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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.

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

Contact: Andrea Angelini, aangelini@ifcm.net

Nov

09

2017 World Choral Day on December 10

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Initiated in 1990 by composer and conductor Alberto Grau, the World Choral Day is celebrated by millions of singers all around the world. Join them to celebrate it on or around December 10 and sing for humanity, peace, freedom, equality, solidarity understanding and Integration.

Make your voices heard worldwide.

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

Oct

31

12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020)

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KIA ORA KOUTOU
GREETINGS FROM AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

We have just passed 1000 Days to Go until the WSCM2020 opens in Auckland! Plenty of time for you to plan the trip you’ve been dreaming of for ages, to beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand. Now is the time to head to our website at wscm2020.com and sign up for further information. You will also go in the draw for one of three amazing side-trips from Auckland – to Hobbiton, or to Rotorua or to Waiheke Island (pictured).

We will be updating the site regularly, and you can also stay in contact with us through the Facebook page – click here for that link. Please share with your colleagues and choral friends, spread the word and keep in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you. Remember – if you and your friends have been looking for a reason to visit New Zealand here’s the perfect […]

Oct

30

Choral Canada: Podium on the Edge, Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea

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You are invited!!! Join us for PODIUM on the EDGE: Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea, Canada’s biennial choral conference & festival. Set to take place June 29 – July 3 2018 in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, the conference and festival provides unique opportunities for exploring and celebrating the choral art through performances, national-international keynote presentations, interest sessions, lecture-recitals, conducting masterclasses, workshops and reading sessions for conductors, choral ensembles, administrators, students and choral enthusiasts.

Podium 2018 presents an exciting and diverse program of choral performances. Seven Spotlight concerts feature an exceptional roster of choral ensembles from across Canada and five Highlight concerts feature an Opening Gala with Newfoundland and Labrador choirs; featured a cappella ensemble Solala (from Sweden) and a performance of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Nordic Light with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra; Equals on the Edge with Canada’s premier equal voice choirs, and a Canada Day performance of the National […]

Oct

30

News from the American Choral Directors Association — ACDA

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ACDA Boychoir Biennial Symposium
November 17-18, 2017
Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio USA
This is a two-day retreat & symposium for those who teach boys to sing. The event will feature masterclasses and sessions on topics ranging from the male changing voice to best administrative practices. Registration: $50. Registration & additional information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boychoir-biennial-symposium-2017-tickets-36161576248

 

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

 

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) • […]

Sep

30

World Youth Choir Session 2018 – Inner Mongolia, China

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We are happy to announce that the World Youth Choir session 2018 will take place in Inner Mongolia, China.

The session, supported by the Inner Mongolia Bureau of National Art Troupes, will take place between the 4th and 25th of July, with a rehearsal session in Hohhot, and a concert tour in Inner Mongolia, Beijing, and Guizhou province. The tour will end with the choir singing at the opening ceremony of China’s 14th International Chorus Festival in Beijing.

The World Youth Choir is a project for talented young singers, between 17 and 26 of age, from around the world. Are you interested in joining the project? Or would you like to be a recruiter?

Audition material and further information will be published and sent out to recruiters at the end of October. For more information about the choir, as well as pictures from the 2017 session, see www.worldyouthchoir.org

1st Inner Mongolia International Chorus […]

Sep

30

Obituary: Georges David

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IFCM lost a friend and a fervent supporter of choral music. Georges David was one of the founding members of the Choral Federation Bruxelles-Wallonie A Coeur Joie, Belgium. He was the passionate librarian at the Maison du Chant Choral in Namur, Belgium, working for both ICCM (International Center for Choral Music) and the actual CAV&MA (Center for Vocal Art and Ancient Music). He was also devoted to Musica International for which he entered nearly 7000 records and contributed to the International Choral Bulletin under the section ‘Scores’ in the late 90s. Anyone who visited ICCM or the library in Namur will always remember the gentleman and dedicated musician he was. Rest in Peace!

Sep

28

News from the World Youth Choir

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Excellence and dedication of the World Youth Choir – an article by Tanja Rupnik

The World Youth Choir, one of the very finest youth international choirs, concluded this year’s three-week session in Ljubljana. Throughout its 30-year history, it was the third time that they performed for the Slovenian audience, the first time being in 1999 and the second time in 2003. On July 23, 58 singers from 33 countries and 5 continents – “the chain of love”, as Gabor Móczár, the president of European Choral Association – EUROPA CANTAT, called the singers in his introductory speech – rounded off another highly successful story of this exceptional international project. The World Youth Choir had an amazing tour giving a total of 12 concerts in Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia in just 10 days. It is fascinating to see how Pad Zoltán and Ken Wakia, the conductors of the session, […]