Founded in 1992, China International Chorus Festival (CICF) is currently the only state-level international chorus festival in China which is 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 from China and abroad together to sing. It is held once every two years, and the past 14 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 some general statistics, the past 14 festivals have attracted more than 2000 choirs and more than 70000 choristers.
With its theme ‘’Come to Beijing, listen to the songs of the world’’ and its aim to “Build an harmonious world together for the future---Peace and Friendship”, CICF invites choirs from different countries and regions, from different nationalities and colors to come together and compete on the same platform. The 15th China International Chorus Festival will be held from July 23 to July 29, 2020. We sincerely welcome choral lovers from all over the world to join us building the sky of choral music.
The Multi-Ethnic Choir 'Flying Over The Rainbow' singing Lahu Song.
Come to Beijing, listen to the songs of the world.
Opening Ceremony & Concert, IFCM Choral Education Conference, China Choral Development Seminar, IFCM Executive Committee Meeting, Group Choral Evaluation, High Level Choir Concert, Choral Carnival, Choral Exchange Concert, New Choral Work Concert, Master Class (Workshop) of Choral Conducting, Choral Public and Charitable Events, Choral Training Camp, SCO Summer Youth Camp, Choral Caravan, sightseeing tours, Closing Ceremony & Concert.
2018 Awarded Choirs
1. How to apply
2. Registration Materials
3. Registration Fee
4. Deadline -- May 1, 2020
More infos on the CICF Choral System of evaluation
Ensemble vocal sénior De La Salle (Canada), visiting the Temple of Heaven on their sightseeing tour.
Read more about the 14th China International Chorus Festival and IFCM World Choral Conference in 2018, in an article written by Andrea Angelini in the International Choral Bulletin (October 2018)
All the invited choirs on stage to celebrate the opening of the 2018 CICF at the Wukesong Hall, Beijing
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.Read more
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.Read more