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Brussels 2024 Leadership College
and Various Voices Rendezvous

Brussels 2024 Leadership College

Our first Legato Leadership College will be a full day on Friday 14th June 2024, from 9 am to 5 pm in Brussels. The Brussels Rendezvous kicks off on the evening of Friday 14th to Sunday 16 June 2024. 

Check our website for all the information 

The motto of the college is “Be the best that you can be'', reflecting our commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion in choral music. To help fulfil our 20-year vision of Singing for Equality, to have a queer-safe choir in every city/town across Europe. 

Whether you are a conductor, a board member, a vocal coach or a choir manager, you will find something valuable and inspiring in our Leadership College programme.

We have renowned experts and practitioners to share their insights and experiences with you. You will also have the chance to meet and exchange ideas with fellow choir leaders from across Europe. We aim to empower you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to lead your choir to new heights of artistic and social impact. 

We are offering three strands to choose from:

“It's all about the music” for musicians, music makers, music directors, and music committee people.

“Get Organized” for choir managers, directors, and management committee/team members of choirs to grow and expand knowledge.

“Let’s Talk Choirs” open agenda facilitated sessions to overcome obstacles to change and develop strategies for problem-solving organisations and people challenges. 

Brussels Rendezvous 

The next edition of the Various Voices festival will take place in Brussels from 24 to 28 June 2026. Come and meet the organising team, visit the festival venues and get a sneak preview of the shows on offer. 

Held in the capital of the European Union, Various Voices will convey a strong message to the nations of Europe where the LGBTQI+ community is under attack. It will be an opportunity to celebrate our pride and make our voices heard as the LGBTQI+ / Queer community. 

To mark the "Rendezvous à Bruxelles", the host choir "Sing Out Brussels!" is organising a "Various Voices Rising" concert with the Polish choir "Voces Gaudii" and the Dutch choir "DynamiQ".

VV 2030 Shortlist

The shortlist of cities to host Various Voices 2030 is:

Brighton, UK, Manchester, UK and Reykjavík, Iceland.

WE thank them for all their work as they move onto Stage 2.

New LEGATO Board member

Ásta Ósk Hlöðversdóttir founded Reykjavík Queer Choir in Iceland in 2011. She was active in the Nordic LGBT youth movement in the 2000s, organising multiple youth conferences, seminars and projects. She currently works as an environmental engineer, focusing on water quality research, sustainability, and environmental management.

One of our newest board Members, Dan Jarvis, will be acting as Access, Diversity & Inclusion lead for LEGATO.

Dan is a member of The Sunday Boys in Manchester, UK, a low-voice LGBTQ+ choir. He is also North West manager for Audiences & Engagement at Arts Council England. He has worked on increasing access to the arts and developing audiences for 15 years. Dan is also himself neurodivergent and originally from a working class background.

Dan has already helped update our Access, Diversity & Inclusion guidance for Various Voices (you can read it here with our support materials) and will be working with fellow Trustee Dr. Hsien Chew MBE on creating a guidance resource for our member choirs.

If you have any questions or would like a conversation around access, inclusivity and diversity, please feel free to contact Dan: daniel.jarvis@legato-choirs.com


Team LEGATO Spotlight

Thank you to our Team LEGATO volunteers 

Dominik K. Jakob, Till Rexhausen, Theo Wieldraaijer-Vincent, Simon Francis White, Jessica Bergkvist, Michael Shaver, Siiri Sainio, Hanna Vyshnevska 


The Cromatica Festival 2024 Edition!

LOUD AND PROUD - The Cromatica festival 2024 edition!

Cromatica Festival in Bari, Puglia, Italy 19-22 Apr 2024


Cromatica and the city- Choir concerts in various locations in the city of Bari.

Gala evening - More than 400 choristers will perform on the stage of the Petruzzelli theatre interspersed with fantastic speeches from the guests!.

Flash Mob - The three days will end in the most characteristic places of Bari, with travelling performances of the choirs who all meet together for a final flash mob.



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