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2019 Sep 20 highlighted
Published: Sep 20,2019
IFCM is cooperating with partners in China on a set of international choral festivals in July and August 2020 and is calling for choirs interested in joining one or several of these festivals: The 15th China International Chorus Festival(CICF – see below) in Beijing, 23-29 July. The International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference in Kaili, 31 July-4 August. The China Inner Mongolia International Choral Week, 6-9 August.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
Registrations for the 12thWorld Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020) in Auckland, New Zealand next year are well underway, and we are thrilled with the response from the international choral community thus far
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
Founded in 1983 as a single choir of 100 of the best singers in the nation, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain (NYCGB) is now the flagship youth ensemble in the Arts Council England’s national portfolio. The NYCGB boasts over 800 singers between the ages of 9 and 25, and its members hail from every part of the UK.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
Would you like to be published in an international choral journal distributed to thousands of IFCM members and associates around the world? Send us your article!
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
During the Closing Ceremony of the World Choral EXPO in Lisbon, on July 31, 2019, Maestra María Guinand received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Federation for Choral Music.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
The EXchange!, a new partnership between IFCM and The Singing Network, provided an extraordinary opportunity for World Choral EXPO (WCE) participants to learn from and with each other.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
We are happy to announce that the World Choral Day, a singing tradition since 1990, will happen again this year on the second Sunday of December (December 8, 2019), with the possibility to join with your choral events during the entire month of December.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
We are very happy to announce the very first Africa Cantat Festival which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 22nd to 29th of August 2020!
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
For 30 years, the World Youth Choir Foundation has provided an extraordinary, high-level choral experience for singers, ages 17-26, from around the world. The WYC Foundation consists of three patrons: IFCM, Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), and European Choral Association-Europa Cantat (ECA-EC). Since 1989, there have been 1000+ singers from 65 countries in 35 sessions under the leadership of 47 internationally-acclaimed conductors.
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2019 Aug 30 highlighted
Published: Aug 30,2019
In July and August 2020, the World Youth Choir will have a special session in the frame of the festivities for the Beethoven 250th Birthday Anniversary Year. Joining the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (Bundesjugendorchester), the 2020 WYC programme will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and a commissioned work by Tan Dun entitled ‘’Nine’’.
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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 Sep 11 2019 Sep 15 highlighted
Published: Dec 31,2018
The 19. EUROTREFF in Germany is an International Children and Youth Choir Festival, which combines intercultural exchange and choral practice of young people.
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2019 Oct 04 2019 Oct 06 highlighted
Published: Jan 03,2019
Competition for choirs with mixed or equal voices with a minimum of 14 (equal) or 16 (mixed) singers and a maximum of 40 singers.
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2019 Aug 11 2019 Aug 18 highlighted
Published: Jan 02,2019
Application Deadline, March 21, 2019
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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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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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