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2022 Jun 29
Published: Jun 29,2022
Composed of more than 70 young people and conducted by Juan Pablo de Juan, Coro de Jovenes de Madrid (Youth Choir of Madrid) has gradually achieved great prestige at national and international level, winning numerous awards and getting very positive reviews. Email : asociacion@corojovenesmadrid.com
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2022 Jun 27
Published: Jun 27,2022
We are happy to announce that the World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM), one of the biggest events of the International Federation for Choral Music, will be held in Turkey from 25th to 30th of April 2023 with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The event will be organized by the Turkish representative of IFCM, the Choral Culture Association.
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2022 May 31
Published: May 31,2022
Japan Choral Association (JCA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Saeko Hasegawa, former vice president of JCA and a board member of IFCM, was appointed new president of JCA, and was officially inaugurated at JCA's General Assembly on May 22, replacing Mr. Shinsuke Kishi, who served as JCA president for 8 years.
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2022 May 31
Published: May 31,2022
Leading American specialist in Afro-American Music and longtime member of IFCM, André Thomas will serve as London Symphony Orchestra Associate Artist for a period of three years
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2022 May 31
Published: May 31,2022
IFCM is happy to welcome a new Choir Member: Winnipeg Singers, conducted by Yuri Klaz
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
In the framework of World Choral EXPO 2022, IFCM has created a program for young choral managers. YOUNG Youth International Management Program aims to give ten selected young individuals from all over the world an opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge and skills in the international cultural field by working closely with the WCE organising team. Building on the success of the YEMP program (Young Event Management Program) which the European Choral Association has organised for many years as part of Europa Cantat and the fact that IFCM currently has three employees who are former YEMPers, we want to provide an opportunity for young choral organisers from across the globe to gain experience on the spot as well as invest in the future of IFCM.
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
2022 is a significant year for IFCM. Not only is it the celebration year of our 40th anniversary, but we have also reached several critical milestones in terms of the administration of our Federation.
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
The Choral Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles — A Coeur Joie Belgium, long time member of IFCM based in Namur, Belgium, organized a concert dedicated to IFCM’s 40th Anniversary on 16 May 2022, in the frame of their international festival Namur en Chœurs.
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
You can now listen to the recording of the official anthem of the World Choral Day 2022-2023, “On the Road of Life” composed by Chris Artley (New Zealand), the prize-winning piece of the 5th IFCM International Composition Competition.
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
We regretfully announce the passing of Christoph Kühlewein on 11 May 2022. Christoph was the Secretary General of the European Federation of Young Choirs (now European Choral Association) between 1976 and 1982. He later became a member of their Music Commission and then an advisor. Christoph conducted several choirs including a French-German choir in Paris.
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
We regretfully announce the passing of André Dumont on 25 May 2022. André played an important role in the choral scene of Belgium.
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2022 May 27
Published: May 27,2022
IFCM is happy to welcome a new business member: proforá – Hear it, speak it, sing it!
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2023 Oct 24 2023 Oct 28
Published: Dec 05,2022
Choirs from all over the world come to Vienna to rehearse and perform Martín Palmeri's Misatango under the guidance of the composer and conductor Saul Zaks.
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2022 Apr 29
Published: Apr 29,2022
The program of Leading Voices (27-31 July 2022) consists of 80+ sessions by over 50 session leaders. This international group of lecturers comes from all over Europe and beyond! The program is designed by an international Music Commission appointed by ECA.
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2022 Apr 29
Published: Apr 29,2022
The Friends of the European Choral Association is a community of individuals, choirs, and other legal bodies who wish to support the work of the European Choral Association through their membership and through fundraising activities. The association also administers the Noël Minet Fund Scholarship which provides support for participation in some training activities for young singers, conductors, or composers with limited economic resources.
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2022 Mar 31
Published: Mar 31,2022
More than three thousand concerts, 42 top prizes at the most prestigious international choral competitions (Arezzo, Gorizia, Tallin, Vienna, Malaga, Derry, Florence, Rimini, Cork, Shaoxing, Lloret de Mar, Vittorio Veneto), collaborations with several Italian orchestras: this is, in summary, the history of the Italian Male Choir, directed by Fabiana Noro, which this year celebrates one hundred years of history. In 2022 and 2023, the Choir will perform in Italy and abroad "Genesi," the work by Renato Miani, for soloists, male choir, and orchestra, in honor of the Unesco cities of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
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2022 Mar 30
Published: Mar 30,2022
Due to insufficient number of participating choirs at this year’s International Choir Festival, previously scheduled from May 12 – 14, 2022 in Prijedor, Organizational Board of the Festival decided to cancel it at its session.
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2022 Mar 30
Published: Mar 30,2022
Galvanized by our solidarity with all who are impacted by aggression and hostilities around the world, especially the current war in Ukraine, we call upon the global choral community to raise their voices to Sing for Peace. Join this special edition of World Choral Day, now and until December, to uphold and defend the values of unity, peace, and understanding!
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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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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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