Meeting with Feniarco Youth Committee!
The Festival Europa Cantat is an adventure that offers a unique space and an absolutely privileged role to young people. This is why many children and young people from all over Europe and other countries will come to Torino during the festival.
Arianna, Fabrizio and Sarah are part of the youth commission of Feniarco, the Italian federation of regional choral associations. Therefore, they have an important role in the festival organization. We met them at a very special moment: the annual meeting of European Choral Association – Europa Cantat, that took place in Torino in anticipation to the festival. We interviewed them, taking advantage from a work break.
“Hi guys, why do you think a young person should participate to the festival?” F: “First of all, to make an important step in their choral path as a singer, director or composer. Europa Cantat will also give the opportunity to know many Italians and international realities, working with high-level professionals. That’s fun, singing and music.” A: “The festival will take place in Italy for the first time, we hope that the majority of participants will be under the age of 30 and that it will be an occasion to meet young fans of singing coming from all over Europe in a city that is particularly suited for improvisation, creativity and joy.” “And you, Sarah, what could you say about it?” S: “So, Torino. We have fun, we sing, we are young and finally we’re in Italy. We have an important chance to show what we could do and what Italy can bring at the international and European level.”
“In a few words, what are you wishing to the Festival Europa Cantat participants?” F: “Well, to share interesting moments of aggregation, to discover new kinds of music and to enjoy the stay here.” A: “To encounter with human and musical experiences, which normally remain in the memory and in the heart.” S: “I am perhaps a little more spiritual: development and awareness, I mean music as a kind of movement of the soul.”
Many thanks to Fabrizio, Arianna and Sarah. But we said that the festival is an International event, so, during European Choral Association - Europa Cantat meeting, we met also Jenny: “My name is Jenny Grant and I’m from Ireland” Jenny comes from Ireland and is part of the youth commission of ECA – EC. First of all, we asked her opinion about the city of Torino that she just visited. “Oh, I loved it. It’s a beautiful city, we have a lot of fun here, everyone has made us feel very welcome and I think it will be perfect for the festival in July.” She fell in love with Torino and she is also sure of course that the festival will be a great opportunity for young people. “They can enjoy a very wide range of singing ateliers and get to know people from different cultures and different new things about singing cultures that they might not know from before.” That’s what she recommends to people that is coming to Torino for the festival “Make sure to come with a lot of sleep before you come, because you won’t get much sleep during the festival. And enjoy!”
Heard the advice? You should arrive rested, because festival days will be exciting but very intense. “Thank you Jenny”.
So the appointment will be in Torino from July 27th to August 5th 2012, for all young people.
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