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European solidarity, the theme of the “Various Voices Rising” show

Join us for a night where LGBTQIA+ solidarity crosses borders, as three European choirs come together on stage for a vibrant pop concert with a strong message! Together, let’s raise our voices for equality and sing for a Europe where everyone is free to be who they are! Various Voices Rising is a musical prelude…

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“Rendez-vous à Bruxelles” next June!

Legato, the European federation of LGBTQI+ choirs, is organizing its first “Legato Leadership College” in Brussels on Friday June 14, 2024. This day of meetings and exchanges will bring together conductors and choir leaders from all over Europe. The workshop program is available on the Legato website. On Saturday June 15, the “Rendez-vous à Bruxelles”…

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With Sing Out Brussels!, our team at the Hand in Hand festival in Bristol

The Sing Out Brussels! choir, which will be hosting the Various Voices festival in Brussels in 2026, will be a guest at the Hand in Hand festival in August 2024. This festival, organised since 2013, brings together LGBTQI+ choirs from the UK and Ireland. Sing Out Brussels! will be the only continental choir taking part.…

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Save now to prepare for your visit to Brussels!

What’s special about Various Voices is that its main source of funding comes from the choirs and singers who take part. Since its creation nearly 40 years ago, this festival has become huge and requires significant resources, particularly to hire sufficiently large venues. The public authorities are generally prepared to support this event, but ask…

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Meet Simon, our artistic director!

“I am delighted to finally be able to officially announce that I have been appointed Artistic Director of the European Various Voices Festival, which will take place in the Belgian capital in 2026”, says Simon Paco. “It’s an exceptional event that takes place every 4 years in a different European country, welcoming LGBTQIA+ choirs from…

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Constructive discussions on the affordability of the festival

On November 15th was the annual general meeting of Various Voices Brussels 2026, the association set up to organise the festival in the name of Sing Out Brussels! Our team gave an update on the progress of the project and our budget. The members then elected the new board. Meet them on this page. We…

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“Rendez-vous à Brussels” in June 2024

This “Rendez-vous à Bruxelles” will kick off on Friday 14 June with the first Legato Leadership College, from 9am to 5pm. The motto of this meeting is “Be the best you can be”, reflecting our commitment to excellence, diversity and inclusion in choral music. Whether you are a choral conductor, choral director, board member or…

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Sing Out Brussels! discovering the festival venues

As part of the resumption of activities after the summer holidays, the members of Sing Out Brussels! took part in a weekend of reconnection on 30 September and 1 October. The programme included activities such as discussion groups on the identities that coexist within the group and on the values of the choir. But also…

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After Bologna, Brussels prepares to welcome Various Voices

With 5 days of indoor and outdoor concerts, 105 participating choirs and 3,500 singers, the Various Voices 2023 festival rocked Bologna (Italy) from 14 to 18 June. Organised by Komos, a local LGBTQI+ choir, the festival was an opportunity to come together and celebrate pride in music and song. This true Pride of choral singing…

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From Bologna to Brussels

Bologna will be hosting Various Voices from 14 to 18 June 2023. Europe’s LGBTQI+ choirs will be meeting in Italy after a long five-year wait, as the previous edition of the festival took place in Munich in 2018. The Bologna edition was initially planned for 2022 and had to be postponed due to the Covid-19…

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