We are delighted to announce that the Cork International Choral Festival will go ahead in 2021 on the planned dates, 28 April – 2 May!

The support that we have received from everyone has given us the confidence to take this unprecedented situation as an opportunity to actively reimagine our festival, following in the courageous footsteps of other events and cultural organisations who have already initiated this radical transformation of the arts and the cultural sector.

As an international choral festival, we are part of the global call for promotion of choral music in all its many forms. Delivery of a blended festival in 2021, which will include in-person and online events, will not replace that which is core to our mission.

It has been a year of transformation and we are learning to live in these strange times in the same way that you are. More than ever, the 2021 edition will be everyone’s festival as we continue to include your input and feedback in our plans in order to make sure that next year’s celebration of choral music is as accessible, inclusive and safe as possible.

The new 2021 International Syllabus is available here. Whilst the essence of the Syllabus is similar to that of previous years, some material has been amended to incorporate the current international climate. You will find details of new participation options and updated rules.

We look forward to meeting you – in person or online – in 2021!
For any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at info@corkchoral.ie

Much love from all at Festival HQ