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2022 Mar 29
Published: Mar 29,2022
In 2021, the popular choral festivals organized by the Japan Choral Association (JCA) were held online. They are now viewable on JCA’s YouTube channel.
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2022 Mar 29
Published: Mar 29,2022
Ukrainian composer Anna Gavrilets died on 27 February 2022. A student of Myroslav Skoryk, she was one of the brightest representatives of the Lviv school of composition.
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2022 Mar 29
Published: Mar 29,2022
The International Federation for Choral Music IFCM is endorsing the statement of one of its founding organizations in Europe, the European Choral Association, as we stand in solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine.
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2022 Mar 29
Published: Mar 29,2022
In the current awful climate of war, many of us are feeling the need to use music as a means of showing solidarity and support for Ukraine. There are many ways of doing this through choral music. With its 200 000 data items, the Musica International database has information about more suitable scores than can possibly be listed here. This is especially true if you are inventive in your searching. Here is some advice to help you home in on the very best scores for this theme, followed by a few examples resulting from our own searches.
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2022 Mar 25
Published: Mar 25,2022
In 2021 International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) launched its Fifth International Choral Composition Competition to promote new works in choral music and encourage innovation in choral writing that fits the needs of a 21st-century choir. We were looking for compositions that combine originality, imagination, and creativity within the context of contemporary global themes.
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2022 Feb 28
Published: Feb 28,2022
Here are some details on the workshops offered during the World Choral EXPO
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2022 Feb 28
Published: Feb 28,2022
In conversations with choral leaders and in writings about the activities of choirs worldwide, it is apparent that the topic of diversity in choral repertoire planning is a special interest and focus. Evidence of the importance of this heightened interest in diversity is an increased Inclusion of works by female composers in concert programs. It is not surprising that there is a myriad of extraordinary pieces written by women, for all choral settings and for any type of concert theme. These compositions are simply not known widely.
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2022 Feb 28
Published: Feb 28,2022
This professional masterclass focusing on musical interpretation is open to participants from all over the world.
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2022 Feb 28
Published: Feb 28,2022
Still wondering of the World Choral EXPO is for you? Here is a sampling of over 50 presentation titles to pique your interest and whet your appetite for attending the 2022 WCE and participating in some EXchange! sessions.
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2022 Feb 14
Published: Feb 14,2022
IFCM World Symposium for Choral Music (WSCM) 2023/24 is not possible in Qatar. Unfortunately, the Qatar National Choral Association (QNCA) has had to withdraw from organising the WSCM in Qatar due to the lack of financial sustainability. For this and other reasons, IFCM respects QNCA’s decision to withdraw and terminate the partnership. IFCM is already negotiating with potential countries in the region to maintain its strategic aim of being present in this region for a future WSCM.
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2022 Jan 28
Published: Jan 28,2022
Building on the success of IFCM’s partnership with The Singing Network at the 2019 WCE, the 2022 EXchange!program has been expanded to three days with 50+ presentation sessions. All WCE participants are invited to join this intimate gathering of international scholars, performers, conductors, pedagogues, and composers to exchange, connect, create, share and explore. Over 70 proposals were submitted and evaluated by an international selection committee. The EXchange! program committee has accepted 55 presentations, including seven presentations by doctoral students. Ten countries are represented: Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA.
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2022 Jan 28
Published: Jan 28,2022
A new logo! And a new name for the ICB!
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2021 Dec 29
Published: Dec 29,2021
GREAT OFFER! Why should you join the World Choral EXPO in Lisbon in September this year? Also meet some other invited choirs: Coro Feminino Incantare (Argentina) and Aarhus Girls Choir (Denmark).
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2021 Nov 29
Published: Nov 29,2021
As promised in our previous newsletter, each month the IFCMeNEWS will feature one or two of the choirs invited to the World Choral EXPO 2022.
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2021 Oct 31
Published: Oct 22,2021
Each month, we're presenting two choirs invited to perform during the World Choral EXPO 2022. This month: Collective Singers from Namibia and Portland State Chamber Choir from USA.
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2021 Oct 22
Published: Oct 22,2021
Leading Voices, a major event for conductors and vocal leaders in 2022, has recently updated its program! Working to present an inspiring program with international leaders in the choral field, the Leading Voice team has recently confirmed Accent as a guest concert ensemble. Consisting of six members from five countries, this a cappella, close-harmony, jazz group met and began recording together online in 2011. Since then, they have released five albums and toured Europe, North America, and Asia. Check out the website to see other additions to the program.
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2023 Jun 14 2023 Jun 18
Published: Mar 09,2022
The Dublin Choral Festival is returning on June 14-18, 2023!
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2023 Jun 22 2023 Jun 26
Published: Mar 09,2022
The Rome International Choral Festival is one of Rome’s premier annual summer music events.
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2021 Sep 29
Published: Sep 29,2021
Each month, we're presenting two choirs invited to perform during the World Choral EXPO 2022. This month: Cantemus Youth Choir from Moldova and Mosaica Singers from Jordan.
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2023 Jun 30
Published: Mar 07,2022
Yearly international youth music festival for choirs, orchestras and bands. Competition in the Golden Hall of Vienna Musikverein and workshops at the Vienna Music Unversity. June 30th – July 5th, 2023
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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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