How to return to activities, a virtual conference organized by Coros Portugal
On June 19th, 2020, Coros Portugal - Associação Portuguesa de Música Coral, organized a virtual conference on the theme, How to return to activities, with a panel of choral leaders from Portugal, Catalonia, Spain and USA. Paulo Lourenço, Coros Portugal President and moderator of this panel, invited IFCM President, Emily Kuo Vong, to speak about IFCM plans for the future.
Emily presented an optimistic view of the situation, stating that the pandemic has provided an opportunity for IFCM to reflect on the past and to think about the future: to learn, to research and to create. IFCM is seeking innovative online possibilities to support its members as they explore and discover new ways to continue their projects and activities in a Covid-19 world. An online music education project is being developed to promote IFCM and to provide a platform for online academic content delivered by renowned international choral experts. These specialists will contribute video lectures, integrative workshops, articles, livestreaming, video conference courses and seminars, masterclasses both live and digital. The aim is to reach a large international audience, especially in the developing countries, with accessible, first-class educational resources and materials and to the latest information on the activities of the world choral community.
Sing Your Soul, an initiative of Saint Angela Choir, Bandung, Indonesia
June 18, 2020, was the second time that the Saint Angelo Choir, its conductor Roni Sugiarto, and its manager Nicholas Rio organized a dialogue with conductors from around the world. For this second SAC Talk, Naomi Faran, conductor and musical director of Moran Choir (Israel), was invited to speak about the power of choral singing as a means for developing people’s potential in various aspects of life. The International Federation for Choral Music was invited to participate in the SAC Talk and was represented by Iva Radulovic, IFCM Operations Manager, who encouraged the virtual audience to keep on singing by any means, alone at home or together virtually, until on stage again.
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.Read more
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.Read more