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World Symposium on Choral Music — Update
Published: Oct 31,2019

Take it from the top

WSCM regulars Debra Shearer-Dirie and Sonja Greiner had a chat with the WSCM2020 team

“I have come away from every WSCM with new ideas, new research findings, new repertoire and, best of all, new colleagues and friends for life,” says Debra Shearer-Dirié, Musical Director of the Brisbane Concert Choir and Fusion Vocal Ensemble and a member of the National Council for the Australian National Choral Association. However, it’s not just conductors who benefit from the Symposium. Sonja Greiner, Governance Advisor for the International Federation of Choral Music, first travelled to a Symposium early in her career as a choral festival manager.

“WSCM has helped me to do my job well,” she says. “It’s the only major truly international conference and meeting point offering choral professionals and enthusiasts an opportunity to receive input and inspiration on the latest trends, exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world and hear top-level choirs from different continents.”

Read the WSCM2020’s full interview with Sonja and Debra here.



Get to know Kammerchor Stuttgart

The Kammerchor Stuttgart is a favourite with Symposium audiences – 2020 will be its fourth WSCM. The repertoire of this mixed choir spans five centuries and is performed with the choir’s internationally-recognised and refined sound. With friends all around the world, Kammerchor Stuttgart is eager to meet more in Auckland.

Read more about Kammerchor Stuttgart here and watch their Video.


Introducing Harmonia Ensemble

Led by Kazuhiro Fukunaga, the ensemble’s repertoire includes works from Renaissance to the 21st Century as well as pop, jazz, and folklore.

Renowned for their fresh young sensitivity and creative energy, the singers look forward to connecting with choirs from across the globe at WSCM2020.

More info here.


Presenting Ensemble Vocapella Limburg

The Ensemble Vocapella Limburg is a multi-award-winning men’s chamber choir from Germany.

Members have said they look forward to the #WSCM2020 as an opportunity for cultural exchange, inspiration and new musical impulses—and we couldn't agree more!

More info on the choir is here



Find out more about the vibrant city below thanks to two Kiwi superstars - internationally regarded actor, singer and chorister, Lucy Lawless and member of the beloved and award-winning trio Sol3Mio, Moses Mackay HERE or on Youtube


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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