The Institute of Musicology


Chorleben in der Schweiz

Conference 17.-18. September 2021

Conference Choral Life in Switzerland, 19th-21st Century

Switzerland is a country with intense choral life. The report Singing Europe, published by the European Choral Association in 2015, indicates that 7,2% of the Swiss population sang in a choir in 2008. Despite this significance, the study of choral life in Switzerland and its implications is almost entirely neglected in current scholarship. This two-day conference aims to foster interdisciplinary discussions about choral life in Switzerland from the 19th century to our days. It expects to contribute to a better understanding of activities and traditions that have had and still have far-reaching influences on musical and social aspects but have hardly been researched so far.

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