The idea of a Choral Symposium was introduced in 2016 to better reflect, and enhance, the present development of choral music and its composition and practice in Ireland. It offers a wider vision, and a more interactive platform, for composers, conductors, singers, practitioners, and students to meet, experience, and discuss.
All featured presenters have a shared commitment to its central purpose. To place no restrictions of access and cost to participants, the symposium is offered over three days and is free of charge to attendees. The Festival thanks CIT School of Music for its collaborative support in making the facilities of the school available to us.
As an integral part of the Choral Symposium we also offer a related range of interesting talks and practical sessions on choral practice over three days. Full information is available in the pages below. Attendees are very welcome to attend, at no charge.
Thursday 27th April
THE ART OF A CAPPELLA MASTERCLASS – The Swingles
11am – 1pm Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
CORE SINGING™ – Dr. Trish Rooney
5pm – 7pm Doolan Room (Room 217), CIT Cork School of Music
Friday 28th April
COMPOSERS IN THE CLASSROOM Performance
10am Millenium Hall, Cork City Hall
SEMINAR ON NEW CHORAL MUSIC – Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hillier
2pm – 5pm* Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP – Mary Shorten in conjunction with AOIC
5.15pm – 6.15pm Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Saturday 29th April
CHOIR VOICING WORKSHOP – Kevin O’Carroll in conjuction with AOIC
10am – 11am Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
THE COMPOSER SPEAKS – Rhona Clarke – Voices In My Head: Choral Compositions and the Irish Context
11.15am – 12pm Doolan Room (Room 217), CIT Cork School of Music
12pm Cork City Hall
VOICE PRODUCTION – with Majella Cullagh in conjunction with AOIC
1.30pm – 2.30pm Doolan Room (Room 217), CIT Cork School of Music
Commissioned piece: Ne Reminicaris
Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Winning Composer
Commissioned piece: City Shower
Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Shortlisted Composers
Michael Doherty – The Art of Dying
Criostóir Ó Loingsigh – Scél Lemm Duib
Read more about all 2017 Festival Commissions.