The 61st Cork International Choral Festival will take place from 29th April – 3rd May 2015. We look forward to welcoming choirs from across the world for an exciting programme of Gala Concerts, National and International competitions and internationally renowned performances as thousands of participants bring the city to life for five days of wonderful choral music. 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.
Each year some of the finest amateur choirs are selected to compete in the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition. The selected choirs will also be scheduled for a range of additional Festival activities throughout the week including fringe concerts, church and informal performances…
The 2015 deadline for application to the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition has passed. We are now accepting applications for 2016.
The Festival has always featured choirs from around the world on a non-competitive basis. Selected Non-Competitive Gathering choirs are given the opportunity to present informal performances in various locations across Cork city and county, see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside, to meet with other choirs, attend Festival events, sing, mingle and soak up the festival atmosphere….
The 2015 deadline for application for Non- Competitive Choirs has passed. We are now accepting applications for 2016.