International applications are now open for the 64th Cork International Choral Festival which will take place from 02 May – 06 May 2018 for a special joint collaboration with EMJ Music Festival, Neerpelt. For this wonderful collaboration, we invite youth choirs to take part in a tour between Neerpelt, Belgium and Cork to experience the fantastic offerings of these longstanding and prestigious Festivals.
Following EMJ Festival, Neerpelt 27 – 01 May 2018, Cork City and County will welcome some of the finest amateur Competitive and Non-Competitive choirs from around the world for 5 wonderful days of choral concerts, national and international competition, and internationally renowned performers as thousands of participants bring Cork to life.
Each year some of the finest amateur youth choirs are selected to compete for the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy. The selected choirs will also be scheduled for a range of additional festival activities throughout the week including fringe concerts, church and informal performances. A Meet and Greet session and a nightly Festival Club is organised to allow participants to get to know each other and to meet in a convivial social setting.
Closing date for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition is 31st October 2017.
The Festival has also always featured choirs from around the world on a non-competitive basis. Selected Non-Competitive choirs are given the opportunity to present informal performances in various locations across Cork city and county, to see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside, to meet with other choirs, attend Festival events, sing, mingle and soak up the festival atmosphere….
Closing date for Non-Competitive entries is 30th November 2017.
Join us in Cork for one of Europe’s Premier Choral Festivals and experience the very best of:
And much, much more!
For more information on the partnership, please see www.corkneerpelt2018.com
Click here to download our updated International Syllabus with important information for the 2018 Festival and the application forms for both Competitive and Non-Competitive participation.