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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
In a historical first for the Middle East region, the International Federation for Choral Music (IFMC) welcomes the choral world to Qatar! At the moment, when humanity is facing one of the biggest pandemics in more than 50 years, cultural events around the globe are on hold. Nonetheless, IFCM and its partner, the Qatar National Choral Association (QNCA), are working hard on the next World Symposium on Choral Music – the 13th WSCM! The world's largest, non-competitive, international choral event will be held in Doha, Qatar, in 2023
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
The world is going through very difficult and strange times. Among numerous other challenging consequences of this pandemic, choral enthusiasts around the globe are not allowed to maintain normal choral activities, rehearsals, and performances. We believe that it is more important than ever to stay strong and stick together, even if the challenges of moving forward are more difficult than before. Thanks to modern online technologies, we are not completely lost. Our community is discovering that there are many ways to keep ourselves connected to each other and our audiences.
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
Despite all types of choral events being cancelled due to the current pandemic crisis and even though we don’t know how long the crisis will last, we believe that it is important to remain positive and hopeful. That is why we are cautiously, and optimistically, announcing the planned date for World Choral Day 2020. Following last year’s decision by the IFCM Executive Committee, World Choral Day 2020 will take place on the second Sunday of December (13 December 2020).
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
Results of the survey Additional tools and resources related to COVID-19 Webinar on The Intelligent Choir & Vocal Painting ECA-EC Annual Report 2019 is out!
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2020 May 28 highlighted
Published: May 28,2020
Ensuring Culture Fulfills its Potential in Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic
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2020 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2020
And the next EUROPA CANTAT Junior Festival will take place in… Early July 2023, the streets of Ghent, Belgium will be filled with music and joy. Why, you ask? Because the EUROPA CANTAT Junior Festival 2023 will be in the great hands of Koor&Stem, the choral organisation in Flanders.
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2020 Apr 30 highlighted
Published: Apr 30,2020
This is a challenging time for us all, with the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 having far-reaching and diverse impacts that continue to emerge
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2021 Apr 15 2021 Apr 18 highlighted
Published: Feb 01,2019
The Choral Festival includes a choir competition in all categories and a series of concerts in the churches and concert halls of Tallinn.
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2020 Mar 26 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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2020 Mar 26 highlighted
Published: Mar 26,2020
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2020 Feb 18 highlighted
Published: Feb 18,2020
IFCM Choral Composition award-winning piece Nur by Juan Manuel Conejo was premiered in Ankara, Turkey by the Turkish State Choir under the direction of Josep Vila i Casanas on 25th January 2020 and with the introduction and presentation by IFCM Vice President Gábor Móczár and IFCM Board Member Burak Onur Erdem.
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2021 Jul 05 2021 Jul 11 highlighted
Published: Aug 31,2020
56th Barcelona International Choir Festival, Spain, 5-11 July 2021. Singing week in the magnificent city of Barcelona with workshops, final concert at the Palau de la Musica, and individual concerts for the participating choirs in Barcelona.
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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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2022 Jul 15 2022 Jul 24 highlighted
Published: Sep 30,2019
Children and youth choirs, don't miss the opportunity to attend the Europa Cantat Junior festival in Vilnius, 15-24 July 2022. Discover Lithuania's wonderful capital, with its impressive concert halls and beautiful old town and spend a whole week learning how singing can make you feel better and be smarter.
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2020 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2020
Training Leading Voices Survey, Statement on Covid-19 and Collective Singing, Europa Cantat Junior, see what's going on with ECA-EC for the moment.
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2020 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2020
Two weeks ago, on July 11, we were going to welcome the choral world to Auckland. That afternoon you would have picked up your bag and lanyard at registration, learnt how to use the conference app, and oriented yourself in the main Symposium hub. You might also have strolled around the city and the harbour – and yes, it was a mild, sunny day! Later that day, you would have been treated to a spectacular, theatrical opening concert that was to showcase Aotearoa New Zealand in song.
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2020 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2020
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to spread all over the world and we are witness to this worldwide pandemic which has caused the cancellation or postponement of international choral events. We checked the COVID-19 situation in the countries represented in the APYC, and several countries are beginning to see a second wave although the situation in Malaysia is improving. The Working Committee of the Asia Pacific Choral Council decided yesterday to postpone the APYC2020 session in Kuala Lumpur to November 2021.
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2020 Jul 31
Published: Jul 31,2020
Professor Emeritus Darinka Matić Marović was a Serbian conductor, former rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade and dean of the Faculty of Music.
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2020 Jul 11
Published: Jul 11,2020
Wish you were here! Today we were going to welcome the choral world to Auckland. It's been hard coming to terms with the fact that WSCM2020 will now not happen, but we haven’t given up on our dream to host the choral world here in Aotearoa.
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2020 Jun 29
Published: Jun 29,2020
Building on the long-standing partnership between IFCM and Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) and the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat as the founding patrons of the World Youth, JMI recently invited IFCM to participate in its 2020 World Music Day Pop-up Festival (June 20-21).
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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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