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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
The world is going through very difficult and strange times. Among numerous other challenging consequences of this pandemic, choral enthusiasts around the globe are not allowed to maintain normal choral activities, rehearsals, and performances. We believe that it is more important than ever to stay strong and stick together, even if the challenges of moving forward are more difficult than before. Thanks to modern online technologies, we are not completely lost. Our community is discovering that there are many ways to keep ourselves connected to each other and our audiences.
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
Despite all types of choral events being cancelled due to the current pandemic crisis and even though we don’t know how long the crisis will last, we believe that it is important to remain positive and hopeful. That is why we are cautiously, and optimistically, announcing the planned date for World Choral Day 2020. Following last year’s decision by the IFCM Executive Committee, World Choral Day 2020 will take place on the second Sunday of December (13 December 2020).
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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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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
The World Youth Choir Foundation (WYCF) continues to add documentaries about former World Youth Choir sessions to its YouTube channel. Since the 2020 World Youth Choir session with the German National Youth Orchestra has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the WYCF is featuring a documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2010 World Youth Choir in Spain.
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2021 Mar 17 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2020
Symposium moving online, Forum cancelled, national conference
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2020 May 30 highlighted
Published: May 30,2020
In the same week that the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) and IFCM announced the cancellation of WSCM2020 (11-18 July 2020 in Auckland, NZ), NZCF also cancelled its major secondary schools choral festival, The Big Sing.
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
Results of the survey Additional tools and resources related to COVID-19 Webinar on The Intelligent Choir & Vocal Painting ECA-EC Annual Report 2019 is out!
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
Ensuring Culture Fulfills its Potential in Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic
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2020 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2020
And the next EUROPA CANTAT Junior Festival will take place in… Early July 2023, the streets of Ghent, Belgium will be filled with music and joy. Why, you ask? Because the EUROPA CANTAT Junior Festival 2023 will be in the great hands of Koor&Stem, the choral organisation in Flanders.
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2020 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2020
This is a challenging time for us all, with the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 having far-reaching and diverse impacts that continue to emerge
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2020 Apr 05 highlighted
Published: Apr 05,2020
Dear singers, conductors, composers, choral friends from all over the world! We have a truly important message to share with you! Today, we are facing one of the biggest pandemic in more than 50 years, and all cultural and social events are being canceled all over the world.
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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Mar 26,2020
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2020 Feb 18 highlighted
Published: Feb 18,2020
IFCM Choral Composition award-winning piece Nur by Juan Manuel Conejo was premiered in Ankara, Turkey by the Turkish State Choir under the direction of Josep Vila i Casanas on 25th January 2020 and with the introduction and presentation by IFCM Vice President Gábor Móczár and IFCM Board Member Burak Onur Erdem.
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2020 Jan 31 highlighted
Published: Jan 31,2020
This year, the World Youth Choir is having a special session in the frame of the festivities of the Beethoven Anniversary Year, joining the National Youth Orchestra of Germany – Bundesjugendorchester (BJO) - for a programme of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and a commissioned work by Tan Dun entitled Nine.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
For 30 years, the World Youth Choir Foundation has provided an extraordinary, high-level choral experience for singers, ages 17-26, from around the world. The WYC Foundation consists of three patrons: IFCM, Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), and European Choral Association-Europa Cantat (ECA-EC). Since 1989, there have been 1000+ singers from 65 countries in 35 sessions under the leadership of 47 internationally-acclaimed conductors.
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2019 Aug 05 highlighted
Published: May 31,2019
Check the ECA-EC brochure of choral activities 2020: A selection of activities open to singers, conductors, composers and all choral lovers around Europe and beyond.
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2019 Mar 27 highlighted
Published: Mar 27,2019
A Festival with a focus on children’s choirs and youth choirs, with singers under 18, offering workshops, concerts,Open Singing and non-choral activities with a schedule adapted to this age group.
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2020 Apr 30
Published: Mar 27,2020
For the safety and wellbeing of all participants, visitors, and staff, the 68th European Music Festival for Young People, initially planned 30 April-4 May, then postponed to 11-14 September 200, is now scheduled to occur around 1 May 2021.
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2020 Apr 30
Published: Mar 27,2020
The board of the association European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel is pleased to announce that the 12th European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel has been successfully rescheduled to take place 12-16 May 2021, instead of the originally planned 20-24 May 2020
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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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