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2020 Dec 31 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2020
Early Registration ends 27 January 2021! ACDA Virtual National Conference - "Diversity in Music" – 18-20 March 2021. Don't miss the best prices - registration costs will rise on 28 January 2021. The conference is shaping up to be our most accessible conference yet, with content available to all registrants on demand after the event!
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2020 Dec 28 highlighted
Published: Dec 28,2020
Best wishes from IFCM President, Emily Kuo Vong, Board and Staff Members for a better and brighter year 2021!
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2020 Dec 16 highlighted
Published: Dec 16,2020
The 21st edition of the Europa Cantat Festival, that is taking place in charming capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has opened the registration for everyone who wants to join this amazing event. You can register until February 15, 2021.
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2020 Dec 05 highlighted
Published: Dec 05,2020
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) held its first online General Assembly on 3 December 2020. Prior to the General Assembly, the Election of the new Board of Directors was fully organized online (1-15 November 2020). We can proudly say that this event has a historical significance in our association since this is the first time we have had the opportunity to connect virtually with our members from all over the world.
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2020 Dec 01 highlighted
Published: Dec 01,2020
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is an organization that largely operates thanks to the volunteer time of all its board members and collaborators. IFCM also has two permanent full-time positions and two freelance part-time positions. The health of the organization relies, in great part, on the periodic review of all these positions. Board members serve three-year terms with limited re-elections, and staff positions are reviewed based on the mission, vision, and needs of the organization. This process is an institutional one, is overseen by the board of directors, and is driven by the board’s commitment to its role as stewards of the organization.
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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 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2020
Our deepest gratitude to our committed IFCMeNEWS Translators who made it possible for a lot of us to read this enews in our own language in 2020: Lore Auerbach (German), Anna Bobrikova and her Team (Russian), Jacob Chang (Korean), Carlo Leonardi (Italian), Nadine Robin (French), Shuhei Sanada (Japanese), Ariel Vertzman (Spanish), Jieling Wang and Vienna Gu (Chinese).
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2020 Sep 30 highlighted
Published: Sep 30,2020
We are all thir(s)ty for singing! In 2020 one of IFCM’s most significant projects, World Choral Day, will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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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 Dec 18 highlighted
Published: Dec 18,2020
Please find attached the press release issued on 15 December 2020 by the General Secretariat of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat addressing the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on choirs and vocal ensembles across Europe.
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2020 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2020
The European Video Award on the Benefits of Collective Singing 2021 is an exciting initiative of the Youth Committee of ECA-EC. The aim of the award is to highlight inspiring and encouraging stories about collective singing and its impact on society, environment, promotion of physical & mental health, access to music education, facilitation of social inclusion, and cultural exchange between different age/social groups… and much more!
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2020 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2020
Hopeful and joyful, the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat released its Brochure of Choral Activities 2021, a selection of choral events open to singers, conductors, composers, and all choral lovers around Europe and beyond. In this brochure, you will find a careful selection of international activities organized, co-organised, or promoted by ECA-EC. Members of the association benefit from reduced prices in most events, which is yet another reason to join the biggest European choral network.
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2020 Nov 30 highlighted
Published: Nov 30,2020
n this unusual, complex year of 2020, choral conductors in Asociación de Directores de Coro de la República Argentina(ADICORA) have dedicated themselves to working within the new reality.
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2020 Oct 29 highlighted
Published: Oct 29,2020
The Qatar choral team developing an Arabic transliteration system for non-Arab choral singers seeks additional collaborators. The Qatar Concert Choir is developing a system for adapting IPA Arabic (standardized and dialect) to vocal music, with the goal of making Arabic pronunciation more accurate and accessible to non-Arabic speaking singers. They are currently collaborating with a number of choral leaders and linguists in the region but are seeking to connect with others who have experience in this area and would like to contribute to the project.
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2020 Oct 29 highlighted
Published: Oct 29,2020
The 15th China International Chorus Festival pivoted to an online festival in 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the move seems to have actually helped to increase its popularity. The opening ceremony, which was streamed online on 5 October 2020, received more than 120 million views, the highest number in the history of the festival. More than 20 top choruses from China and abroad participated in 2020 festival, including the Vienna Boys Choir, Estonian Voices, and the Beijing Philharmonic Choir.
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2020 Oct 29 highlighted
Published: Oct 29,2020
The choral association A Coeur Joie International has now its website: www.acoeurjoieinternational.org
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2020 Oct 29 highlighted
Published: Oct 29,2020
The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat called upon their member organisations all over Europe to submit recently-composed pieces of choral music to be entered in an international competition. Results of the European Award for Choral Composers.
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2020 Oct 29 highlighted
Published: Oct 29,2020
Choral Canada is proud to share two videos from its first ever National Youth Virtual Choir of Canada project, conducted by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée and Apprentice Conductor Thomas Burton.
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2020 Oct 29 highlighted
Published: Oct 29,2020
ACDA National Conference Diversity in Music Resources for Choral Professionals During the Pandemic Living Database of Artists Willing to Make Online Guest Appearances for Choirs and Music Classes COVID-19 Response Committee Report
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2020 Aug 31 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2020
The World Youth Choir (WYC) continues to update its video collection of WYC performances throughout the past two decades. In addition to the videos on the WYC website, more WYC performances can be accessed on the WYC YouTube channel.
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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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