Celebration of Choral Music

Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms. Read more

Welcome to Cork

One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging programme, and the friendliness of its welcome. Read more

2020 Applications Open

We look forward to welcoming choirs from across the world for our 66th festival on 29th April - 3rd May 2020. Applications are open for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition and the International Non-Competitive strand. Read more

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