European Medical Students' Orchestra and Choir
European Medical Students' Orchestra and Choir began in 2009 when European Medical Students' Orchestra (EMSO) and European Medical Students' Choir (EMSC) joined forces to produce a spectacular 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 the orchestra and the choir was so successful that the cooperation of EMSO and EMSC continued with concerts in Chester Cathedral and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester in 2010 under the conduction of John Anderson and Daniel Parkinson, and in Giessen and Frankfurt, Germany in 2011, under the leadership of Stefan Ottersbach and Anna Katharina Kalmbach with once again spectacular concerts that astonished the local audience and media. In 2012 the orchestra and choir assembled in the Island of Rab and Rijeka, Croatia, where - under the direction of Mladen Tarbuk, and the choir-leadership of Anna Katharina Kalmbach - they continued the tradition of EMSOC. In the following year EMSOC was organized in Hungary by the students of the University of Szeged and the University of Budapest. More than 150 participants from all over Europe gathered to perform two charity concerts under the baton of Péter Somorjai and with the choir leadership of Anna Katharina Kalmbach.
This year the musicians and the singers will step together again for an unforgettable experience in Granada, Spain.
The European Medical Students’ Orchestra (EMSO) was founded in Wurzburg, Germany 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 broadcast 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 broadcast 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, European medical students' orchestra joined forces with European medical students' choir to form European Medical Students' Orchestra and Choir (EMSOC).
The European Medical Students’ Choir (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).
Post EMSOC Depression
Post EMSOC Depression (also known as Post EMSOC distress) is a state of low mood that can affect EMSOC participants after going back to their home.
It is quite common amongst the EMSOC participants to experience symptoms including but not limited to loneliness and increased desire to reconnect with previous participants.
Another definition was found on Facebook:
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The bad and/or sad feeling after the best international music event of the year.
Concerned people imagine other EMSOC participants everywhere they go, miss their friends and feel lonely while photos and videos bring back memories.
This kind of depression can also affect the weather. After 10 days of best weather people come back home and it's cold, windy and rainy outside. [This might depend on the country the concerned people live in.]
Fortunately concerned people can join some kind of self-help groups in the social media like facebook, so they can stay in contact with other EMSOC people. This eases the pain a little bit and helps with the best and only helpful therapy: anticipation of the next year's EMSOC!
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