Join us with your choir in the making of the launch video of the 2021 Cork International Choral Festival!

Are you looking to do something different and fun with your fellow choir members? Thanks to the collaboration with the award-winning Irish vocal band Ardú and the talented team of CADA Performing Arts, the Cork International Choral Festival is bringing choirs from across the world together in an exciting, first-of-its-kind crowdsourced music video!

Ardú’s original a cappella arrangement of the popular song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles will be premiered at the online launch of the 2021 Cork International Choral Festival in March (if you are not familiar with the original song, we strongly recommend giving it a listen here!)

We are putting together an exciting crowd sourced (i.e. contributed by a large number of people) video and we want you to take part!

The logistical challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has imposed on the choral world are enormous. Many choirs won’t be in a position to travel to international choral events in 2021 and we know how hard it is to feel connected with the wider choral community at this time. In response to the current circumstances presented by the pandemic, as an international choral festival we want to continue to be a dynamic force in developing choral music, while celebrating diversity and self-expression through music and dance.

Participating in the video is simple and free – and most of all we want you to have fun with us!
We will share an instruction video and you will be asked to record a short video of your choir which will feature in the final music video for “Brave”, including your choir name and country.

Important – It is possible to take part in the video even if your choir can’t gather in person, by sending individual videos recorded by each singer. We are aware that different restriction levels are in place in different countries, and we ask you to comply with your local Covid-19 related regulations at all times.

If you are interested in taking part in the project, or would like more information on how to participate, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch by email – Deadline to submit your videos is 28th February!

We look forward to making a great video with you!


By submitting a video your choir members agree that the Festival will be free to dispose of the audiovisual recordings or utilise them in promotional materials as it sees fit. It is the duty of all choirs with members under 18 years of age to ensure that informed consent is sought from young people and their parents/carers in this regard.