The 2023 edition of the world’s most prestigious, non-competitive choral event will take place in Doha, Qatar.
The organiser, the International Federation of Choral Music, addresses a geographical and cultural region that has thus far been hidden on the global choral map and we are looking forward to an exciting exploration of the musical treasures of the Middle East and Central Asia.
The Symposium in Qatar provides IFCM and the WSCM 2023 hosts with the opportunity of creating a new network and enhancing on exchange and cooperation within and beyond this area.
IFCM and its community of singers can expect the experience of a life time in Doha in 2023. Qatar already embodies a ‘Symphony of Cultures’ and looks forward to adding the voices of the WCSM to Qatar’s rich, diverse and deep choral roots. Steeped in an ancient and proud tradition, Qatar is home to more than 160 nationalities. A kaleidoscore of local and foreign cultures that meet and meld, creating a vibrant and diverse community.
WSCM13 in Qatar in 2023 will be at a global hub, where the world’s culture meet, and ancient local tradition and modern innovation flourish side by side.
The World Symposium on Choral Music is a one-week event organised every three years, with regional symposia organised in alternate years. They occur in a prominent and attractive city which has the facilities, financial support and managerial structure to successfully plan and administer a major international or regional event.
A local organising committee works in collaboration with the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Choral Music to promote artistic excellence, cooperation and exchange, by bringing together the finest choirs and choral leaders for performances, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and choral reading sessions.
The International Federation for Choral Music sponsors this project in cooperation with a national organisation, institution, or properly constituted committee in a host country. Whether world or regional, it is a meeting of the world’s most prestigious choral conductors and choirs.