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2021 Jul 10 highlighted
Published: Jul 10,2021
Our choral community mourns one of its most exceptional leaders: Maya Shavit (Israel) passed away at the age of 85. Maya founded the Efroni Girls’ Choir in 1981, a choir of girls (ages 9-18) coming from all areas of Emek Hefer and representing a wide section of the Israeli population. She remained the music director until 2013. Under her leadership, the choir reached international acclaim through concert tours in Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA, and Japan.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
The WSCM 2023/24 team is delighted to introduce the logo for the next IFCM Symposium. In a country characterized by arid desert, areas of greenery create a powerful draw that cannot be fully appreciated without firsthand experience, and that experience fully engages the senses. The temperature drops, the smell of earth and growing plants, and the moisture in the air all signal one’s arrival in irrigated land. But a further clue indicating a crossing from desert to fertile ground is in the songs of birds. The desert is a place of subtle sounds. In contrast, the birdsongs of an oasis are a welcome explosion of music.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
We’ve all been stuck at home, but the International Choral Bulletin (ICB) has been busy circling the globe! Where do you read yours? In the mountains of Hungary, on the banks of the St. Lawrence, by the cliffs of Ireland, or in the Cordillera? Under a tree or in front of a cosy fire with a cat on your lap?
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
The Africa Cantat organizing committee is happy to announce three online events scheduled from August 2021 to August 2022. This series of choral events will start on the 28 August 2021 with a second round of the successful live Zoom networking event.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
The European Choral Association has an ambitious vision - a world where everybody experiences the benefits of collective singing, and they channel their efforts to make this world come true.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
Diversity in Music Conference still available, list of ACDA's regional conferences, ACDA's national webinars
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
The Music Against Child Labour competition was launched on February 3rd 2021 as a joint initiative of Jeunesses Musicales International and the International Labour Organization, with the aim of harnessing the power of music to help combat child labour which affects 152 million children, nearly 1 in 10 children worldwide.
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2021 Jun 28 highlighted
Published: Jun 28,2021
The New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF)’s biennial national conference, Choral Connect, will take place July 14 – 17 and this year, for the first time, it will take the form of a hybrid in-person/online event.
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2021 Jun 25 highlighted
Published: Jun 25,2021
A big thank you to all who participated! 92 participants from 30 countries answered the ICB survey. Half of them have been reading ICB for more than 15 years!
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2021 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2021
The International Federation for Choral Music has organized four international choral composition competitions since this project was created in 2010. The aim of these competitions is to promote the creation and distribution of new, innovative, and accessible choral repertoire. Also, to promote and encourage composers to creation and distribution.
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2021 Apr 29 highlighted
Published: Apr 29,2021
The WSCM2023 Planning Committee is delighted to announce the theme “Changing Horizons” for the upcoming 13thWSCM, to be held in Doha, Qatar, 30 December 2023 – 5 January 2024.
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
IFCM is collecting favourite virtual choral projects that have been created as a result of the current pandemic and compiling them in a YouTube. Have you also made similar videos recently?
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
Within the frame of the Annual Meeting of the European Music Council (EMC), the members have elected a new Board for the next two years.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Høgset on 2 June 2021. Carl founded the Norwegian National Youth Choir in 1987 and conducted it until 2003. He also founded Grex Vocalis (The Singing Flock) in 1971 and conducted it until the choir’s magnificent final concert in 2019. Under his leadership, both choirs won several prizes at the most renowned European choral competitions.
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2021 Jun 11 highlighted
Published: Jun 21,2021
Check out the SCHEDULE, where you’ll find the link to the tickets and more info about the concerts.
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2021 May 27 highlighted
Published: May 27,2021
With many fond memories of their time together in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, and Beijing, China, singers, instrumentalists, and conductors of the 2019 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Countries Youth Choir(SCOCYC) gathered online on 18 May 2021 to reminisce and reflect on this historic moment in the international choral world.
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2021 Apr 29 highlighted
Published: Apr 29,2021
IFCM’s Conductors without Borders, in alliance with the choral organizations Voce in Tempore (Mexico), Fundación Schola Cantorum de Venezuela and the Faculty of Music of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) will offer a virtual seminar for conductors in order to contribute to the training of choral conductors in all countries of the region.
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2021 Feb 24 highlighted
Published: Feb 24,2021
The International Choral Bulletin (ICB), the professional, scholarly journal/magazine edited by the International Federation for Choral Music IFCM) is looking for volunteer translators from English to French, German to French and Spanish to French.
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2020 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2020
Conductors without Borders (CWB) is one of the most significant projects of IFCM. For the past 13 years, CWB has organized many professional development events in parts of the world where choral music education is still not available to everyone. There have been successful sessions in Africa and Latin & Central America. Following a review of the CWB project in early 2020, the IFCM board approved a new, improved structure which will expand CWB even more. The new structure provides a mechanism through which anyone can apply to organize a CWB project in their country and can even become one of the conductors.
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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
Would you like to be published in an international choral journal distributed to thousands of IFCM members and associates around the world? Send us your article!
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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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