The Singing Network partners with IFCM to present World Choral EXPO EXchange! in Lisbon, Portugal (July 27-August 1, 2019)

Attend IFCM's 2019 World Choral EXPO in Lisbon, Portugal (July 27-August 1, 2019)

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The Singing Network is the starting point for creating and building a MUN-provincial-national-international network of individuals and organizations interested in singing and song: scholars, performing artists, educators, students, as well as professional and community-based musicians organizations and associations. The network generates and produces a series of voice-singing-choral events ranging from workshops, seminars, master-classes, performances, dialogues, the formation of new ensembles, and a biennial International Symposium on Singing and Song.


Upcoming Events


World Choral EXPO EXchange!
July 27-August 1, 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal

The Singing Network, in collaboration with the World Choral EXPO (a project of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) ), presents papers and presentations which focus on foundations of choral music and diverse aspects of collective singing. Join an intimate gathering of international scholars, performers, conductors, pedagogues, and composers… to connect, create, share, and explore. Focus areas might include... singing and song, moving, storytelling, conducting, dramatizing, mediating, teaching and learning, composing, socializing, imagining, communicating, expressing… and beyond!


Call for Presentations is now closed!


EXchange! sessions will take place on July 30 & 31, 2019, at the Palacete dos Condes de Monte Real (IFCM's new headquarters and the International Cultural Center). Other World Choral EXPO events include workshops, choral education presentations, exhibitions, and lots of choral performances.


The World Choral EXPO will feature numerous concerts throughout Lisbon and its surrounding cities, presented by participating choirs and 13 selected leading choral ensembles from different continents. The 13 invited choirs selected to enrich the World Choral EXPO are Moran Choir (Israel), Indonesia Children and Youth Choir - Cordana (Indonesia), Shenzhen Lily Children’s Choir (China), Ensemble Vocapella Limburg (Germany), Jazz Cantat (Portugal), Shemesh Quartet (Mexico), Credo Chamber Choir (Ukraine), Musica Nostra Female Choir (Hungary), Cantemus Children’s Choir (Hungary), Coro Juvenil do Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa (Portugal), Kokopelli Youth Choir (Canada), Qatar Youth Choir (Qatar), and TURKSOY Youth Choir (TURKSOY member countries). As well, there will be amazing performances by the 2019 World Youth Choir celebrating the World Youth Choir’s 30th anniversary.



International Cultural Center

Partners: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music