2022: Partner: CONNECT - a Tenso project for the professional choral world
Prosjektleder: Tenso Network Europe, Nederland Norsk deltaker: Det norske solistkor
Land: Nederland, Frankrike (2), Finland, Tyrkia, Nederland, Portugal, Kroatia, Norge, Latvia, Tyskland + en tysk og en nederlandsk assosiert partner
Prosjekteier: Vesterålen regionråd, Nordland
Type prosjekt: Lite samarbeidsprosjekt (COOP-1)
Tidsperiode: 2023 - 2026
The CONNECT project will involve all those working in the professional choral sector, both on and off stage. With this project we aim to question and promote positive change in the working culture of the choirs, providing meaningful training opportunities for young professional singers and conductors and fulfilling the choirs' potential to have a bigger impact in society as professional communicators. A key part of CONNECT will be the internships for young singers and conductors, where they will experience the working life of the top European professional choirs, while reflecting together with the organisations about what motivates them and makes them belong. The sharing of the process of the intensive internships will happen at a new, digital and user-friendly CONNECTspace where the general audience will follow the ventures of these new ambassadors for choral music. In parallel, we will develop a series of online courses for choral musicians with themes like digital connection, leadership and connection to society. The in-person exchange between the partners, interns and the outside world will happen at two hands-on international conferences – MERGE and TRAMPOLINE. Showcasing the artistic results of a choir workshop that joins together the singers and conductors supported in these two years, CONNECT will culminate in a celebratory event.