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2020 Dec 01
Published: Dec 01,2020
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is an organization that largely operates thanks to the volunteer time of all its board members and collaborators. IFCM also has two permanent full-time positions and two freelance part-time positions. The health of the organization relies, in great part, on the periodic review of all these positions. Board members serve three-year terms with limited re-elections, and staff positions are reviewed based on the mission, vision, and needs of the organization. This process is an institutional one, is overseen by the board of directors, and is driven by the board’s commitment to its role as stewards of the organization.
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2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
Our deepest gratitude to our committed IFCMeNEWS Translators who made it possible for a lot of us to read this enews in our own language in 2020: Lore Auerbach (German), Anna Bobrikova and her Team (Russian), Jacob Chang (Korean), Carlo Leonardi (Italian), Nadine Robin (French), Shuhei Sanada (Japanese), Ariel Vertzman (Spanish), Jieling Wang and Vienna Gu (Chinese).
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2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
Hopeful and joyful, the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat released its Brochure of Choral Activities 2021, a selection of choral events open to singers, conductors, composers, and all choral lovers around Europe and beyond. In this brochure, you will find a careful selection of international activities organized, co-organised, or promoted by ECA-EC. Members of the association benefit from reduced prices in most events, which is yet another reason to join the biggest European choral network.
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2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
n this unusual, complex year of 2020, choral conductors in Asociación de Directores de Coro de la República Argentina(ADICORA) have dedicated themselves to working within the new reality.
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2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
The Cork International Choral Festival will go ahead in 2021 on the planned dates, 28 April - 2 May!
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2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
The 69th festival will be online in 2021!
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
With great sorrow, AAMCANT President, Oscar Escalada, and Board Members have to inform that their Vice-president, Maestro Luis Clemente, passed away on October 23.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The Qatar choral team developing an Arabic transliteration system for non-Arab choral singers seeks additional collaborators. The Qatar Concert Choir is developing a system for adapting IPA Arabic (standardized and dialect) to vocal music, with the goal of making Arabic pronunciation more accurate and accessible to non-Arabic speaking singers. They are currently collaborating with a number of choral leaders and linguists in the region but are seeking to connect with others who have experience in this area and would like to contribute to the project.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The 15th China International Chorus Festival pivoted to an online festival in 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the move seems to have actually helped to increase its popularity. The opening ceremony, which was streamed online on 5 October 2020, received more than 120 million views, the highest number in the history of the festival. More than 20 top choruses from China and abroad participated in 2020 festival, including the Vienna Boys Choir, Estonian Voices, and the Beijing Philharmonic Choir.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
On 16 September 2020, the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) hosted an Online Reception for potential recruiters and supporters of the World Youth Choir (WYC), in cooperation with the World Youth Choir Foundation Board and session manager Inês Moreira. The reception was part of the multi-annual cooperation project EP:IC (Emerging Professional: Internationalisation of music Careers) coordinated by the ECA-EC and co-funded by the European Union Creative Europeprogramme. EP:IC provides emerging musicians with invaluable skills and professional experience that complement their formal training and can help boost their careers at the international level. Understanding that collective music making is a powerful tool to bring people and nations together, the EP:IC project aims to assess and verify the value and impact of auditioned youth music ensembles in the professionalisation and internationalisation of careers. It intends also to improve the training of emerging professionals and to foster the creation of new ensembles across Europe.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The choral association A Coeur Joie International has now its website: www.acoeurjoieinternational.org
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat called upon their member organisations all over Europe to submit recently-composed pieces of choral music to be entered in an international competition. Results of the European Award for Choral Composers.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
Choral Canada is proud to share two videos from its first ever National Youth Virtual Choir of Canada project, conducted by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée and Apprentice Conductor Thomas Burton.
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2020 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2020
We are all thir(s)ty for singing! In 2020 one of IFCM’s most significant projects, World Choral Day, will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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2020 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2020
The Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend (AMJ), a German national music organization for the youth, just rejoined IFCM. Together with the French association A Coeur Joie France, they formed the driving forces towards international cooperation in amateur music after WWII. Both associations were the main founders of the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat. It’s a great honor for IFCM to welcome AMJ again in our international network.
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2020 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2020
After a successful online General Assembly on 29 August 2020, the Board of Directors of A Coeur Joie Wallonie-Bruxelles is delighted to present its new President, Orianne Renault, who succeeds to Noël Minet.
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2020 Aug 31
Published: Aug 31,2020
The World Youth Choir (WYC) continues to update its video collection of WYC performances throughout the past two decades. In addition to the videos on the WYC website, more WYC performances can be accessed on the WYC YouTube channel.
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2020 Aug 31
Published: Aug 31,2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Jacques Vanherle, lifelong lover of and advocate for choral music and Founder, President, and Artistic Director of the Polyfollia Festival (2003-2014).
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2020 Aug 31
Published: Aug 31,2020
Successful application for Training Leading Voices of ECA-EC. Your input is still needed to help design the project.
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2020 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2020
Training Leading Voices Survey, Statement on Covid-19 and Collective Singing, Europa Cantat Junior, see what's going on with ECA-EC for the moment.
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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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