About the Festival

A celebration of music & cultures



Have you always wanted to combine singing in choir with your passion for culture and travel? 


Visiting India is always an incredible, intense and unforgettable experience. Understanding its ancient culture and philosophy through the experience of making music with singers from different ethnics, faiths and countries is definitely a great way to do so. This Festival is a brand new musical experience for worldwide-loving choirs. This unique Festival combines the passion for world choral music with and outstanding time in the eclectic city of Mumbai, Indian capital city for Western Classical Music.


During these 4 days, singers will experience a diverse pallet of repertoires and concerts, interact with worldwide composers, conductors and soloists, participate in workshops and cultural activities, and much more…. all this at the outstanding headquarters of the NCPA - National Center Performing Artsand along with the SOI - Symphony Orchestra of India, the resident orchestra of our Festival.

Our 4 days Festival has planned an amazing program for Choirs, Singers and Conductors from all over the world and within India. We will host international distinguished composers, conductors and soloists to lead this amazing program through concerts, workshops and much more.


  For this edition we have invited Maestro Martin Palmeri to lead the workshop and performance of the world known awarded MISATANGO. This piece will be sung by all participants of the festival, at the Gala Final Concert, having the composer itself performing with us at the JAMSHED BHABHA THEATER, NCPA - National Center for the Performing Arts in Mumbai (Bombay). The Festival will host two more concerts in amazing different venues at the NCPA, with the SOI-Symphony Orchestra of India as the Resident Orchestra for our Choral Festival.

Furthermore participants can enroll in amazing workshops on singing, choral conducting, choral composition and Choral Indian Music. In addition participants can attend  cultural activities and lectures, watch concerts of Indian Classical Music and even go for Yoga and Meditation classes to improve their singing, all this during the Festival!  


Additionally to singing the MISATANGO on the Gala Final Concert, Visiting Choirs, Singers and Conductors will have the option to perform their own concerts during the Festival and/or enroll to sing in one of the two COMMON CHANTS, original compositions written specially for our Festival by distinguished composers, and based on themes related to Indian culture, history, religion & mysticism. 



30 April to 02 May 2020


National Centre for the Performing Arts



The IWCF - India Word Choral Festival 2020 is 

organized  by the NCPA Mumbai and the  IWCG ORG.