an active member of the largest European Choral Associaiton – Europa Cantat, developing also some special projects: Choir of Conductors, National Youth Choir, Conductors’ Seminars, Youth Choral Festival and Digital Choral Treasury.
From Classical to Innovative Rehearsal Methods | International online event for choral conductors
Online 3-4 February 2023
Fri 18:00-21:00 | Sat 11:00-13:00 CET
Online workshop “From Classical to Innovative Rehearsal Methods” is organized by the Serbian Choral Association and supported by the European Choral Association on behalf of the Training Leading Voices project (co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU).
Membership Weekend and General Assembly
17-20 November 2022 Novi Sad, Serbia
Organised in collaboration with the Serbian Choral Association and ECA.
SCHEDULE of International Choral Festival Singing Bridges
Daily schedule, programme and timeline …
Practical information for your stay at the festival
Fegistration fee, accommodation and food, getting around and other useful information…
LEADING VOICES 27-31 July 2022 Utrecht
Register before 1 May 2022 to make sure you have access to the event!
Registration for Leading Voices, European Days for Vocal and Choral Leaders, needs to be done before 1 May 2022 in order to guarantee you access to the full event. Registration for the full event after 1 May 2022 cannot be guaranteed.
PROGRAMME for International Choral Festival SINGING BRIDGES has been PUBLISHED!
Register before 20th May and secure your place.
Number of seats for most ateliers is limited and with registration after that date your favourite might not be available anymore.
THE PROGRAM of the Choir Movement Laboratory “FROM CHOIR IN MOVEMENT TO CHOIR THEATER” HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!
Applications from February 15.
CHOREOS will perform at choral lab FROM CHOIR IN MOVEMENT TO CHORAL THEATRE, 26 – 30 April 2022 Novi Sad (Serbia)
CHOREOS productions reveal this primordial impulse for movement. Music is connected with space and light and shaped for representation.
APOLLO 5 ensemble will perform at International Choral Festival SINGING BRIDGES, Novi Sad, 19-23 July 2022
Praised for their powerful singing and distinctive sound, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 proves how dynamic only five voices can be. With such small forces they are able to showcase each individual voice while still achieving their critically acclaimed blend…
SPECTRUM VOCAL BAND will perform at International Choral Festival SINGING BRIDGES, Novi Sad, 19-23 July 2022
Spectrum Vocal Band is a five-member Bulgarian a cappella group with a unique style and approach to vocal music. Their performances are exciting and moving, showcasing elegant and beautiful vocal harmonies. The group’s repertoire crosses boundaries between pop, jazz and traditional Bulgarian folk music, thus creating a fresh and distinctive sound…