Choir in Focus

International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing.

About this symposium

The histories and practices of choral singing are diverse and heterogeneous. Still there are some recurring topics which are of common interest in a long-term perspective. The International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing aims to highlight these interdisciplinary investigations between music educational and music historical approaches of choral research. It will follow up the work of the network "Choir in Focus" which was initiated in 2009 by Ursula Geisler and Karin Johansson with the support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. The symposium will be a platform for presentations and discussions which focus on the history and practices of choral singing since the 18th century until today.

It is hosted by Southern Choral Centre (www.korcentrumsyd.se) and Linnaeus University in collaboration with Musik i Syd (www.musikisyd.se).

Time and location

19th - 21st of October, 2016

Lund University, the Pufendorf Institute, Biskopsgatan 3, 221 00 Lund