Sep

30

World Youth Choir Session 2018 – Inner Mongolia, China

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We are happy to announce that the World Youth Choir session 2018 will take place in Inner Mongolia, China.

The session, supported by the Inner Mongolia Bureau of National Art Troupes, will take place between the 4th and 25th of July, with a rehearsal session in Hohhot, and a concert tour in Inner Mongolia, Beijing, and Guizhou province. The tour will end with the choir singing at the opening ceremony of China’s 14th International Chorus Festival in Beijing.

The World Youth Choir is a project for talented young singers, between 17 and 26 of age, from around the world. Are you interested in joining the project? Or would you like to be a recruiter?

Audition material and further information will be published and sent out to recruiters at the end of October. For more information about the choir, as well as pictures from the 2017 session, see www.worldyouthchoir.org

1st Inner Mongolia International Chorus […]

Sep

30

12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020)

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KIA ORA KOUTOU
GREETINGS FROM AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Spring has arrived in Auckland and we are enjoying the promise of longer and warmer days! We had such a great time meeting nearly a thousand WSCM11 delegates over the seven days of the Barcelona programme. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us and sign up for further info!

We have loaded everyone’s details on our website and entered everyone into our pre-registration draw. If you signed up in Barcelona you will have received a verification email from us which you need to click on to complete the subscription. If you weren’t at Barcelona, or you didn’t receive the verification, it’s certainly not too late! Just head to wscm2020.com and send us your details now!

We will be updating the site regularly, and you can also stay in contact with us through the Facebook page – click here for that link. Share with […]

Sep

30

2017 World Choral Day on December 10

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Join millions of singers to celebrate the World Choral Day on or around December 10 and form a collective expression of solidarity with all the people who believes in peace, Integration and understanding.

Download the Proclamation: http://www.worldchoralday.org/pdf/Proclamation.pdf

Download the WCD logo: here

Register on: http://www.worldchoralday.org/events/subscription

Contact: project.manager@worldchoralday.org

Sep

30

Obituary: Georges David

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IFCM lost a friend and a fervent supporter of choral music. Georges David was one of the founding members of the Choral Federation Bruxelles-Wallonie A Coeur Joie, Belgium. He was the passionate librarian at the Maison du Chant Choral in Namur, Belgium, working for both ICCM (International Center for Choral Music) and the actual CAV&MA (Center for Vocal Art and Ancient Music). He was also devoted to Musica International for which he entered nearly 7000 records and contributed to the International Choral Bulletin under the section ‘Scores’ in the late 90s. Anyone who visited ICCM or the library in Namur will always remember the gentleman and dedicated musician he was. Rest in Peace!

Sep

28

News from the World Youth Choir

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Excellence and dedication of the World Youth Choir – an article by Tanja Rupnik

The World Youth Choir, one of the very finest youth international choirs, concluded this year’s three-week session in Ljubljana. Throughout its 30-year history, it was the third time that they performed for the Slovenian audience, the first time being in 1999 and the second time in 2003. On July 23, 58 singers from 33 countries and 5 continents – “the chain of love”, as Gabor Móczár, the president of European Choral Association – EUROPA CANTAT, called the singers in his introductory speech – rounded off another highly successful story of this exceptional international project. The World Youth Choir had an amazing tour giving a total of 12 concerts in Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia in just 10 days. It is fascinating to see how Pad Zoltán and Ken Wakia, the conductors of the session, […]

Sep

25

14th Annual Choral Festival of the Aegean’s ”Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition”

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Competition open to singers of all voice types between the ages of 22 and 32 years of age. Audition application and two-page resume must be submitted by email. Youtube or MP3 recordings must include one aria and one oratorio selection performed within the past 12 months. Apply before December 15, 2017. During the festival, contestants will perform two arias and one oratorio work of their choice on the final public concert.

Contact: MidAmerica Productions, Zui Tao

Email: opera.competition@midamerica-music.com

Website: http://www.festivaloftheaegean.com/

Press Release – Syros Opera Competition

Sep

22

IFCM in Kaili and Inner Mongolia

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The 2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference was held in Xiasi Ancient Town and Kaili City, Qiandongnan state, Guizhou province from August 8-12. The festival was co-sponsored by the Qiandongnan government and IFCM.

Over the course of five days, 69 excellent choirs and ensembles from more than 20 different countries and regions showcased their cultures’ traditional choral folk song music.

These included performances by The Chuck Nation Band and Kentucky Harmony (USA), Voz en Punto (Mexico), Assalam (Morocco), The Barents Ensemble (Sweden), and Dalinda (Hungary). Other choirs included those from Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Mongolia Republic, Taiwan, Macau, and more.

The festival’s grand opening ceremony was held at Xiasi Ancient Town, with a beautiful natural backdrop of the glowing lights of Xiasi reflected in the clear river and set against the night sky. IFCM President Emily Kuo Vong, former IFCM President Michael J. Anderson, and Qiandongnan […]

Sep

22

Third IFCM International Competition for Choral Composition

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The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced youth choirs.

More details on: http://ifcm.net/composition-competition/

Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 1st December 2017.

Download the application form on https://goo.gl/fyfHpe

Contact: Andrea Angelini, aangelini@ifcm.net

Sep

22

Call for Book or Chapter Proposals: Music and Brain Research (deadline: March 13, 2018)

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Vernon Press invites book or chapter proposals on the theme of “Music and Brain Research” for our book series in Cognitive Science and Psychology. All areas of study, with the common goal of representing the current state of music perception and cognitive neuroscience of music, are encouraged to submit, including disciplines such as Psychology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Education, Musicology and more. Contributions may be monographs, chapters, or edited collections of original chapters.

Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

brain correlates of music processing
brain plasticity & other benefits of music in the brain
resiliency of the musical brain
cognitive, affective and motor components of music perception
computational and neuroscientific bases of musical understanding and behavior
why is music special? neurobiological mechanisms underlying amusia

How to submit your proposal: Please submit one-page monograph proposals at submissions@vernonpress.com including an annotated summary/motivation, a short biographical note and (if applicable) a list of similar titles. Proposals that treat other topics in Cognitive Science […]