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World Choral Expo

The first IFCM World Choral EXPO in Macau, 12 - 15 November, 2015 was a new and innovative event for all ages and skills levels of choristers and conductors in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. This project was a collaboration between the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), the Asia Pacific Choral Council (APCC), Macau Choral Arts Association, The Chinese Culture Association, The China Chorus Association (CCA), The Guangdong Province Choral Association, and administered by the Macau Choral Arts Association.



The event ran in four parallel parts:

  1. Masterclass Tracks and Presentations – a Symposium style series of Masterclasses, Presentations, Lectures and Consultancies
  2. Competition in two sections – Section A with specific repertoire requirements and Section B with free choice repertoire
  3. Invited Choirs Concerts and Presentations
  4. Exhibition for music retailers and publishers, choirs and choral organisations



The second IFCM World Choral Expo was held in Lisbon, Portugal, 27-31 July 2019. During this event 12 of the best and most distinctive choirs were invited by IFCM for the first time ever to meet and gather in Lisbon. The event, that ran under the theme "Voices Meeting for a Better World", was held in several parallel parts:

  • Colourful Voices
  • Singing Network Exchange program
  • Invited Choir Concerts
  • Exhibition for music retailers and publishers, choirs and choral organisations.



The whole event was very special since IFCM officially opened its office in historic and beautiful settings in Palacete dos Conde de Monte Real. This project was a collaboration between the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), International Cultural Center Monte Real, Cāmara Municipal de Lisboa, Cāmara Municipal de Cascais, Casino Estoril, Colieu dos Recruits, Digital Connection, El Corte Inglés Portugal, Fundaçāo Calouste Gulbenkian, Iberia Universal Lda, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de Sāo Carlos.



The next, third World Choral Expo will be held in September 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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IFCM International Choral Magazine

Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Magazine 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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