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Members of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat elect a new Board and President

The association looks ahead to the future development of choral life in Europe

The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat announced that Gábor Móczár from Hungary was elected as President of the association as successor of Sante Fornasier whose mandate ended after a nine-year period on the Board. The membership thanked Sante Fornasier and the outgoing Board members for their constructive work on the consolidation of the association and especially recognized the merits of the Italian choral association FENIARCO for the successful EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Turin.

The General Assembly elected a Board of 13 persons from 12 European Countries:
Gábor Móczár (President, Hungary), Carlo Pavese (1st Vice-President, Italy), Jan Schumacher (2nd Vice-President, Chair of Music Commission, Germany), Anneliese Zeh (3rd Vice-President, Austria), Koenraad de Meulder (Treasurer, Belgium), Séverine Delforge (Belgium), Martí Ferrer (Spain), Guido Helbling (Switzerland), Reijo Kekkonen (Finland), Victoria Liedbergius (Norway), Kaie Tanner (Estonia), Jean-Claude Wilkens (France) and Daphne Wassink (The Netherlands).

The General Assembly also approved of the programme of activities for the coming years including different events which will happen in the frame of the major EU-funded cooperation project VOICE – Vision On Innovation for Choral Music In Europe with 14 partners in 11 European countries and a financial volume of 2,4 Million EUR.
The new Board will work on further developing the federation’s strategy, and the association will offer a varied programme of activities in 2014 and 2015, including the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in 2015 in Pécs, Hungary

You can read the official press release here.

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