WSCM 8 REPORT - World Symposium on Choral Music

WSCM 8 REPORT - World Symposium on Choral Music

WSCM 8 REPORT - World Symposium on Choral Music


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Overview<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 <str<strong>on</strong>g>REPORT</str<strong>on</strong>g><br />

The Eighth IFCM <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>on</strong> <strong>Choral</strong> <strong>Music</strong> (<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8) took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, July<br />

19-26 2008. It was arranged by the Danish project organizati<strong>on</strong> <strong>Choral</strong> Denmark in close cooperati<strong>on</strong> with<br />

The Internati<strong>on</strong>al Federati<strong>on</strong> for <strong>Choral</strong> <strong>Music</strong> (IFCM). The central venue was the Opera House at the<br />

harbor fr<strong>on</strong>t where <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 started with an Opening Gala Performance <strong>on</strong> Saturday July 19, featuring a<br />

series of Danish Choirs plus the theatre group Batida and the Tivoli Boys Guard.<br />

The daily program began every morning at 8.45 with a Warm Up, followed by the Morning Sing, - a 45<br />

minutes' comm<strong>on</strong> singing event with new choirs <strong>on</strong> stage every morning, singing from the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> S<strong>on</strong>g<br />

Book together with the delegates in the auditorium. Most of the participants arrived by the special harbor<br />

ferry shuttle from the city to the Opera.<br />

During the day it was possible to attend workshops, master classes and round table discussi<strong>on</strong>s, every<br />

morning and afterno<strong>on</strong> 7 parallel offers, and at lunch time Opera c<strong>on</strong>certs with four new choirs each day.<br />

On Friday July 25 we offered a special late afterno<strong>on</strong> performance of the Canadian children's opera Ann<br />

and Seamus, sung by Shallaway from Newfoundland.<br />

In the evenings, c<strong>on</strong>certs took place at different venues (churches and c<strong>on</strong>cert halls) in the city of<br />

Copenhagen.<br />

Wednesday July 23 - halfway through the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> - was a Tivoli Day with choirs singing all the afterno<strong>on</strong><br />

from the open air stages of Tivoli Gardens. The Tivoli C<strong>on</strong>cert Hall hosted three events during this day: a<br />

S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Gala at 14.30, c<strong>on</strong>certs with the vocal ensembles of DR (The Danish Radio Corporati<strong>on</strong>) at<br />

19.30, and a c<strong>on</strong>cert with Rhythmic Vocal <strong>Music</strong> at 21.30.<br />

Final c<strong>on</strong>certs took place in two big churches of Copenhagen. In the Cathedral, Britten's War Requiem was<br />

performed by Danish choirs and the DR Radio Symph<strong>on</strong>y Orchestra c<strong>on</strong>ducted by Michael Schønwandt,<br />

while the Danish choir in residence, Ars Nova Copenhagen, was singing motets by Bach in the Garnis<strong>on</strong>s<br />

Kirke.<br />

The <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> also had an Expo in <strong>on</strong>e of the ballet rehearsing rooms <strong>on</strong> the 4 th floor of the Opera where<br />

the participants could visit about 30 publishing companies or music informati<strong>on</strong> booths. <strong>Choral</strong> Denmark<br />

had its own booth, offering a wide range of Danish choral literature, cd's etc.<br />

<strong>Choral</strong> <strong>Music</strong> meets its audience<br />

This was the main theme of the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>. The <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g>8 Artistic Committee formulated it like this:<br />

Today's world seeks to embrace the performing artists. We in the choral world must be creative and<br />

c<strong>on</strong>sider how we can make our c<strong>on</strong>certs and programs stimulating to our audiences, and at the same time

maintain a high artistic level. As we c<strong>on</strong>stantly strive to perfect our art, we shall at <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 look for new<br />

ways to c<strong>on</strong>nect to our listeners through our stage deportment and our joy of singing.<br />

And indeed many of the choirs, work shop holders and composers in residence followed up <strong>on</strong> this theme,<br />

trying to find new ways of communicati<strong>on</strong> between stage and audience.<br />

Our promises<br />

This was what we promised the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> participants in the final invitati<strong>on</strong>, which was published in July<br />

2007, <strong>on</strong>e year before <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 took place:<br />

We are proud to present a <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>, where each Nordic country for the first time will be represented by<br />

choirs, and where 3 choirs from Latin- and South America, 3 from Africa, 5 from the Asian / Pacific regi<strong>on</strong>, 3<br />

from North America, and 3 from Europe outside the Nordic regi<strong>on</strong> will perform.<br />

We believe that many of the delegates will be interested in knowing more about our Scandinavian choral<br />

world.<br />

Following the Nordic Track, you will experience every day something special from the Nordic regi<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Once again, a S<strong>on</strong>gbridge project will be included in a world choral symposium. This has not been the case<br />

since Rotterdam in 1999. In Copenhagen, the S<strong>on</strong>gbridge will include children's and youth choirs from China,<br />

Canada, Hungary and Denmark. Children from different parts of the world singing together is a real peace<br />

creating project!<br />

You will also find inspirati<strong>on</strong> at the <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>Choral</strong> Expo, featuring music industry exhibits, festivals, agencies<br />

etc.<br />

During the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> days, you will spend the daytime in the Opera <strong>on</strong> the island of Holmen, crossing the<br />

harbor by the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> shuttle ferry in the morning. Each day will begin with a Warm-Up and an Open<br />

Sing, followed by Workshops, Master Classes and C<strong>on</strong>certs in the Opera at lunch time. In the late<br />

afterno<strong>on</strong>, the ferry will take you back to the city and a little rest at your hotel before the evening c<strong>on</strong>certs<br />

start in the old city of Copenhagen. The venues will be churches, museums and other c<strong>on</strong>cert rooms, and<br />

you can make your choice from a variety of at least 5 c<strong>on</strong>certs starting at different times. The most eager<br />

delegates may visit 2 or more c<strong>on</strong>certs in the same evening...<br />

Wednesday will be a very special day: Tivoli day! From the early afterno<strong>on</strong> the famous Tivoli Gardens will<br />

echo with choirs singing from the open air stages, the S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Gala C<strong>on</strong>cert in the afterno<strong>on</strong> in the big<br />

Tivoli c<strong>on</strong>cert hall and two big choir c<strong>on</strong>certs in the evening.<br />

Last, but not least, you will meet colleagues and choral friends from all over the world. Sit down in the glass<br />

foyer with a cup of coffee, or in the sun outside the Opera, create c<strong>on</strong>tacts or just have a talk and enjoy the<br />

spectacular harbor view!<br />

The Nordic Track<br />

From the beginning we were very focused <strong>on</strong> the idea of not <strong>on</strong>ly making a special presentati<strong>on</strong> of<br />

Denmark, which was quite natural, but presenting the entire Nordic choral universe, which has been<br />

admired by the rest of the world: the special Nordic sound, the interesting composers, the Nordic leading<br />

positi<strong>on</strong> in breaking new ways for the choir performances.<br />

For the first time in the history of IFCM choirs from all Nordic nati<strong>on</strong>s were included in the same <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g><br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> program, featuring Iceland for the very first time, and leading Nordic choir specialists were<br />

engaged to hold workshops or master classes or participate in round table discussi<strong>on</strong>s. At the end we had 3<br />

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Swedish choirs, 2 from Finland, 3 from Norway, 1 from Iceland and from Denmark Ars Nova Copenhagen as<br />

choir of residence. 13 other Danish choirs were presented during <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 (see list below).<br />

New compositi<strong>on</strong>s were commissi<strong>on</strong>ed from all Nordic countries.<br />

In the printed program the Nordic track was marked with the logo of Nordisk Kulturf<strong>on</strong>d (The Nordic<br />

Cultural Foundati<strong>on</strong>) who supported this part of the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> program.<br />

Commissi<strong>on</strong>ed works<br />

The following works were commissi<strong>on</strong>ed and world premiered during the <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>:<br />

Karin Rehnqvist (Sweden): Der Herr ist mein Hirte.<br />

Treble voices a cappella. Text: Ps.23, 14.<br />

Adolf Fredriks Flickkör, Sweden. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Bo Johanss<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (Finland): Face The <strong>Music</strong>.<br />

Mixed choir a cappella. Text: John Dryden, William Shakespeare.<br />

EMO, Finland. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Pasi Hyökki.<br />

Þorkell Sigurbjörnss<strong>on</strong> (Iceland): Psalmus CL. Text: Ps.150<br />

Hamrahlíðarkórinn, Iceland. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir.<br />

Sunleif Rasmussen (Faroe Islands): Regin der Schmied.<br />

Mixed choir, tromb<strong>on</strong>e and percussi<strong>on</strong>. Text: From the Middle Ages.<br />

Mogens Dahl Kammerkor, Denmark. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Mogens Dahl.<br />

Tromb<strong>on</strong>e: Jesper Juhl Sørensen. Percussi<strong>on</strong>: Mathias Reumert.<br />

Vytautas Miskinis (Lithuania): Light Mass.<br />

Mixed choir, jazz trio and additi<strong>on</strong>al piano. Text: Ordinarium Missae.<br />

C<strong>on</strong>spirare, USA. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Craig Hella Johns<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Pianos: Faith DeBow and Kristian Marcussen. Bass: Graig Earle. Drums: Kristoffer Juel Pedersen.<br />

Butch Lacy (Denmark): Wo-de-O.<br />

Mixed choir a cappella. Text: Butch Lacy.<br />

Schola Cantorum Coralina la Habana, Cuba. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Alina Orraca Llama.<br />

John Høybye (Denmark): The Magic Paint Brush.<br />

Mixed choir a cappella. Text: Edward Broadbridge<br />

Schola Cantorum, Norway. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: John Høybye.<br />

Per Skriver (Denmark): Duet.<br />

Text: Alfred, Lord Tennys<strong>on</strong><br />

Taipei Chamber Singers. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Yung-Hung Chen.<br />

Michael Bojesen (Denmark): Plant a Tree.<br />

Equal voices and flügelhorn. Text: Lisa Freeman, inspired by a poem by Piet Hein.<br />

DR Nati<strong>on</strong>al Girls Choir, Denmark. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Michael Bojesen.<br />

Flügelhorn: Palle Mikkelborg.<br />

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Jakob Lorentzen (Denmark): L'enfant mourant.<br />

Equal voices, harp and triangle. Text: H.C.Andersen / Bent Deegen<br />

Voci Nobili, Norway. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo.<br />

Harp: Tine Rehling.<br />

Peter Bruun (Denmark): Peace.<br />

Male choir a cappella. Text: W. Owen, Gerard Manley Hopkins.<br />

Svanholm Singers, Sweden. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Sofia Söderberg-Eberhard.<br />

S<strong>on</strong>gbridge<br />

The <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 Artistic Committee decided at an early stage of the planning to have a S<strong>on</strong>gbridge. Since the<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> in Rotterdam 1999 no S<strong>on</strong>gbridge had been c<strong>on</strong>nected to a <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>. The idea<br />

of the S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Project, created by the Finnish c<strong>on</strong>ductor Erkki Pohjola, is to bring 3 or 4 children's choirs<br />

from different parts of the world together. Each choir brings its own music including a commissi<strong>on</strong>ed<br />

compositi<strong>on</strong> which partly includes the other children's choirs. In a S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Camp all the choirs meet and<br />

work together some days before presenting the result in a S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Gala C<strong>on</strong>cert.<br />

The following choirs were selected by the Internati<strong>on</strong>al S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Committee and the <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 Artistic<br />

Committee as participants in the S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Camp and <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8:<br />

Shenzhen Middle School Choir, China. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Mei Liu.<br />

Magnificat Childrens Choir, Hungary. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Valéria Szebellédi.<br />

Shallaway, Canada. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Susan Knight.<br />

Nati<strong>on</strong>al Church Choir, Denmark. C<strong>on</strong>ductor: Ole Faurschou.<br />

S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Artistic Director: Kari Ala-Pöllänen (Finland), assisted by Sanna Valvanne (Finland).<br />

The S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Camp took place in the city of Holstebro, Denmark, and was arranged and hosted by FUK,<br />

The Nati<strong>on</strong>al Organisati<strong>on</strong> of Children's and Youth Choirs in the Church of Denmark. After the Camp the<br />

choirs went to Copenhagen and performed the S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Gala in the Tivoli C<strong>on</strong>cert Hall July 23.<br />

Delegates<br />

Totally, <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> had 1.160 delegates including workshop holders, board members and guests from 70<br />

countries. The following countries and number of delegates were represented, - please notice that the list<br />

does not include participating choirs and their leaders:<br />

AFRICA<br />

Algeria 1<br />

Burundi 1<br />

Camero<strong>on</strong> 1<br />

C<strong>on</strong>go 1<br />

Egypt 1<br />

Ghana 2<br />

Kenya 2<br />

Mozambique 2<br />

Namibia 1<br />

Nigeria 1<br />

South Africa 28<br />

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Zimbabwe 1<br />

10 countries 42 delegates<br />

ASIA<br />

Armenia 1<br />

China 17<br />

H<strong>on</strong>g K<strong>on</strong>g 2<br />

Japan 86<br />

Kazakhstan 2<br />

Malaysia 4<br />

Philippines 1<br />

Singapore 14<br />

South Korea 28<br />

Taiwan 18<br />

Thailand 3<br />

11 countries 176 delegates<br />

EUROPE excluding the Nordic Countries<br />

Austria 26<br />

Belgium 15<br />

Bulgaria 2<br />

Croatia 2<br />

Est<strong>on</strong>ia 29<br />

France 39<br />

Germany 63<br />

Greece 9<br />

Holland (The Netherlands) 13<br />

Hungary 5<br />

Ireland 6<br />

Italy 10<br />

Latvia 3<br />

Lithuania 5<br />

Luxembourg 1<br />

Poland 2<br />

Portugal 2<br />

Romania 1<br />

Russia 2<br />

Serbia 1<br />

Slovenia 19<br />

Spain 9<br />

Switzerland 9<br />

Turkey 4<br />

United Kingdom 21<br />

25 countries 298 delegates<br />

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plus 6 Nordic countries with 272 delegates, total for Europe 567 delegates<br />


Argentina 14<br />

Brazil 8<br />

Chile 1<br />

Colombia 2<br />

Costa Rica 1<br />

Cuba 1<br />

French Guyana 2<br />

Mexico 2<br />

Paraguay 1<br />

Puerto Rico 2<br />

Venezuela 7<br />

11 countries 41 delegates<br />


Israel 17<br />

Leban<strong>on</strong> 1<br />

2 countries 18 delegates<br />

NORDIC<br />

Denmark 102<br />

Faroe Islands 1<br />

Finland 34<br />

Iceland 8<br />

Norway 47<br />

Sweden 80<br />

6 countries 272 delegates<br />


Canada 49<br />

USA 207<br />

2 countries 256 delegates<br />


Australia 42<br />

Ind<strong>on</strong>esia 1<br />

New Zealand 14<br />

3 countries 57 delegates<br />

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Choirs<br />

The list of participating choirs include the following:<br />


C<strong>on</strong>spirare (USA), c<strong>on</strong>d. Craig Hella Johns<strong>on</strong><br />

<strong>Music</strong>a Intima (Canada) (no c<strong>on</strong>ductor)<br />

Shallaway (Canada), c<strong>on</strong>d. Susan Knight<br />


Coro Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba (Brazil), c<strong>on</strong>d. Helma Haller.<br />

Schola Cantorum Coralina La Habana (Cuba), c<strong>on</strong>d. Alina Orraca Llama.<br />

Coro Universitario de Mendoza (Argentina), c<strong>on</strong>d. Silvana Vallesi.<br />

AFRICA (3)<br />

MCC Mwamba (Uganda), c<strong>on</strong>d. Jemimah K. Nsanga<br />

University of Johannesburg Choir (South Africa), c<strong>on</strong>d. Renette Bouwer and Sidumo Jacobs.<br />

Winneba Youth Choir (Ghana), c<strong>on</strong>d. John Francis Arthur Yamoah.<br />

ASIA / PACIFIC (5)<br />

Anyang Civic <strong>Choral</strong>e (South Korea), dir. Sang-Kil Lee.<br />

Ind<strong>on</strong>esian Youth Cordana Choir (Ind<strong>on</strong>esia), c<strong>on</strong>d. Aida Swens<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Key Cygnetures (New Zealand), c<strong>on</strong>d. Elise Bradley and Karen Grylls.<br />

Shen Zhen Middle School Choir (China), c<strong>on</strong>d. Mei Liu.<br />

Taipei Chamber Singers (Taiwan), c<strong>on</strong>d. Yun-Hung Chen.<br />


Calicantus (Swiss), c<strong>on</strong>d. Mario F<strong>on</strong>tana.<br />

Jauniesu Koris KAMER (Latvia), c<strong>on</strong>d. Maris Sirmais.<br />

Mikrokosmos (France), c<strong>on</strong>d. Loïc Pierre.<br />

Rundfunkchor Berlin (Germany), c<strong>on</strong>d. Sim<strong>on</strong> Halsey and Stefan Parkman.<br />

Romanian Radio Children's Choir (Romania), c<strong>on</strong>d. Voicu Popescu.<br />


Denmark (13)<br />

Ars Nova Copenhagen, c<strong>on</strong>d. Paul Hillier.<br />

Camerata (Copenhagen Chamber Choir), c<strong>on</strong>d. Michael Bojesen.<br />

Chamberchoir HYMNIA, c<strong>on</strong>d. Fleming Windekilde.<br />

Copenhagen Girls Choir SAG, c<strong>on</strong>d. Claus Vestergaard Jensen.<br />

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, c<strong>on</strong>d. Ebbe Munk.<br />

Danish Nati<strong>on</strong>al Girls Choir DR (Radiopigekoret), c<strong>on</strong>d. Michael Bojesen.<br />

Danish Nati<strong>on</strong>al Vocal Ensemble DR, c<strong>on</strong>d. Stephen Layt<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Mogens Dahl Kammerkor, c<strong>on</strong>d. Mogens Dahl.<br />

Nati<strong>on</strong>al Church Choir (FUK), c<strong>on</strong>d. Ole Faurschou.<br />

Touché, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jesper Holm.<br />

University Choir Lille MUKO, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jesper Grove Jørgensen.<br />

Vocal Line, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jens Johansen.<br />

VoxNorth, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jim Daus Hjernøe.<br />

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Finland (2)<br />

EMO, c<strong>on</strong>d. Pasi Hyökki.<br />

Rajat<strong>on</strong> (no c<strong>on</strong>ductor.<br />

Iceland (1)<br />

Hamrahlíðarkórinn (Hamrahlid Choir), c<strong>on</strong>d. Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir.<br />

Norway (3)<br />

Schola Cantorum Oslo, c<strong>on</strong>d. T<strong>on</strong>e Bianca Dahl.<br />

Voci Nobili, c<strong>on</strong>d. Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo.<br />

Vokal Nord, dir. Ragnar Rasmussen.<br />

Sweden (3)<br />

Adolf Fredriks Flickkör, c<strong>on</strong>d. Bo Johanss<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Lunds Studentsångförening, c<strong>on</strong>d. Thomas Caplin.<br />

Svanholm Singers, c<strong>on</strong>d. Sofia Söderberg-Eberhard<br />

Morning Sing<br />

Every morning choirs from different parts of the world presented music from their own regi<strong>on</strong> <strong>on</strong> stage,<br />

singing it from the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> S<strong>on</strong>gbook together with the delegates in the auditorium. The music - mostly<br />

excerpts from compositi<strong>on</strong>s - was printed with generous permissi<strong>on</strong>s from editors all over the world. The<br />

following choirs and c<strong>on</strong>ductors took part in the Morning Sing sessi<strong>on</strong>s:<br />

Sunday<br />

Danish repertoire.<br />

Danish choir singers and volunteers c<strong>on</strong>ducted by Michael Bojesen, John Høybye, Jesper Grove Jørgensen<br />

and Steen Lindholm.<br />

M<strong>on</strong>day<br />

Iceland and Sweden.<br />

Hamrahlíðarkórinn (Hamrahlid Choir), c<strong>on</strong>d. Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, and Adolf Fredriks Flickkör, c<strong>on</strong>d. Bo<br />

Johanss<strong>on</strong>.<br />

Tuesday<br />

Asian repertoire.<br />

Anyang Civic <strong>Choral</strong>e (South Korea), dir. Sang-Kil Lee, and Taipei Chamber Singers (Taiwan), c<strong>on</strong>d. Yun-Hung<br />

Chen.<br />

Thursday<br />

Latin American repertoire.<br />

Schola Cantorum Coralina La Habana (Cuba), c<strong>on</strong>d. Alina Orraca Llama, and Coro Universitario de Mendoza<br />

(Argentina), c<strong>on</strong>d. Silvana Vallesi.<br />

Friday<br />

Norway and Finland.<br />

Vokal Nord, dir. Ragnar Rasmussen, and EMO, c<strong>on</strong>d. Pasi Hyökki.<br />

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Saturday<br />

North American repertoire.<br />

Ant<strong>on</strong> Armstr<strong>on</strong>g and C<strong>on</strong>spirare.<br />

Workshops<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 offered a total of 60 workshops <strong>on</strong> 34 different themes related to choral music:<br />

1. Meet Iceland / Hamrahlíðarkórinn (Hamrahlid Choir), c<strong>on</strong>d. Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, and the composer<br />

Þorkell Sigurbjörnss<strong>on</strong>.<br />

2. The Acoustic Phenomen<strong>on</strong> of <strong>Choral</strong> Singing / Harald Jers (Germany).<br />

3. Body Percussi<strong>on</strong> and the Voice / Keith Terry (USA).<br />

4. Solfége with Children / Wilma ten Wolde (The Netherlands). This workshop was cancelled due to illness.<br />

5. Communicati<strong>on</strong> between Choir and C<strong>on</strong>ductor / T<strong>on</strong>e Bianca Dahl (Norway).<br />

6. How to get the Media interested in <strong>Choral</strong> <strong>Music</strong> / Benjamin K. Roe (USA).<br />

7. A Taste of New Zealand / Key Cygnetures, c<strong>on</strong>d. Elise Bradley and Karen Grylls.<br />

8. Improving <strong>Choral</strong> Blend / Sigrid Johns<strong>on</strong> (USA).<br />

9. Body Work for Children / Wilma ten Wolde (The Netherlands). This workshop was cancelled due to<br />

illness.<br />

10. Boys singing Buxtehude / Royal Chapel Choir c<strong>on</strong>d. Ebbe Munk (Denmark).<br />

11. Meet the Composer / Eric Whitacre (USA).<br />

12. Good, reas<strong>on</strong>able <strong>Choral</strong> Writing / John Høybye (Denmark).<br />

13. Repertoire and C<strong>on</strong>ducting / Naomi Faran (Israel).<br />

14. The <strong>Music</strong>a Project / Jean Sturm (France).<br />

15. Vocal Rhythmic <strong>Music</strong>. Three different Approaches / Touché, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jesper Holm, Vocal Line, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jens<br />

Johansen, and VoxNorth, c<strong>on</strong>d. Jim Daus Hjernøe (Denmark).<br />

16. Rhythms of the Earth: African / Winneba Choir (Ghana).<br />

17. Improvising with Gunnar / Gunnar Erikss<strong>on</strong> (Sweden).<br />

18. A Taste of Balkan's <strong>Choral</strong> Temperament / Branko Stark (Croatia).<br />

19. Exploring the Sound of Nordic Folk <strong>Music</strong> / Susanne Rosenberg (Sweden). Due to illness Ms. Rosenberg<br />

was substituted by Åsa Grågarn Sol (Sweden).<br />

20. Meet Finland / EMO, c<strong>on</strong>d. Pasi Hyökki, and the composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.<br />

21. From the ugly Voice to the classically trained Voice / Svend Prytz (Denmark).<br />

22. A Taste of Ind<strong>on</strong>esia / Ind<strong>on</strong>esian Youth Choir Cordana, c<strong>on</strong>d. Aida Swens<strong>on</strong>.<br />

23. Sing'n move...Let us groove / Sanna Valvanne (Finland) and Cristian Grases (Venezuela).<br />

24. Movement and Expressi<strong>on</strong> / Ana Yepes (Spain).<br />

25. African Inspirati<strong>on</strong> / Adrien Ntab<strong>on</strong>a (Burundi).<br />

26. An exciting Choir Project / Maris Sirmaïs and Jauniesu Koris KAMER (Latvia).<br />

27. How to build a <strong>Choral</strong> School / Michael Bojesen (Denmark).<br />

28. Renaissance of the German Volkslied / Volker Hempfling (Germany).<br />

29. Meet Sweden / Adolf Fredriks Flickkör, c<strong>on</strong>d. Bo Johanss<strong>on</strong>, and the composer Karin Rehnqvist.<br />

30. Interpreting the Afro-American Spiritual / Ant<strong>on</strong> Armstr<strong>on</strong>g (USA).<br />

31. Rhythms of the Earth: Caribbean and Latin-American / Freddy Laf<strong>on</strong>t Mena (Cuba).<br />

32. <strong>Choral</strong> Movement <strong>on</strong> Renaissance and Baroque Dance / Ana Yepes (Spain).<br />

33. Finding Performance Energy through Rhythm / Bob Chilcott (United Kingdom).<br />

34. Meet Norway / Vokal Nord, c<strong>on</strong>d. Ragnar Rasmussen.<br />

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Master Classes<br />

4 Master Classes were offered, 2 for c<strong>on</strong>ductors of mixed choirs and 2 for c<strong>on</strong>ductors of children's choirs.<br />

1. Master Class Erwin Ortner (Austria): From Haydn to Webern. <strong>Music</strong> from Vienna. Choir: Ars Nova<br />

Copenhagen.<br />

Haydn: Die Beredsamkeit<br />

Schubert: Chor der Engel<br />

Brahms: Nachtwache 1-2<br />

Schoenberg: De profundis<br />

Webern: Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen.<br />

2. Master Class Sim<strong>on</strong> Halsey (United Kingdom): C<strong>on</strong>temporary <strong>Choral</strong> <strong>Music</strong>. Choir: Ars Nova<br />

Copenhagen.<br />

Thomas Adès: The Fairfax Carol<br />

James Macmillan: Tenebrae Resp<strong>on</strong>sories<br />

Tarik O'Reagan: Tu, Trinitatis Unitas<br />

Eric Whitacre: When David heard<br />

Julian Anders<strong>on</strong>: Beautiful Valley of Eden<br />

3. Master Class Bo Johanss<strong>on</strong> (Sweden). Children's choir. Choir: Adolf Fredriks Flickkör.<br />

Lajos Bárdos: Magos a rutafa<br />

Javier Busto: Salve Regina<br />

Egil Hovland: O come let us sing<br />

André Caplet: Sanctus<br />

Pekka Kostiainen: Jaakobin pojaat<br />

Gustav Holst: Ave Maria<br />

Samuel Barber: To be sung <strong>on</strong> the Water<br />

Arne Mellnäs: Aglepta<br />

Francis Poulenc: Petit voix<br />

4. Master Class Zimfira Poloz (Kazhakstan / Canada). Children's choir. Choir: Nati<strong>on</strong>al Church Choir (FUK).<br />

Lyn Williams: Festive Alleluia<br />

Eleanor Daley: O my dear heart<br />

Eleanor Daley: Rise up, my love<br />

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances<br />

arr. Stephen Hatfield: O sapo<br />

Round Tables<br />

The <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 program included 5 Round Tables:<br />

1. Choir <strong>Music</strong> as a Tool of Social Integrati<strong>on</strong>. Chair: Maria Guinand (Venezuela).<br />

2. Composer's Round Table. Chair: Steen Lindholm (Denmark).<br />

3. Exploring <strong>Choral</strong> Sound in Ancient Sacred <strong>Music</strong>. Chair: J<strong>on</strong>athan Velasco (Philippines).<br />

4. The Business of <strong>Choral</strong> Singing. Chair: Philip Brunelle (USA).<br />

5. Creative and Innovative Programs. Chair: Jakob Lorentzen (Denmark).<br />

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<strong>Choral</strong> Expo<br />

The <strong>Choral</strong> Expo 2008 during <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 had 28 booths, each booth covering 9 m2. Originally the plan was to<br />

create the best and biggest symposium expositi<strong>on</strong> ever <strong>on</strong> <strong>on</strong>e of the big back stages of the Opera.<br />

However, an opera house is no exhibiti<strong>on</strong> building, and we had to realize that it was anything but simple to<br />

establish the necessary facilities. After many c<strong>on</strong>siderati<strong>on</strong>s our c<strong>on</strong>clusi<strong>on</strong> was that no exhibitor would be<br />

willing to pay the renting fees which would be the c<strong>on</strong>sequence of carrying out our original plan, and<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 itself had no possibility to act as a sp<strong>on</strong>sor of the <strong>Choral</strong> Expo. On the c<strong>on</strong>trary, the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g><br />

budget was foreseeing a nice profit from the expo, and we had to realize that this was not possible given<br />

the c<strong>on</strong>diti<strong>on</strong>s. In order to land somewhere near break-even a change of plans was necessary, so we<br />

decided to move the expo to the biggest of the ballet rehearsal halls. This meant less costs, but<br />

unfortunately also a smaller number of booths.<br />

To minimize the ec<strong>on</strong>omic risk for <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8, the <strong>Choral</strong> Expo was c<strong>on</strong>tracted out to the two companies<br />

Produkti<strong>on</strong>sk<strong>on</strong>toret and Art Attack, who ran it as a joint venture. When the first announcement of the<br />

expo was made, the interest from music publishers, companies, organizati<strong>on</strong>s and instituti<strong>on</strong>s was not very<br />

impressive, but after a reducti<strong>on</strong> of the renting fees for the booths the interest rose remarkably. At the<br />

end the number of booths might have been doubled, but due to the already menti<strong>on</strong>ed establishing costs<br />

this would <strong>on</strong>ly have led to a big deficit in the final accounts, and at this point it was not possible anyway to<br />

find an additi<strong>on</strong>al room.<br />

In general the exhibitors seemed to be very satisfied. The <strong>Choral</strong> Expo had many visitors, many items were<br />

sold out, and several exhibitors had to require extra products during <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8.<br />

St. Olaf's College<br />

Helbling Verlagsgesellschaft mbH<br />

Alfred Publishing Co (UK) Ltd<br />

Gehrmans Musikförlag<br />

Canada Cuba Sports & Cultural Festivals<br />

Bo Ejeby Förlag<br />

Cantando Musikkforlag A/S<br />

Wesmanss Musikforlag<br />

Distinguished C<strong>on</strong>certs Intl<br />

<strong>Music</strong> Informati<strong>on</strong> Center Finland<br />

Editi<strong>on</strong>s A Coeur Joie<br />

Annie Bank Editi<strong>on</strong><br />

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The ballet rehearsal hall <strong>on</strong> the 4 th floor of the Opera was a nice,<br />

light and friendly venue for the expo. However, the dancing floor<br />

had to be protected, which was a challenge for an exhibiti<strong>on</strong> with<br />

many booths and about 1.000 visitors per day. To solve this<br />

problem the Danish carpet manufacturer Ege Tæpper was<br />

approached, and the company helped the <strong>Choral</strong> Expo immensely<br />

by sp<strong>on</strong>soring a specially designed <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 carpet (see photo). The<br />

carpet also became a gimmick, as the score of the Danish<br />

composer Niels W. Gade's Morning S<strong>on</strong>g was included in the<br />

design, combined with the <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 logo.<br />

The exhibitors at the <strong>Choral</strong> Expo were the following companies or<br />

instituti<strong>on</strong>s:<br />

Carus Verlag<br />

Oxford University Press<br />

Festival 500<br />

M<strong>on</strong>dial <strong>Choral</strong> Loto-Québec<br />

Norsk korforbund<br />

Singers Of United Lands<br />

Europa Cantat<br />

Peters editi<strong>on</strong><br />

Small <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>Music</strong>folder<br />

<strong>Music</strong> Sales Group<br />

<strong>Choral</strong> Denmark

Media<br />

Audio<br />

All c<strong>on</strong>certs in the Opera, the three c<strong>on</strong>certs in the Tivoli C<strong>on</strong>cert Hall plus the Final C<strong>on</strong>cert in the<br />

Copenhagen Cathedral were recorded by DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporati<strong>on</strong>). 13 evening c<strong>on</strong>certs (each<br />

with 2 performing choirs) were recorded by the German company AVA in partnership with DR. CDs were<br />

sold by AVA in the Opera foyer each following day.<br />

During <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g>8 DR offered the following programs <strong>on</strong> our nati<strong>on</strong>al radio channel P2:<br />

Sunday, July 20 20.00-21.00: C<strong>on</strong>cert recordings and reportage.<br />

M<strong>on</strong>day, July 21 19.15-20.00: C<strong>on</strong>cert recordings and reportage.<br />

Tuesday, July 22 19.15-20.00: C<strong>on</strong>cert recordings and reportage.<br />

Wednesday, July 23 19.00-23.00: Direct transmissi<strong>on</strong> from Tivoli c<strong>on</strong>certs.<br />

Thursday, July 24 19.15-20.00: C<strong>on</strong>cert recordings and reportage.<br />

Friday, July 25 19.15-20.00: C<strong>on</strong>cert recordings and reportage.<br />

Saturday, July 26 20.00-22.00: Direct transmissi<strong>on</strong> from Final C<strong>on</strong>cert plus interviews from the Cathedral.<br />

Another DR channel, P4, also broadcast informati<strong>on</strong>s <strong>on</strong> <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8.<br />

In the fall of 2008 further recordings were broadcast <strong>on</strong> P2.<br />

European radio stati<strong>on</strong>s have been offered the c<strong>on</strong>cert recordings from the Opera, and until now DR has<br />

received 85 requests from 7 radio stati<strong>on</strong>s. Radio journalists from USA and Canada received copies of<br />

recordings to be used for programs in their countries.<br />

TV, Video<br />

There were no Danish TV recordings, but TV teams from Finland, China and Japan visited the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g><br />

and made recordings.<br />

Press<br />

Journalists from USA, Canada, Germany and Sweden were present during the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>.<br />

Articles about the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> were printed in many journals <strong>on</strong> choral music all over the world. IFCM's own<br />

<strong>Choral</strong> Bulletin brought an article in each editi<strong>on</strong> during the last 1½ years up to the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>, and ACDA's<br />

<strong>Choral</strong> Journal, the Europa Cantat Magazine and the Japanese <strong>Choral</strong> Organizati<strong>on</strong> all brought articles<br />

about <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8, just to menti<strong>on</strong> some of the most important <strong>on</strong>es.<br />

In Denmark, we had an article in the newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad before the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> started, plus<br />

some smaller notices. During the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 was described in a big reportage in the newspaper<br />

Weekendavisen. In August the same newspaper brought another l<strong>on</strong>g article about <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8. Several<br />

<strong>Music</strong>al Journals, am<strong>on</strong>g them the Danish c<strong>on</strong>ductors' journal (Kapelmesteren), the Organists' journal<br />

(Organist Bladet) and the journal for Danish Amateur <strong>Choral</strong> Federati<strong>on</strong>/Danish Amateur Orchestra<br />

Federati<strong>on</strong> (DAM Magasinet) featured articles <strong>on</strong> the event.<br />

Web<br />

303.861 pers<strong>on</strong>s have c<strong>on</strong>tacted the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> homepage (hits), and total of 16.796 visitors were<br />

registered.<br />

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Direct presentati<strong>on</strong>s<br />

The <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 project was a. o. presented at the following internati<strong>on</strong>al meetings and festivals:<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 7 in Kyoto, Japan<br />

IFCM General Assembly in Kyoto, Japan<br />

Europa Cantat General Assembly in Ly<strong>on</strong>, France<br />

ACDA Nati<strong>on</strong>al C<strong>on</strong>venti<strong>on</strong> in Miami, USA<br />

The <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>Choral</strong> Games in Xiamen, China<br />

The Chorus America C<strong>on</strong>venti<strong>on</strong> in USA<br />

Europa Cantat in Mainz<br />

The Internati<strong>on</strong>al Choir Festival of Trelew, Argentina<br />

The Internati<strong>on</strong>al Choir Festival of Magarita Island, Venezuela<br />

America Cantat in Habana, Cuba<br />

Meeting of Nordisk Korforum and SAMNAM, Oslo<br />

Meeting of Finlands Svenska Sång- och Musikförbund i Ekenäs, Finland<br />

The ABCD <strong>Choral</strong> Directors C<strong>on</strong>venti<strong>on</strong> in Newcastle, United Kingdom<br />

Meeting of Greenlandic c<strong>on</strong>ductors in Nuuk, Greenland<br />

Meeting of Körsam, Sweden<br />

Europa Cantat General Assembly in Utrecht, Holland<br />

SAMNAM General Assembly in Göteborg, Sweden<br />

Evaluati<strong>on</strong>s<br />

After the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>Choral</strong> Denmark has received many positive evaluati<strong>on</strong>s in words, mails and printed<br />

articles. They are still arriving, and we take the liberty of printing a few examples:<br />

Die ganze Welt der Chormusik: viele Anregungen für die Praxis und ein K<strong>on</strong>zertmarath<strong>on</strong>...<br />

(Neue Chorzeit, Germany)<br />

... I have participated in several <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>s <strong>on</strong> <strong>Choral</strong> <strong>Music</strong>, in Sydney, Minneapolis, Rotterdam,<br />

Kyoto and Copenhagen. All were interesting for me as a choir c<strong>on</strong>ductor, but the <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> in Copenhagen<br />

gave the str<strong>on</strong>gest impressi<strong>on</strong> of them all...<br />

(Ingemar Månss<strong>on</strong>, Swedish c<strong>on</strong>ductor, in "Körledaren", journal of Swedish choir c<strong>on</strong>ductors).<br />

All of us at C<strong>on</strong>spirare had a truly grand time being a part of your w<strong>on</strong>derfully c<strong>on</strong>ceived and planned<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g>. It was an extraordinarily special h<strong>on</strong>or for us to be a part of this very special gathering and I<br />

thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did to make it such a meaningful and glorious<br />

celebrati<strong>on</strong>...<br />

(Craig Hella Johns<strong>on</strong>, c<strong>on</strong>ductor of the chamber choir C<strong>on</strong>spirare, USA).<br />

Our c<strong>on</strong>tact with choral groups of the highest level made us reflect <strong>on</strong> new ways of how to present ourselves<br />

in fr<strong>on</strong>t of the audience...<br />

(Voicu Popescu, c<strong>on</strong>ductor of the Romanian Radio Children's and Youth Choir).<br />

Thank you so much for all your hard work, and for realizing such a w<strong>on</strong>derful symposium. We thoroughly<br />

enjoyed the c<strong>on</strong>certs and workshops, and of course, the well thought-out Gala C<strong>on</strong>cert performance.<br />

(Saeko Hasegawa (Japan), IFCM Vice President).<br />

C<strong>on</strong>gratulati<strong>on</strong>s for this marvelous and well organized <str<strong>on</strong>g>Symposium</str<strong>on</strong>g> in Copenhagen!<br />

(Noël Minet, former President of Europa Cantat)<br />

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Not <strong>on</strong>ly has it helped New Zealand choral music as a whole, but the students who participated gained<br />

w<strong>on</strong>derful experiences in music and culture. These students cannot speak highly enough of their w<strong>on</strong>derful<br />

experiences in your beautiful city...<br />

(Moira Clarke, Key Cygnetures, New Zealand).<br />

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the successful S<strong>on</strong>gbridge in Holstebro and<br />

Copenhagen. To make it a success artistically and to create the real spirit we needed to have all the little<br />

pieces in this great puzzle in right places. We did it - all together!<br />

(Kari Ala-Pöllänen (Finland), Artistic Director of the S<strong>on</strong>gbridge project).<br />

We think this Simposio was simply EXCELLENT and went bey<strong>on</strong>d our expectati<strong>on</strong>s...<br />

The <str<strong>on</strong>g>World</str<strong>on</strong>g> <strong>Choral</strong> family will always remember Copenhagen, the beautiful city, the w<strong>on</strong>derful and warm<br />

friends, the unique Opera House, the boats, the churches, but especially the choirs, the music, the family and<br />

the enthusiasm and love of the Danish <strong>Choral</strong> Family...<br />

(Maria Guinand (Venezuela), IFCM Vice President and member of the <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 Artistic Committee).<br />

From what I could see and hear, both the artistic and the organizati<strong>on</strong>al factors of this event were of the<br />

highest standard... Copenhagen has now entered choral history with a remarkable <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g>...<br />

(Jeroen Schrijner (The Netherlands), President of Europa Cantat ).<br />

Sp<strong>on</strong>sors and partners<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 was sp<strong>on</strong>sored by a large number of instituti<strong>on</strong>s, foundati<strong>on</strong>s and companies:<br />

Dr<strong>on</strong>ning Margrethe og Prins Henriks F<strong>on</strong>d<br />

K<strong>on</strong>g Frederik og Dr<strong>on</strong>ning Ingrids F<strong>on</strong>d<br />

K<strong>on</strong>g Christian den Tiendes F<strong>on</strong>d<br />

Kulturministeriet<br />

Kunstrådets musikfaglige udvalg<br />

Nordisk Kulturf<strong>on</strong>d<br />

CKU Center for Kultur og Udvikling<br />

A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers F<strong>on</strong>d til almene Formaal<br />

Bikubenf<strong>on</strong>den<br />

Augustinus F<strong>on</strong>den<br />

Knud Højgaards F<strong>on</strong>d<br />

Otic<strong>on</strong> F<strong>on</strong>den<br />

Gangstedf<strong>on</strong>den<br />

Erda og Christian Schrøders F<strong>on</strong>d<br />

Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni's Gavef<strong>on</strong>d<br />

The Sydney <strong>Choral</strong> Foundati<strong>on</strong><br />

W<strong>on</strong>derful Copenhagen<br />

Star Alliance<br />

Dansk Kor Forbund<br />

DAKU (Dansk Amatørkor Uni<strong>on</strong>)<br />

Dansk Kapelmesterforening<br />

Dansk Komp<strong>on</strong>ist Forenings Produkti<strong>on</strong>spulje (Danish Composers' Society / KODA's Fund for Social and<br />

Cultural Purposes)<br />

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Dansk Musikforlæggerforening<br />

Ege Tæpper<br />

The following instituti<strong>on</strong>s / co-operating partners also gave us valuable support:<br />

Det Kgl. Teater / Operaen<br />

DR<br />

Tivoli<br />

Rytmisk Musikk<strong>on</strong>servatorium<br />

Holstebro Kommune<br />

OrkesterEfterskolen, Holstebro<br />

Sankt Annæ Gymnasium<br />

Dyssegårdskirken<br />

Administrati<strong>on</strong> - Groups - Volunteers<br />

Head of <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8: Steen Lindholm, Executive Director.<br />

Assistant Director: Thomas Kiørbye.<br />

<strong>Choral</strong> Denmark Board:<br />

Ejvind Callesen (President), Tom Møller Pedersen, Jesper Grove Jørgensen.<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 Leaders' Group:<br />

Steen Lindholm, Thomas Kiørbye, Ejvind Callesen, Tom Møller Pedersen, Jesper Grove Jørgensen, Lars-Ole<br />

Hedegaard.<br />

Administrati<strong>on</strong> Group:<br />

Leaders' Group plus the following pers<strong>on</strong>s: Leif Glud Holm, Mogens Halken, Søren Nors Nielsen, Kaare<br />

Christiansen, Edna Rasmussen, Marianne Grønholdt, Poul Emborg.<br />

Assistants: Anne Lisbeth Willerup and Sigríður J. Pétursdóttir.<br />

Executive Committee:<br />

Ejvind Callesen, <strong>Choral</strong> Denmark<br />

Tom Møller Pedersen, <strong>Choral</strong> Denmark<br />

Martin Bender, W<strong>on</strong>derful Copenhagen<br />

Jean-Claude Wilkens, IFCM<br />

Dolf Rabus, IFCM<br />

Artistic Committee:<br />

Philip Brunelle, USA<br />

Maria Guinand, Venezuela<br />

Volker Hempfling, Germany<br />

John Høybye, Denmark<br />

Jesper Grove Jørgensen, Denmark<br />

Steen Lindholm, Denmark<br />

J<strong>on</strong>athan Velasco, Philippines<br />

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Danish Advisory <strong>Music</strong> Committee:<br />

Pia Boysen<br />

Mogens Dahl<br />

Niels Græsholm<br />

Bent Grønholdt<br />

Jesper Holm<br />

John Høybye<br />

Helle Høyer Mogensen<br />

Jesper Grove Jørgensen<br />

Steen Lindholm<br />

Editorial Team:<br />

Leif Glud Holm<br />

Thomas Kiørbye<br />

Steen Lindholm<br />

Assistants:<br />

Anne Ørbæk Jensen<br />

Bent Mortensen<br />

Anne Lisbeth Willerup<br />

Expo Group:<br />

Ejvind Callesen<br />

Mette Haslund<br />

Lars-Ole Hedegaard<br />

Bodil Høgh<br />

Bent Påske<br />

Organizing the Volunteers:<br />

Tom Møller Pedersen<br />

Kaare Christiansen<br />

Marianne Grønholdt<br />

Søren Nors Nielsen<br />

Edna Rasmussen<br />

Opera Group:<br />

Ejvind Callesen<br />

Kaare Christiansen<br />

Poul Emborg<br />

Mogens Halken<br />

City C<strong>on</strong>certs Group:<br />

Jesper Grove Jørgensen<br />

Erik Hildebrandt Nielsen<br />

Jesper Holm<br />

Klaus Lyngbye<br />

Keld Mønniche<br />

Media:<br />

Bent Grønholdt<br />

Dolf Rabus<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 Report page 16

Internet:<br />

Helle Christiansen<br />

Communicati<strong>on</strong> and Press:<br />

Thomas Kiørbye<br />

Social Arrangements:<br />

Claus Hanke<br />

Tour Group:<br />

Bente Hanke<br />

Svend Mortensen<br />

S<strong>on</strong>gbridge Group:<br />

Inge Marie Andersen<br />

Gitte Preussler<br />

Kari Ala-Pöllänen<br />

Sanna Valvanne<br />

C<strong>on</strong>gress Organizer:<br />

ICS A/S (Internati<strong>on</strong>al C<strong>on</strong>ference Services)<br />

Ec<strong>on</strong>omy and some c<strong>on</strong>clusi<strong>on</strong>s<br />

When the budget for <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 was planned in 2005, the balance was about 11 milli<strong>on</strong> DKK (around 1.47<br />

milli<strong>on</strong> €) based <strong>on</strong> at least 1.600 paying participants. The last revised budget for <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 in 2008 was<br />

around 9.9 milli<strong>on</strong> DKK (c. 1.32 milli<strong>on</strong> €) based <strong>on</strong> 1.300 paying participants.<br />

The final accounts show an income of 7.514.981 DKK (c. 1.001.998 €) and expenses of 7.900.452 (c.<br />

1.053.394 €). Thus the final result is a deficit of 385.471 DKK (c. 51.396 €), which is covered by guarantees<br />

and by the <strong>Choral</strong> Denmark organizati<strong>on</strong>s.<br />

The main reas<strong>on</strong> for the deficit was the number of paying participants. <str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 finally had 1.160<br />

participants which we c<strong>on</strong>sidered quite satisfactory given the c<strong>on</strong>diti<strong>on</strong>s. Just 150 participants more, each<br />

paying <strong>on</strong> the average 400 € as registrati<strong>on</strong> fee, would have turned the deficit into a small profit.<br />

Looking at the participati<strong>on</strong> Africa and Latin America were probably better represented than ever at a<br />

world symposium, and we also had a nice representati<strong>on</strong> from Asia and South Pacific, some of these<br />

participants having to travel far and pay much m<strong>on</strong>ey for their transportati<strong>on</strong>. Even if the number of<br />

participants from North America and Europe including Scandinavia is not bad, we had expected more, but it<br />

is obvious that the expensive hotel rooms and living costs in Copenhagen combined with the low exchange<br />

rate of the US dollar at the end turned out to be prohibitive for many interested choir people.<br />

<str<strong>on</strong>g>WSCM</str<strong>on</strong>g> 8 Report page 17

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