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Nov

30

2017 World Choral Day on December 10

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Join millions of singers to celebrate the World Choral Day on or around December 10 and form a collective expression of solidarity with all the people who believes in peace, Integration and understanding.

Choirs from Argentina, Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, United States have already registered their events. Join them!

Download the Proclamation: http://www.worldchoralday.org/pdf/Proclamation.pdf

Download the WCD logo: here

Register on: http://www.worldchoralday.org/events/subscription

Contact: project.manager@worldchoralday.org

Nov

30

World Youth Choir Session 2018 – Inner Mongolia, China

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The auditions for the World Youth Choir (WYC) 2018 Session are now officially OPEN until February 15, 2018. We kindly ask you to join us again in our common efforts to reach and recruit as many great singers as possible around the globe!

The session will be organized in Inner Mongolia from July 4 to 25, 2018. The concert tour will take the singers to Inner Mongolia, Beijing and the Guizhou Province. The WYC will be performing Nordic and European choral music from the 20th Century under the direction of Helene Stureborg (Sweden) and Asian folk and popular music under the direction of Jonathan Velasco (Philippines).

Are you a passionate choral singer, with a basic or semi-professional music education, please apply here directly before February 15, 2018 or contact one of the national recruiters on https://www.worldyouthchoir.org/national-recruiters

Would you like to become a national recruiter? Please contact info@worldyouthchoir.org

Or visit www.worldyouthchoir.org

Helene Stureborg

Jonathan Velasco

Nov

30

News from the IFCM President

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President Emily Kuo Vong of the International Federation for Choral Music is happy to announce the following news:

IFCM’s Executive Committee conducted a very successful meeting this past October in Lisbon, Portugal, drawing up many important plans for IFCM events, programmes, and activities in 2018 and beyond.
The IFCM Board of Directors will conduct its first official meeting of 2018 this coming January in Lisbon, Portugal.
Congratulations to Mr. Dominique Lecheval (France), who was nominated by the ExCom and officially approved by the Board to hold the position of Treasurer for IFCM.
Congratulations to Ms. Sonja Greiner (Germany), who was nominated by the ExCom and officially approved by the Board to hold the position of Legal Advisor for IFCM.
Congratulations to Mr. Liu Peng (China), who was nominated by the President and officially approved by ExCom and the Board to join as the first IFCM Board member from China.

Dominique Lecheval

Sonja Greiner

Liu Peng

Nov

30

Celebrate the World Choral Day in Cork

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Inspiring!

As part of the Glow Cork and World Choral Day celebrations, this association, member of IFCM, invites you and your choir to sing with them and fill Grand Parade with Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 10. If you want to get involved, contact sinead@corkchoral.ie

Inspired by the Cork International Choral Festival organisers? Create your own World Choral Day event or link it to the ones you’ve already planned around December 10!

Nov

30

Conductor Without Borders (CWB) in Africa in 2017

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2017 has been an eventful year for the IFCM project ‘Conductors Without Borders’ (CWB) in Africa. Ten sessions were organized. Seven of them financially supported by the fund balance, a fund that was offered by Ms. Emily Kuo Vong four years ago.

Furthermore, several conductors from Kenya could benefit from a session organized in the USA.

Three sessions were organized in Gabon in January, June and November, during which the participants could get familiar with the musical analysis and theory, and the appropriate vocal technique for choirs.

Libreville, Gabon

Armel Minto’o, Gabon

Two sessions were organized in Togo (February and November). The participants focused on the choral conducting and the practice of a world repertoire. In Togo, regular sessions were organized between February and November to allow the trainees to improve faster.

Lomé, Togo

Two sessions organized in Ivory Coast (February and September) marked the end of a series of six and the outcome […]

Nov

30

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

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Where will you sing this summer? Join us at the EUROPA CANTAT Festival XX!

The Festival will take place in Tallinn (Estonia) from 27. July until 5. August and will gather over 3000 participants coming from all over Europe and the world to share their passion for singing and discover one another´s cultures by attending ateliers and workshops, perform in final concerts, listen to invited choirs and have fun together.

Check the programme, choose one of the 45 ateliers for singers and register!

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: info@ectallinn2018.ee

http://www.ectallinn2018.ee/

Nov

28

News from the American Choral Directors Association – ACDA

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Children & Community Youth Choir Conductors’ Retreat
January 13-14, 2018
Houston, Texas USA
This event is tailored for those who conduct children and youth choirs in schools, the community, or places of worship, and will include presentations, reading sessions, and a concert. Registration & additional information: https://acda.org/ACDA/Conference/Boychoir_Biennial_Symposium.aspx

2018 Symposium on Research in Choral Singing
September 14-15, 2018
Evanston, Illinois, USA
The intent of this event is to advance knowledge and practice with respect to choral singing, choir sound, choral pedagogy, and related areas such as equity and inclusion. The Call for Proposals is currently open. Additional information: https://acda.org/ACDA/Conference/Special_Event/Symposium_on_Research_in_Choral_Singing.aspx

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. • Feb. 14-15, 2018 – Central & North Central Region (Chicago, Illinois) • Feb. 21-24, 2018 – […]

Nov

10

World Choral Composers, Don’t Miss the Application Deadline

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of the THIRD IFCM INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CHORAL COMPOSITION

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. The entry fee is only US$25.00!

First Prize: 5,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Second Prize: 2,500 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque
Third Prize: 1,000 USD, IFCM Awards Certificate and plaque

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

Fill the online application form on https://goo.gl/fyfHpe

Contact: Andrea Angelini, aangelini@ifcm.net

Nov

07

Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 2018 at 7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé

 

Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflés greatest choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY Conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra.

 

PROGRAM:
MOZART: Requiem, K. 626
DURUFLÉ: Requiem, Op. 9

 

PERFORMERS:
Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Guest Conductor
James M. Meaders, DCINY Conductor
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

 

Tickets $20-$100!
On Sale Now!
Visit CarnegieHall.org or call 212-247-7800
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Senior and Student Discounts Available at the Box Office with ID

For Group Tickets, VIP Packages, Discounts, and More, e-mail boxoffice@DCINY.org

Ticket Buying Link: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2018/2/19/0700/PM/Distinguished-Concerts-Orchestra-and-Distinguished-Concerts-Singers-International/

Nov

03

The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins: A DCINY Tenth Anniversary Celebration

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins: A DCINY Tenth Anniversary Celebration

DCINY honors UK composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. The program includes Sing! The Music was Given, a new work commissioned for DCINY’s 10th Anniversary, and The Armed Man, which is presented with film. The performance is conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and features Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.

PROGRAM:
ALL-KARL JENKINS PROGRAM
KARL JENKINS: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (with film)
KARL JENKINS – Sing! The Music was Given (New Work Premiere; Commissioned by DCINY Premiere Project)

PERFORMERS:
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Sir Karl Jenkins, DCINY Composer-in-Residence
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Tickets $20-$100!
On Sale Now!
Visit CarnegieHall.org or call 212-247-7800
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Senior and Student Discounts Available at the Box Office with […]