From 27th April – 1st May 2016 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.
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…
Fleischmann International Trophy Competition: Applications are now closed for the 2016 Festival. Entries are opened for the 2017 Festival (26th – 30th April 2017) and beyond.
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…
Non-Competitive Participation: Applications are now closed for the 2016 Festival. Entries are opened for the 2017 Festival (26th – 30th April 2017) and beyond.
National choirs compete in competitions ranging from National Schools Competitions to Youth and Adult competitions including the exclusive Ireland’s Choir of the Year Competition launched at the 2013 Festival. The Festival welomes both Competitive and Non-Competitive National choirs ….
National choirs (Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland): Applications are now closed for the 2016 Festival. Entries are opened for the 2017 Festival (26th – 30th April 2017) and beyond.