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2024 May 21 highlighted
Published: May 21,2024
Webinar "Are you paid fairly? Recommendations on fair pay at international collective singing events"
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2024 May 20 highlighted
Published: May 21,2024
The World Youth Choir will gather in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, from June 28 to July 5 for an Alumni Session as part of the HarbourVOICES festival.
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2024 May 08 highlighted
Published: May 08,2024
The recording of the IFCM Members Online Cafe "On the Discovery of New Repertoire, Part 2" (28 April 2024) is now available.
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2024 Apr 25 highlighted
Published: Apr 25,2024
IFCM member Anastasia Kananovich (France) is a first year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Strasbourg (France). She invites you to participate in the survey that will form the basis of her thesis.
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2024 Apr 23 highlighted
Published: Apr 23,2024
The Swedish Youth Choir (SYC) and its conductor, Maria Goundorina, arrived in Tokyo, Japan, in the morning of 2 April 2024. Although they had just been on an overnight flight, the choir had a rehearsal that evening during which they interacted through choral singing with the Japan Choral Association's Youth Special Choir. On the following day, 3 April, a joint concert was held at the Saitama Arts Theatre Concert Hall. Each choir performed their own exceptional repertoire, and the concert ended with a joint performance. As anticipated, both choirs charmed the audience which included the Swedish Ambassador, Pereric Högberg, and the President of the Japan Choral Association (JCA), Saeko Hasegawa.
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2024 Apr 18 highlighted
Published: Apr 18,2024
Great opportunity! IFCM is cooperating with the Qiandongnan People's Government of Guizhou Province and is calling for choirs interested in joining the International Folk Song Festival in Kaili, Guizhou Province, 20-25 July 2024. During five days, participants will share their cultures, make friends and meet colleagues, and spread the love of choral folk songs to people from around the world.
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2024 May 13 highlighted
Published: May 13,2024
The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing (IJRCS) is ACDA’s scholarly publication that welcomes studies that apply rigorous, systematically-grounded methodologies, either quantitative or qualitative, to investigate phenomena of potential interest to all who sing in, work with, or are otherwise interested in choral ensembles. Here is the abstract from this article written by Marci L. Major and Elizabeth Cassidy Parker titled “Disrupting the Choral Class System: A Journey of One High School Choral Program.”
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2024 May 13 highlighted
Published: May 13,2024
A clear conducting technique, the ability to lead lively rehearsals and a sound knowledge of vocal training are all essential attributes for any successful choral conductor. Carus-Verlag, offers the ideal toolkit for all aspiring choral conductors.
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2024 May 10 highlighted
Published: May 10,2024
The 12th European Forum on Music will take place at the Toplocentrala Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria from 5 - 7 June 2024 in cooperation with the Bulgarian Music Association and under the patronage of the Mayor of Sofia Mr. Vasil Terziev. The overarching topic of the forum is 'Equity in Music'.
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2024 Apr 26 highlighted
Published: Apr 26,2024
The 2025 ACDA National Conference will highlight the United States of America’s rich choral heritage, celebrate the music and expertise of our present-day choral colleagues, and look with excitement to the next generation.
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2024 Apr 26 highlighted
Published: Apr 26,2024
As part of the World Youth Choir 2024 concert tour, the choir will join the National Youth Orchestra of Germany —Bundesjugendorchester — for a program featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and a commissioned work by Tan Dun entitled Nine - Ode to Compassion.
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2024 Apr 26 highlighted
Published: Apr 26,2024
Leading Voices had its first edition on 27-31 July 2022 in Utrecht (The Netherlands), offering a European platform for meeting professional peers, learning from colleagues, and being inspired by artistic concepts and choirs. It was a place to co-create, exchange opinions, and network with choral leaders. As well, Leading Voices provided the opportunity to learn more about repertoire, conducting techniques, educational methods, choral management, and much more.
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2024 Apr 25 highlighted
Published: Apr 25,2024
On 13 April 2024, the first African Choral Night virtual concert showcased the richness and diversity of African choral music. Choirs, ensembles, and vocal groups from Africa and its diaspora were brought together on the digital stage. Through this unique virtual experience, treasures of talent and authenticity were presented, offering an exceptional panorama of varied repertoire ranging from the traditional to the modern. Entitled In the Moonlight, this first edition of African Choral Night focused on traditional African repertoire through video performances by nine choirs from the four corners of the African continent. The concert was broadcast on the ACCM YouTube channel.
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2024 Apr 13 2024 Apr 18 highlighted
Published: Feb 14,2024
Worldwide amateur and professional classical choirs, singing groups, individual classical singers (amateur or professional) are welcome to join our unique European tours to perform together sacred masterpieces in the musical capitals of Europe. Unleash the power of your voice and be a part of something extraordinary. The tour includes singing the Fauré Requiem at the magnificent St. Thomas Church as well as private singing lessons, recording sessions and solo performances.
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Published: Oct 19,2023
The next session of the Asia Pacific Youth Choir will be held in Daegu, South Korea, from July 14 to 20, 2024.
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2024 Mar 15 highlighted
Published: Mar 15,2024
The Turkish Youth Choir held its first rehearsal 1-3 March 2024, at the Historical Hall of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Türkiye. The choir enjoyed a pleasant visit by two IFCM Vice-Presidents, Jan Schumacher (Germany) and Burak Onur Erdem (Türkiye).
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2024 Feb 28 highlighted
Published: Feb 28,2024
PODIUM 2024 planning is well underway and we are searching for sponsors and advertisers for this exciting national event happening in Montreal from May 16 to 19, 2024. There are many opportunities to engage with our conference delegates and festival audience members both in-person and virtually, including sponsorship and advertising.
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2024 Feb 21 highlighted
Published: Feb 21,2024
Musica Sancta Choir Tours welcomes worldwide amateur and professional classical choirs, singing groups, individual classical singers (amateur or professional) to join their European tours to perform together sacred masterpieces in the musical capitals of Europe.
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2024 Feb 21 highlighted
Published: Feb 21,2024
Together with the project coordinator Norsk Sangerforum and the other project partners, the European Choral association is delighted to announce the start of the EU-funded project SWAN.
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2024 Feb 21 highlighted
Published: Feb 21,2024
The members of the Asia Pacific Youth Choir Artistic Committee are pleased to announce that they received 87 applicants for the 2024 Asia Pacific Youth Choir Audition and have selected 30 singers from 11 countries/regions.
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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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