Jan

30

Elise Bradley Receives Royal Honour from New Zealand

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The Toronto Children’s Chorus is honoured and thrilled to congratulate Artistic Director Elise Bradley who has been recently named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), ‘for services to Music’ during her distinguished 40-year career.

Ms. Bradley’s award, recently approved by Queen Elizabeth II, has just been published in New Zealand in the 2018 New Year Royal Honours List. A passionate and powerful force in the growth of choral music in New Zealand and, for the past ten years, in Canada, she is held in very high regard internationally as a conductor, educator, clinician, and adjudicator.

Jan

30

OBITUARY: EVE HALSEY

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We received the sad news that Eve Halsey passed away on January 14 at the age of 88. She was a devoted representative of IFCM’s Board from 1996 to 2002, and a staunch supporter of choral music in the United Kingdom. She was a frequent participant of IFCM events. The IFCM Board extends its deepest condolence to our colleague Simon Halsey, her son, and to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

 

Jan

30

News from A Coeur Joie International

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Announcing:

CHORALP, 14-21 July 2018
8th International Choral Meetings, Briançon (Southern French Alps) for choirs and individual singers

International singing week for choirs or individual singers including two workshops. Workshop 1: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Monteverdi) conducted by Filippo Maria Bressan (Italy) with Baroque Ensemble Il Falcone and the soloists of the National Choir A Coeur Joie France. Workshop 2: ‘Broadway, 60 years of musicals’ (Cats, Grease, the Wizz, the King Lion) conducted by Denis Thuillier (France). Concerts every night in Briançon and in nearby villages. Apply before March 31, 2018.

Contact: choralp@gmail.com
Website: www.choralp.fr

Choralp, Les Ombres© Ritz Rakotomalala

Jan

30

America Cantat 9

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Panama, 6-13 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

Website: http://www.acpanama19.org/

 

Jan

30

World Youth Choir Session 2018: don’t miss the audition deadline!

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World Youth Choir session 2018 (4-25 July), Inner Mongolia, China

Conductors: Helen Stureborg (Sweden) and Jonathan Velasco (Philippines)

Don’t miss the opportunity to audition before February 15, 2018 to be part of it!

https://www.worldyouthchoir.org/summer-session-2018

WYC Tour 2017: on the way to Novi Sad, Serbia © Luca Móczár

 

Jan

30

ACDA National Conference, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA: Auditions Open

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ACDA National Conference is February 27 – March 2, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Auditions for Performing Choirs and Proposals for Interest Sessions are currently being accepted. Additional information: https://acda.org/ACDA/Conferences/National_Conference/ACDA/Conference/National_Conference.aspx

Contact: American Choral Directors Association
Email: acda@acda.org
Website: http://acda.org

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: […]

Jan

01

Greetings from IFCM President, Emily Kuo Vong

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Dear Friends,

A warm season’s greetings and happy new year!

I wish you all a great year full of happiness, health, and of course, good choral music!

The International Federation for Choral Music has many events, activities, and programs in service of our membership planned for 2018. I encourage you all to join us at these events for many wonderful and exciting opportunities to connect with fellow choral colleagues, engage in cultural and choral exchange, learn new ideas and techniques from established professionals, and listen to music from the world’s finest choirs.

In this new year of 2018, let us spread the joy of choral music to even more people across the globe with a message of peace, love, and friendship for all.

Best wishes,

Emily Kuo Vong, President

Jan

01

Relevance: North Dakota State University’s Third Choral Symposium, co-sponsored by ACDA

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October 11-13, 2018
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Inclusion * Social Justice * Transformation * Diversity * Inspiration * Community. Featuring Craig Hella Johnson conducting Conspirare in Considering Matthew Shepard. Concerts and interest sessions. Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2018

Contact: Dr. Jo Ann Miller at jo.miller@ndsu.edu
Website: http://ndsu.edu/music