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"Choirworks" returns in 2022

The unique Choirworks programme was launched by the Cork international Choral Festival in January 2021 with the goal of transforming…
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2022 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition now launched

The much-celebrated Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition is now officially launched!Be in with a chance of winning this esteemed composition competition and…
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2022 Internship opportunities

The Cork International Choral Festival is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated candidates for the 67th edition! We have 2 different internship…
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2022 Early bird giveaway!

Calling all international choirs! Make sure you get your international application in before 15th November 2021 to be in with…
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Position open - Administrative Assistant

We are currently recruiting an Information/Graphic/Admin Assistant to join our Festival Office. This position is only open to people who…
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Composers wanted!

Are you a music composer? Are you interested in joining the educational programme of the Cork International Choral Festival? Look…
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Launching Cork International Choral Festival 2021

Reimagined Cork International Choral Festival invites choirs to compete from around the world without needing to travel! We are delighted…
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Norah Constance Walsh wins Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

Norah Constance Walsh has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2021 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition at the…
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Ibec voices support for staff health and wellbeing initiatives with Choral Festival partnership

The Cork International Choral Festival announces Ibec’s sponsorship of and participation in the inaugural Ibec Workplace Choir of the Year…
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Cara O’Sullivan, Soprano RIP

It was with huge sorrow I learned of the untimely death of the naturally gifted talent, and fine and generous…
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Join CICF's Choirworks!

The Cork International Choral Festival is proud to launch 'Choirworks', an exciting new programme which can help to establish a…
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Here's to a fabulous 2021! ✨

Merry Christmas! May the Christmas season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh…
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CFN Friendship Concert, 18th December

We are delighted to be part of the CFN - The Choral Festival Network "Friendship Concert" on, Friday 18th December,…
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Calling all choirs! Let's make a great video together

Join us with your choir in the making of the launch video of the 2021 Cork International Choral Festival! Are…
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2021 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition now launched!

The much-celebrated Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition is now officially launched! Be in with a chance of winning this esteemed…
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Join us in 2021!

We are delighted to announce that the Cork International Choral Festival will go ahead in 2021 on the planned dates,…
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COVID-19 Safety Charter

As Ireland re-opens and we begin enjoying and exploring our country again, everyone needs to know they're safe. By signing…
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Online workshops with Chamber Choir Ireland

Each year the Cork International Choral Festival undertakes a series of educational programmes especially developed to widen access to choral…
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We are preparing for 2021!

We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021 for lots more singing, choral fun and magical moments! Based on…
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Speak out against racism

We cannot remain silent. Our Festival stands in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and we want to join…
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Thank you for your support & Happy Easter!

[vc_row][vc_column]We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. On behalf of us all, we’d like to wish…
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Cancellation of the 66th Cork International Choral Festival

15th March 2020 It is with considerable regret that the Board of the Cork International Choral Festival announces the cancellation…
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Winner of the 2020 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition announced

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Notice to all choirs participating in the 2020 festival

26 February 2020 Cork International Choral Festival based on the information available to us today confirms that the Festival will…
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2020 Big Sing at the Cathedral - Vivaldi's Gloria

[vc_single_image media="11901" caption="yes" media_width_percent="100"]As part of the Cork International Choral Festival’s aim to get everyone singing from the same hymn…
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Discover 2020 Gala Concerts!

We are back after the holiday break and we are gearing up for an unforgettable 2020 festival! Join us on…
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Happy Holidays!

Christmas is the time to look back on the year that's gone by and be truly grateful for the loyal…
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2020 Non-Competitive International Choirs announced

We are excited to announce the international choirs that will participate in the non-competitive strand of the 2020 Cork International…
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New Artistic Director of Cork International Choral Festival announced

New Artistic Director of Cork International Choral Festival announced following retirement of long-term festival and artistic director John Fitzpatrick Cork…
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Thank you! 2019 Christmas at the Cathedral

On behalf of all at the Cork International Choral Festival, we would like to thank everyone who took part in…
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Choirs announced - 2020 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition

Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce the selected choirs competing in the 2020 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition. Each…
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SOLD OUT! 2019 Christmas at the Cathedral

Our Christmas at the Cathedral concert on 7th December at St Fin Barre's is sold out. We’re pleased and overwhelmed…
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Say hello to our new logo!

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11th Musical Miscellany at the Freemasons’ Hall

Cork Freemasons Presents 11th Musical Miscellany at the Freemasons’ Hall Fundraiser in aid of RNLI, Médecins Sans Frontières Simon Communities…
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John Fitzpatrick steps aside as Festival and Artistic Director

The end of an era and new beginnings John Fitzpatrick, Festival and Artistic Director of the Cork International Choral Festival,…
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10 reasons to come to the Cork International Choral Festival

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2020 FITC applications closing on 31st October!

Only 10 days left to apply for the 2020 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition! The 66th Cork International Choral Festival will…
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SOLD OUT 2019 Christmas at the Cathedral - Saturday 7th December

***The event is sold out. Thank you all and see you there!***   Cork International Choral Festival presents 2019 Christmas…
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12th World Symposium on Choral Music - Auckland, New Zealand

[vc_row][vc_column]Thousands of choral music performers, presenters and practitioners are headed to Auckland for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music…
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2020 Internship Opportunities

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Culture Night - 20th September 2019 @ Civic Trust House

For Culture Night 2019, Civic Trust House, in collaboration with resident company Cork International Choral Festival, present the concert Around the…
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Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral 150th Anniversary Composition Competition

In 2020 the current William Burgess Cathedral building will be 150 years old. As part of its celebrations and to…
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2019 festival recordings now available

  Recordings of the 2019 Cork International Choral Festival are now available! Did your choir perform during this year's festival?…
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Choir! Choir! Choir! @ Cork Midsummer Festival

  23rd June 2019, 3pm - The Everyman, Cork Tickets: Regular Price €5 Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group…
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Thank you for a successful 65th festival!

  After a day of after-festival recovery, we have found the words to express our huge THANK YOU to all…
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EVENT UPDATE - Evocations: Madrigal 75

  Due to the effects of the SAS strike, Cork International Choral Festival regrettably announces that Helene Stureborg Chamber Choir's…
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Box office in City Hall during the Festival days

Reminding all that our box office has moved to City Hall today! You will find us there until the end…
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New! - Box Office on Grand Parade

Box office for the Gala Concerts is now open on Grand Parade, Cork City! Book your ticket and make the…
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Solidarity for Christchurch

  The Cork International Choral Festival expresses solidarity with New Zealand people after the dramatic attacks of 15th March in…
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Call for volunteers!

  Want to be a part of something amazing? Volunteering with the Cork International Choral Festival is an opportunity to…
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Cork International Choral Festival announces the Winner of the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

  Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce, James May as the winner of the 2019 Seán Ó Riada…
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EuroChoir 2019 - Vaison La Romaine, France, 1-9 August 2019

  EuroChoir is a special choir project to promote the networking of talented singers at the European level, and to…
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Call out for participants for Ireland's first ever 'Sound Choir'

  Invitation to Wander (2019) is a contemporary music project created by composer Karen Power, in partnership with Cork Midsummer…
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The 2019 Big Sing at the Cathedral – Handel's Messiah, Part II

Photo credit: William Murphy, 2015 Continuing the very successful collaboration between the Cork International Choral Festival and St. Fin Barre’s…
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2019 Non-Competitive International Choirs announced

  Announcement time! We are so excited to announce the international choirs that will participate in the non-competitive strand of…
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Happy Holidays! ✨

This year has been spectacular for the Cork International Choral Festival but we couldn’t have done ANY of it without…
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Internship Opportunity

  Festival Office Internship The Cork International Choral Festival is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate who is keen to…
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Sankta Lucia 2018 Concert "Darkness to Light"

The Adolf Fredriks Chamber Choir from Stockholm (winners of the 2018 Fleischmann International Trophy) and DIT Chamber Choir (runner-up in the…
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2019 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition applications now closed

The deadline for applications for the 2019 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition has now closed after an unprecedented response. We have…
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Choirs announced - 2019 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition

Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce the selected choirs competing in the 2019 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition. Each…
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Remembering Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

On behalf of everyone at the Cork International Choral Festival we want to express our deep sadness on learning of…
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Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition & Non Competitive Applications now open!

These have been exceptionally busy days at our festival office! We are delighted to have received so many outstanding entries…
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A Musical Miscellany at the Freemasons’ Hall

Cork Freemasons Presents 10th Musical Miscellany at the Freemasons’ Hall Fundraiser in aid of Cork International Choral Festival, Royal National…
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65th Cork International Choral Festival - Last call for applications!

  Happy October folks! Things are ramping up in Festival HQ as we approach the end of October - it's…
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Introducing the new team at the office of 2019 CICF

Leaves are now falling after quite a nice Irish summer, but work is picking up the pace here in the…
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White Smoke for the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

February 2018 Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce, Donal Sarsfield as the winner of the 2018 Seán Ó…
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Cork International Choral Festival wins Best Tourism, Arts, Event

  The Cork International Choral Festival was designated the winner of the Cork Business Association's “2017 Cork Business of the Year Awards” in the…
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The 2018 Big Sing at the Cathedral - Fauré's Requiem

As part of the Cork International Choral Festival's aim to get everyone singing from the same hymn sheet (literally), we're…
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Announcing our 2018 Gala Concert Programme!

Cork International Choral Festival Announces 2018 Gala Programme as Part of World Choral Day Celebrations Sunday 10th December, 12.30pm - Grand…
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2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Now Launched!

The much-celebrated Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition is now officially launched! Be in with a chance of winning this esteemed composition…
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Announcement!!

Cork International Choral Festival would like to inform all choristers, audience, stakeholders, partners and followers of the following change for…
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Tribute to Colum Ó Cléirigh RIP

The recent death of Colum  Ó Cléirigh on 15 May 2017 sees yet another pioneer in the field of Irish…
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2017 Competitions Results!

Competition Results The Cork International Choral Festival came to a climactic penultimate close with its Awards Ceremony at 5.15pm on…
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Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Sees White Smoke!

Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce, Criostóir Ó Loingsigh as the winner of the 2017 Seán Ó Riada…
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Festival Table Quiz!

Our Festival Table Quiz is back this year! It's taking place on Wednesday 15th March in Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay.…
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2017 Gala Concert Programme Announced!

Cork International Choral Festival Celebrates World Choral Day with Festive Favourites at Glow Festival! Sunday 11th December, 1pm - Grand…
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Christmas at the Cathedral with Majella Cullagh

Cork International Choral Festival Presents: Christmas at the Cathedral With Majella Cullagh Littleshoes Players, Montfort Youth Choir and PfizerPfonics Saturday…
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2017 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Now Launched!

The much-celebrated Seán Ó Riada Compoisition is now officially launched! Be in with a chance of winning this esteemed composition…
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2016 Festival - recordings now available!

The un-mastered recordings of all the Cork International Choral Festival 2016 sessions are now available from Festival HQ at Civic…
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Raffle winners

Thank you to everyone who supported us by purchasing raffle tickets over the five days of this year's Festival. There…
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2016 Competition Results!

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

The 2016 Festival Programme was successfully launched at Cork City Hall last Thursday, 31st March. There was a wonderful turn…
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Winner Announced for Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce Offaly-born Amanda Feery as the winner of the 2016 Seán Ó Riada…
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Colm Murphy is the 2016 Choral Artist

  Cork International Choral Festival is delighted to present Colm Murphy as the artist responsible for this year's commissioned Choral…
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2016 Non-competitive International Choirs Announced!

  The international non-competitive choirs that will appear at this year's festival have been selected. Five international choirs will travel…
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Cork International Choral Festival Celebrates World Choral Day with Outdoor Concert

 Sunday 13th December, 12pm Grand Parade, Cork December 2015 – On Sunday, Cork International Choral Festival launches their exciting 2016…
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The 2016 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition is Launched!

The Cork International Choral Festival is delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries from Irish composers for the…
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2015 Festival Recordings

Here in Festival HQ we now have the un-mastered recordings of all the 2015 competitions sessions! The cost is €15…
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Thursday Teaser: VocaMe

VocaMe from Germany, is an ensemble made up of four renowned female vocalists from the field of early music, directed and…
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Group Discounts Available

We are delighted to offer groups of 10 or more a 15% discount on tickets to all of our Gala…
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Thursday Teaser: Chamber Choir Ireland

“…Imaginatively programmed… exemplary standards… truly world-class…” – Culture Northern Ireland Internationally celebrated, Grammy winning musical maestro, Paul Hillier, will bring…
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Thursday Teaser: Rajaton

Rajaton's first ever concert abroad as an invited performer was at the 46th Cork International Choral Festival in the year…
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Afternoons in the Atrium & Emmet Place Market Stage 2015

We are looking for wonderful choirs to partake in our Afternoons in the Atrium and Emmet Place Market Concert series 2015. At…
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Thursday Teaser: Opening Gala Soloists

Our Thursday Teaser this week puts the spotlight on our Opening Gala soloists. Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Bridget Knowles (alto).…
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Official Announcement

To all our Festival supporters and friends:   Cork International Choral Festival and Carmina Slovenica wish to inform you that…
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Photographer!

If you are interested in photography, and would like the opportunity to work alongside a professional photographer, read on. The…
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Festival Accommodation Guide 2015

Attention International Choirs! Check out the 2015 Festival Accommodation Guide. Every year the Festival compiles a guide of specially negotiated…
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Applications 2015 - Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of applying for the 2015 Festival? If you've got questions about the application process or the rules & regulations…
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Introducing the 2014 Adjudication Panel

Introducing the Adjudication panel for the 2014 Cork International Choral Festival. These two panels will have the difficult task of…
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Compose yourself....Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition 2014

The Cork International Choral Festival continues to accept submissions for the annual Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition until 13th December…
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Non-Competitive Participation 2014

Join us in Cork as a Non-Competitive Choir for the 60th Cork International Choral Festival 2014! Closing date for applications…
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Fleischmann International Trophy Competition 2014

The 2014 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition will certainly maintain the international diversity and the high standards of choral singing which…
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Congratulations to Voci Nuove

Many congratulations to Cork based vocal ensemble Voci Nuove and their conductor, Colm O’Regan, on their major success in winning…
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A Musical Miscellany at the Masonic Hall

The Harmony Masonic Lodge 555 of the Province of Munster Freemasons in conjunction with Cork International Choral Festival proudly presents:…
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Drum roll please...we've made it to the final

We are delighted to announce that we have been named as a FINALIST in 2013 Web Awards for Best Music Site! Hurray for…
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Brian Ó Dubhghaill RIP

The news of the death of Brian Ó Dubhghaill, former Music Inspector and Director of Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath, on…
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Web Awards 2013

We are even more delighted to announce that our lovely little website www.corkchoral.ie has now made it to the Semi-Finals…
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Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition 2014

The Seán Ó Riada Competition is a composition competition which invites the submission of new works from both established and…
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Ireland's Choir of the Year Competition

Following the excitement and success of last year's inaugural competition, entries for this year's IRELAND'S CHOIR OF THE YEAR Competition are…
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Composers in the Classroom 2013/2014 officially announced!

We're delighted to officially announce our NEW Composers in the Classroom schools for 2013/14!! CONGRATULATIONS!       Davis College Mallow  …
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International Choir Applications Deadline

A quick reminder about the deadlines for International Applications 2014 31st October 2013: International Fleischmann International Trophy Competition Deadline 30th…
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Festival recordings now available!

  What a year!  What a Festival!  Now that everyone's made their way home, gathered their wits back together, and…
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Festival Table Quiz is back!

Our Festival Table Quiz is back! Taking place on Thursday 25th of April 2013 at 8pm in the Clarion Hotel,…
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