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EN - Singing belongs to everyone
EN - Singing belongs to everyone

'Singning belongs to everyone' is the title of a new international inspirational guide of Koor&Stem, the Flemish amateur art organisation for vocal music, aimed at all choirs, choristers and choral conductors, who want to share their passion for singing with children and youngsters and in this way, change the future of vocal culture in Europe. 


If a child sings, it is because it has learned it somewhere: at home, at school, in a choir... One effort of one of the million choirs all over Europe may just be that decisive nudge that will get millions of children singing within the span of the next generation. A new inspirational guide published by Koor&Stem describes all kinds of initiatives that have been designed to get more children singing. The brochure is available in English, Dutch, French and German and can be downloaded freely at the bottom of this page.

There is a fantastic potential in the European choir community: all in all, there are 1 million choirs and 37 million singers all over Europe. One effort of a choir may just be that decisive nudge that will start the ball rolling. Some of the most groundbreaking projects started in the hearth of a small choir with a great idea. The new inspirational guide therefore gathers insight from experts in ‘singing with children’ and choirs from all over Europe. It describes small and large-scale initiatives from choirs, schools, municipalities and cultural organisations designed to get children singing.

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This guide has been written as part of the project “A voice for vocal training’ by Koor&Stem, the Flemish organisation for vocal music. The basic question for this project is: ‘How can choirs and choral organisations and primary education join forces and get every school to become a singing school?’ ‘A voice for vocal training’ was supported by the European Commission, the Flemish government and the Forum for Amateur Arts.

This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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For more information, please contact: Mr. Koenraad De Meulder, managing director Koor&Stem vzw, E