Songbridge is an international choral music program which contributes to peace, friendship and understanding. It aims to promote children's and youth choirs as a distinct artistic instrument. In addition, it provides a forum for generating innovative music for this instrument. Select children's and youth choirs, conductors and composers of the highest calibre come together to fulfil this mission.

Erkki Pohjola, the iconic Finnish conductor, founded Songbridge. In 1999, his vision of having a new non-competitive global forum for choral collaboration was realized. The first Songbridge was celebrated at the 5th IFCM  World Symposium on Choral Music in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since then it has been organized many times in different countries all over the world. Songbridge has transformed and expanded the world of choral music. It has become a model for numerous events.

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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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