Youth Choir Festival Basel

For its 13th edition, the festival (das Europäische Jugendchor Festival Basel, EJCF) has invited choirs from 11 European countries, a guest choir from the Philippines, seven youth choirs from different Swiss-speaking regions and the choirs of the Musik-Akademie Basel and the Knaben- und Mädchenkantorei Basel.

From 17 to 21 May 2023, around 2,400 young singers will gather for about 50 events in Basel and its surroundings, including 30 concerts, in front of more than 30,000 visitors.

The EJCF opens its five-day programme on Wednesday evening, 17 May, with a choral spectacle in the St Jakobshalle. More than 1,000 young people from 13 countries will present music from their regions of origin and together perform the animated film “Circuit”, a new composition by Balz Aliesch, a film music composer from Basel.

Two hundred twenty singers will perform the multimedia symphony “Nordic Light” for choir, orchestra and pre-recorded sound and video projection at the Stadtcasino on Saturday, 20 May, in the presence of Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.

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