The programme of Leading Voices is designed with five formats, each with their own subcategories.
Unique to Leading Voices, this concept provides a space where participants and LAB-leaders are given the opportunity to experiment with undefined outcomes. Get together with your peers in a LAB and start creating!
A LAB can differ in duration (half a day or several days) and has a presentation at the end of the session, which can be a performance, a lecture, a showcase – it’s up to you and your session leader!
A more traditional way of learning from your peers. Attend a lecture on a topic that interests you, or learn from the invited Leading Voices in many fields during a masterclass or workshop. Many lecturers will also give a workshop, so you can decide what fits you best without missing one of the session leaders.
For some of the sessions application in advance is necessary and some session will need an audition. This will be clear before ticketing sales starts.
During the event, there will often be lounges where participants and attending experts can meet. Either on a specific topic, or from a specific genre. Some of the lounges will be hosted by partners in the event.
There will also be different round tables where experts will meet, discuss and exchange their experience. This is also your opportunity to give an opinion on different topics.
Unmissable in any event by the European Choral Association is the marketplace, where composers, publishers and other choral organisations from all over Europe come together to show their wares.
Does what it says on the tin. Apart from the headline concerts in the Leading Voices event (daily), there will also be many presentations from the LABs and workshops, as well as plenty of choir-2-choir concerts by choirs in the side programme. The headline concerts will be part of the full price tickets and most of the choir-to-choir concerts will be free.