Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus is seeking an Artistic Director to continue its legacy of nationally recognized excellence in children’s choral education, beginning in the 2018-19 season. Founded in 1964, this internationally renowned children’s chorus is a leader in youth choruses in North America. Anima has received numerous accolades and awards for performance excellence performing regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Grant Park Musical Festival at Millennium Park. Children in Anima experience self-growth through the joys of singing, teamwork, musical understanding, self-discipline, and artistic expression. The Artistic Director will foster a love of music, nurturing each chorister’s potential for artistic and personal excellence offering graduated levels of musical challenge with 150 singers in 4 choruses. The successful candidate will be a visionary artist who demonstrates a passion for transforming young lives through excellence in music education and choral singing.
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Minimum of seven years related […]
NEWS FROM THE 11TH WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CHORAL MUSIC
BARCELONA, 22 – 29 JULY 2017
The Barcelona Symposium is almost here! The colors of peace and the sounds of the best of choral worldwide community will find its place in the unforgettable stages of a city full of life. From the wonderful acoustics of L’Auditori to the astonishing beauty of the Palau de la Música Catalana, participants will never forget what they will experience. Don’t risk missing this incredible experience!
Discover four more choirs that will participate at the “Circle Concerts” of the WSCM11:
GRUPO VOCAL AEQUALIS – Argentina
Founded in 1998 by its conductor Mariana González Lanuza, the Grupo Vocal Aequalis is a chamber choir committed to the performance of Argentine and international choral music. In recent years, it has focused on the choral music of contemporary composers, such as Arvo Pärt, Morten Lauridsen, Cyrillus Kreek, Rihards Dubra and Ēriks Ešenvalds, and has been directed by prestigious conductors […]
KAILI CITY, 8-13 August 2017
On 14 May 2017, a successful press conference was held in Shanghai promoting the upcoming 2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM World Voices Conference. During the press conference, music professionals and news/media outlets from China and abroad were able to experience the rich culture of the Miao and Dong people. Through a special live performance of their songs and dance, attendees observed the passion they have for song and dance and their role in daily life. Miao and Dong people have colourful costuming that is native to each village and tribe; these costumes are rich in colour and are hand-embroidered to show each village’s colours. Known for their silver hand-made jewellery, Miao and Dong people wear astonishing headpieces, pins, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories all crafted in, that make their costumes dazzle for the audience.
During this festival, as delegates learn about the […]
The International Choral Composition Competition Alberto Grau is a tribute to the trajectory of this famous Venezuelan composer, arranger and conductor who will turn 80 in November 2017. The main objective of this competition is to promote the creation of choral music, to encourage the growth, renewal and diffusion of repertoire written in Spanish for mixed and equal voices in the 21st century. The International jury is composed by Robert Sund (Sweden), Javier Busto (Spain), Zimfira Poloz (Kazakhstan-Canada), César Alejandro Carrillo (Venezuela), Ana María Raga (Venezuela). The competition is endorsed by the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat, in strategic partnership with the Europa Cantat XX Festival to be held in Tallinn, Estonia (25 July- 5 August 2018).
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Panama, 12-21 April 2019
A 10 day program with singers, directors and choirs from all over the world for the 1st time on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Panama, 2019 Ibero American Cultural Capital of the World in celebration of its 500 year foundation anniversary.
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Singing “outside the box” to meet new audiences, the project awarded by the Creative Europe programme
How can collective singing get out of conventional choral venues and reach out to new audiences? How can collective singing appeal to younger generations? What aspects of the rehearsal process, of the repertoire, of the performance could be upgraded to better answer the expectations of millennials and of the following generation?
“Sing Outside The Box” will test innovative audience development methods during two sessions of the Eurochoir and different ateliers and concerts at the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Tallinn and disseminate these methods to multipliers.
The Eurochoir is a European choir gathering up to 60 talented emerging singers. Its sessions are held once a year in a different country. A 2 years cycle was set up, under the supervision of acclaimed conductors: Maria van Nieukerken (NL), Lorenzo Donati (IT) and Mikko Sidoroff (FI).
After the sessions 2017 (Utrecht) and 2018 (Helsinki), the choir […]
The Summer Session is getting nearer!
The summer session and tour of the World Youth Choir in 2017 will be organized in Pécs, Hungary, by the Zsolnay Heritage Management Nonprofit Ltd, the cultural holding of the city that hosted EUROPA CANTAT in 1988 and 2015. Following a 10 days intensive rehearsal session in Pécs (4-13 July) with two internationally renowned conductors, the World Youth Choir will start its tour of 12 concerts on 13 July at the Kodály Centre of Pécs in Hungary followed by concerts in Hungary (Budapest), Serbia (Sombor, Novi Sad, Belgrade), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Prijedor), Croatia (Osijek, a Dalmatian city, Opatija) and in Slovenia (Koper, Ljubljana). In the framework of the „Artist for Peace” theme there shall be strong emphasis on reconciliation among different ethnic groups and religions.
This year the choir will comprise of 58 singers from 33 countries all over the world and shall perform a repertoire […]
“1000 voci per ricominciare” (1000 voices to start again) is the name of the project born from the idea of some Italian choristers to give a concrete help to the people that suffered the effects of the earthquake in central Italy last year.
The project is a network of concerts around Italy, but not restricted to the Italian borders, dedicated to fundraising for the reconstruction of the theatre of Amatrice (Rieti Province).
The mutual goal is that every single Euro collected in each performance will go to the areas hit by the earthquake, with due regard to transparency.
Until now more than 300 concerts were planned with more to come. More details on http://www.1000vocixricominciare.it/
Let’s be inspired by this example of choral connection: if you want to organize you own fundraising concerts, please contact email@example.com
Documenting 21C, a French non-profit organization, makes short films highlighting projects that foster the transformation of societies and people as a result of musical practice and innovative artistic processes, contributing to a more participatory and collaborative vision of the world.
‘’In southern Madagascar, in Toliara, a choir allows 150 young girls living in extreme poverty to regain the joy of life through choral singing. This practice of music transforms their life, but also that of an unexpected audience, of inmates…’’
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‘’Un chœur qui sauve des vies’’: http://documenting21c.com/#video_choeur_sauve
‘’A Choir That Saves Lives’’: http://documenting21c.com/?lang=en#video_choeur_sauve
‘’Un coro que salva vidas’’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zc8xfcBEgo
American Choral Directors Association is now gearing up for our 2018 regional conferences, which will take place across the country in February and March of the coming year. Performing choir auditions and interest session applications are active for many of those events now.
14-15, 2018 – Central & North Central Region (Chicago, Illinois)
21-24, 2018 – Southern Region (Louisville, Kentucky)
7-11, 2018 – Eastern Region (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
7-11, 2018 – Southwestern Region (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
7-10, 2018 – Northwestern Region (Portland, Oregon)
14-17, 2018 – Western Region (Pasadena, California)
More at: https://acda.org/page.asp?page=divisions