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World Symposium on Choral Music, Auckland, New Zealand, 11-18 July 2020
Published: May 31,2019

WSCM2020 Artistic Director, John Rosser, shares behind-the-scenes choral festival experiences

Part of organising a significant and world-class choral festival like the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music is making sure a significant number of people come from all over the world to enjoy it. So, for the past two years, the small but perfectly-formed WSCM2020 team has been travelling the globe to meet those people and tell them why they cannot afford to miss it! (Seriously... don't miss it!)

Following the ‘acceptance of the torch’ at the 2017 Barcelona Symposium, the team travelled to Beijing in 2018 for the truly massive 14th China International Chorus Festival and immediately afterwards to Estonia for ECA-EC’s magical Europa Cantat in Tallinn. This year has already added many more frequent-flyer miles to the tally, through important trips to another two substantial choral communities: the USA and Australia.

In late February, the WSCM2020 team attended the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. It is hard to convey just how large and all-encompassing this event is, but you get a sense of it in the gigantic exhibition hall, where the WSCM stall was one of over 200, each stall ‘telling a story’....




Earlybird registrations are now open (and IFCM members get special discounts), so why wait any longer?

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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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