News and events
2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
The Cork International Choral Festival will go ahead in 2021 on the planned dates, 28 April - 2 May!
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2020 Nov 30
Published: Nov 30,2020
The 69th festival will be online in 2021!
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
With great sorrow, AAMCANT President, Oscar Escalada, and Board Members have to inform that their Vice-president, Maestro Luis Clemente, passed away on October 23.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The 15th China International Chorus Festival pivoted to an online festival in 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the move seems to have actually helped to increase its popularity. The opening ceremony, which was streamed online on 5 October 2020, received more than 120 million views, the highest number in the history of the festival. More than 20 top choruses from China and abroad participated in 2020 festival, including the Vienna Boys Choir, Estonian Voices, and the Beijing Philharmonic Choir.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
On 16 September 2020, the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) hosted an Online Reception for potential recruiters and supporters of the World Youth Choir (WYC), in cooperation with the World Youth Choir Foundation Board and session manager Inês Moreira. The reception was part of the multi-annual cooperation project EP:IC (Emerging Professional: Internationalisation of music Careers) coordinated by the ECA-EC and co-funded by the European Union Creative Europeprogramme. EP:IC provides emerging musicians with invaluable skills and professional experience that complement their formal training and can help boost their careers at the international level. Understanding that collective music making is a powerful tool to bring people and nations together, the EP:IC project aims to assess and verify the value and impact of auditioned youth music ensembles in the professionalisation and internationalisation of careers. It intends also to improve the training of emerging professionals and to foster the creation of new ensembles across Europe.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The choral association A Coeur Joie International has now its website: www.acoeurjoieinternational.org
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat called upon their member organisations all over Europe to submit recently-composed pieces of choral music to be entered in an international competition. Results of the European Award for Choral Composers.
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2020 Oct 29
Published: Oct 29,2020
ACDA National Conference Diversity in Music Resources for Choral Professionals During the Pandemic Living Database of Artists Willing to Make Online Guest Appearances for Choirs and Music Classes COVID-19 Response Committee Report
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2020 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2020
We are all thir(s)ty for singing! In 2020 one of IFCM’s most significant projects, World Choral Day, will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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2020 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2020
The Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend (AMJ), a German national music organization for the youth, just rejoined IFCM. Together with the French association A Coeur Joie France, they formed the driving forces towards international cooperation in amateur music after WWII. Both associations were the main founders of the European Choral Association — Europa Cantat. It’s a great honor for IFCM to welcome AMJ again in our international network.
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2020 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2020
After a successful online General Assembly on 29 August 2020, the Board of Directors of A Coeur Joie Wallonie-Bruxelles is delighted to present its new President, Orianne Renault, who succeeds to Noël Minet.
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2020 Aug 31
Published: Aug 31,2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Jacques Vanherle, lifelong lover of and advocate for choral music and Founder, President, and Artistic Director of the Polyfollia Festival (2003-2014).
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2020 Aug 31
Published: Jul 31,2020
Virtual ACDA Conference in 2021. More resources on the Studies of the Pandemic.
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2020 Aug 31
Published: Aug 31,2020
Successful application for Training Leading Voices of ECA-EC. Your input is still needed to help design the project.
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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
Three years day per day after the WSCM12 opening in Barcelona on July 22, 2017, The Federació Catalana d'Entitats Corals released seven videos (one for each day of the symposium), that offer a summary of the 2017 program: a song from each of the selected choirs, some pieces of the concert circle, a summary of the Sagrada Família concert, of the opening and closing concerts and of the concerts outside Barcelona.
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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 30
Published: Jul 30,2020
The International Federation for Choral Music announces the call for two freelance positions, starting January 2021.
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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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