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CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF IFCM
IFCM was founded in August 1982 in Namur, Belgium. Dedicate one of your concerts to this special event and join IFCM to celebrate 30 years of connecting our choral world! For this occasion, a special IFCM logo is available on www.ifcm.net
10TH WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CHORAL MUSIC
Mark the dates now! The 10th World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 7-14 August 2014 with the main venue being the National Theatre of Korea. The UNWTO ST-EP Foundation in Seoul together with IFCM will be organizing this important event. Information about applying as a featured choir or lecturer will be provided later.
Information will be posted at www.wscm10.com
The 2ND IFCM INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CHORAL COMPOSITION
The aim of the competition is to promote the creation and distribution of new, innovative, and accessible choral repertoire. It is open to composers of any nationality and age. The Competition is dedicated to choral, a cappella compositions (SATB or divided into as many as eight parts, SSAATTBB) with a maximum duration of eight (8) minutes.
The text of the composition can be sacred or secular, in any language, and written for any occasion (pre-existing texts should be in the public domain. If not, permission, in writing, must be obtained from the author or copyright holder of the text and must be enclosed with the entry form). A maximum of two works per composer may be submitted. Entries must arrive by e-mail no later than 1 October 2012. There is no entry fee to participate. For competition information and rules see icb.ifcm.net/?page_id=314. The closing date is October 1, 2012!
The application form can be found at icb.ifcm.net/?page_id=324
WORLD CHORAL DAY
World Choral Day (WCD) is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in December: this year December 9. The theme for 2012 is “Solidarity”: choral events organized for WCD on or around that date will form a collective expression of solidarity with all the people who are suffering because of human and natural catastrophes.
We invite you to enter an event for WCD by simply completing the form that will shortly be available on www.ifcm.net. This only takes 5 minutes, but it makes your event visible to the whole world. You can download the WCD logo and the official WCD proclamation from the same website. The proclamation is usually read during an event, but is not a must, making sure the WCD message is heard all over the world.
We’d appreciate it if you sent us some data and maybe some photos after the event. If you want more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLD YOUTH CHOIR
The World Youth Choir session 2012 will be held in Cyprus from August 7th to September 1st, 2012 thanks to the cooperation between the Foundation World Youth Choir and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation/Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, supported by the Cyprus presidency of the European Union (Ministry of culture - cultural events in 2012). The World Youth Choir will have a chance to perform an a cappella program under the direction of Cecilia Rydinger Alin (Sweden) and a vocal-instrumental repertoire accompanied by the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ayis Ioannides (Cyprus).
List of the World Youth Choir concerts :
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the World Youth Choir in concert if you’re in Cyprus in August!
Do you know someone in your community who should be a member of the IFCM? With all the new developments going on in the IFCM now is a great time to invite them to become a part of what is going on around the globe.
WHAT‘S ON AROUND OUR CHORAL WORLD IN AUGUST 2012
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