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World Choral Day
Published: Jan 31,2019

The 2018 World Choral Day project involved a record number of event subscriptions (396) with the largest representation of countries in the history of the project (69). To mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I, 2018 World Choral Day was broadened to include concerts between November 11 and December 16, 2018. With an enhanced website, easy-to-use entry protocol, robust search engine and event manager, and a tutorial video, 2018 World Choral Day provided a unique opportunity for choirs around the world to share their concerts on the most relevant social media platforms. Of particular note is the fact that there were 15 new countries from which there have never been World Choral Day events.

Two new components were added to the 2018 World Choral Day project. A virtual choir comprised of 133 singers from eight countries, VoxPopuli Virtual Choir, conducted by Ana Maria Raga, performed the winning composition of the 2018 Concurso Internacional de Composición Coral Alberto Grau (Nada Te Turbe by Carlos Alberto Cordero ). As well, a World Choral Day Gala Concert was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 20, 2018, featuring five local choirs.

Special thanks to all 2018 World Choral Day participating choirs. See the IFCM website for a full report, including the new participating countries and a ranking of the top five countries with the most concerts registered.

ICB Bulletin

Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Bulletin 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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