Aug

01

THE 12TH IFCM WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CHORAL MUSIC 2020 GOES TO… NEW ZEALAND!

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After a successful bid by the New Zealand Choral Federation, the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is very excited to announce that the world’s most prestigious, non-competitive, choral event will take place in Auckland in 2020.

Every three years since 1982 the World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) has brought the finest choirs, conductors, presenters, composers, and choristers from around the globe together to share in a celebration of the art and community of fine choral singing. The WSCM has been presented in cities around the globe including Seoul, Minneapolis, Rotterdam, Sydney, Vancouver, Copenhagen and preparations are now well underway for 11th WSCM in Barcelona, July 22-29 2017.

The lengthy and detailed application process to determine the winning bid spanned the past 12 months with extensive examination by the IFCM of all details of the city, the venues, levels of support, and, most importantly, the generosity and energy of the national […]

Aug

01

Be an Exhibitor at the WSCM11 CHORAL EXPO

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During one week, more than 3000 conductors, singers, and other choir professionals will meet at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona from July 22 to 29, 2017.

The Symposium will take place entirely at the Barcelona Auditori and surroundings (ESMUC and UPF Ciutadella). The CHORAL EXPO will be located in the foyer of the Auditori and will be visited by most delegates on a daily basis.

We offer you a unique opportunity to get acquainted with our guests in an environment that will easily match the quality of your goods or services.

If you consider registering as an exhibitor during WSCM11, have in mind that it’s not only a good business decision, it’s also a pleasant opportunity to take part in one of the largest choral events in the world.

Register before it’s too late, the number of booths is limited!

More info: http://www.wscm11.cat/#!exhibition/qdfsf

WHO ARE WE?

The 11th World Symposium on Choral Music is an international event organized by the International Federation on Choral Music (IFCM) in collaboration with the […]

Aug

01

3rd INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL NAMUR EN CHOEURS, BELGIUM

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A Coeur Joie Belgium organizes its third festival of choral singing ‘Namur en Choeurs’ from September 23-25, 2016.

Three prestigious concerts will present Ingenium Ensemble (Slovenia), Jazz’elles (France) and Kinderkoor Waelrant (Belgium). Each guest choir’s concert will be preceded by a concert performed by a choir member of the Federation Wallonia Brussels A Coeur Joie.

Six musical workshops are organized during the weekend, with a diversity of styles that will please adults and children.

About 40 free concerts are planned in 4 different areas of the city of Namur. On Saturday, several choirs will participate in an audition in order to obtain the level of Excellence.

More information on http://www.namurenchoeurs.be

Aug

01

THE EUROPEAN CHORAL ASSOCIATION – EUROPA CANTAT (ECA-EC)

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The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat´s programme 2017 is out!

Available in PDF and on ISSUU

Organised in different European countries, the activities 2017 are an opportunity for meeting people from other cultures and learning from each other. You can choose between big and small festivals, training courses, conferences and other activities for choirs of all kinds, vocal groups, singers, conductors, composers and choral managers from Europe and beyond.

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Aug

01

PARTICIPATE IN A SURVEY ON THE USE OF DIGITAL DEVICES IN CHORAL MUSIC

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The University of Eichstaett (Germany) is seeking choir directors or people who are trained to become choir directors for participation in an online survey. With the survey, we want to learn more about the use of digital devices in choral music. Participation in our survey should take approximately 15 minutes. Any questions regarding the survey can be addressed towards kathrin.schlemmer@ku.de. The survey can be found here in German and English:

https://www.soscisurvey.de/Chorleitung/

(Prof. Dr. Kathrin Schlemmer, Professor for musicology at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany)

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. […]