EXchange! at the World Choral EXPO 2022

The Singing Network, in collaboration with the International Federation for Choral Music‘s (IFCM) and as an integral component of the World Choral EXPO 2022, presents the second EXchange!.

3-7 September 2022 • Lisbon, Portugal
Centro Cultural Belém

Join an intimate gathering of international scholars, performers, conductors, pedagogues, and composers… to exchange, connect, create, share, and explore.

Call for Papers & Presentations

The Singing Network invites PROPOSALS for PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS which focus on foundations of choral music and diverse aspects of collective singing. Focus areas might include: singing and song, moving, storytelling, conducting, dramatizing, mediating, teaching and learning, composing, socializing, imagining, communicating, expressing… and beyond!

Submission deadline: 15 November 2021 (NOW CLOSED)
Presenters announced: 30 November 2021 

The EXchange! is an integral component of the World Choral Expo. As such, all selected presenters, including panelists, will register for the 2022 World Choral Expo either as an individual participant, conductor/chorister in an invited choir, or conductor/chorister in a participating choir.

2022 Proposal Submission Form


EXchange! sessions will take place in the mornings and early afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (5-7 September 2022) at the Centro Cultural Belém. In addition to EXchange! sessions, the World Choral Expo program includes workshops, choral education presentations, conducting masterclasses, exhibitions, and lots of choral performances by invited choirs, professional choral ensembles, and participating choirs and vocal ensembles.

World Choral Expo 2022

The main venue for the 2022 World Choral EXPO will be Centro Cultural Belém. Located in the western parish of Belém, Centro Cultural Belém is Lisbon’s core facility for cultural and leisure activities. The complex is situated near the waterfront, steps from Jerónimos Monastery, Tower of Belém, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Ordinarius Vocal Group (Brazil)

The 2022 World Choral EXPO (WCE) will feature numerous concerts throughout Lisbon and its surrounding cities, presented by participating choirs and 11 selected leading choral ensembles from different continents. Here are the confirmed choirs selected to enrich your WCE 2022 experience: Cantemus Youth Choir, conductor Denis Ceausov (Moldova); Collective Singers, conductor Ponti Dikuua (Namibia); Incantare Coro Femenino, conductor Natalia Vadillo (Argentina); Maze, conductor Merel Martens (Netherlands); Mosaica Singers, conductor Nedy Muna (Jordan); Portland State Chamber Choir, conductor Ethan Sperry (USA); Shallaway Youth Choir, conductor Kellie Walsh (Canada). We are also thrilled to announce the two professional choirs which will be participating in WCE 2022: Kammerchor Stuttgart, conductor Frieder Bernius (Germany) and Ordinarius Vocal Group (Brazil).

Registration Fees
• Individual participant – 150 euros
• Student participant – 100 euros
• Individuals and students from PORTUGAL – 50% discount

The Individual/Student registration fees provide FULL ACCESS to the entire WCE 2022 program (concerts, EXchange! sessions, workshops, masterclasses, etc.).

03 Sept
04 Sept
05 Sept
06 Sept
07 Sept
Welcome PartyIFCM General Assembly
IFCM 40th anniversary celebrations
Afternoon Concerts
Gala Concert
EXchange! sessions
Colorful Voices
Afternoon Concerts
Colorful Voices Gala Concert
Gala Concert
EXchange! sessions
Afternoon Concerts
Open-Air Singing
Gala Concert
EXchange! sessions
Afternoon Concerts
Gala Concert
Closing Ceremony

For additional information, contact
The Singing Network Co-Directors:
Prof Ki Adams
Dr Andrea Rose
Dr David Buley

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