Europa Cantat Festival

The Major Choral Festival in Europe

Every three years since 1961, the European Choral Association organises a unique festival in a different country: the EUROPA CANTAT festival.

The event gathers over 4000 participants coming from all over Europe and the world to share their passion for singing and discover one another’s cultures by attending ateliers and workshops, perform in final concerts, listen to invited choirs, eat, sleep and have fun together.

The tradition of the EUROPA CANTAT Festivals goes back as far as 1961. Want to know more about our history? Check it out here!

*Updates on EUROPA CANTAT Festival 2024

Due to the pandemic we have not been able to announce, as usual, the venue of the next EUROPA CANTAT Festival. We are currently in negations with a member organisation and a host city, but can unfortunately not announce anything officially, yet. Please subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you will read about the festival 2024 as soon as we will be able to publish it and have a look at what we have to offer in 2022 and 2023.


list of festivals

2024 | to be confirmed (see above)
2021 | Ljubljana (SI)
2018 | Tallinn (EE)

2015 | Pécs (HU)
2012 | Torino (IT)
2009 | Utrecht (NL)
2006 | Mainz (DE)
2003 | Barcelona (ES)
2000 | Nevers (FR)
1997 | Linz (AT)
1994 | Herning (DK)
1991 | Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES)
1988 | Pécs (HU)
1985 | Strasbourg (FR)
1982 | Namur (BE)
1979 | Lucerne (CH)
1976 | Leicestershire (GB)
1973 | Autun (FR)
1970 | Graz (AT)
1967 | Namur (BE)
1964 | Nevers (FR)
1961 | Passau (DE)

EC Festival Memory Wall
We hope you have enjoyed our last Europa Cantat Festival.
The festival took place in 2021, offering more than 40 ateliers, concerts & special projects!

The EUROPA CANTAT Festival XX received the European Year of Cultural Heritage label.

2018 has been designated as the European Year of Cultural Heritage by the European Commission. The Year aims to involve all citizens in events that help to promote a sense of belonging to a common European space.