26 February 2020

Cork International Choral Festival based on the information available to us today confirms that the Festival will take place as scheduled in Cork, 29th April – 3rd May 2020. The health and safety of everyone attending the event is our number one priority. We are continually monitoring developments and following the latest guidance from local, national and international authorities and the World Health Organization as it relates to travel to Cork International Choral Festival.

Based on the information available to us, the Festival Board has no immediate plans to cancel the event.

• The Festival Board is proceeding as normal in the organisation of the Festival and looks forward to welcoming all choirs to Cork.

• The Board is conscious that all choirs will need to make final decisions in relation to their participation based on their own particular situations.

• The Festival will continue to monitor the situation and inform you immediately of any changes.

At present, there is a major concern at national and international level regarding the increased number of COVID-19 and its implications for the health and economic life of each country. However to date there has been no confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland.

For further information:

Irish Government Corona Virus Advice: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/
Festival Office: info@corkchoral.ie – tel. + 353 21 4215125