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News from Tenso 

News from Tenso Network Europe 

 February 2014

In This Issue
Tenso Professionals Meeting Berlin
Tenso Days 2014 Mechelen
Tenso Young Composers Workshop

Tenso Professionals Meeting Berlin


8 - 9 April | From learning to practice - what does it take to create choral music?


The annual Tenso Professionals Meeting brings together professionals in the field of music for two days of presentations and discussions. 



Singers of the Jeune Choeur de Paris & José Montalvo 
(photo: Vallée Culture / Hauts-de-Seine)


Hosted by Tenso member RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin will be the setting for discussions about the education of singers, conductors and composers of choral music. Indeed, the question is what does it take to create choral music? 


We will zoom in on initiatives such as the Jeune Choeur de Paris, the Deutscher Chordirigentenpreis, and Rautavaara Chamber Choir Composition Workshop, and analyse what these add to the education of young professional artists.

  • Tue 8 April - welcome reception and concert
  • Wed 9 April - conference 

Read more on our website.





by email to meeting@tensonetwork.eu

  • first representative of Tenso choir: € 300
  • second representative of Tenso choir: € 150
  • others (Europe): € 400
  • German residents: € 100 (does not include travel)
*) Included in the fee are: international travel, two hotel nights, concert, one dinner and one lunch. For more details, see the website

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Tenso Days 2014 Mechelen


16 - 17 May 2014 | Mechelen (Belgium)


Tenso Days is an international choir festival aimed at a large and general audience of music lovers - a showcase of the very best of contemporary chamber choir performances.


After a great edition in 2013, this year Tenso Days will return to Mechelen. In the framework of Festival van Vlaanderen / Mechelen hoort stemmen, Tenso Days 2014 Mechelen features concerts of three of the best of our 'Northern' choirs. RIAS Kammerchor, DR Vokalensemblet and Latvijas Radio Koris will bring premieres and classics to the Flemish audiences, as well as a joint concert with a world premiere of Belgian composer Joris Blanckaert


What's more, five young composers will join us for the first round of Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2014 (see below).


Read more on our website.

Tenso Young Composers Workshop: call is open!


The next edition of the Tenso Young Composers Workshop will be organized during the Tenso Days Mechelen (16 and 17 May 2014) and Tenso Days Riga (October 2014).  


Five young composers will be invited to join us in Mechelen (Belgium) for the Tenso Days Mechelen. During two sessions, they will work on (fragments of) a choral score with the DR Vokalensemblet, composer/conductor James Wood and composer Leo Samama.


Tenso wants to encourage young composers who have not written for choir, but who would like to do so. The selection procedure explicitly does not require choral works to be sent in; instead, we will select on the basis of promise shown in chamber repertoire (choral or not) and works for voice with accompaniment. 


The call for applications will close on 1 April 2014. More details on the website.



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


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