World Choral Day in 2020
Last year, one of IFCM’s most significant projects, World Choral Day, will celebrated its 30th anniversary. In addition to the special commemoration, this year’s edition will be even more distinctive due to the international coronavirus pandemic. Around the world, Covid-19 has had an enormous impact on traditional in-person choral concerts and even singing together in many countries.
We believe that, instead of cancelling another choral project, World Choral Day 2020 provides an extraordinary opportunity for the choral world to demonstrate its unity and solidarity in celebrating the joy of collective singing. Choral ensembles throughout the world are encouraged to join this global initiative to keep alive the 30-year tradition of World Choral Day. Similarly to the last years we dedicate the entire month of December for World Choral Day in 2021.
We are keenly aware of the current worldwide situation and know that, for many, it is challenging to find ways to perform ‘normal’ choral activities due to regulations designed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, we are adding multiple options for joining the 2020 celebration to ensure that everyone can find the right possibility for their ensemble(s), even if opportunities for singing together are limited.