The World Choral Summit is a unique initiative that will bring
together thirty choral leaders from throughout the world. The Summit,
a joint project under the sponsorship of IFCM, the China Chorus
Association, China Entertainment and Arts Group, and China Cultural
International Tours Inc, will be held simultaneously with the 11th
China International Choral Festival.
Five choirs, each from a different continent, as well as many choirs
from throughout the world, will join with their Chinese counterparts
to participate in the Summit and Festival. The focus of the Summit
will be on ideas, concerns, and ways to enhance communication and
cooperation within the global community, as well as the exploration of
choral traditions . . . especially that of China.
Appropriately, the theme will be Voices in Harmony. The host city of
Beijing offers an ideal setting for choral leaders and choirs to
experience the hospitality and rich cultural tradition of the Peoples
Republic of China. The Summit and Festival will be events not to be