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.

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 you know about choral music LECTURES.

And also attend a special conversation with renowned Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre.

Eric Whitacre: Conversation, Questions & Answers - Photo by Marc Royce

  • Witness the premiere of 16 commissioned choral works by outstanding composers. Discover who they are: COMPOSERS
  • Attend a wonderful program of concerts in the most spectacular halls of Barcelona: L’Auditori, the Palau de la Música Catalana, Santa Maria del Pi and a very special concert at the Sagrada Familia. Discover the concerts day by day CONCERTS

Do you want to organize your days? Check the PROGRAM

And now that you have discovered the Symposium program, check the last choir of the WSCM11 “Circle Concerts” remaining to be introduced:


Directed by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and organized by China Welfare Institute Children's Palace, Shanghai Youth Choir represents the highest level of youth choirs in Shanghai. The choir offers an outstanding faculty for young students from home and abroad to build an art troupe which will enjoy a leading role and wide influence. They have a high standard and wide variety of concerts, exchange performances and competitions

Shanghai Youth Choir

If you have not registered yet, you still have a last opportunity to join us:

Register now!