World Choral Day
World Choral Day is an annual celebration observed on December 09 of this year. There is one thing in this world that will unite all the people irrespective of the language and origin. It is none other than music. Choral is a type of music sung by many individuals together usually during concerts or worships. World Choral Day celebrates those choral people and their unison in bringing the best music thereby uniting the people.
“I have such happy memories of performing in a choir and I don’t think I’d have got where I am today without all that experience. So my advice to young singers is to either join your school or church’s choir or find one in your local area. Choral music at any level teaches you so much about musicianship and blending your voice.” – Katherine Jenkins
History of World Choral Day
The first celebration of World Choral Day was held in the year 1990 in Helsinki. The celebration is feasted on the second Sunday of every December since then. Alberto Grau is the person who had created this celebration Day. He belongs to International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and is a teacher, a composer, and a choral director from Venezuela. The Choral Day is an international choral event that extols the importance of solidarity, peace, and understanding. The Day was approved by the General Assembly of IFCM in August 1990. Alberto Grau is also the founder of a Venezuelan choral group named the Director Schola Cantorum de Caracas. It is this choral group that made him achieve significant winnings. The Venezuelan choral group has laid the foundation for creating many development projects of the musical art. The celebration has become a global phenomenon that helps in bringing the people together in peace and harmony through music.
Other Celebrations on December 9
December 9 is also celebrated as
- Techno Day
- International Anti-Corruption Day
- Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
- National Pastry Day
- Christmas Card Day
How to Celebrate World Choral Day
Celebrating the World Choral Day is quite simple. You can participate in the event conducted by the choral Day team with your choral group. In another way, you can even enjoy the concerts of them with your friends. Sign with them in unity and celebrate this Day in a more enjoyable way possible. You can perform choral songs as to raise funds as part of the IFCM World Choral Day in your community. Learn more about choral music by joining in a choral group. Share your views and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #ChoralDay.