The 69th edition will be a unique double festival where not only choirs but also instrumental ensembles will be welcomed in Neerpelt. Unfortunately, in 2020 we were unable to host a festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To make up for this we will organise a double musical festival in 2021.
What once started off as a local singing contest intending to stimulate youngsters to study music, has meanwhile become famous enough far beyond European borders to be an icon to children and youth choirs and orchestras.
From April 29 to May 3, 2021 an odd 100 children and youth choirs and instrumental ensembles and about 4.000 youngsters up to the age of 28 from all corners of the world will get together in Neerpelt again, to share their music and to discover each other’s cultures.
United through their love of music they will celebrate a mega feast of joy, peace and friendship, spiced up by musical highlights.
Every group will perform a jury concert before an international jury of music educationalists, experts and composers. They’ll judge the performances from a positive angle and will hand a pedagogical report.
During these jury concerts as well as all other concerts and workshops, young musicians are offered the opportunity to experience an international performance.
Each festival day ends in a proclamation of the results which is time and again a mind-blowingly emotional party where every participating group receives their diploma. The European idea and motto “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” is and remains the sole source of inspiration for the festival.
We kindly invite you to participate in this feast for youngsters and thus help build a better world for tomorrow.