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2019 Aug 05 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
Great news - we’re responding to your requests for a little more time, and have extended our Earlybird registration pricing for another two weeks!
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2019 Aug 05 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
In late June 2019, the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) launched a new international youth choir, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Countries' Youth Choir, which rehearsed and performed in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, and Beijing, China. Comprised of singers and instrumentalists from 16 of the 18 countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the youth choir of 54 singers, ages 19-35, were conducted by André de Quadros (India-USA) and Maria Goundorina (Russia-Sweden).
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2019 Jul 31 highlighted
Published: Jul 31,2019
Following the successful presentation of the bid by the Qatar National Choral Association, the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) is very excited to announce that the world’s most prestigious, non-competitive choral event will take place in Doha, Qatar in 2023.
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2019 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
The International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) voted on new Bylaws, Certificate of Incorporation, and Internal Policy Document.
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2019 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
During the IFCM General Assembly, a new membership structure including revised benefits was explained to the members present at the meeting who unanimously approved it.
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2019 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
In addition, the IFCM Board presented to the General Assembly the new elected Honorary Members, people who had a major impact on developing IFCM as an institution and organization, but also who highly contributed to choral music in general.
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2019 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
The General Assembly presented the 2017-2019 IFCM projects with a special report from President Emily Kuo.
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2019 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Aug 06,2019
In addition to strengthen the basic structure of the federation, we are happy to inform you that we will have a new member joining our team as a full-time employee.
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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 Aug 05 highlighted
Published: Aug 07,2019
Registration Open! Boychoir Symposium - Nov. 1-2, 2019 (Fort Worth, TX). Save the Dates: Children's Choir Conductor Retreat - Jan. 18-19, 2020, ACDA Regional Conferences - Mar. 2020, 2nd National Symposium on Research in Choral Singing- May 1-2 (Atlanta, GA), ACDA National Conference - Mar. 17-20, 2021 (Dallas, TX)
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2019 Aug 05 highlighted
Published: Aug 08,2019
National Youth Choir of Canada 2020 Call for Singers & National Youth Choir of Canada 2020 Call for Apprentice Conductor
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2019 Jun 29 highlighted
Published: Jun 29,2019
24 Amazing Choirs are Travelling to NZ...But why?
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2019 May 31 highlighted
Published: May 31,2019
Missions in DR Congo and Kenya.
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2019 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2019
As Aotearoa heads at last into winter, the WSCM2020 team is thinking ahead to nextwinter and positively buzzing at the prospect of the international choral world descending on our little corner of the globe. And there’s no doubt that eight riveting days of choral discovery, professional growth, and collegial aroha will keep us warm and utterly engaged in mid-July 2020! But what will a day at the Symposium actually look like? No one person’s experience will be the same as another’s, of course, but what might a typical day offer?
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2019 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2019
IFCM, in cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), is excited to announce the first SCO Countries’ Youth Choir which will convene this summer in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China (June 24 – July 7, 2019).
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2019 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2019
The Asia Pacific Youth Choir (APYC) is pleased to announce that 98 applications were received for the APYC 2019 session, the largest number so far! Auditions have concluded, and 42 singers (ages 19-28) have been selected from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
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2019 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2019
Cristian Grases, IFCM Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean, will conduct a CWB workshop for Brazilian choral conductors during the 17thChoral Festival of Paraíba, FEPAC 2019, 25-30 November 2019.
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2019 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2019
Do you believe that singing can help people live together? Join the free Sing Me In webinars!
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2019 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2019
The World Forum on Music of the International Music Council (IMC) is conceived as an influential global platform for sharing knowledge about music and society in the 21stcentury, a platform that explores a variety of topics from different perspectives: cultural, political and economic.
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2019 Apr 04 highlighted
Published: Apr 04,2019
The aim of this research is to advance understanding of how music reading ability affects confidence in a choral setting.
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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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