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2021 Sep 24 highlighted
Published: Sep 24,2021
PODIUM 2022 Choral Conference & Festival: Reimagine, Rebuild, Reconnect May 19 – 23, 2022, Toronto, Ontario The PODIUM 2022 Planning Committee invites the submission of proposals for the presentation of Interest Sessions. These conference sessions will provide a platform for members of the choral/group-singing community in Canada and beyond to learn with and from each other through a variety of presentation formats.
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2021 Aug 31 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2021
Start making plans to spend New Year’s Eve 2023 in Doha, Qatar, and attend the World Symposium on Choral Music (30 December 2023 - 5 January 2024). It will be a choral event NOT to be missed! Visit https://www.wscm2023.com/ to sign-up for updates.
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2021 Aug 31 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2021
For the second time since its creation in 2015, the IFCM World Choral Expo (WCE) will be organized in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. In the August IFCMeNEWS we published the names of some of the invited choirs for the Colorful Voices project.
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2021 Aug 31 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2021
For the second time, The Singing Network is partnering with IFCM to present EXchange! as part of the WCE 2022. Join an intimate gathering of international scholars, performers, conductors, pedagogues, and composers… to connect, create, share, and explore.
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2021 Aug 31 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2021
This online session will be presented by a team of well-known Latin American conductors: Luimar Arismendi (Venezuela), Virginia Bono (Argentina), Chiara Danielle Schol (Uruguay), Cecilia Espinosa (Colombia), Ángel Herdz (Dominican Republic), Antonio Llaca (Cuba/Canada), Julio Morales (Mexico), Omar Morales Abril (Guatemala), Amarilis Pagán Vila (Puerto Rico), Margot Parés-Reyna (Venezuela), María Felicia Pérez (Cuba), María Olga Piñeros (Colombia), Ana María Raga (Venezuela), Isabella Sekeff (Brazil), Aurelio Tello (Peru/Mexico), and Federico Trindade (Brazil).
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2021 Aug 31 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2021
Leading Voices, European Days for Vocal and Choral Leaders, 27-31 July 2022. You’ll need your agendas for this! Leading Voices, a major event for conductors and vocal leaders, just launched their new website.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
The WSCM 2023/24 team is delighted to introduce the logo for the next IFCM Symposium. In a country characterized by arid desert, areas of greenery create a powerful draw that cannot be fully appreciated without firsthand experience, and that experience fully engages the senses. The temperature drops, the smell of earth and growing plants, and the moisture in the air all signal one’s arrival in irrigated land. But a further clue indicating a crossing from desert to fertile ground is in the songs of birds. The desert is a place of subtle sounds. In contrast, the birdsongs of an oasis are a welcome explosion of music.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
Plans for ACDA's 2022 regional conferences are well underway. All region conferences are open to international members.
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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 Jul 30 highlighted
Published: Jul 30,2021
In the frame of the Europa Cantat festival that was organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from July 16 to 25, IFCM had the privilege to present an online educational session: Approaching choral music of the Levant, conducted by Shireen Abu-Khader (Jordan/Canada). There is a vast wealth of beautiful choral repertoire from Arab countries, but many choral directors feel daunted when approaching it. Through this session and the next World Symposium on Choral Music in Doha, Qatar, in 2023/24, IFCM hopes to assist the international choral community in discovering the fantastic world of Arab choral music.
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2021 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Jul 29,2021
For the second time since its creation in 2015, the IFCM World Choral Expo (WCE) will be organized in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. While a regional committee has been created to focus on the local community, the IFCM WCE 2022 committee has planned an exciting international program with ensembles from five continents.
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2021 Jul 29 highlighted
Published: Jul 29,2021
Post-Cards from the WSCM 2023/24 in Qatar: The Museum of Islamic Art The WSCM 2023/24 in Qatar offers an exciting look into the world of Middle Eastern and Arab choral music. But music is just one of the many cultural discoveries awaiting WSCM 2023/24 participants. Whether food, performances, art collections, museums, historical sites, or ocean and desert excursions, there is a wealth of attractions for visitors in and around the city of Doha. In the buildup to 2023, the e-NEWS will be featuring some of these local highlights, as well as cultural news stories and snap shots from the region.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
The Africa Cantat organizing committee is happy to announce three online events scheduled from August 2021 to August 2022. This series of choral events will start on the 28 August 2021 with a second round of the successful live Zoom networking event.
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2021 Jun 30 highlighted
Published: Jun 30,2021
That's the world we still long to live in - a world where everybody experiences the benefits of collective singing. The #BenefitsOfSinging campaign has officially ended its first phase at the end of July, and now it's time to move forward into BEYOND #BenefitsOfSinging. Explore the #BenefitsOfSinging campaign toolkit and use all its elements to support your work, your goals, and your activities.
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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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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 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Mar 26,2020
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2021 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2021
THE SHIFT INCLUSION INTERVIEW SERIES presents conversations with experts on different aspects of what it means to be inclusive as a cultural network or organisation.
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2021 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2021
Darinka Matić Marović (06.02.1937-15.07.2020) was a lady of world fame and respect. An artist, conductor, professor, and first women Dean of University of Art in Belgrade, Darinka was determined, sharp, focused, emotional, strong in performance, and gentle at heart. She remained the center of cultural life and set high standards for new generations of artists. Darinka was a woman of music. On the very mention of her name, people immediately connect three music institutions: Academic Choir Collegium Musicum, Academic Choir Obilic, and Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. Darinka’s outstanding work was rewarded throughout her life, and she was the winner of many awards and high achievements in the region and in the world.
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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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