Sean O'Riada 2014

The Seán Ó Riada Competition is a composition competition which invites the submission of new works from both established and emerging composers born, or resident in Ireland. The competition is a collaboration between the Cork International Choral Festival and the National Chamber Choir of Ireland.

The winning composition will be selected by a panel, comprising of composers and choral experts, and will become a featured work at the Seminar for New Choral Music (artists in residence—The National Chamber Choir of Ireland). It will receive its premiere performance during the 60th Cork International Choral Festival at a Gala Concert given by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, conducted by Paul Hillier, on Friday 2nd May 2014. The composer of the work will be invited to attend the Festival as its guest and play an active part in the Seminar session.

The submissions are presented anonymously and labelled with a pseudonym during the selection process. Closing Date for entries is Friday 13th December 2013

Previous winners of the competition include such well-known names as Rhona Clarke, Patrick Connolly, Séamas de Barra, Michael Holohan, Marian Ingoldsby, Simon MacHale, Michael McGlynn, Kevin O’Connell, and last year’s winner, Solfa Carlile.

For further information on application procedure and to download the 2014 Application Form please see