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News from Tenso 

News from Tenso Network Europe 

February 2013

In This Issue
Pleasure and excellence - Tenso Professionals Meeting 2013
Tenso Europe Chamber Choir
Eric Ericson dies
Tenso Days 2013
Dear all,Top

A new year, a new choir for a new generation of professional singers, a new edition of the Tenso Professional Meeting, taking place in Barcelona 4-6 April, and more - we hope you will enjoy reading about our activities. 

We hope to see you in Barcelona, 
Tenso Network Europe


interaction between amateur and professional choirs


Tenso Professionals Meeting

Barcelona, 4-6 April 2013


The annual Tenso Professionals Meeting gathers professionals in the field of music from all over Europe for two days of presentations and discussions. This year, we will focus on the interaction between  rofessional choirs and amateur choirs.

The TPM will take place in the spectacular Palau de la Música Catalana, built a century ago to celebrate choral singing. 


Sessions will deal with :

  • benchmark projects - organizers of successful projects will share their expertise
  • the music 
  • sharing the stage - what does it bring, and how does it work ?
  • managing  - issues & effects of collaboration projects from a management point of view
Speakers a.o. Guy Reibel (FR), Josep Vila (CAT), Merlijn Twaalfhoven (NL)

More info on topics, speakers and schedule on 


(the site will be updated regularly in the next weeks) 



register now ! 


Registration (includes international travel, two or three hotel nights, concert, one dinner, one lunch)

  • first representative of Tenso choir € 250
  • second representative of Tenso choir € 125
  • others (Europe) € 350
  • Spanish residents € 100 (does not include travel)

More details and registration on



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Tenso Europe Chamber Choir


We are proud to announce the launch of TENSO EUROPE CHAMBER CHOIR, a new initiative of Tenso Network Europe and conductor Kaspars Putniņs. The choir will bring together 24 of Europe's most talented young professional singers for a summer project of coaching and performances. Participating in the choir will give young singers valuable experience of what it is like to be part of a professional vocal ensemble.


Tenso Europe Chamber Choir will be the first pan-European professional choir to come into existence. In 2013 we will organize a pilot project; the choir will be officially launched next year in Riga (Cultural Capital City 2014).


We hope you will help us make the news known to the world ! The call for young singers to participate is out; all information about the application and selection procedure can be found on the website www.tensoeuropechamberchoir.eu.  


 Download the pdf with the call for singers  

Eric Ericson passes away

Eric Ericson

On 16 February, Eric Ericson died peacefully at the venerable age of 94. The influence of his work as choral conductor extends far beyond his homeland Sweden, where in 1945, he founded the Kammarkör (now Tenso-member Eric Ericsons Kammarkör) and in 1951, the Swedish Radio Choir. He worked with all prominent European chamber choirs, and left his mark on the development of many choral ensembles. As a professor at Stockholm's Musikhögskolan, he taught a new generation of choral conductors. Eric Ericson was Honorary President of the International Federation for Choral Music.


Tenso gratefully acknowledges the enormous importance of his work and the unlimited generosity of his personality. 

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Tenso Days Mechelen (BE) - 17 and 18 May 2013 

is part of the vocal festival Mechelen hoort stemmen

  • Cor de Cambra de Palau de la Música (CAT/ES)
  • Cappella Amsterdam (NL)
  • Eric Ericsons Kammarkör (SE)

The choirs will give concerts, bring premieres, and participate in workshops and seminars. 

More info on the site www.festivalmechelen.be


Tenso Days Marseille (FR) - 16-18 September 2013

part of the festival Vingt lieux sur la mer, and hosted by Tenso member Musicatreize

  • Coro Casa da Musica (PT)
  • Latvijas Radio Koris (LV)
  • Musicatreize (FR)
  • Nederlands Kamerkoor (NL)

More info on Tenso's site 


The activities of Tenso Network Europe are supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. 


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