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2020 Apr 30
Published: Apr 30,2020
REGISTER NOW for this FREE webinar next Tuesday afternoon, May 5 (4-6 Central Time). ACDA Team will be asking medical experts the questions we are all asking.
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2020 Apr 05
Published: Apr 05,2020
Dear singers, conductors, composers, choral friends from all over the world! We have a truly important message to share with you! Today, we are facing one of the biggest pandemic in more than 50 years, and all cultural and social events are being canceled all over the world.
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2020 Mar 27
Published: Mar 27,2020
NANCY voix du monde will not take place from May 20 to 24, 2020.
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2020 Mar 16
Published: Mar 15,2020
It is with enormous sadness that Symposium 2020 Ltd, in conjunction with the New Zealand Choral Federation and the International Federation for Choral Music, announces that the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020), due to take place in Auckland, New Zealand from 11 to 18 July, is cancelled.
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2020 Feb 27
Published: Feb 27,2020
A second training session for choral conductors was organized in Cotonou, Benin, from 25 January to 02 February, as part of IFCM’s Conductors Without Borders program.
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2020 Feb 27
Published: Feb 27,2020
The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat has developed, with the help of numerous partners throughout Europe, a series of guidelines and handbooks in the frame of different EU-funded projects.
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2020 Feb 25
Published: Feb 25,2020
Twists and turns are a part of life and setbacks often happen, however, strong people always choose to face rainstorms and go through rough ways. Facing the terrible outbreaks of Coronavirus, all the kind-hearted and brave people all over the world reach each other with singing, encourage each other with hopes, and warm each other with love. Therefore, Mrs. Emily Kuo Vong who is President of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) creatived and launched to produce this meaningful video, and the International Cultural Center of Monte Real in Portugal joined hands with IFCM to call on all the friends from the whole choral community across the world to pass the best wishes to China.
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2020 Feb 18
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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2022 Jul 15 2022 Jul 24
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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2022 Sep 22 2022 Sep 22
Published: Apr 30,2020
TimeDate Music is looking for choirs to perform Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers on International Peace Day - Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 20h00 in your own time zone
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2019 Oct 08
Published: Oct 08,2019
One of the largest and most significant IFCM projects, World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM), is entering its final preparations for 2020. Next summer (July 11-18, 2020), the central focus of the international choral community will be in Auckland, New Zealand. At the moment, all choral eyes and ears are turned on New Zealand in anticipation of the extraordinary gathering they are planning. In the meantime, IFCM has already begun preparations for the next edition of WSCM in 2023.
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2019 Sep 30
Published: Sep 30,2019
Thanks to the initiative of Serge N'Tcha M'Po, choral conductor and President of the recently created Federation Harmonie Cantat of Benin, a very first session of Conductors Without Borders was organized in Abomey-Calavi in the suburbs of Cotonou, Benin, from September 3 to 7, 2019
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2019 Aug 30
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 05
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 29
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
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
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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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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