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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Mar 26,2020
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2021 May 27
Published: May 27,2021
While the pandemic and different measures aimed at curbing the spread of infections continue to shape our lives, the festival’s diverse program has undergone several changes.
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2021 Apr 29
Published: Apr 29,2021
Japan Choral Association’s annual Kodomo (Children) Online Chorus Festival was held on 28 March 2021. Sixteen children’s choirs (484 singers) shared performances online and at a concert hall in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, the home of world-known manufacturers of musical instruments such as Yamaha and Kawai.
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2021 Apr 29
Published: Apr 29,2021
It is with great sadness that the organizing committee of the International Choral Festival Nancy, Voix du Monde announce that its Founder and President, Michel THIRION, passed away on April 19.
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2021 Apr 29
Published: Apr 29,2021
Overcoming the inevitable impact of pandemic restrictions, Fundación Schola Cantorum de Venezuela embraced the new reality and expanded its online capacity to provide ongoing contact with all the actors in the choral community. One component of this digital initiative is compiling the institutional collection of recordings, seminars, and masterclasses and making these resources available through the La Schola YouTube channel.
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2021 Mar 31
Published: Mar 31,2021
IFCM is excited to bring you up to speed on the work that its committees, presented in the February IFCMeNEWS, have been doing in the past weeks. Many thanks to all the members of these committees for their enthusiasm and accomplishments! Unless otherwise indicated, committee members are IFCM board members or staff.
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2021 Mar 31
Published: Mar 31,2021
The Planning Committee for the 2023 World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) is delighted to announce the patronage by the State of Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports for the 2023 WSCM. The WSCM is to be held in Doha, Qatar, 30 December 2023 to 5 January 2024.
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2021 Mar 31
Published: Mar 31,2021
The International Choral Bulletin was created exactly 40 years ago. Over these years, it became a longer publication, changed to colour print, went online and is now a multilingual information tool about choir music around the world. It’s high time to ask you how YOU wish your International Choral Bulletin to develop in the coming years!
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2021 Mar 31
Published: Mar 31,2021
Introducing a new study which explores participation in choirs and singing groups A new study exploring participation in collective singing groups is being coordinated by Kerry Boyle and Lynn Revell at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). Choirs and singing groups around the world are invited to share an online survey with their members in order that the experience of participants in a wide range of cultures and contexts can be studied.
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2021 Mar 02
Published: Mar 02,2021
Photographers (amateur or professional), singers, choral music enthusiasts, passers-by or anyone keen on photography – attention! Have your cameras or mobiles ready, search through your personal archives and go with the flow of your photographic instincts because we have a very special opportunity for you.
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2021 Feb 27
Published: Feb 27,2021
The first meeting of the World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) 2023 Organizing Committee was held on January 3, 2021. Composed of six International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) representatives, six representatives from the Qatar National Choral Association (QNCA), and two honorary members, the team is set to work on the monumental and exciting task of bringing the WSCM to the Middle East region for the first time. To that end, the QNCA representatives are from Qatar and the Arab region. Qatar, with its ancient traditions of hospitality and contemporary global outlook, offers a unique and welcoming setting for voices from around the world to mix, mingle, and share their unique choral traditions and knowledge.
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2021 Feb 27
Published: Feb 27,2021
The Mothers Chorus Festival has been one of the most popular competitions held annually by Japan Choral Association (JCA). As the event was cancelled for 2020, JCA planned the first-ever virtual Mothers Chorus Project to keep the singing spirit alive. The result was a choir of 1,518 singers from all over Japan and the world! The video was released on 24 December 2020 and now it is available with English subtitles! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear JCA President and Vice-President speak about the project and share comments from singers.
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2021 Feb 24
Published: Feb 24,2021
The number of registrations exceeded all our expectations as more than 2,500 participants from 27 countries registered for the festival. We are honoured and happy! However, we recognise our responsibility and therefore put all our efforts in carrying out this festival safely.
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2021 Feb 18
Published: Feb 18,2021
The world is different now but, through all the changes, music has accompanied us step by step. People are singing by the windows to their neighbours, and artists are playing concerts on social media.
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2021 Jan 29
Published: Jan 29,2021
Total World Choral Day 2020 registrations: 147 — Traditional concerts: 28 — Virtual concerts: 34 — Virtual choir videos: 29 — Edited videos from previous performances: 56
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2021 Jan 29
Published: Jan 29,2021
During their first meeting on 16 December 2020, the elected Board members started positively and actively and confirmed the creation of several committees to manage the various matters of IFCM. Membership on standing committees is distributed among the Board and staff members. Here is an overview.
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2021 Jan 29
Published: Jan 29,2021
Bursaries for events for choral/vocal leaders and conductors
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2020 Dec 28
Published: Dec 28,2020
Best wishes from IFCM President, Emily Kuo Vong, Board and Staff Members for a better and brighter year 2021!
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2020 Dec 18
Published: Dec 18,2020
Please find attached the press release issued on 15 December 2020 by the General Secretariat of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat addressing the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on choirs and vocal ensembles across Europe.
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2020 Dec 05
Published: Dec 05,2020
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) held its first online General Assembly on 3 December 2020. Prior to the General Assembly, the Election of the new Board of Directors was fully organized online (1-15 November 2020). We can proudly say that this event has a historical significance in our association since this is the first time we have had the opportunity to connect virtually with our members from all over the world.
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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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