One Voice for Collective Singing in Europe
We are a network of organisations, choirs and individuals in the field of collective singing in Europe. Through our membership, we directly represent more than 2,5 million singers, conductors, composers and managers in over 40 European countries, and reach out to more than 37 million people in continental Europe active in the field of collective singing.
The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat is the result of a merger between Europa Cantat – European Federation of Young Choirs (EFYC), founded in 1960/1963 and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europäischer Chorverbände (AGEC), founded in 1955. The merger was completed in January 2011.In 2014, following an intensive cooperation process, ECA-EC incorporated the archives and history of IDOCO (Internationale des Organisations Culturelles Ouvrières) which dissolved at the end of 2013.