12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020)

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Applications are now open for Choirs and Presenters at the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music
11-18 July 2020
Auckland, New Zealand

The Symposium is the world’s premier choral event. Held once every three years in a distinctive and exciting destination, it draws together the world’s leading choirs, conductors, composers and administrators for a superlative experience of concerts, seminars, masterclasses and workshops. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for musicians to meet and share ideas, and provides a public showcase for the best our art form has to offer.

In 2020, the Symposium sails to the Pacific paradise of New Zealand, and for a week in July the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Auckland becomes the choral capital of the world. Sitting on 48 (dormant) volcanoes between the ocean and the Tasman Sea, Auckland is the gateway to a stunningly beautiful country, with its almost infinite variety of dramatic landscapes and experiences. The city is also home to a multicultural blend of Māori, Europeans, Pacific Islanders, Asians and many others… and to the dynamic mix of music they enjoy and share.

WSCM2020 will be:

  • warm and friendly
  • well-organised and central
  • modern, innovative and responsive
  • varied, creative, culturally rich, and inspiring
  • a Symposium to remember!

Over a thousand people at the last Symposium said they’d always wanted to come to New Zealand. WSCM2020 gives you the perfect excuse!