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Exclusive opportunity to discover China and sing in Beijing
Published: Nov 22,2023

Founded in 1992, the China International Chorus Festival (CICF) is one of the largest and most prestigious international chorus festival gathering in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Held every two years, the past 16 CICFs have been proved a great success with more than 120,000 participants over the past 30 years. The festival has reached an online audience of over one hundred million viewers, significantly reshaping the history of choral music in China.

The 17th CICF is scheduled to be held in Beijing 15-19 July 2024. It will feature a wide range of choral activities: opening and closing ceremonies, choral forums, choir evaluation, high-level concerts featuring both Chinese and international choirs, master classes (workshops), and public welfare activities.

IFCM is happy to collaborate with CICF 2024 and invites all choirs of any type, vocal ensembles, and vocal groups from around the world to join this amazing festival.

Participating choirs will receive the following with the registration fee of 400 US Dollars per person :

  • The possibility to participate in the international competition (12-minute program)
  • 60-minute rehearsal
  • 20-minute concert
  • The possibility to sing one or two songs at special concerts
  • All accommodation, meals, local transportation, and tickets for guided tourist excurions are provided by the organizers. International costs such as flight tickets, visas, and insurances are the responsibility of choir.

Please find a full description of program here.

If you are interested in registering your choir for CICF, please write directly to, and we will guide you through the next steps.

Looking forward welcoming you in Beijing in 2024!






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