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2024 Jun 21 highlighted
Published: Jun 21,2024
A good understanding of what you're singing is essential for optimal interpretation. This is particularly true when singing in a foreign language, including the Latin of religious pieces. In its quest for comprehensive information, the Musica database offers you not only the complete texts of the choral pieces you are considering (76,000 references have a text link), but also their translations in one or more languages (50,000 references linked to translations of the text), in French and/or English and/or German and/or Spanish, or even another language if it seems useful.
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2024 Jun 21 highlighted
Published: Jun 21,2024
The Voices of Singapore Children's Choir (VOSCC) embarks on its inaugural UK tour from 27 June to 6 July 2024. Highlights include a concert with Vox Urbane in London, collaborations with the Barnsley Youth Choir, and competing in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The tour showcases VOSCC’s musical excellence and Singapore’s choral heritage.
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2024 Jun 20 highlighted
Published: Jun 20,2024
Carus-Verlag, more than just an employer! Check out their open positions.
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2024 Jun 17 highlighted
Published: Jun 17,2024
From 6-10 July 2025, Tallinn will host Leading Voices, an event of the European Choral Association organised in cooperation with the Estonian Choral Association and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
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2024 May 31 highlighted
Published: May 31,2024
The International Federation for Choral Music has been holding four online cafés since they started end of last year, and we’ve loved meeting many of you online! The next café is going to be organized by the amazing YOUNG IFCM on June 30, 2024.
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2024 May 31 highlighted
Published: May 31,2024
Join the next IFCM Online Cafe to discuss youth involvement in choral organizations. Topics covered will include youth recruitment, engagement, and the future of youth involvement.: Sunday, 30 June 2024, 4PM CEST, Zoom, everyone can join!
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2024 May 31 highlighted
Published: May 31,2024
In recent days, the Schola Cantorum Foundation of Venezuela has launched a new program, called ¡Cantemos!, through which it continues to fulfill its mission of training in values ​​and musical education of young directors, students and singers.
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2024 May 13 highlighted
Published: May 13,2024
A clear conducting technique, the ability to lead lively rehearsals and a sound knowledge of vocal training are all essential attributes for any successful choral conductor. Carus-Verlag, offers the ideal toolkit for all aspiring choral conductors.
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2024 Apr 26 highlighted
Published: Apr 26,2024
The 2025 ACDA National Conference will highlight the United States of America’s rich choral heritage, celebrate the music and expertise of our present-day choral colleagues, and look with excitement to the next generation.
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2024 Apr 26 highlighted
Published: Apr 26,2024
Leading Voices had its first edition on 27-31 July 2022 in Utrecht (The Netherlands), offering a European platform for meeting professional peers, learning from colleagues, and being inspired by artistic concepts and choirs. It was a place to co-create, exchange opinions, and network with choral leaders. As well, Leading Voices provided the opportunity to learn more about repertoire, conducting techniques, educational methods, choral management, and much more.
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2024 Feb 21 highlighted
Published: Feb 21,2024
Musica Sancta Choir Tours welcomes worldwide amateur and professional classical choirs, singing groups, individual classical singers (amateur or professional) to join their European tours to perform together sacred masterpieces in the musical capitals of Europe.
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2024 Feb 21 highlighted
Published: Feb 21,2024
Together with the project coordinator Norsk Sangerforum and the other project partners, the European Choral association is delighted to announce the start of the EU-funded project SWAN.
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2024 Feb 21 highlighted
Published: Feb 21,2024
The members of the Asia Pacific Youth Choir Artistic Committee are pleased to announce that they received 87 applicants for the 2024 Asia Pacific Youth Choir Audition and have selected 30 singers from 11 countries/regions.
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2023 Sep 28 highlighted
Published: Sep 28,2023
Musica International is a multilingual collaborative database of choral repertoire which references comprehensively more than 200,000 choral titles and of which IFCM is a founding member. The IFCM members globally get unrestricted privileged access to the Musica database through the website www.ifcm.net. But what does it mean?
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2024 May 21
Published: May 21,2024
Webinar "Are you paid fairly? Recommendations on fair pay at international collective singing events"
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2024 May 20
Published: May 21,2024
The World Youth Choir will gather in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, from 28 June to 5 July 2024 for an Alumni Session as part of the HarbourVOICES International Festival of Collective Singing Traditions
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2024 May 13
Published: May 13,2024
The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing (IJRCS) is ACDA’s scholarly publication that welcomes research studies that apply rigorous, systematically grounded methodologies, either quantitative or qualitative, to investigate phenomena of potential interest to all who sing in, work with, or are otherwise interested in choral ensembles. Here is the abstract from an article written by Marci L. Major and Elizabeth Cassidy Parker titled: “Disrupting the choral class system: A journey of one high school choral program.”
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2024 May 08
Published: May 08,2024
The recording of the IFCM Members Online Cafe "On the Discovery of New Repertoire, Part 2" (28 April 2024) is now available.
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2024 Apr 25
Published: Apr 25,2024
On 13 April 2024, the first African Choral Night virtual concert showcased the richness and diversity of African choral music. Choirs, ensembles, and vocal groups from Africa and its diaspora were brought together on the digital stage. Through this unique virtual experience, treasures of talent and authenticity were presented, offering an exceptional panorama of varied repertoire ranging from the traditional to the modern. Entitled In the Moonlight, this first edition of African Choral Night focused on traditional African repertoire through video performances by nine choirs from the four corners of the African continent. The concert was broadcast on the ACCM YouTube channel.
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2024 Apr 25
Published: Apr 25,2024
IFCM member Anastasia Kananovich (France) is a first year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Strasbourg (France). She invites you to participate in the survey that will form the basis of her thesis.
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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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