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

2022 Applications now open

We are thrilled to bring lots more singing, choral fun and magical moments to you next year! Find out how your choir can take part in the 2022 Festival. Closing dates:

International Choirs - 17 December 2021
Ibec Workplace Choir of the Year Competition - 17 December 2021
National Competitions - 21 January 2022
National Non-Competitive - 18 February 2022

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