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IFCM Choral Composition Competition 2023-2024: The Winners are…
Published: Nov 28,2023

In March 2023, IFCM launched its Sixth International Choral Composition Competition to promote new works in choral music and to encourage innovation in choral writing that fits the needs of a 21st-century choir. The criteria emphasized compositions that combine originality, imagination, and creativity within the context of contemporary global themes.

With great pleasure, the winners are:

  • Paolo Orlandi, Italy, with The Arrow and the Song (Winner in the World Choral Day category)
  • Marie Herrington, USA, with A Jellyfish (Winner in the Mixed and/or Equal Voices category)

Special recognitions:

  • Peter Walters, UK, with Light
  • Motshwane Pege, South Africa, with And I Will Dwell with The Lord

On behalf of IFCM and the jury members, we express our sincere congratulations to the winners and our deepest gratitude to all composers who submitted compositions.


IFCM International Choral Magazine

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