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2021 May 27 highlighted
Published: May 27,2021
While the pandemic and different measures aimed at curbing the spread of infections continue to shape our lives, the festival’s diverse program has undergone several changes.
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2021 May 27 highlighted
Published: May 27,2021
As we emerge from Covid, the choral world needs something to look forward to - an event that gathers our global community; uplifts, energizes and inspires our membership; and offers a massive celebration of our art form. The World Symposium on Choral Music in Qatar, from 30 December 2023 to 5 January 2024, will provide exactly what we are all craving.
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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 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 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 Apr 29 highlighted
Published: Apr 29,2021
Singing in professional choirs — Webinar, 20 May 2021, 11:00am CEST Advocacy through storytelling — Online Workshop, 11 June 2921, 3:00pm – 6:00pm CEST The SHIFT Inclusion | Interview Series
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2021 Mar 31 highlighted
Published: Mar 31,2021
IFCM is excited to bring you up to speed on the work that its committees, presented in the February IFCMeNEWS, have been doing in the past weeks. Many thanks to all the members of these committees for their enthusiasm and accomplishments! Unless otherwise indicated, committee members are IFCM board members or staff.
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2021 Mar 31 highlighted
Published: Mar 31,2021
The Planning Committee for the 2023 World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) is delighted to announce the patronage by the State of Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports for the 2023 WSCM. The WSCM is to be held in Doha, Qatar, 30 December 2023 to 5 January 2024.
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2021 Feb 27 highlighted
Published: Feb 27,2021
The first meeting of the World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) 2023 Organizing Committee was held on January 3, 2021. Composed of six International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) representatives, six representatives from the Qatar National Choral Association (QNCA), and two honorary members, the team is set to work on the monumental and exciting task of bringing the WSCM to the Middle East region for the first time. To that end, the QNCA representatives are from Qatar and the Arab region. Qatar, with its ancient traditions of hospitality and contemporary global outlook, offers a unique and welcoming setting for voices from around the world to mix, mingle, and share their unique choral traditions and knowledge.
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2021 Feb 27 highlighted
Published: Feb 27,2021
The Africa Cantat International Committee met on 13 February 2021 to evaluate the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the organization of the Africa Cantat festival, planned for the summer of 2021 after the 2020 edition had to be replaced by an online event.
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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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2021 Feb 18 highlighted
Published: Feb 18,2021
The world is different now but, through all the changes, music has accompanied us step by step. People are singing by the windows to their neighbours, and artists are playing concerts on social media.
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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
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
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 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 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Mar 26,2020
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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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