European Ten Sing-festival @ SPEKTER August 2018
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ten Sing movement, and to celebrate the occasion, YWCA-YMCA invites Ten Sing groups from all over Europe to join the Ten Sing Festival at SPEKTER. Save the dates now and join the anticipation! The last European Ten Sing Festival was held in Germany in 2011, with more than 2,000 Ten Singers from over 17 countries participating. Ten Sing spread as a concept to large parts of Europe after the first class of Ten Sing Norway traveled to Germany towards the end of the 1980s; a solid proof that Norway exports more things than oil and salmon!
At the 2011 Ten Sing Festival, 480 participants traveled from Norway. This is what a few of them had to say about the experience:
Utterly amazing! It’s great fun seeing the performances, so many different cultures. I thought there would only be European Ten Singers here, but there are even people from Brazil here.
Vilde, 16 years old
People getting to know each other across cultures and continents, this is community with a capital C. The unity here is magical.
Håkon, 18 years old