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2023 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2023
The first IFCM worldwide choral gathering in six years will be in the world’s only transcontinental city of Istanbul, 25-30 April 2023, celebrating and exploring the theme of Changing Horizons! Don’t miss out on this festive opportunity to meet with voices of the world! For registration information and more details, go to www.wscmistanbul2023.com.
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2023 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2023
We are excited to announce that IFCM will be present at the ACDA National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (22-25 February 2023). Members of the IFCM board and staff are looking forward to connecting with ACDA attendees. We would be more than happy to chat with you when you stop by BOOTH 110 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer to say hi!
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2022 Dec 29 highlighted
Published: Dec 29,2022
As we welcome the New Year, the excitement for WSCM 2023 is rising, not only in Istanbul, but all over the world. Registration continues for the international symposium to be held in Beyoglu, one of the most touristic places in Istanbul. During the 5-day symposium, 11 choirs from 5 continents, and 37 speakers from 26 countries will contribute in 10 venues. In aggregate, more than 16,000 audience members will attend symposium events in the 2,040-seat opera house and other venues. If you want to attend this symposium that will take part in the most beautiful venues in Istanbul, book your place NOW. For registration details and more WSCM 2023 information, seewww.wscmistanbul2023.com. The deadline for earlybird registration is 15 January 2023.
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2022 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 29,2022
The International Federation for Choral Music calls for candidates to fill positions on the IFCM Board of Directors and Presidency for a three-year term, beginning in April 2023. All candidate applications must be sent to IFCM Secretary General before 10 January 2023.
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2023 Apr 25 2023 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2022
While the upper hemisphere is getting ready for the winter, the WSCM 2023 team is working away to provide you with an event-packed, entertaining, educational, inspiring, and uplifting experience at the long-awaited WSCM 2023 in Istanbul. Registration is now open. You have until 1 January 2023 to register with the Early Bird fee. Masterclassapplicants need to act a little quicker as the deadline for application is 15 December 2022 (please see the website for details on masterclass application conditions).
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2022 Oct 31 highlighted
Published: Oct 31,2022
Call for expressions of interest for countries, regions, and/or cities to host the WSCM 2026: IFCM welcomes expressions of interest to host the World Symposium on Choral Music to be held in 2026.
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Published: Jul 29,2022
This event organized by the Federació Catalana d’Entitats Corals aims to encourage compositions based on Catalan texts and harmonisations of traditional Catalan songs.
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2023 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2023
It is official. The 2nd Africa Cantat, scheduled to take place in Yaoundé from 1 to 6 August 2023, will be held under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Cameroon.
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2023 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2023
The America Cantat 10 festival will take place in the City of La Plata, Argentina (capital of the Province of Buenos Aires), 11-15 October 2023. We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first version of America Cantat which was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1992.
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2023 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2023
Brainstorming Report ‘Youth, Mental Health and Culture’ now available. Participants from 23 countries, representing 53 selected organisations, responded to an Open Call in the fields of culture, health, education, and social services. Participants were asked to examine the evidence and practices of the cultural and creative sectors on the mental health of young people from different angles and formulate concrete recommendations and tools for policy makers and cultural practitioners in the European Union and on national levels.
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2023 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2023
You said pronunciation? Among other functions, Musica International (www.musicanet.org) provides the correct pronunciation of choral pieces by native speakers. Whenever you see the microphone icon in the description of a score, there is a recording of the text.
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2023 Feb 22 2023 Feb 25 highlighted
Published: Feb 28,2022
Belonging is fundamental to being human. In our choirs, within our institutions, and as members of the greater chorus of humanity, belonging to a community means that each member is heard, understood, seen, and valued. The 2023 ACDA national conference welcomes us all back in person to a place where we can celebrate our diversity and affinities, eliminate barriers, and inspire each other towards collective action ensuring that everyone feels they belong to our shared journey.
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2022 Dec 30 highlighted
Published: Dec 30,2022
Are you a composer or an arranger of choral music? If so, are you referenced in Musica International choral database?
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2022 Dec 30 highlighted
Published: Dec 30,2022
Membership Weekend 2022 in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Voices of Culture Meeting in Brussels, Belgium
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2022 Dec 01 highlighted
Published: Dec 01,2022
Application EXTENDED to 15 January 2023
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2022 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2022
While the upper hemisphere is getting ready for the winter, the WSCM 2023 team is working away to provide you with an event-packed, entertaining, educational, inspiring, and uplifting experience at the long-awaited WSCM 2023 in Istanbul. Registration is now open. You have until 1 January 2023 to register with the Early Bird fee. Masterclassapplicants need to act a little quicker as the deadline for application is 15 December 2022 (please see the website for details on masterclass application conditions).
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2022 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2022
The second AFRICA CANTAT festival, organized in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 1-6 August 2023, will welcome renowned conductors from all over the world to conduct seven ateliers for young singers and adults as well as a Junior Space for children and teenagers organized with the Academy of “Les Amis du Chœur Madrigal du Cameroun.” The diversity of the world's choral repertoires will be celebrated. Discover the ateliers:
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2022 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2022
The IFCM International Choral Magazine (ICM) is still looking for volunteer translators
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2022 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2022
The Little Singers of Armenia Choir was founded by Tigran Hekekyan 30 years ago. Under his direction, the choir has attended 23 international events in 21 different countries and won several awards.
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2022 Oct 31 highlighted
Published: Oct 31,2022
2023 ACDA National Conference - A Place of Belonging, 22-25 February 2023, Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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