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2022 Apr 29 highlighted
Published: Apr 29,2022
We are happy to report that our membership campaign “Creating Futures in Choral Music” is increasing steadily. Many new, young members have already received their 2022-2023 IFCM membership cards and will soon be contacted regarding IFCM’s online activities.
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2022 Apr 29 highlighted
Published: Apr 29,2022
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 Mar 30 highlighted
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 25 highlighted
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 Apr 29 highlighted
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 highlighted
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 30 highlighted
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 29 highlighted
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 highlighted
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 highlighted
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 highlighted
Published: Mar 29,2022
IFCM Fundraising campaign 2022 Would you like to make an impact in the choral world? Would you like to support young people in different parts of the world? Would you like to be involved in shaping the future of choral music? Let IFCM help you help the future of choral music.
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2022 Mar 29 highlighted
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 29 highlighted
Published: Mar 29,2022
In a few months, Leading Voices, European Days for Vocal and Choral Leaders, will happen in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Leading Voices (27-31 July) presents a five-day programme for everyone working or interested in choral music. During these days, participants will meet new people, learn from peers, and be inspired by artistic choirs and concepts. All masterclasses, lectures, workshops, round tables, and headline concerts are now on the website!
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2022 Feb 28 highlighted
Published: Feb 28,2022
Here are some details on the workshops offered during the World Choral EXPO
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2022 Feb 28 highlighted
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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2021 Dec 29 highlighted
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 highlighted
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 highlighted
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 Sep 29 highlighted
Published: Sep 29,2021
Choirs, vocal ensembles, and individuals from all over the world can now register to participate in the educational and exchange program of the World Choral EXPO, organized for the second time in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. See WCE 2022 for more details on this exciting IFCM program, including the invited guest choirs and vocal ensembles and the schedule-at-a-glance for performances, workshops, masterclasses, and seminars. Choirs, vocal ensembles, and individuals are invited to join the international choral community to celebrate the joy, and privilege, of singing together again!
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2021 Sep 29 highlighted
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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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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