Each year the Festival undertakes a series of educational programmes especially developed to widen access to both the novice and experienced. Join us in 2021 for Pre-concert talks, Brave! Big Sing, Diversity & Inclusion Round Table, Vocal Health Workshop, as well as Ensemble Seminar with Bernie Sherlock and Chamber Choir Ireland, as the Cork International Choral Festival continues to push forward the development and reach of choral music.

 

Thursday 29th April

Pre-Concert Talk | Michael McGlynn (Anúna), 07.15pm  – 07.45pm (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Learn more about the performers of the 2021 Gala Concerts during an exclusive live conversation between the Cork International Choral Festival Artistic Director, Peter Stobart, and the artists before watching the performance at 8 pm.

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sKe00pXnQZae-fawrwLXbw or watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).

 

Friday 30th April

Pre-Concert Talk | Paul Hillier, Andrew Synnott and Amanda Feery (Chamber Choir Ireland), 07.15pm  – 07.45pm (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Learn more about the performers of the 2021 Gala Concerts during an exclusive live conversation between the Cork International Choral Festival Artistic Director, Peter Stobart, and the artists before watching the performance at 8 pm.

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iqOcvuVST9eDHNd6nAJgGA or watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).

 

Saturday 1st May

Diversity & Inclusion Round Table, 11.00am – 11.40am (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Sing Ireland and the Cork International Choral Festival are delighted to invite you to an online panel discussion discussing equality, diversity and inclusivity in choral music and for singing groups in Ireland, discussing both existing issues and possible solutions/pathways to greater inclusivity!
Sing Ireland will be presenting on its inclusion and diversity strategy and resources it is creating for singing groups.
Speakers include Beverley McGeown (Open Arts Community Choir), Carmel Whelan and Justine Nantale (Discovery Gospel Choir), and Raeghnya Zutshi and Dermot O’Callaghan (Sing Ireland).

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bNxJfzW-TWm7nZANJoMQFg or watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).

 

Brave! Big Sing A Cappella with Ciarán Kelly, 1.00pm – 2.00pm (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Brought to you by Sing Ireland
Learn the tricks of the trade of contemporary a cappella with Artistic Director of Ardú, Ciarán Kelly. Learn about body percussion, vocal percussion, vocal band emulation and more as you work on Ciarán’s arrangement of Brave by Sara Bareilles. The session will consist of a cappella specific warm-ups, vocal health advice, some harmony building exercises for singers singing from home, and an insight into the rhythmic nuances of creating an a cappella arrangement. You will learn the exclusive arrangement of Brave and sing along (virtually) with Ardú! 

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldeuhrD0iGtetLAKBhGjAJgdjbukQW7If or watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).

 

Pre-Concert Talk | Mark Duley and Resurgam, 07.15pm  – 07.45pm (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Learn more about the performers of the 2021 Gala Concerts during an exclusive live conversation between the Cork International Choral Festival Artistic Director, Peter Stobart, and the artists before watching the performance at 8 pm.

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2pXJcaBsS5WULs3DwYGcww or watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).

 

Sunday 2nd May

Vocal Health Workshop with Eimear McCarthy Luddy, 11.00am – 12.00am (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Brought to you by Sing Ireland
This workshop will empower you with the information you need to look after your voice. We will explore how our instrument works, common warning signs to look out for, and what to do if we run into trouble. 

Eimear McCarthy Luddy is a singing teacher with a keen interest in vocal health and singing voice rehabilitation. She was the first Irish person to complete advanced training in voice science (also called vocology) at the National Centre for Voice and Speech in Salt Lake City and remains committed to expanding her training by completing regular CPD courses. She qualified from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with a Masters in Music Performance where she also conducted research investigating attitudes and practices toward vocal health in Ireland. As a singing teacher she maintains a busy practice from young students to professional singers. Eimear founded Vocology Ireland in 2020 with the goal of bringing an approachable voice science and vocal health resource to Irish shores. As part of this goal she presents voice science and vocal health education workshops for singers and singing teachers. She is also currently the Course Leader for Vocal Health First Aid as part of the not-for-profit organisation Vocal Health Education, and a vocal health trainer with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine.

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuduCqqjgpHdawDUlw7iJhmfR3wkQ6Wcdzor watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).

 

CCI Ensemble Seminar with Bernie Sherlock, 01.00pm – 02.00pm (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Conductor Bernie Sherlock, with singers from Chamber Choir Ireland, the Festival’s Choir-in-Residence, will answer your questions with a practical demonstration where appropriate, so send your questions at this link by Friday 23rd April: https://www.corkchoral.ie/chamber-choir-ireland-ensemble…/
There’s no such thing as a wrong question, so feel free to share the questions you have always wanted to ask about blend, breathing technique, warm-ups (yes or no?), your favourite pieces, singing in strange languages, protecting your voice, solo singing v. ensemble singing, flexibility and much more!
This is a Free event. Watch it on Facebook, YouTube or the virtual festival platform (access reserved to Gala Concert attendees).

 

 

Pre-Concert Talk | ONAIR, 07.15pm  – 07.45pm (Irish time, UTC+01)

 

Learn more about the performers of the 2021 Gala Concerts during an exclusive live conversation between the Cork International Choral Festival Artistic Director, Peter Stobart, and the artists before watching the performance at 8 pm.

This is a Free event. Register now on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M9kUhekqSkSTx1fxWUngBg or watch it directly on the virtual festival platform (reserved to Gala Concert ticket holders).