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The International Choral Magazine (ICM)

The International Choral Magazine is published quarterly and distributed electronically to IFCM members in all continents (more than 90 countries). Originally a simple information sheet (1981), this publication has become a multi-language journal of research and international information on choral music. It is the official voice of choral music around the world. Current and past issues can be accessed on-line or downloaded. All articles of the International Choral Magazine are translated in French, German and Spanish and are available online in the IFCM archives, an indispensable tool for research. You can also read the e-ICM on ISSUU.

What does the IFCM International Choral Magazine contain?

The International Choral Magazine offers a forum for choral leaders to discuss the importance of choral music in their respective countries. It contains articles related to choral music and activities in a country or a region, or on a theme such as music education; repertoire; techniques; international news; information about IFCM, ICCM, Musica International; record reviews, etc.... The IFCM International Choral Magazine acts as a medium of exchange with choral musicians, offering access to a large, international readership passionate about choral music. The e-ICM includes a regularly up-dated calendar of international events, such as choral festivals, competitions, seminars and workshops.




The IFCM uses this tool to communicate in real time with the membership about all interesting news on the choral world and the IFCM events.



Other IFCM Publications

Cantemus Songbook and Octavos Series (1992-2005)

The songbook project Cantemus was created in 1992 to assist choral conductors in finding fresh, accessible, and interesting international repertoire. The songbooks contain collections of medium-to-easy choral music. Most of the music was selected from repertoire performed at international choir festivals and competitions. All four of the Cantemus songbooks, along with CD recordings of the pieces contained in the books, are available from the publisher: Gehrmans Musikförlag. In 2005, a new octavo collection is available under the editing of the IFCM Multicultural and Ethnic Commission, published by earthsongs.



IFCM International Choral Magazine

Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Magazine is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.

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Global Choral Calendar

Our focus at the moment is to unite the choral calendars of international choral organisations. Meanwhile please consult the calendar of choral events published by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat here.

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