International Participation

We look forward to welcoming choirs from across the world for an exciting programme of Gala Concerts, National and international competitions and internationally renowned performances as thousands of participants bring the city to life for five days of wonderful choral music. For visiting choirs, Cork provides an opportunity not only to perform; but also to experience some of the world’s best choral music, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the mingling, singing and fun of the Festival Club, and explore the vibrant city of Cork and its surrounds on Ireland’s beautiful south coast.

  • Compete in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition...
  • ...or participate as a Non-Competitive Choir
  • Perform in over 60 venues as part of the Choral Trail & Sacred Trail
  • Attend 6 headline Gala Concerts
  • Sing & meet other choirs at the Meet & Greet
  • Attend workshops & educational events
  • Be part of the Big Sing in Cork City Hall
  • Dance & mingle with over 5,000 singers at the Festival Club

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.

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, mingle and soak up the Festival atmosphere...