WHO ARE WE?
The Singing Bridge is an open association of people who share a common interest in the folk song tradition, and welcomes anybody who wants to make acquaintance with it.
We promote songs from every European country, always in the original language.
Sometimes we look beyond the borders of Europe, and now and again we sing something modern for a change.
In this way we carry on the work which the Viennese filologist Sepp Gregor (1903-1987) started in Essen, Germany, in 1949: building bridges over European borders through singing.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We won't save the world with songs, but it remains especially fascinating to submerge ourselves in this rich heritage and to discover what songs have in common and what makes them different. In this way we get to understand the culture and nature of a people, a region or an era. Music, pronunciation and background information on a song all are equally important.
WHERE AND WHEN DO WE SING?
The Singing Bridge is not a choir, but rather a permanent song workshop, approached in different ways. There are monthly meetings in Brussels. Once a year there is a singing weekend and a summer singing week. We organize regular trips abroad to refresh contact with the roots of the songs. The Singing Bridge does not think in terms of choir rehearsals or concerts, people just come along whenever they are able to. For places and dates see 'Activities'.
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