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World Symposium on Choral Music

13 July 2020 @ 8:00 am - 21 July 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+8


About WSCM2020

The World Symposium on Choral Music takes place every three years and combines choral festival, conference and trade exhibition.

Presented jointly by the New Zealand Choral Federation and the International Federation for Choral Music, WSCM2020 will run for eight days in Auckland, New Zealand from 11 to 18 July 2020.


  • 24+ World-Class Choirs
  • 40+ Superb Presenters
  • Concerts, Talks, Workshops, Masterclasses and a Trade Expo

The Symposium will explore the central theme of People and the Land (He Tangata / He Whenua).

Also on offer will be the Surround Sounds fringe festival, showcasing even more choirs and choral music from around the world for you to enjoy. Details of Surround Sounds will be publicised closer to the Symposium.


Much of the Symposium will take place in venues nearby Aotea Square, Auckland CBD. These venues include Auckland Town Hall and the Aotea Centre. All other venues will be accessible from the square on foot and through Auckland’s public transport network. More detailed information on the venues will be made available closer to the events.

Visit the organisers’ accommodation section for information and ideas on where to stay in Auckland.

Participating choirs

Batavia Madrigal Singers (Indonesia)
Winner, Tolosa Choral Contest 2018

Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley (USA)
Gold Medalist, Golden State International Competition 2016

Carmina Slovenica (Slovenia)
Renowned vocal theatre troupe

Collegium Musicale (Estonia)
Grand Prix Winner, “Let the Peoples Sing” 2017

Ensemble Vocapella Limburg (Germany)
Multi-award-winning men’s chamber choir

Ewha Chamber Choir (Republic of Korea)
Much-recorded women’s ensemble

Gondwana (Australia)
Celebrated children’s choir phenomenon

Hamilton Children’s Choir (Canada)
International Showcase Choir, ACDA National Conference 2017

harmonia ensemble (Japan)
Grand Prix Winner, Florilège Vocal de Tours

Houston Chamber Choir (USA)
Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence 2018

Kammerchor Stuttgart (Germany)
The most frequently-selected Symposium choir

Müller Chamber Choir (Taiwan)
Ranked #1 World Chamber Choir 2018 by Interkultur

Nairobi Chamber Chorus (Kenya)
Fêted international touring choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain (UK)
The UK’s pre-eminent youth choir

New Zealand Youth Choir (Aotearoa)
Choir of the World, Llangollen

Norwegian National Youth Choir & Nordic Voices (Norway)
Two famous choral groups in collaboration

Leading contemporary choral ensemble

Pop-Up Detmold (Germany)
Exciting award-winning jazz choir

Shenzhen Lily Choir (China)
Internationally successful youth choir

Portland State Chamber Choir (USA)
Grand Prix Winner, Seghizzi International Contest 2013

Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör (Sweden)
Finalist, European Grand Prix 2018

Voz en Punto (Mexico)
World-renowned charismatic vocal ensemble

Xara Choral Theatre (Canada)
Top Women’s Choir, Canadian National Competition 2013

Zürich Singing Academy (Switzerland)
Outstanding professional chamber choir


13 July 2020 @ 8:00 am
21 July 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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