Applications for the National Non-Competitive Participation in the 2020 Festival are now open! 

The next Festival takes place from Wednesday 29th April to Sunday 3rd May 2020 and will be our 66th Festival.

It is possible for choirs to enhance their Festival experience by participating in some aspect of the Fringe Festival. The Fringe encompasses informal performance in a variety of city centre venues known as the Choral Trail as well as the Afternoons in the Atrium in the Clayton Hotel on Saturday and Sunday and various Church performances on Sunday.

National Choirs can apply to participate in any of the Festival’s Non-Competitive elements: Choral Trail, Church Interchange & Afternoons in the Atrium.

Choral Trail

Take part in the Festival’s Choral Trail where national and international choirs bring our city to life with song, with events happening across the city and county! To participate, download this form and return it completed by Friday 21st February 2020.

County and City Venues are also welcome to apply if interested to be included in the Choral Trail (Download County Venue or City Venue form).

Church Interchange

A perennial favourite of the Festival has always been the Church Interchange where local parish choirs swap with other parishes throughout the city and county. This takes place the weekend prior to the Festival and is a great start to the Festival activities.

Afternoons in the Atrium

This has become an annual Festival event and is the perfect setting for families and festival goers who want to relax in the hotel’s bright atrium and experience the festival atmosphere in full flow. Afternoons in the Atrium provides a weekend of energetic and entertaining performances by national and international choirs in the fresh, modern setting of the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay. Download the form and return it completed by Friday 21st February 2020.