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Last updated: 14th October 2021

Encouraging news for all choral singers and groups in Ireland!

The latest updates are much more positive as choirs are mentioned in the Government’s plan for ending remaining Covid-19 restrictions. We are very excited at the prospect of being able to welcome you to an in-person festival in Cork next year!

Based on the information available to date, we are working on the preparations for the 67th Cork International Choral Festival, taking place on 27th April – 1st May 2022.

Choral music is, by definition, a group activity and we are fully aware of the logistical challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has imposed on the choral world. The health and safety of everyone attending next year’s event is our number one priority. We ask that in-person participants comply with local COVID-19 rules and public health guidelines in place at the time of the festival. 
We will continue to monitor developments and following the latest guidance from local, national and international authorities and the World Health Organisation as it relates to group singing and international travel. We will be in touch with participants with all relevant updates as they are available to us.

We are accepting international applications and expressions of interest for participation in next year’s Cork International Choral Festival. The application deadline for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition and the International Non-Competitive participation is Friday, 17th December 2021.
Early acceptance may be provided where possible.

To prove our commitment to providing our participants with a safe space, the Cork International Choral Festival has successfully applied to the COVID-19 Safety Charter and all our staff have completed Fáilte Ireland’s Infection Prevention Control for Tourism Businesses course. You can learn more about Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Safety Charter here.

Do not hesitate to get in touch at should you have any questions relating to the 2022 Cork International Choral Festival and your participation.

Stay safe!