A wonderful activity for the singers. But what about the audience?

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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.

Estonian Choral Association (EE)

Sulasol (FI)

ZIMIHC (NL)

European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (DE)

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