Every year Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of choral concerts, national and international competition, and internationally renowned performers as thousands of participants bring the city to life for five days. 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.

International Choirs
  • Fleischmann International Trophy Competition

The closing date of the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition is 31st October of the preceding year. Read more

  • International Non-Competitive Participation

The closing date for Non-Competitive entries is 30th November of the preceding year. Read more

National Choirs
  • National Choir Competitions

Closing date for National Competition entries is the third Friday of January of the same year (Ireland’s Choir of The Year, National Schools Competition, National Open Competitions). Read more

  • National Non-Competitive Participation

Closing date for National  Non-Competitive entries is the third Friday of February of the same year. Read more

Venue Applications

Would you like to host a choral concert or performance during the next Cork International Choral Festival?

County and City Venues are welcome to apply if interested to be included in the festival’s Choral Gatherings. Read more