Aug

31

A Participant of the IFCM Project ‘Conductors Without Borders’ in DR Congo Awarded in China

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Vox Disposa Choir from Kinshasa (DR Congo), one of the guest choirs of the 13th China International Chorus Festival (Beijing, July 26-Aug 1, 2016) took third place in the category ‘Mixed Choir’ and its conductor (Joël Moleka) was rated one of the four best choir conductors of the competition.

We’re proud to say that Joël has been a regular participant of the training sessions of the IFCM project ‘Conductors Without Borders (CWB) since 2012 under the direction of Thierry THIÉBAUT (A Coeur Joie International). At the beginning of this year, Joël was appointed to the position of CWB national instructor in DR Congo and responsible for the training sessions of young conductors. Congratulations to Joël Moleka whose efforts show the relevance of such a program – an initiative of IFCM.

Aug

31

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) and for groups (minimum of 11 people).

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 city)
Open singing songbook
Program book

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Aug

31

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.

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 choral community to mount such a large undertaking.

Spearheaded by the New Zealand Choral Federation, choral music is very much alive and well in New Zealand and supports a community of singers, conductors, and composers that, per capita, rivals the best choral centers of the world.

Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, and ranked in 2014 as the 3rd “Most Livable City” in the world, Auckland is the most populated city outside of […]

Aug

30

VALE EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA (October 9, 1928 – July 27, 2016)

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In July the music world lost another of its legendary distinctive choral voices. Rautavaara was a prolific composer of works for all musical forces including operas, symphonies, chamber music and a fine collection of choral works, many based on religious themes. Einojuhani Rautavaara is survived by his second wife Sinikka Koivisto, two sons and a daughter. Rest In Peace.

Aug

30

News from Nordisk Korforum

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Thank you to everyone who took part in the Nordklang16 Festival! All choristers, choir conductors, volunteers, visitors, supporters, partners, viewers and organizers made this festival a great success!

Nordklang16, part of the long tradition of the Nordklang Festivals that started in 1971, is a festival to remember.

Nordisk Korforum wants to express its deepest gratitude to all the participants and invite them to the next Nordklang17 in Sweden in 2019. More info on http://www.nordklang.fi

Aug

30

News from the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (ECA-EC)

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Conference “Cross the line” and ECA-EC General Assembly, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 11-13 November 2016

It is open to anybody interested on different examples of how conductors, choirs and organisations can cross a line – between different (singing) cultures, between the amateur world and the professional world, between the choral sector and other sectors, or between performers and the audience.

There will be project presentations, panel discussions, practical singing workshops, partly in parallel sessions, as well as musical surprises and concerts, and we shall present our new project “Sing Me In – Collective Singing in the Integration Process of Young Migrants”. Don´t forget to register >> here

Apply before: September 30, 2016.

Invitation in English, French and German.

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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)