Jul

29

The 13th China International Chorus Festival has opened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

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Chinese cultural minister Luo Shugang, President of the International Federation for Choral Music, Michael J. Anderson, and about 6,000 officials, foreign diplomats and representatives from 10 countries attended the event’s opening ceremony.

It started with a chorus of 4-thousand people performing the Chinese folk song “Jasmine”, and ended with Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode an die Freude”. The festival features 204 performances by 238 choirs from 44 countries and regions. Twenty concerts will be held at the Beijing Concert Hall and the newly opened Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center.

Launched in 1992, the chorus festival is the only one approved by the State Council in China. Thousands of choruses and performers from more than 100 countries have taken part in the event since the start of the festival. The event is aimed at strengthening the cultural exchange between China and other countries.

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Jul

25

The World Youth Choir Tour 2016 has started!

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The choir gave a first successful concert in Weikersheim at the end of its 10-day rehearsal session and is now touring Germany, Switzerland and Belgium until the end of July.

if you want to hear this special choir on tour, you can attend one of the following concerts:

24/7/16, 19.30: Catholic Church of Romanshorn, Switzerland
25/7/16, 15.00: St. Stephan, Mainz, Germany
26/7/16, 20:00: St. Martin, Cochem, Germany
28/7/16, 18:30: Notre Dame du Sacré Choeur, Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
29/7/16, 20:00: Trinitatiskirche Bonn, Germany
31/7/16, 16:30: Trinitatiskirche Wolfenbüttel, Germany

More on www.worldyouthchoir.org or

http://facebook.com/worldyouthchoir

Jul

21

Taking part in the international festival Golden Voices of Montserrat you immerse yourself in an atmosphere of friendliness, inexhaustible energy and enchanting concerts!

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Between the 19th -23rd of March 2017 once again we open our doors to choirs from around the world for the international festival-competition “Golden Voices of Montserrat”. The festival allows people to share their joy of harmony choral singing and helps people around the world to meet new friends, expand communication, enhance friendship and to live in harmony in our diverse world! Take part in this unforgettable festival of choirs!


Taking part in the international festival “Golden Voices of Montserrat” you immerse yourself in an atmosphere of friendliness, inexhaustible energy and enchanting concerts. The highlight will be a performance in the Basilica of the Monastery of Montserrat from where you can see magnificent scenic views.
All choirs that will take part in the choral competition “Golden Voices of Montserrat” (19-23 March 2017) will be able to take part in a master class from one of the best […]

Jun

29

11th World Symposium on Choral Music: Register Now!

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Registration Information: Only online registration is possible through www.WSCM11.cat

It is possible to register for the full Symposium (July 22-29), or a half: the first half (July 22-25), or the second half (July 26-29).

The registration fees for WSCM11 also vary according to three country groups, based on the United Nations’ Human Development Index – HDI list.

Register as soon as possible! Early bird registration before 1st October will benefit from a special price. Regular registration fees (October-December) will increase after 1st January 2017.

Special rates for young people under age 27 (by 07/29/17). Groups of a minimum of 11 persons will also benefit from a special price.

What is included in the WSCM11 registration:

Participation in the Symposium program (36 conferences and seminars, more than 25 presentations…)
Master Classes (participation as active student, limited to selected participants)
Access to the Choral Expo
Access to all the concerts of the WSCM11 (11 official concerts and other special concerts in the […]

Jun

28

The European Grand Prix (EGP) for Choral Singing 2016

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The European Grand Prix for Choral Singing 2016 was held in Varna (Bulgaria) on May 14, 2016 in the frame of the 37th International May Choir Competition “Prof. Georgi Dimitrov”. Five choirs winners of the European competitions and members of the EGP competed: The East Carolina University Chamber Singers from Greenville, State of North Carolina, USA, cond. James Franklin (Grand Prix winner of the International Choral Competition ‘Jacobus Gallus’, Maribor, Slovenia in 2015), Lautitia Mixed Youth Choir from Debrecen, Hungary, cond. Jozsef Nemes (Grand Prix winner of Concorso Polifónico Guido d’Arezzo, Italy in 2015), UT Insieme Vocale-Consonante, Italy, cond. Lorenzo Donati (Grand Prix winner of the International May Choir Competition ‘Prof. G. Dimitrov’, Varna, Bulgaria in 2015), Syracuse University Singers from Syracuse, State of New York, USA, cond. John F. Warren (Grand Prix winner of Florilège Vocal de Tours, France in 2015) and Amics de la Unió Children’s Choir, Granollers, Spain, cond. […]

Jun

28

News from the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat

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Europe is raising funds for choral music!

The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat is launching an International Fundraising Campaign to support its projects and activities in the field of education, cultural development and choral networking.

Of course, all friends of choral music can contribute through direct donations, but the aim of the campaign is to involve choirs to set-up fundraising concerts and events. Beyond the financial dimension and the fun factor for the singers involved, such events contribute to raise the awareness on the European dimension of collective singing among the general audience.

You can find more detail and take part to this effort under www.choralfriends.eu

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Jun

28

News from the American Choral Directors Association — ACDA

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Join us for ACDA’s 2017 National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 8-11, 2017 and a Welcome to Minneapolis event on Tuesday, March 7th! Registration and Hotel booking begins in October. We hope to see you there!

Info: http://acda.org/page.asp?page=national

Jun

28

News from Nordisk Korforum: Nordklang16, August 3-7, 2016 in Turku, Finland

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The Nordklang Festival is organized under the umbrella of Nordisk Korforum every three years in one of the Nordic countries. The event brings together singers from all the Nordic countries to sing, learn and network.

Nordklang16 will offer a large variety of workshops for singers of all kinds of choirs.

Among others:

Conductors’ Own Channel – Kari Turunen (level intermediate to advanced)

When Thomas Caplin unfortunately had to withdraw from Nordklang due to other pressing commitments, Kari Turunen immediately asked a couple of his Finnish colleagues if they would help him out with the workshop for conductors. Rita Varonen and Markus Yli-Jokipii both teach conducting at the Schools of Music at Universities for Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä and Tampere respectively. They are both people who think a great deal about conducting and teaching conducting. Fortunately, both accepted the invitation and will be joining Mr. Turunen in planning and realizing the workshop for conductors at […]

Jun

02

A unique opportunity for choirs and vocal groups !

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Take part in this fascinating event for every choir. The international festival Golden Voices of Barcelona.

Combined with an excellent opportunity to relax on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean under the tender rays of the Spanish sun, go to Girona, Barcelona, visit the Monastery of Montserrat, the French town of Carcassonne, or theater-museum of Salvador Dali in Figueras. The choir – the winner with the most points in the «GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA», gets the opportunity to perform in the church of the Sagrada Família with a solo program of up to 20 minutes. The Performance program may include works of spiritual and folk music. Presentation in the church of Sagrada Familia must comply with the rules of the church. Enjoy this video clip and singing in the symbol of Barcelona!

The main member of the jury will be the famous choral conductor, president of the […]