News and events
2024 Oct 04 2024 Oct 06
Published: Sep 18,2023
From Friday 04 Oct '24 to Sunday 06 Oct '24, Genk - in the heart of Limburg - will once again host the 17th International Choir Festival Flanders-Genk. On the C-mine site, where the past and the charm of old mine buildings go hand in hand with contemporary art and creativity, more than 1,000 voices will echo for three days!
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2023 Oct 25
Published: Oct 25,2023
IFCM’s 6th International Choral Composition Competition 2023/2024 has generated an impressive response from composers all over the world. A total of 100 applications have been received from more than 30 countries, with 76 entries in the Mixed category and 24 in the World Choral Day category. The global representation of composers reveals the extraordinary diversity within the international choral music industry. This competition provides an exceptional opportunity for these composers to showcase their unique talents.
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2023 Oct 25
Published: Oct 25,2023
The European Choral Association published an advocacy statement, calling on decision-makers and cultural heritage professionals to fully recognize the importance and the role of intangible cultural heritage and encourage measures of support, protection and promotion.
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2024 Oct 17 2024 Oct 20
Published: Oct 19,2023
Mozart's Requiem is a choral masterpiece. It is renowned for its profound and hauntingly beautiful composition reflecting the genius of Mozart.
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2023 Sep 28
Published: Sep 28,2023
On Sunday, 24th September, the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) successfully organized the International Conductors' Café event. This interactive and informative session took place through Zoom and was livestreamed on Facebook, attracting a significant audience from across the globe.
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2023 Sep 28
Published: Sep 28,2023
Over the past couple of meetings, YOUNG IFCM has passionately deliberated on its role in shaping the future of choral music. After engaging in comprehensive discussions on the subject, we reached a consensus on the missions we aspire to achieve in and beyond our term.
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2023 Sep 28
Published: Sep 28,2023
The International Federation for Choral Music is happy to announce a new collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of China for the publication of a choral video to celebrate the Chinese Moon festival.
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2023 Sep 28
Published: Sep 28,2023
It has already been over a month since the celebration of music during the second edition of the Africa Cantat Festival. It was a journey filled with unforgettable musical moments, heartwarming emotions, and the chance to connect with amazing people from all corners of the continent.
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2023 Aug 28
Published: Aug 28,2023
ADICORA, the Association of Choir Conductors of the Argentine Republic. The Association of Choir Conductors of the Argentine Republic (ADICORA) was founded in 2003 and is composed of directors from across the country. It is organized into branches and delegations located in the Argentine provinces, with a federal and democratic vision built upon commitment, respect, and professionalism.
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2023 Aug 28
Published: Aug 28,2023
What’s going on in the international choral world? Big festivals are in a time of change. Some are discussing the future and others are enjoying their current success, e.g., Africa Cantat in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Composer birthdays are always great programming considerations, and in 2023 we are celebrating Györgi Ligeti’s 100th birthday.
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2023 Aug 28
Published: Aug 28,2023
During the World Symposium on Choral Music 2023 in İstanbul, Jean Sturm, Executive Director of Musica International (www.musicanet.org), presented "Building a concert program using online choral resources: the Musica project". Interesting questions came up, such as "Can I search for sad pieces in Musica?" On Facebook, a choir conductor was looking for “a piece that would convey anxiety/worries”. Another conductor needed a happy song to end a middle-school choir concert.
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2023 Aug 28
Published: Aug 28,2023
Whether you have already renewed your IFCM membership this year or haven’t done it yet, you are invited to (re)discover the benefits of what your membership offers. You will find the complete list of benefits and advantages here. The list has been updated recently, so you might find much more value than expected for your IFCM membership.
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2023 Aug 09
Published: Aug 09,2023
The first online meeting of the YOUNG IFCM Youth Committee was an exciting and productive gathering of young choral music enthusiasts and professionals. The meeting took place on August 7, 2023, in an online format to accommodate the global nature of the committee members and ensure everyone's participation. The primary objectives of the meeting were to introduce the committee members to each other, discuss the committee's mission and goals, and outline the plan for upcoming projects and activities. The committee discussed and clarified their shared mission and goals, focusing on empowering and engaging youth in choral music activities and advocating for their inclusion and representation. The members collaboratively brainstormed and discussed potential projects and activities to be undertaken by the committee, and to ensure effective implementation of the projects, the members will allocate roles and responsibilities based on their interests, strengths, and expertise on the next meeting.
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2023 Aug 09
Published: Aug 09,2023
Conductors Without Borders is a core project of IFCM that aims to build bridges between choral communities around the world by providing access to quality choral music instruction to those who may not have easy access to it. As a volunteer choral teacher, you will help realize this goal by sharing your knowledge, skills, and experience in choral music and conducting.
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2023 Jul 28
Published: Jul 28,2023
The idea of creating an IFCM Youth Committee came after a successful program for young choral and cultural managers at the World Choral EXPO in 2022. Noticing the interest of these young participants for IFCM and recognizing the benefits that IFCM could gain from their feedback and vision, the IFCM Board of Directors decided to establish a YOUNG IFCM - youth committee.
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2023 Jul 28
Published: Jul 28,2023
The 2024 ECA brochure is packed with carefully selected choral activities and events organized next year by ECA itself or under its label. All these events are open to choirs and singers, vocal leaders/conductors, creators/composers, educators/teachers, and any choral lovers from Europe and beyond.
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2023 Jul 28
Published: Jul 28,2023
Training Leading Voices, a project in partnership with the European Choral Association, came to an end last month! The project developed interventions for the professionalization of vocal and choral leaders in Europe and the internationalization of their careers.
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2023 Jul 13
Published: Jul 13,2023
Bringing the world together with a free song by one of the top choral composers, Bob Chilcott, this is what the Oxford University Press (OUP) offers for their 100th Anniversary.
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2023 Jun 29
Published: Jun 29,2023
Musica International (www.musicanet.org), a multimedia collaborative database of the world’s choral repertoire, publishes a comprehensive list of all composers cited in Musica having a jubilee (100, 150, 200, 250 years, etc.) anniversary during the current year and the following three years. This represents hundreds of composers for each of these years.
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2023 Jun 29
Published: Jun 29,2023
Bruckner’s 200th anniversary in 2024 presents a wonderful opportunity to focus on the choral works of a composer highly revered for his Masses, symphonies, and his Te Deum.
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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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