Jul

10

Congratulations to Alina Orraca, Cuba

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Alina Orraca, conductor of the National Choir of Cuba and the Choir Entrevoces, was awarded the CubaDisco Grand Prize in choral music for her album ‘Oh, Yes!’. This is the first CD recorded in Cuba that includes African Spirituals and compiles various composers of this difficult style. La Schola Cantorum Coralina also participated in the more

Jul

10

Congratulations to Esther Herlitz, Israel

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For her unique contribution to society and the state of Israel, Esther Herlitz has been awarded with the Israel Prize in an official ceremony in Jerusalem last April. World-acclaimed humanist, diplomat and politician (she served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment during many years), Esther, at 94 years old, is an inveterate more

Jul

10

Focus on the IFCM World Choral Expo 2015 Presenters

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Andre van der Merwe (South Africa) André van der Merwe is a conductor and composer from Cape Town, South Africa who is often invited to perform as guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician nationally and internationally. He has been invited to work with universities and companies in the USA; Sweden; England; Greece; Germany; Japan, China, Austria more

Jun

26

WORLD EXPO 2015 Milan, Italy “Feeding Souls, Thanking for Food”

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The EXPO2015 Universal Exposition is underway in Milan with representation from many countries from around the world. Parallel to, and inside, this global event, the International Choral Festival “La Fabbrica del Canto” has been renamed “Feeding souls, thanking for food” to adopt the theme of the EXPO2015. This project in conjunction with IFCM, began life more

Jun

05

RIP Jack Body

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Acclaimed New Zealand composer Jack Body has died just days after being named a national icon. Jack, aged 70, was an authority in elements of Asian music and his knowledge saw him collaborate with some of classical music’s biggest names in the creation of music that reflected this. As a beloved composer of choral music, more

Jun

05

ACDA Second National Symposium on Choral Music, June 12-13, 2015

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The American Choral Directors Association will host its second National Symposium on Choral Music focusing upon the music of Latin America. In Austin, Texas, the Symposium will explore the Latin American both in the Colonial and modern periods. For additional information visit the “Conferences” page at http://acda.org/ Early registration ends June 1.