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Feb

21

Looking for a Concert Tour in China in July 2018? Here is an Exclusive Opportunity!

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IFCM is cooperating with partners in China on a set of international choral festivals in July 2018 and is calling for choirs interested in joining one or several of these festivals:

The Belt and Road Choral Festival in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, 13 – 17 July 2018.
The 14th China International Chorus Festival (CICF – see next announcement) in Beijing, 19 – 25 July 2018: http://en.cicfbj.cn/
 The International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference in Kaili, 27 – 30 July 2018: 2017 Kaili Video

Conditions offered to the selected choirs:

Travel to and from Beijing covered by the choirs
Travel from Beijing to Hohhot and Kaili covered by the local organizers
Food and accommodation covered in Hohhot and Kaili
Food and accommodation for four invited top choirs covered by the Beijing organizer. Discounted food and accommodation package deals offered by the Beijing organizer to all other attending choirs.

If you’re interested, please send the following material at office@ifcm.net before March 15th, 2018: […]

Jan

24

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Total Vocal

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
Total Vocal

DCINY presents Total Vocal, the fourth annual celebration of contemporary a cappella music featuring arrangements from Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off, Pitch Battle, and the American pop lexicon. The performance includes surprise celebrity guests, hosted and conducted by Deke Sharon, a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella genre. This performance will be streamed live via the DCINY Facebook Page.

 

PROGRAM: Contemporary all a cappella music featuring arrangements from Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off, Pitch Battle, and the American pop lexicon.

 

PERFORMERS:

Deke Sharon, Conductor and Creative Director
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Surprise Celebrity Guests To Be Announced

Tickets $20-$100!
On Sale Now!
Visit LincolnCenter.org or call 212-721-6500
Box Office: 10 Lincoln Center Plaza at 65th Street
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 Link: http://lincolncenter.org/show/dciny-presents-total-vocal

Jan

24

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Reflections of Light

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
Reflections of Light

Conductor Laureate Hilary Apfelstadt (University of Toronto) leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International in Italian composer Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. The evening also includes a world premiere Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra by Greek composer Dinos Constantinides featuring DCINY General Director Iris Derke on flute, Kirsten Agresta Copely on harp under the direction of Maestro Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director. Director Martha Shaw appears with a gathering of vocal highlights with Distinguished Concerts Singers International. This performance will be streamed live via the DCINY Facebook Page.

 

PERFORMERS:

Hilary Apfelstadt, Conductor Laureate
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Martha Shaw, Director
Iris Derke, Flute Soloist
Kirsten Agresta Copely, Harp Soloist
Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

 

PROGRAM:

Cherubini: Requiem in C minor
Constantinides: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra (World Premiere, Courtesy of the DCINY Premiere Project)
Ernani Aguiar: Salmo 150
Victor C Johnson: […]

Dec

2017

Call for the European Forum on Music in Oslo, Norway (7-10 June 2018)

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In the coming months, the European Music Council will be focusing on pushing forward our preparation for the 8th European Forum on Music in Oslo, Norway from 7 to 10 June 2018 where we hope to welcome you.

In this context, they would like to share their open call for the next generation of fellows, who will be joining them in 2018 at the European Forum on Music and for the next two years.
Please note: an EMC membership is not obligatory to become an EMC Fellow.

How to apply:

Please apply to the fellowship programme by sending to auclair@emc-imc.org a motivation letter, a resume and a letter of reference from one of EMC members. Deadline for the application is 15 Feburary 2018. The selection committee, comprised of representatives of the EMC Board and secretariat, will then selects up to 7 individuals to become Fellows for the next two years.

 

European Music Council
Weberstr. 59a
D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49 228 96 […]

Nov

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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 […]

Nov

2017

DCINY Celebrates 10th Anniversary Season

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https://www.dciny.org/

PRODUCING OVER FIFTEEN EXCITING CONCERTS INCLUDING WORLD PREMIERES BY SIR KARL JENKINS, ERIC WHITACRE, THE KING’S SINGERS
MAESTRO JONATHAN GRIFFITH CONDUCTS A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF CARL ORFF’S CARMINA BURANA

 

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON BEGINS JANUARY 15, 2018
NEW YORK, NY (November TBD, 2017) — Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), a much-honored presenter of world-class concerts, announces its 10th anniversary season by staging over 15 exceptional concerts, consisting of the world premiere of a new work by celebrated Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins, an a cappella performance led by Deke Sharon from the Pitch Perfect movie franchise, two Eric Whitacre concerts bringing together over 1000 singers from around the world, and a reunion concert featuring the British a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers. A special highlight of the season is Maestro Jonathan Griffith conducting a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Francisco J. Núñez and Cristian Grases will present two world premieres for […]

Sep

2017

14th Annual Choral Festival of the Aegean’s ”Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition”

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Competition open to singers of all voice types between the ages of 22 and 32 years of age. Audition application and two-page resume must be submitted by email. Youtube or MP3 recordings must include one aria and one oratorio selection performed within the past 12 months. Apply before December 15, 2017. During the festival, contestants will perform two arias and one oratorio work of their choice on the final public concert.

Contact: MidAmerica Productions, Zui Tao

Email: opera.competition@midamerica-music.com

Website: http://www.festivaloftheaegean.com/

Press Release – Syros Opera Competition

Sep

2017

Call for Book or Chapter Proposals: Music and Brain Research (deadline: March 13, 2018)

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Vernon Press invites book or chapter proposals on the theme of “Music and Brain Research” for our book series in Cognitive Science and Psychology. All areas of study, with the common goal of representing the current state of music perception and cognitive neuroscience of music, are encouraged to submit, including disciplines such as Psychology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Education, Musicology and more. Contributions may be monographs, chapters, or edited collections of original chapters.

Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

brain correlates of music processing
brain plasticity & other benefits of music in the brain
resiliency of the musical brain
cognitive, affective and motor components of music perception
computational and neuroscientific bases of musical understanding and behavior
why is music special? neurobiological mechanisms underlying amusia

How to submit your proposal: Please submit one-page monograph proposals at submissions@vernonpress.com including an annotated summary/motivation, a short biographical note and (if applicable) a list of similar titles. Proposals that treat other topics in Cognitive Science […]