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THE FAMILY OF "CANTAT" FESTIVALS

Every three years since 1961, the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat organises a unique festival in a different country: the EUROPA CANTAT festival.  The event gathers over 4000 participants coming from all over Europe and the world to share their passion for singing and discover one another's cultures by attending ateliers and workshops, perform in final concerts, listen to invited choirs, eat, sleep and have fun together.

You can find general and historical information on EUROPA CANTAT festivals at http://www.europeanchoralassociation.org/europa-cantat-festival/ whilst you can consult the forthcoming EUROPA CANTAT XX festivcal in Tallinn, Estonia from July 27 till August 5, 2018 at https://ectallinn2018.ee/

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Each four years, thanks to AAMCANT (an Argentine choral association, member of IFCM and initiator of the project), and the collaboration of the International Federation for Choral Music, an American country is honoured to invite all the choral conductors and singers of the world to participate in the América Cantat Choral Festival and discover the American choral music.

During one week, renowned choirs of local and international prestige are engaged in artistic and academic activities, meeting colleagues and building and exchanging friendship. In each edition of this festival, several workshops and study-tours take place under world renowned conductors and composers.

America Cantat took place in Argentina (1992 and 1996), Venezuela (2000), Mexico (2004), Cuba (2007), Brazil (2010), Colombia (2013), Paradise Island, Bahamas (2016).

The next one will be in Panama, 6-13 April 2019, A 10 day program with singers, directors and choirs from all over the world for the 1st time on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Panama, 2019 Ibero American Cultural Capital of the World in celebration of its 500 year foundation anniversary. More info at info@america-cantat9.org or on http://www.acpanama19.org/

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The same concept was also created in the Asia Pacific region. The first Asia Pacific Cantat took place in Taiwan in 2007.

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The fourth member of the "family is Africa Cantat that was planned to be organised in 2017 in Kinshasa, D.R. of Congo but had to be postponed for various reasons. You can stay updated on Africa Cantat and gain actual information through the IFCM newsletters and eventually at its social media channel: https://www.facebook.com/africacantat

 

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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