2022 Results & Awards

The Cork International Choral Festival came to a climactic penultimate close with its Awards Ceremony at 5.15 pm on Sunday…

Michela Del Tin
1 May 2022

The Cork International Choral Festival came to a climactic penultimate close with its Awards Ceremony at 5.15 pm on Sunday 1st May 2022 in Cork City Hall. Following a hugely successful Festival, the Jury results were finally announced for all sections of the Festival’s varied and prestigious categories. International and national choirs from near and far waited nervously for the announcements. The following are the results for all categories:

Fleischmann International Trophy Competition Prize Winners

1st Prize
Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School Chamber Choir, FINLAND
Conductor: Joanna Vehanen
92.08%

2nd Prize
Eller Girls Choir, ESTONIA
Conductor: Kulli Lokko
91.56%

3rd Prize
Glasis Chamber Choir, SLOVENIA
Conductor: Ernest Kokot
91.44%

International Awards

Lady Dorothy Mayer Memorial Trophy
Donated by Chris Mahon
Special Award for the performance of a piece in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition.
Awarded to:
Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School Chamber Choir, Finland

Conductor: Jonna Vehmanen
For the performance of: Go down, Moses Trad., arr. Jan Hellberg

Schuman/Europe Trophy
In memory of Moira Pyne (1916 – 2009)
Special Award for the performance of a piece by a living European Composer in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition.
Awarded to:

Eller Girls' Choir, ESTONIA
Conductor: Külli Lokko
For the performance of: High Flight Eriks Ešenvalds

Heinrich Schütz Perpetual Trophy
In memory of Hans Waldemar Rosen
Special Award for the performance of a choral work by Heinrich Schütz in the National or International Competitions.
Awarded to:

Dublin Youth Choir, IRELAND
Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan
For the Performance of: Gib unsern Fürsten

The McCurtain and McSwiney Memorial Trophy
Donated by the Cork Council of Trade Unions
Special Award, decided by the members of the International Jury, to a conductor in the International Competition for the performance of an imaginative and artistic programme. The recipient of this Trophy also receives a special award, kindly donated by Musica International, which offers them full access to the Musica International website and their virtual choral library. Musica International is a major project of the International Federation for Choral Music.
Awarded to:
Conductor: Ernest Kokot
Choir: Glasis Chamber Choir SLOVENIA

PEACE Trophy
Donated by the P.E.A.C.E Movement Cork
Awarded to the choir that best embraces the spirit of the Festival, and fulfils the intentions of the trophy’s benefactors, the P.E.A.C.E. Movement, Cork.
Awarded to:
Ole Bull Chamber Choir, NORWAY
Conductor: Jon Flydal Blichfeldt

Ireland’s Choir of the Year

Ireland's Choir of the Year Competition and Recipient of The Victor Leeson Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The Guinness Choir in memory of its founder Victor Leeson
1st Prize
Dublin Youth Choir, Dublin
Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan
87.50%

2nd Prize
MTU Glór Choral Society, Cork
Conductor: Robbie Pender
83.78%

3rd Prize
UCC Singers, Cork
Conductor: Ben Jacobs
83.22%

IBEC Workplace Choir of the Year

In-Person
2nd Place
Ibec Choir (Ibec)

Conductor: Judith Lyons

1st Place
Scrubs (Cork University Hospital)

Conductor: Patrick D’Alton

IBEC Workplace Choir of the Year

Video (Virtual)
2nd Place
NTMA Choir
Conductor: Duncan Brickenden

1st Place
Fidelty Investments
Conductor: Peter Mannion

National Adult Competitions

National Competition for Chamber Choirs
1st Prize
Dynamics
Conductor: Jennifer Lee
85.00%

National Competition for Female Choirs
1st Prize
Cappella Lyrica, CORK
Conductor: Maria Judge
88.17%

2nd Prize
Kinsale Voices, CORK
Conductor: Patrick D’Alton
87.67%

National Competition for Male Voice Choirs
1st Prize
The Polyphonics Chorus
Conductor: Patrick D’Alton
85.17%

National Competition for Mixed Voice Choirs
1st Prize
Viva Voce, CORK
Conductor: Bernadette Kiely
85.00%

National Competition for Youth Choirs
1st Prize
Dublin Youth Choir
Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan
87.67%

2nd Prize
SETU Youth Choir, WATERFORD
Conductor: Niall Crowley
85%

National Competition for Light, Jazz and Popular Music
1st Prize
Dynamics, WICKLOW
Conductor: Jennifer Lee
86.33%

2nd Prize
NUIG Alumni Ensemble. GALWAY
Conductor: Peter Mannion
85.67%

National Competition for Church Music
1st Prize
Dublin Youth Choir
Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan
88.17%

2nd Prize
UCC Singers, Cork
Conductor: Ben Jacob
87.5%

Special Awards – National Adult and Youth Competitions

Ireland's Choir of the Year and Recipient of The Victor Leeson Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The Guinness Choir in memory of its founder Victor Leeson
Awarded to:
Dublin Youth Choir
Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan

Trofaí Cuimhneacháin Philib Ui Laoghaire
Donated by Cór Cois Laoi
Special Award for the performance of a choral work in Irish.
Awarded to:
Dublin Youth Chamber Choir, DUBLIN
Conductor: Lyndsey Callaghan
For the performance of: Bagairt na Marbh , Michael Holohan in FITC

Perpetual Trophy for the Performance of Irish Contemporary Choral Music
Donated by The Contemporary Music Centre
Special Award for the performance of an original choral work by an Irish composer written after 1975 and chosen from the library collection of the Contemporary Music Centre.
Awarded to:
Cuore, Co. Dublin
Conductor: Amy Ryan
For the performance of: Alleluia, Christus Resuuexit, Colin Mawby 1936-2019

The John Mannion Trophy
Donated by the family of John Mannion
Special Award to a Chamber Choir for the performance of a work in the National Competitions.
Awarded to:
Choir: Capella Lyrica
Conductor: Maria Judge

For the performance of: The Snow – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

The Seán Ó Riada Trophy
Awarded to Composer, Daragh Black Hynes, for his work Behind This Light

National Competitions for Schools

National Competition for Schools: Section 1 (Primary School Choirs)
1st Prize
Cór Scoil Mhuire Junior School, Cork
Conductor: Maeve-Ann O’Brine
89.00%

2nd Prize
The Rowan Room Choir. St Michael’s National Choir
Conductor: Robbie Carroll
85%

National Competition for Schools: Section 2 (Equal Voice Post-Primary School Choirs)
1st Prize
Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles
Conductor: Joan Butler
91%
2nd Prize
De La Salle Senior Choir, Waterford
Conductor: Ben Hanlon
86%

National Competition for Schools: Section 3 (Mixed Voice Post-Primary School Choirs)
1st Prize
St David's Holy Faith Choir, WICKLOW
Conductor: Emily Aylmer
85%

Special Awards – National Competitions for Schools

School Choir Of The Festival and the Recipient of The John Cunningham Trophy
Awarded to the school choir who received the highest overall mark in the National Competitions for Schools.
Awarded to:
Ursuline Singers, Thurles
Conductor: Joan Butler,

The Sing Ireland Trophy
Special Award for the performance of a piece in the National Competitions for Schools.
For the performance of: The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre, in the National Competition for Schools: Section 3: Post-Primary Equal Voice

Awarded to: Cór Scoil Mhuire J.S
Conductor: Maeve-Ann O’Brien

The Irish Federation of Musicians & Associated Professions Trophy
Special Award for the performance of a choral piece in Irish in the National Competitions for Schools.
Awarded to:
The Rowan Room, St. Michaels National School
Conductor: Robbie Carrol

The Sing Ireland Bursary for Conductors
Special bursary award to a conductor in the school competitions to attend Sing Ireland’s Annual Summer School.
Awarded to:
Lou Barry
Conductor of Headfort School Choir, Co. Cork

Cork International Choral Festival

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