There are 37 million people singing in collective settings in Europe. This is an impressive figure, produced by an innovative data collection effort led by the European Choral association – Europa Cantat.
Collective singing is highly beneficial:
• for singers, enhancing their cognitive and social abilities, their school results and professional achievement.
• for communities, gathering people of different origins and age groups in a non-competitive, collaborative activity that transcends cultural differences.
Collective singing is therefore a cost-effective means for socialisation, inclusion, professional development and enhanced access to works of art and other cultural practices.