Europa Cantat Junior - 8th Edition

In Lyon, France, 13-20 July, 2017

8th Europa Cantat Junior Festival

A Festival with a focus on children’s choirs and youth choirs, with singers under 18, offering workshops, concerts, Open Singing and non-choral activities with a schedule adapted to this age group.

Since the success of Europa Cantat Junior 3 in Namur, Belgium in 2002, lots of children’s and girls’ choirs asking to participate in ECA-EC festivals and singing weeks and conviced us that we need to continue with this idea. That is why Europa Cantat Junior is organised every three years, in different european cities : Vic, Spain (2005), Nevers, France (2008), Pärnu, Estonia (2011) and Bergen, Norway (2014).

Europa Cantat Junior will take place in Lyon for the first time in 2017. Lyon is the town where César Geoffray founded the A Coeur Joie choral federation about 70 years ago. Choral music has a special place in the cultural life of the city, with many children and adult choirs of all kinds.


We are waiting for you !

Lyon, a choir city

Lyon is a city where culture rimes with good food! A city where two rivers join at the door to Southern France. A city looking towards its future but rich of its past with its Roman theatre and the «Vieux-Lyon» Renaissance quarters. A city where modern architecture mingles with historical buildings.

Its heraldic animal, the lion, is the sign of an enormous force bursting with thousands of new initiatives.