World Choral Day is an international event to extol the values of solidarity, peace and understanding. This year it’s also commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI.
Since 1990 thousands of choirs have been joining in the celebration of World Choral Day on or around the 2nd Sunday of December.
NZ Choirs can join choral ensembles around the globe in celebrating World Choral Day to show that “our choral family contributes through music to break down the artificial barriers of politics, ideologies, religions, and racial hatred that separate human beings”. (Alberto Grau at the launch of IFCM’s World Choral Day, 1990).
All choral ensembles are invited to register concerts/events that happen between November 11 and December 16. Choirs are encouraged to include the World Choral Day proclamation in concerts, use the logo in programs and advertising, and publicise their participation in World Choral Day through social media. Let’s have a massive worldwide presence on the World Choral Day website to demonstrate the belief that “choral singing, an integral part of our cultural experience, has the power to build communities and transform lives”.