From 30th April – 4th May 2014 Cork will welcome choirs from across the world for a programme of choral concerts, national and international competition, and internationally renowned performers as thousands of participants bring the city to life for five days in May. For visiting choirs, Cork provides an opportunity not only to 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.
2014 will be our 60th Celebration Festival. It will be a truly special occasion for Cork and choral music in Ireland. Ensure you are a part of this Festival and participate in one of our many National Competitions or in our prestigious feature event for Irish choirs – IRELAND’S CHOIR OF THE YEAR. Full information is contained in the National Syllabus below. While the Festival takes place in dozens of venues across the city, the majority of the national competitions take place in Cork’s City Hall one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.