|Title of the Programme||Culture|
|Title of the Project||Platform for Singing|
|Number of the Project||KU-CA1-003|
Kühn Choir of Prague
|Project Partner from Donor State|
Norwegian Academy of Music (NOR)
Estimated project duration: 04/2021 – 2/2023
Target group: Artists, general public, Roma population
|Total Eligible Costs|
148 365 EUR
133 529 EUR
The project PLATFORM FOR SINGING creates a unique platform for contemporary vocal music. It supports creation and performing of new contemporary works but it also shows a possible usage of singing as an educational tool. It brings music and singing to all possible target groups. The project takes part from November 2020 to October 2022, mostly in Prague but also in other regions in Czech Republic.
PLATFORM FOR SINGING realises a series of diverse activities which will innovatively contribute to the professional development of musicians (composers, conductors, choirmasters, singers). We will organise a Composition Competition which has as a result dozen of new compositions for choir. The best pieces are going to be performed, broadcasted and published. We will organise a Series of interactive Artistic Workshops aimed at professional musicians. We will prepare and perform a series of Concerts with contemporary Czech and Norwegian music for choir open to wide public.
However PLATFORM FOR SINGING brings also other views on singing. It makes contemporary music and singing accessible to wide public, including the minorities which can enjoy the communication potential of singing. We will organise a Series of Educational Workshops aimed at special pedagogues and children. The main topic of these workshops is group singing, working with a choir, performing of contemporary choral music and also health and social importance of singing. The minorities including Roma children profit immensely from this activity.
The project applicant, one of the Czech Republic’s foremost choirs the Kühn Choir of Prague, is the chief guarantor of the artistic quality and success of the entire project. The partner institution is the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, which will be represented in the project by the distinguished Norwegian composer, Lasse Thoresen, professor emeritus at the Norwegian Academy of Music.