Feb

01

News from the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music

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The next IFCM WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CHORAL MUSIC will be in the magnificent city of Barcelona from 22 to 29 July 2017. Under the theme “The Colors of Peace”, the IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music will bring together choirs from all over the world, choral musicians, composers and publishers to share and celebrate diversity and artistic excellence of our global choral community.

Feb

01

Opening of the IFCM European Office!

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Coming first, but not last, is finally open the new IFCM European Office in Italy. This opening is in agreement with IFCM’s new statutes and with our vision for the future.

The office will be managed by IFCM Project Manager Francesco Leonardi, where he will be to involve communication with our European members and to facilitate the exchanges from and to Europe.

The IFCM European office will be an important tool for everybody to use, so if you have any idea of project or needs don’t hesitate to contact us at: office@ifcm.net and leonardifra@yahoo.it

The address of the European Office is: IFCM European Office, C/O Associazione Musicale Jubilate, Via Abruzzi, 19 – 20025 Legnano (mi), Italy. A new gateway for the old world!

Jan

31

News from the American Choral Directors Association — ACDA

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There are two exciting events that ACDA will be a part of in the coming year.

The first will be the seven division conferences taking place in February and March of 2016. These conferences will feature highlights such as Voces8, a vocal ensemble from England that “[Voces8] is now established as one of the most versatile and best-loved singing groups”, world renowned composer Ola Gjeilo (who is the composer in residence for Voces8) and many amazing choral and orchestral ensembles performing the works of Bach, Verdi and Howell to name just a few. These division conferences will take place in Chicago (Central), Boston (Eastern), Sioux Falls (North Central), Seattle (Northwestern), Chattanooga (Southern), Kansas City (Southwestern) and Pasadena (Western).

Registration is available on http://acda.org/page.asp?page=divisions

The second event, one in which ACDA has partnered with the Organización America Cantat, is the America Cantat VIII festival to be held from August 21-31, 2016 in the Bahamas. […]

Jan

31

10th European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel, Switzerland, 4-8 May 2016

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The European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel enjoys the worldwide reputation of being the most attractive platform for outstanding youth choirs in Europe. It takes place every other year. With its tenth edition from 4-8 May 2016, this major cultural event celebrates its first big anniversary. This time around 2000 children and young people will come together. In the main programme eighteen selected choirs from Europe (Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Turkey), from Indonesia (guest choir from overseas) as well as from various regions of Switzerland, will put on concerts. In more than 40 events the choirs will present a colourful programme aimed at a broad public of any age. Unforgettable experiences will be provided by classical choir music as well as jazz, pop, rock, gospel and folk song arrangements, sung at the highest standard; costumes and local traditional attire, choreography and youthful ideas will add […]

Jan

31

News from the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat

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Hey, what is happening in Europe?

Check out the rich programme of activities of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat for this year on http://www.europeanchoralassociation.org/our-activities/activities-2016/

Discover the activities of the association itself such as the 2016 Eurochoir in San Vito al Tagliamento (IT) but also a rich selection of activities offered in partnership with the association such as the Choralies Festival in Vaison-la-Romaine (FR), the Festival di Primavera in Montecatini (IT), the Singing Week in Gent (BE) and a number of offers for conductors, composers, managers and individual singers, as well as a list of activities from the network promoted by the association.

Jan

31

1st AFRICA CANTAT in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), August 6-12, 2017

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Initiated by the African Confederation of Choral Music -ACCM- with the support of the Congolese Federation of Choral Music and the partnership of IFCM, A Coeur Joie International and Europa Cantat, the festival will be an ideal crossroad to discover and exchange around the rich authenticity of the African choral heritage.

Choirs, choral conductors and lecturers from all around the world, Africa is eager to welcome in the heart of the continent, to share the warmth of its hospitality and its rhythms and colors.

Registration soon available online.

Jan

31

22nd Choralies Festival in Vaison-la-Romaine (Provence, France), 3-11 August 2016

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6000 singers will meet in Vaison-la-Romaine and sing from morning till evening.

Find all information, as well as the online registration form on the festival website: http://www.choralies.fr/

A brochure in English is available upon request. We are waiting for you!

Contact: inscriptions@choralies.fr — www.facebook.com/choralies.vaisonlaromaine

Jan

31

Nordklang16, August 3-7, 2016, 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:

Pop! Pop! Pop! – Line Groth (for easy to intermediate level)

In this workshop you will sing a selection of modern and catchy pop/rock tunes in brand new arrangements by Line Groth, Danish singer and conductor. This workshop will explore different approaches to working on groove, pitch, blend, phrasing and expression.

Line Groth is a singer, arranger and co-conductor in the world famous Danish choir, Vocal Line with whom she has performed with The Rolling Stones and Bobby McFerrin among others. She teaches arranging and choir conducting at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and she holds an MA in Singing […]