Press Release – Statement on Covid-19 and Collective Singing, December 2020


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
European Choral Association – Europa Cantat

Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
European Choral Association

Publication Type:
Other Paper

Abstract:

At a time of a second wave of COVID-19 and further national Lockdowns in Europe, this press release from December 2020 advocates the re-opening of the collective singing sector, and examines what steps might be taken to ensure that this is a safe, healthy and financial viable activity. The document calls on governments to:
1. monitor the general spread and containment of the virus and on this basis allow rehearsals of choirs and vocal ensembles where other group activities are permitted, on the condition that all necessary measures for safety and hygiene are respected.
2. offer sufficient financial support, whether from the EU Recovery Fund or national/regional resources, to professionals in need within the choral sector, in order to ensure collective singing activities survive the pandemic.



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (2020). Press Release – Statement on Covid-19 and Collective Singing, December 2020 Collective Singing is an important part of culture and the economic ecosystem, and an essential part of many people’s lives. Bonn: European Choral Association – Europa Cantat.