The Cork International Choral Festival is proud to launch ‘Choirworks’, an exciting new programme which can help to establish a new workplace choir, or to improve and re-energise existing workplace choirs.

Arrive as colleagues, leave as a choir; no prior singing experience is required to take part – the Choirworks programme will take everyone from singing in the shower to singing on a stage!

The Choirworks programme can help everyone sing through the introduction of interactive music lessons, choir workshops and team building projects. Working from home can sometimes cause feelings of social isolation and loneliness in the workforce, and so finding new ways to engage with colleagues is increasingly important.

Choirworks embraces the power of music to encourage collaboration, creative thinking and better mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace. Music, and especially the social aspect of choral music, has the potential to play a more active role in achieving a good work-life balance, especially as remote working has now become the norm in most organisations.

Each company choir will be assigned a choir leader who will put the singers through their paces. The staff will make a collaborative video of the song which they will have been learning together. The video will be entered into the 2021 CICF International Workplace Choir of the Year Competition and staff choirs will compete against other workplace choirs who have been taking part in Choirworks.

Choiworks includes bespoke weekly online sessions dedicated to each choir hosted on a web conferencing platform, and covers everything from provision of lyrics, music, backing tracks (even choreography!) to professional sound mixing and video editing of the competition video.

For further information please email kery@corkchoral.ie