Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May (2018 being an exception with the Festival running from 18th-22nd April). Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms.
One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging programme, and the friendliness of its welcome.
The Cork International Choral Festival is a registered charity with the Charities Regulatory Authority, promoting choral music and the arts in Cork and further afield.
Registered charity number: CHY11070