Statement of the European Choral Association on the war in Ukraine

“Where words fail, music speaks” Hans Christian Andersen

We stand in solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine, and support all calls for peace.
We stand in solidarity with all the victims of this war from every perspective: the ones who lost their homes, those who lost relatives and friends, the many refugees, and also those who are standing up against war and in so doing are risking imprisonment or worse.

We are also mindful of all those who are being discriminated against because of their origin or nationality. Wars cause division and enormous physical and mental harm to so many.

The act of singing together is in stark contrast to war. As an international singing community we emphasize singing’s ability to unify, demonstrate defiance and bring comfort. 

Read the full statement.

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