WORLD CHORAL DAY | DÍA MUNDIAL DEL CANTO CORAL
In 2018 commemorating also the 100th anniversary of World War I’s ending
WORLD CHORAL DAY | DÍA MUNDIAL DEL CANTO CORAL
In 2018 commemorating also the 100th anniversary of World War I’s ending
WORLD CHORAL DAY | DÍA MUNDIAL DEL CANTO CORAL
In 2018 commemorating also the 100th anniversary of World War I’s ending
WORLD CHORAL DAY | DÍA MUNDIAL DEL CANTO CORAL
In 2018 commemorating also the 100th anniversary of World War I’s ending

 An international choral event to extol the values of solidarity, peace and understanding!
Since 1990 thousands of choirs have been joining in the celebration of World Choral Day on or around the 2nd Sunday of December.

Millions of singers across the globe have been involved in World Choral Day concerts, festivals, sing-alongs, choral seminars, days of friendship and other events.

 The World Choral Day is an initiative of Alberto Grau from the Latin American Vice-Presidency of the International Federation for Choral Music, proposed and approved by the General Assembly of IFCM held in Helsinki in August, 1990, within the framework of the 2nd World Symposium on Choral Music: 
 
“The world is living through severe and continuous crisis of self destruction. There are no possible reasons that can justify these actions. The majority of the human race wants to live in peace with dignity. It is time to show, with more power and strength, that our choral family contributes, through music to break down the artificial barriers product of politics, different ideologies, religious differences, and racial hatred that separate human beings. We must be able to show that MUSIC, the divine art, is more than the mere search of formal perfection and interpretative beauty, music should serve to extol the values of solidarity, peace, and understanding . We cannot work isolated, we have to make all possible efforts to have our voices heard and to let music work its own paths of communication.”

In 2018 a special anniversary makes the World Choral Day even more important 

November 11th in 1918 marks the official end of World War I, the “Big War” that by its massive demolition and destruction created an irreversible negative impact on mankind’s mind in terms of hope and trust in humanity.

 As this particular date stands very close to World Choral Day on the 2nd Sunday of December, there is a remarkable opportunity to propose a long and globally visible commemoration by starting the series of singing events on November 11th and continue organising them until December 16th, the third Sunday of December 2018.

How it works

All participating choirs register their concerts/events on www.worldchoralday.org and download the proclamation that is given in 27 languages. This proclamation shall be announced at the beginning of every event.

After the concert, participating choirs will be kindly requested to send materials (photo, video) to the site for a greater visibility of the cause and as well as for a better appearance of their event on a global level.

 Each participant is given a diploma for contributing to the common goal. In the recent years thousands events have taken place in about 50 countries with over 100,000 singers, spreading the proclamation to their audiences.

Upcoming events

Join the VoxPopuli virtual choir, an extraordinary opportunity for all singers from around the world. This virtual choir will be presented in collaboration with an initative honoring the founder of the World Choral Day, Maestro Alberto Grau.

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IFCM is the proud collaborator of a global initiative connected to the 2018 celebration of the World Choral Day (http://worldchoralday.org/). As a commemoration of the end of World War I (WWI), IFCM and Fundación Aequalis invite all singers from all over the world to be a part of the VoxPopuli Virtual Choir; which will perform the winning composition of the 2018 “Concurso Internacional de Composición Coral Alberto Grau” (“Alberto Grau” International Choral Composition Competition, https://www.ciccag.org/en/ ) entitled “Nada Te Turbe” by Carlos Alberto Cordero.

This composition has three sections. As a statement of remembrance, the middle section will be performed by ensembles from the countries that suffered the biggest losses during WWI: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Ensembles invited to perform this section will be selected by IFCM and its network. Choirs belonging to these countries, who wish to be considered will find more information at https://www.ciccag.org/en/virtual-choir-voxpopuli/.

As a statement of global peace and unity, the first and last sections of this composition will be performed by individual singers from all around the world. Singers interested in participating in this global event will need to submit individual recordings by October 7th, 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.ciccag.org/en/virtual-choir-voxpopuli/.

The resulting composite of all recordings will be compiled by Fundación Aequalis and a final video will be produced. This video will be released on December 7th in connection with the celebration of the World Choral Day. This video will be globally distributed through social media and individual websites. For more information on this initiative, please contact IFCM at communication@ifcm.net, Fundación Aequalis in Caracas at info@ciccag.org, or visit: https://www.ciccag.org/en/virtual-choir-voxpopuli