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Jun

30

2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM World Voices Conference

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KAILI CITY, 8-12 August 2017

The upcoming 2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM World Voices Conference will be held in Kaili City from August 8 to 12 in 2017. The Festival is being co-hosted by the People’s Government of Qiandongnan in Guizhou Province and IFCM. Its aim is to strengthen the exchanges of international choral arts, promote the development of choral education, and highlight splendid traditional culture in China by way of well-rounded multi-perspectives. Lush verdant forests, limpid rivers, and colorful ethnic customs are part of the great beauty of Qiandongnan. Join us and come to share the unlimited charm of interaction between choral folk music and the world’s voices! Register and get subsidized for your accommodation!  More information and Register Here

Jun

30

News from the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music

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BARCELONA, 22 – 29 JULY 2017

The time has come! The Barcelona Symposium is here!

The choral worldwide community will fill the Mediterranean summer with the sounds of peace, bringing to life an unforgettable Symposium.

Take a look at the wonderful activities that registered participants will enjoy:

Every morning, start the day with the OPEN SINGING conducted by the amazing 24 selected choirs’ conductors.
Attend the MASTERCLASSES OPEN SESSIONS:

Elisenda Carrasco

Rollo Dilworth

Simon Halsey

You can find more about the repertoire and the demo choirs on our website.

Visit the stand of 39 of the most recognized publishers and organizations of the choral world. Do you want to know who will be in Barcelona and what they can do for you or your choir? Find out more about the CHORAL EXPO
Get acquainted with the most current topics of discussion in the choral world with 36 lectures that will make you re-imagine all that you thought […]

Jun

30

News from the World Youth Choir Session 2017

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Get ready for the summer session!

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 the successful EUROPA CANTAT festival in 1988 and 2015. After 10 days of intensive rehearsals in Pécs that also includes two pre-official concerts in Osijek (HR) and Sombor (Serbia) the World Youth Choir will start its tour of 10 concerts with two internationally renowned conductors, on the 13th of July at the Kodály Centre in Pécs, Hungary to be followed by concerts in Hungary (Budapest), Serbia (Novi Sad, Belgrade), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Prijedor), Croatia (Zagreb, 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 […]

Jun

30

Plate-Forme Interrégionale d’échange et de coopération pour le développement culturel

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Singing Roadshow #1 in France

Singing Roadshow #1 is a creative, participative and interactive toolbox experimentation of collective vocal practices with internationally renowned resource persons.

The first Singing Roadshow session will be from 23 to 25 October 2017 in Issy-les-Moulineaux – France (near Paris).

The academy is organized in 3 sequences:

Two days of practical workshops: improvisation, the singer’s ecosystem, Intelligent choir, oral transmission, body posture/movement, staging, vocal technique, Beatbox, overtones, …
The creation ‘’Musical Minutes’’,
A debriefing workshop

Come and share a wide range of practices in an innovative 3-day learning-by-doing meeting, ending with the performance of a collective creation!

More infos on http://www.pfi-culture.org/singing-roadshow-3/

Email: contact@pfi-culture.org

Jun

30

FONOKO (Association of Norwegian Choral Conductors

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FONOKO is hosting a master class for experienced conductors. This workshop will only have four active participants: these four conductors who qualified for the course will work on a selected repertoire with a choir in residence under the expert guidance of Carsten Seyer-Hansen.

In order to be accepted as an active participant, you must submit a video of a rehearsal, accompanied by a CV referring to relevant education and experience. This is not required for observers.

This workshop will be held at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo, from 23-24 September 2017.

More information on http://fonoko.blogspot.no/

Registration here

May

31

News from the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music

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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 […]

May

31

2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM World Voices Conference

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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 […]

May

31

International Choral Composition Competition Alberto Grau, 25 August 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/

May

31

America Cantat 9

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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.

More info at info@america-cantat9.org