It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Cork International Choral Festival will go ahead in 2021 on the planned dates, 28th April – 2nd May, in the form of a hybrid festival.

As an international choral festival we are part of the global call for promotion of choral music in all its many forms. Delivery of a blended festival in 2021, which will include in-person and online events, will not replace that which is core to our mission.

It has been a year of transformation and we are learning to live in these strange times in the same way that you are. More than ever, the 2021 edition will be everyone’s festival as we continue to include your input and feedback in our plans in order to make sure next that next year’s celebration of choral music is as accessible, inclusive and safe as possible.

Fleischmann International Trophy Competition

Each year some of the finest amateur choirs are selected to compete in the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition. The selected choirs will also be scheduled for a range of additional Festival activities throughout the week including fringe concerts, church and informal performances... Read more

International Non-Competitive Participation

The Festival has always featured choirs from around the world on a non-competitive basis. Selected Non-Competitive Choirs are given the opportunity to present informal performances in various locations across Cork city and county, see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside, to meet with other choirs, attend Festival events, sing and soak up the Festival atmosphere... Read more

New - International A Cappella Video Competition

We are excited to announce the expansion of our international competition programme. For the first time this year we are launching a new International A Cappella Video Competition in which choirs from around the world can enter without needing to travel abroad!... Read more