Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is now one of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging programme, and the friendliness of its welcome.
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. Festival events and performances centre around Cork’s City Hall, capacity 1,000; one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.
We welcome applications from Competitive and Non-Competitive international choirs as Cork provides an opportunity not only to compete and perform; but also to experience some of the world’s best choral music, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the mingling, singing and fun of the festival club, and explore the vibrant city of Cork and its surrounds on Ireland’s beautiful south coast.
Download the 2014 Application Form here and celebrate 60 years of choral music with us in Cork!