Cork International Choral Festival is one of Europe’s premier choral festivals and annually attracts some 35,000 visitors and 5,000 singers. From 1 – 5 May 2013 Cork once again welcomed choirs from across the world for a programme of gala and fringe concerts, national and international competition, and world-class performances.
Thousands of participants brought the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms. Incorporating a strong competitive element, the festival provided a unique opportunity to witness top Irish and international choirs competing in the beautiful setting of Cork City Hall. Competitions ran throughout the Festival, with the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition, a premier prize in European choral music, providing a thrilling climax to a jubilant five days of song. In addition, visiting choirs from around the world brought song and laughter to a diverse range of venues as part of the Choral Trail, where voices spilled out from restaurants, bars, galleries and public spaces across the city.
Please click below to view the 2013 Festival Programme