25st of march - 7th of april 2018 Düsseldorf

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2018: Cantare #7

Two weeks full of music.

Meeting people from all parts of Europe.

Mastering the challenge of a demanding concert programme all together.

Creation and participation of workshops and other events.

Moving concert experiences and new friendships.

That is what Cantare means.

You can expect two weeks of rehearsals and a diverse framework program. During the project there will be daily 6 to 7 hours choir and voice group rehearsals as well as professional phonation in order to prepare Karls Jenkins "The Armed Man". Our artistic directors are quiet as young as you and full of enthusiasm for music. Invited are young people from all over the world between the age of 16 and 25 years. The official languages during the event will be German and English.



Rudolf Steiner Schule Düsseldorf

Diepenstraße 15

40625 Düsseldorf

Beginning: 25th of march 2018

Ending: 7th of april 2018 after the concerts

Participation fees: 150€ including board and lodging, professional choir conductors, travels to the concerts and leisure time activities.

People between the ages of 16 and 25 can participate.

Karl Jenkins, an English composer, wrote „The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace“ in 1999. We chose that work for its inciting message of Peace. Realising that wish through a compilation of pieces of different religions, Jenkins created a work for everyone. With choir and orchestra Jenkins gives it a voice – this is your chance to take part in it.

Our artistic directors are quite as young as you and full of enthusiasm for music. They want to prepare Jenkins‘ work with you at eye-level.

Constanze Pitz studied music education with major subject artistic vocals, kath. Theology and choir conducting with Prof. Anne Kohler at HfM Detmold. In the summer of 2017 she completed her master's degree in choral conducting with Prof. T. Nuoranne at the RSH Düsseldorf. She has been conducting various vocal ensembles and choirs since 2010 and studied oratorios and operas as part of musical assistance inside and outside the university. Since March 2016 she is the director of the Clara-Schumann-Kammerchor Düsseldorf

Mikko Sidoroff (born 1985) is a choral conductor and composer from Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy in 2011 as Master of Music and has been working as a conductor, composer and music editor since 2002. Sidoroff has composed numerous works for different choirs and conducted many first performances. He currently resides in Mannheim, Germany. This year, he will work as guest conductor of the Euro Choir (European Choral Associations), as choral conducting teacher at the Bundesakademie, and as artistic director of the Krysostomos Chamber Choir, which he founded in 2003. In addition to music, he also works as a yoga teacher.

The Orchestra of the University of the Saarland under Julia Neumann will accompany the choir.

Cantare was founded as a student's project in 2010 and has been taking place annually since then. Since 2013 the choir is complimented by an orchestra. With up to 120 participants classical and modern pieces – from Mozart‘s Requiem to Rutter‘s Magnificat – have been performed.

This year we are nine young people in the ages from 15 to 23, from all over Germany. We study diverse subjects from mechanical engeneering via music management to a bookbinder training or go to school. One thing connects us: the passion for Cantare and through that the music.


  • The participants have to be aged between 16 and 25 years.
  • People younger than 18 years can only partcipate with the permission of their parents. After Cantare officially confirmed your application, your legal guardians have to fill in a form to attest that they are liable for you. This form has to be send back to Cantare within two weeks after the confirmation date.
  • You confirm to buy the sheet music of „The Armed Man“ and to rehearse the pieces before the beginning of the project, if necessary together with your choir director.
  • Cantare obtains the right to publish any photographs, video and audio recordings taken from you during the project through any media. (If you do not want this, please mention it under „miscellanious“).
  • You agree that other participants get your phone number and mail address to be able to carpool.


  • The school regulations of the Rudolf Steiner Schule Düsseldorf apply.
  • The participation in the rehearsals ist compulsory.
  • The consumption of drugs and alcohol is forbidden.
  • We expect the participants not to leave the school without having consulted the organizers.
  • No liability can be accepted for your private belongings.
  • You will be accomodated in the rooms of the RSS Düsseldorf. Everyone cares for him-/herself about a sleeping bag, a matress etc.
  • If we receive many applications there might be a selection process in order to ensure a well-balanced choir.

Participation fees/rescission

  • As we too have expenses, we cannot refund the participation fees after a cancelation dating from January 24th in 2018 or later.

We want to have a little justice for people coming from far away. So you can just give us your ticket during the project and you will get back 30% but max. 25€ of your ticket price from us. It is very important for us that you come with environmentally friendly transportation. That is the reason why we will only pay you the travelling allowance if you travel by public transportation like bus or train. For environmental reasons we explicitly won‘t pay for flights. So just give us the original ticket during the project.

  • Music

    Cantare 2011 at Lehenhof

  • Friendship

  • Commitment

    Cantare 2014: Mozart Requiem

  • Passion

    2013: Carl Orff, Carmina Burana

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The participation fees are 150€ respectively for another sibling 120€. If you want to support the project further you can voluntarily augment the participation fee to 250€. Please notice that the indicated amount is mandatory and may not fall below 150€ (except for siblings). We don’t want anybody to stay away from the project for financial reasons. Should you be concerned, please contact us! As we too have expenses, we cannot refund the participation fees after a cancelation dating from January 24th in 2018 or later. Application is open until shortly before the project!