Dear participants to the 14th International Choir Festival Koper 2021, dear singers.

It is a great pleasure for me, as the patron of the 14th International Choir Festival 2021, to have the opportunity to express some reflections on the importance of hosting high quality cultural events, not only for the city of Koper and its surroundings, but also for Slovenia as one of the capitals of artistic production in Europe.

The Ancient Greek philosopher Plato emphasized that music must be understood as a moral law that gives soul to the universe, wings to the intellect, flight to the imagination and charm and joy to life. Such an interpretation of this artistic discipline is particularly important today, when the normality of everyday life has been limited down in various ways to a faint recollection of a more pleasant past.

I am convinced that this year, as well, you will be accompanied by a crowd of enthusiastic listeners, who will join you in increasing the fame of our town as a centre of choral singing. Welcome.



Aleš Bržan, the Mayor


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