China International Chorus Festival
China International Chorus Festival

Founded in 1992, China International Chorus Festival (CICF) is currently the only state-level international chorus festival in China which approved by the state council. As the largest-scale and highest-level international chorus festival held in China, CICF is a cultural activity which brings choirs both at home and abroad together to sing. It is held once every two years, and the past 12 CICFs have been proved a great success. CICF plays an important role in improving performance level of the participating choruses and promoting cultural exchanges between China and other countries.

As a much-loved festival among worldwide choirs, CICF has a great influence and enjoys unanimous praise from professionals, chorus groups as well as people from all walks of life. According to incomplete statistics, in the past 12 festivals, the number of participating choirs has exceeded 1000 and more than 47,000 choir members were involved.

In the tenet of “Build a harmonious world together for the future---Peace and Friendship”, CICF invites people from different countries and regions, of different nationalities and colors to come together and compete on the same platform. Performers sing for peace and friendship, express their happiness and desire for peace,spread friendship and love throughout the world. CICF sticks to the principle of combining art competitions with cultural exchange and performance and try to organize an international and open art festival with authority and fairness. The 14th China International Chorus Festival will be held from July 19 to 25, 2018. We sincerely welcome choral lover from all over the world to join us building the sky of choral music.

14th China International Chorus Festival and IFCM World Choral Education Conference

Performing choirs:

Argentina - Arturo Beruti Choir

Canada - C5 Children’s Choir

Canada - Cadence Vocal Band

Canada - Ensemble Vocal Sénior de la Salle

Gabon - Le Chant sur la Lowé

Hungary - Pannon Voices Mixed Choir

Hungary - The University Choir of Pécs

Hungary - Voisingers

Israel - Moran Singers Ensemble

Italy - Gioventù In Cantata

Kazakhstan - Государственная хоровая капелля

Latvia - Knīpas un Knauķi Choir

New Zealand - Viva Voce

Russia - Choir of Radost

Russia - SARAFAN Chorus

Russia - The Boys’ Choir of the Moscow Sveshnikov Choral College

Spain - Voces para la convivencia Choir

Thailand - Wattana Girls’ Chorus

United Kingdom - Schola Cantorum of Oxford

USA - Ball in the House

USA - The Missouri State University Chorale

USA - The University of Utah Chamber Choir

World Youth Choir (Session 2018)


Speakers at the IFCM World Choral Education Conference:
Ki Adams (Canada), Andrea Angelini (Italy), Alan Bennett (USA), Carole Blankenship (USA), Sandra Chandler (USA), Cristian Grases (USA/Venezuela), Niels Græsholm (Denmark), Saeko Hasegawa (Japan), Rainer Held (Switzerland), Allen Henderson (USA), Daniel Mestre (Spain), Donka Miteva (Germany), Pawasut Piriyapongrat (Thailand), Fumiyo Tozaki (Japan), Vernon Whaley (USA)


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