Next year’s festival takes place from 30th April – 4th May 2014 and 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 by participating Non-Competitively!
It is possible for choirs to enhance their Festival experience by participating in some aspect of the Fringe Festival. The Fringe encompasses informal performance in a variety of city centre venues known as the Choral Trail as well as the Afternoons in the Atrium in the Clarion Hotel encompasses informal performances in a variety of city centre venues as the Choral Trail as well as the Afternoons in the Atrium in the Clarion Hotel on Staurday and Sunday and various Church performances on Sunday.
National Choirs can apply to participate in any of the Festival’s Non-Competitve elements:
Take part in the Festival’s Choral Trail where national and international choirs bring our city to life with song, with events happening across the city and county and all for free!
A perennial favourite of the Festival has always been the Church Interchange where local parish choirs swap with other parishes throughout the city and county to offer up their choral offerings to new parishes on the Sunday prior to the Festival beginning. During the Festival, our international and national choirs get a chance to offer cultural and religious offerings as part of the Church Visits initiative.
This has become an annual Festival event and is the perfect setting for families and festival goers who want to relax in the hotel’s bright atrium and experience the festival atmosphere in full flow. Afternoons in the Atrium provides a weekend of energetic and entertaining performances by national and international choirs in the fresh, modern setting of the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay.
If you would like to be considered for participation in any of these events please download and complete the application form here