Sep

15

IFCM in Kaili and Inner Mongolia

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The 2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference was held in Xiasi Ancient Town and Kaili City, Qiandongnan state, Guizhou province from August 8-12. The festival was co-sponsored by the Qiandongnan government and IFCM.

Over the course of five days, 69 excellent choirs and ensembles from more than 20 different countries and regions showcased their cultures’ traditional choral folk song music.

These included performances by The Chuck Nation Band and Kentucky Harmony (USA), Voz en Punto (Mexico), Assalam (Morocco), The Barents Ensemble (Sweden), and Dalinda (Hungary). Other choirs included those from Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Mongolia Republic, Taiwan, Macau, and more.

The festival’s grand opening ceremony was held at Xiasi Ancient Town, with a beautiful natural backdrop of the glowing lights of Xiasi reflected in the clear river and set against the night sky. IFCM President Emily Kuo Vong, former IFCM President Michael J. Anderson, and Qiandongnan […]

Sep

14

47th International Competition Florilège Vocal de Tours

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The 47th edition of the Florilège Vocal de Tours, International Competition for Choral Singing, will be held from June 1st to 3rd, 2018.

Two categories: choirs (mixed or equal voices) and vocal ensembles (mixed or equal voices). Open to all singers above the age of 15 on May 31st 2018. Compulsory program, Renaissance competition, free program and Grand Prix. The winner of the Grand Prix will be selected for the next European Grand Prix for Choral Singing.

Applications are open until November 15th 2017 for choirs willing to take part in this unique celebration of vocal music!

Come and join us for this wonderful event, in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley in France.
All information available at http://www.florilegevocal.com or contact@florilegevocal.com

Sep

05

Golden Voices of Barcelona, Spain, 8-12 July 2018

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For both professional and amateur choirs from all around the world.

Contact: Fiestalonia Milenio, SLU

Email: info@fiestalonia.net

Website: https://fiestalonia.net/fest/golden-voices-of-barcelona-2/

Sep

05

Golden Voices of Montserrat! International Contest, Catalunia, Spain, 18-22 Mar 2018

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Taking place in Spain, this is one of the most biggest and incredible contest for choirs from all over the world. Contest day, master class, recording of the song in studio, flash mob and gala concert is waiting for you!

Contact: Fiestalonia Milenio, SLU

Email: info@fiestalonia.net

Website: https://fiestalonia.net/fest/golden-voices-montserrat/

Sep

05

Workshop with Colin Touchin, Lloret de Mar, Spain, 18-22 Mar 2018

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Rehearsal planning, concert schedules, maximising time; Rehearsal discipline and organisation; creating areas of responsibility within the choir; Programme planning for audiences; building the choral community; Mixing with other singers – blending choral tones and styles; Adjudication issues – what do adjudicators listen and look for? what gets higher or lower marks?

Contact: Fiestalonia Milenio, SLU

Email: info@fiestalonia.net

Website: www.fiestalonia.net

Aug

31

Third IFCM International Competition for Choral Composition

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The Competition is dedicated to choral compositions a cappella (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, specifically for medium to advanced youth choirs.

More details on: http://ifcm.net/composition-competition/

Entries must arrive by the entry form no later than 1st December 2017.

Download the application form on https://goo.gl/fyfHpe

Contact: Andrea Angelini, aangelini@ifcm.net

Aug

31

International Choral Composition Competition Alberto Grau, 25 September 2017

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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).

More info at info@ciccag.org or on  www.ciccag.org/en/

Aug

30

International Symposium on Singing and Song II, June 27-29, 2018

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St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Call for Paper and Presentations

The second International Symposium on Singing and Song (June 27-29, 2018) will bring together scholars, performers and pedagogues, representing diverse disciplines, to share international perspectives, research and practices associated with singing and song.

Proposal submissions are invited that address multi-faceted contexts of singing and song such as artistic, physiological, cultural, sociological, historical, pedagogical, compositional, psychological, medical…and beyond! Symposium programming will include keynote and delegate presentations, performances, social gatherings, and opportunities for stimulating dialogue and networking.

The International Symposium on Singing and Song II, presented by The Singing Network, welcomes both traditional and imaginative presentation formats. Individual and collaborative submissions are welcome. Accepted submissions will be grouped thematically by the program committee. Selected papers and presentations will be published in the International Symposium on Singing and Song II e-proceedings. Please submit proposals using the online Proposal Form.

Paper/Presentation Proposals are due October 15, 2017.

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