Discovery Ateliers

Do you seek a different programme each morning? Visit our one-morning discovery ateliers and explore stylistically varied aspects of choral music, and learn about less common genres and techniques. Discovery ateliers have no final public performance.

A detailed schedule with topics and mentors will be made available after Festival’s registration deadline.

Participation method


Those of you who would like to attend only this programme throughout the festival can secure a place NOW the registration will be open until 15 February 2021.
Please mark the one-day “Discovery” ateliers as your first choice on the registration form.
By registering you will secure your place in this programme, but you will receive further information to sign up for individual workshops most probably in April via the e-mail you provided in the registration form.


This form of participation is possible for those of you opting for a Full Festival Package Deal (of 8 days) and choosing a 4- or 6-day workshop. After the workshop is finished, you can join the one-day “Discovery” ateliers programme, but the invitation to apply will follow in the spring via our website, social media and e-mail you provided in the registration form.


ClassicalGregorian chant: just try it!Hans Leenders (NL)
ClassicalPearls of Slovenian choral musicAmbrož Čopi (SI)
ClassicalThe phenomenon of Veljo TormisRaul Talmar (EE)
ClassicalFlemish polyphony! What an impressive repertoire!Erik Van Nevel (BE)
ClassicalArgentinian popular musicSilvana Vallesi (AR) (in cooperation with America Cantat)
ClassicalSlovenian and Italian repertoire for children choirs (SA, SSA)Mateja Černic (SI)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/PopularThroat singing for choirZvezdana Novakovič (SI)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/Popular"OPA! Under your feet the music lives…"Greek folk music and danceSofia Gioldasi (GR)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/PopularChurch music from Bénin, AfricaDominique Tille (CH)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/PopularExploring African Choral musicKen Wakia (KE) (in cooperation with Africa Cantat)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/PopularDifferent Styles of Turkish Folk MusicÇiğdem Aytepe (TR)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/PopularSelecting Gospel Music Repertoire for Developing ChoirsAnthony Leach (US)
Etno/Folk/Traditional/PopularIndigenous Songs and Stories of AustraliaLyn Williams (AU)
ExperimentalSonic performance workshopKatarina Henryson (SE)
ExperimentalWhat was said, and what was really meant?Michael Lück (DE)
ImprovisationNon Jazzy Improvising in choirGary Graden (US/SE)
Pop/JazzVocal paintingJim Daus Hjernøe (DK)
Pop/JazzSinging in the style of Perpetuum JazzilePeder Karlsson (SE)

The list of lectures is pending further updates. The final list will be published in April 2021.