Celebrate Europe through choral singing – EuroChoir is a unique choral event co-organised by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat every year in a different country. Since 1982, EuroChoir offers the opportunity to young singers to get together for 10 days to rehearse a challenging program with renowned conductors, improve their vocal skills and present the results of their work in public concerts. This special choir project aims to promote the networking of talented young singers at the European level, and to foster the emergence of the next generation of talents.
For the years 2019 to 2021, the European Choral Association is designing a cycle under the direction of one of the emerging talent of the European scene, Yuval Weinberg. The sessions should take place in France, Ireland and finally Switzerland.
This “EuroChoir” special atelier is for good singers between 18 and 30, from all over Europe and beyond, with a selection procedure. EuroChoir sessions are usually quite intense, with 10 days filled up with rehearsals, concerts and fun activities. But to kick-start the three year cycle of the EuroChoir under the direction of Yuval Weinberg, a “lighter” session is organised in 2019 during the Choralies. The programme will be of course demanding for singers who likes to be challenged, but adapted to the shorter rehearsal time. With more free time, the singers will have a chance to enjoy the festival, the French “art de vivre”, get to know each other and maybe decide to apply again for the next edition in Ireland.
Yuval WEINBERG - Israel
After studying orchestral conducting in Tel Aviv, Yuval Weinberg studied choral conducting with Grete Pedersen at the Norwegian Academy of Music and with Jörg-Peter Weigle the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin. As a scholar of the German ‘Dirigentenforum’ he has worked with various professional ensembles in Europe, such as the Berlin Radio Choir, the Swedish Radio Choir, the MDR Radio Choir, the NDR Radio Choir and the Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He is regularly invited to conduct professional ensembles such as the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the Bavarian Radio Choir. He is the conductor of the Norwegian National Youth Choir. Yuval has received several awards as a conductor, including the first prize at the chamber choir competition in Marktoberdorf 2017 with his Oslo-based chamber choir ‘NOVA’ and the prize for the best conductor. In 2014 he won the International choral conducting competition in Wroclaw. In 2015 he was the winner of the ‘Gary Bertini Award for young Israeli conductors’. Frame for targets and registration procedure For singers 18 to 30 years old. Normal Choralies participation fees and conditions. Special application procedure and selection process detailed on www.TheEuroChoir.org