12th World Symposium on Choral Music

About WSCM2020

WSCM2020 will run for eight days in Auckland, New Zealand from 11 to 18 July 2020.


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.

VENUES: 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 our accommodation section for information and ideas on where to stay in Auckland.

Many of us work very hard in our local setting, emptying the reservoir of our time and skills but not always being refilled. A Symposium feeds you. You get to hear around 24 of the world’s finest choirs and over 30 distinguished choral practitioners in an eight-day ‘feast’ of concerts, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions. Surrounded by all that musical splendour and choral wisdom, you realise you don’t work in isolation but are part of an exciting global movement. You learn what’s ‘trending’ and return home full of inspiration and new ideas.

And why not do all this in a place that’s itself inspiring? We’re biased of course, but New Zealand’s reputation as a clean, green, safe and friendly paradise is fully deserved. It’s also, as you might have noticed from a few hobbit movies, breathtakingly beautiful. In case you’ve always wanted a chance to come to ‘Godzone’, as we modestly call it, WSCM2020 provides you with the perfect excuse!

About WSCM