EMSOC

European Medical Students Orchestra and Choir

EMSOC 2018 will be held in the Netherlands! More information will follow soon, stay tuned!

 

 

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ABout EMSOC

It all began in 2009 when the European Medical Students’ Orchestra (EMSO) and European Students’ Choir (EMSC) joined forces. The result was a series of concerts in Ljubljana and Piran, Slovenia under the direction of two highly skilled and dedicated conductors – Martina Batič and Marjan Grdadolnik. The union of orchestra and choir was so successful that the cooperation of EMSO en EMSC continued under a new name: the European Medical Students’ Orchestra and Choir, or EMSOC.

Nowadays, EMSOC welcomes medical students from all over Europe, with a passion for music, for 10 days of intense rehearsals and fun cultural activities. 

 

The history of EMSOC 

1993-2009: European Medical Students’ Orchestra

EMSO was founded in Wurzburg, Germanu in 1993. The orchestra consists of medical students and young doctors from all over Europe, all of whom have talent and passion for playing music. Each year, the orchestra meets in a different European city for around 10 days of intensive rehearsals and social activities, culminating in several fantastic concerts. Each course is organised by medical students and junior doctors in the particular host country.

Since its origins as a chamber orchestra in 1993, EMSO has grown in size and popularity to a full symphony orchestra of about 60 musicians from more than 20 European countries. Over the years, EMSO has had a great deal of scope owing to the excellent standard of its performances. In Ljubljana, 1996, the orchestra’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was sold out, and the concert was broadcasted on Slovenian national radio. In Budapest in 2002, a Hungarian journalist wrote that the orchestra’s performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto was “thrilling from beginning to the end”. In Poznan, 2004, the concert was attended by more than a thousand listeners in addition to being broadcasted by Polish national radio. In a similar way, EMSO has been greeted within various European cities by several notable figures. In Aberdeen, 1999, the orchestra was invited to dine with the Lord Mayor of Aberdeen, and in Porto, 2001, it was welcomed by the Portuguese Culture Secretary.

Since 2009, Europan medical students’ orchestra joined forces with European medical students’ choir to form European Medical Students’ Orchestra and Choir (EMSOC).

 

1996-2009: European Medical Students’ Choir (EMSC)

EMSC was founded in London, England, in 1996, by Vasuki Sivagnavel. The choir consists of medical students and young doctors from all over Europe, all of whom have a talent and a passion for singing. Each year, the choir meets in a different European city for around 10 days of intensive rehearsals and social activities, culminating in several fantastic concerts. Each course is organised by medical students and junior doctors in the particular host country.

Since its beginnings in 1996, EMSC events took place up to twice a year until 2006, when EMSC took a three-year break. In 2009, EMSC returned better than ever – it combined forces with EMSO forming European Medical Students’ Orchestra and Choir (EMSOC).

Previous EMSOC/EMSO/EMC locations:

EMSOC

  • EMSOC 2017 Switzerland

  • EMSOC 2016 Prague, Czech Republic

  • EMSOC 2015 Warsaw, Poland

  • EMSOC 2014 Bilbao, Spain

  • EMSOC 2013 Szeged, Hungary

  • EMSOC 2012 Rijeka, Croatia

  • EMSOC 2011 Gießen, Germany

  • EMSOC 2010 Manchester, United Kingdom

  • EMSOC 2009 Ljubljana, Slovenia

EMSO

  • EMSO 2008 Rome, Italy

  • EMSO 2007 Szolnok/Szeged, Hungary

  • EMSO 2006 Bristol, UK

  • EMSO 2005 Oslo, Norway

  • EMSO 2004 Poznan/Gdansk, Poland

  • EMSO 2003 Prague, Czech Republic

  • EMSO 2002 Budapest/Szeged, Hungary

  • EMSO 2001 Porto/Salamanca, Portugal

  • EMSO 2000 Basel, Switzerland

  • EMSO 1999 Aberdeen, UK

  • EMSO 1998 Stockholm, Sweden

  • EMSO 1997 Barcelona, Spain

  • EMSO 1996 Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • EMSO 1995 Oxford/London, UK

  • EMSO 1994 Freiburg, Germany

  • EMSO 1993 Würzburg, Germany

EMSC

  • EMSC 2004 (spring) Heidelberg, Germany

  • EMSC 2003 (spring) Porto, Portugal

  • EMSC 2002 (spring) Berlin, Germany

  • EMSC 2001 (autumn) Edinburgh, Scotland

  • EMSC 2001 (easter) Riga, Latvia

  • EMSC 2000 (autumn) Warszawa, Poland

  • EMSC 2000 (easter) Valladolid, Spain

  • EMSC 1999 (easter) Stockholm, Sweden

  • EMSC 1998 (autumn) Budapest, Hungary

  • EMSC 1998 (easter) Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • EMSC 1997 Berlin, Germany

  • EMSC 1996 London, England