58th Cork International Choral Festival
2nd – 6th May 2012
2012 Competition Results
Fleischmann International Trophy competition Prize Winners
1st Prize

Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, The Philippines
Conductor: Maria Lourdes Venida-Hermo
93.89%

2nd Prize

Ensemble vocal, Germany
Conductor: Cornelius Trantow
90.83%

3rd Prize

Hwa Chong Choir, Singapore
Conductor: Lim Ai Hooi
90.42%

International Awards
1. Lady Dorothy Mayer Memorial TrophySpecial Award for the performance of a piece in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition.

This was awarded to:
Ensemble vocal, Germany
Conductor: Cornelius Trantow
For the performance of: Effortlessly Love Flows by Aaron Jay Kernis

2. Schuman/Europe Trophy

Special Award for the performance of a work by a living European Composer in the Fleischmann
International Trophy Competition. This was awarded to:

Primorska Academic Choir Vinko Vodopivec, Slovenia
Conductor: Primoz Malavosic

For the performance of: Vuojnha Biegga by Jan Sandstrom

3. Heinrich Schütz Perpetual Trophy

Special Award for the performance of a work by Heinrich Schütz in the National or International
Competitions. This was awarded to:

Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, The Philippines
Conductor: Maria Lourdes Venida-Hermo

For the performance of: Selig sind die Toten

4. The McCurtain and McSwiney Memorial Trophy

Special award to a conductor in the International Competition for the performance of an imaginative
and artistic programme. The recipient of this award will also receive a copy of the Musica DVD-ROM
which is kindly donated by Musica International, the worldwide virtual choral library, a major project
of the International Federation for Choral Music.

Donated by the Cork Council of Trade Unions

The MCCURTAIN and MCSWINEY MEMORIAL TROPHY is awarded to:
Conductor: Donal Doherty
From: Codetta

5. PEACE Trophy

The PEACE Trophy is awarded to a choir that best embraces the spirit of the festival, and fulfills the
intentions of the trophy’s benefactors, the P. E. A. C. E. MOVEMENT, CORK.

Donated by P.E.A.C.E. Movement, Cork, The PEACE Trophy is awarded to
Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, The Philippines
Conductor: Maria Lourdes Venida-Hermo

 

National Adult Competitions
Premier National Competition for Female Voice Choirs

1st Prize
Not Awarded

2nd Prize
Capella Lyrica, Cork
Conductor: Maria Judge
83.78%

Premier National Competition for Male Voice Choirs

1st Prize
Not Awarded
2nd Prize
Celtic Choristers Male Voice Choir, Blackrock, Co Dublin
Conductor: Ethel Glancy
80.11%

Premier National Competition for Mixed Voice Choirs

1st Prize
Not Awarded

2nd Prize
Clermont Chorale, Dundalk, Co Louth
Conductor: Ronan Dennedy
80.2%

Premier National Competition for Chamber Choirs

1st Prize
Not Awarded
2nd Prize
Tribal Chamber Choir, Galway
Conductor: Mark Keane
82.89%

National Open Competition

1st Prize
Loughside Chamber Choir, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
Conductor: Judith Watson
88%
2nd Prize
Portadown Male Voice Choir, Co. Armagh
Conductor: Gordon Speers
85%

National Competition for Light, Jazz and Popular Music

1st Prize
Polyphonics, Cork
Conductor: Douglas Kelly
86.5%
2nd Prize
Cantabile Vocal Ensemble, Cork
Conductor: Mary O’Brien
85%

National Competition for Church Music

1st Prize
Loughside Chamber Choir, Newtownabbey,Co. Antrim
Conductor: Judith Watson
89.5%
2nd Prize
CIT CSM Vocal Chamber Society, Cork
Conductor: Fearghal O’Connor
87.5%

National Competition for Youth Choirs

1st Prize
St. Patrick’s College Choir, Dublin
Conductor: John O’Flynn
85%
2nd Prize
Cork School of Music Youth Choir, Cork
Conductor: Maria Judge
Mark: 84.75%

 

Special Awards – National Adult Competitions
1. Trofaí Cuimhneacháin Philib Ui Laoghaire

Special Award for the performance of a piece in Irish. This was awarded to:
Choir: Cork School of Music Youth Choir
Conductor: Maria Judge
For the performance of: Teilifís by Maria Judge in the National Youth Choir Competition

2. Perpetual Trophy for the Performance of Irish Contemporary Choral Music

Special Award for the performance of an original choral work by an Irish composer written after 1975
and chosen from the library collection of the Contemporary Music Centre.
Donated by The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, this is awarded to:
Choir: Gracenotes, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo
Conductor: Laura Brogan
For the performance of: Geantraí by Michael McGlynn in the Premier Competition for Female Voice Choirs.

National Competitions for Schools
National Competition for Schools: Section 1 (Primary School Choirs)

1st Prize
School: Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní, Cork
Conductor: Maeve-Ann O’Brien
Mark: 86.5%

2nd Prize
School: Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Cork
Conductor: Anne Murphy
Mark: 85.5%

National Competition for Schools: Section 2 (Equal Voice Post-Primary School Choirs)

1st Prize
School: Presentation Secondary School Choir, Ballypheane, Cork
Conductor: Anne Dunphy
Mark: 91.75%

2nd Prizes (joint)
School: Ursuline Singers, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Conductor: Joan Butler
Mark: 88.75%

School: Scoil Mhuire Choir, Trim, Co. Meath
Conductor: Jane Lynch
Mark: 88.75%

National Competition for Schools: Section 3 (Mixed Voice Post-Primary School Choirs)

1st Prize
School: De La Salle College Choir, Waterford
Conductor: Margaret McGann & Pamela Harrison
Mark: 86%

Special Awards – National Competitions for Schools
1. The Association of Irish Choirs Trophy is a Special Award for the performance of a piece in the
National Competitions for Schools.

This was awarded for the performance of:
Dulamhan by Michael McGlynn
to:
School: Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny
Conductor: Veronica McCarron

2. The Irish Federation of Musicians & Associated Professions Trophy is a Special Award for the
performance of a piece in Irish in the National Competitions for Schools.

This was awarded for the performance of:
Fuinneamh by Marian Ingoldsby
to:
School: Presentation Secondary School, Ballypheane, Cork
Conductor: Anne Dunphy

3. The Chris Mahon Bursary for Conductors

This is a special bursary award to a conductor in the festival’s school competitions to attend the
AOIC’s Annual Summer School
Donate by the Mahon family in memory of Chris Mahon’s association with the festival.
The CHRIS MAHON BURSARY for CONDUCTORS is awarded to:
Ian Curran
Conductor of the: St. Leo’s Choir, Carlow

4. School Choir of the Festival and the recipient of The John Cunningham Trophy was awarded
to the school choir who received the highest overall mark in the National Competitions for Schools.

The John Cunningham Trophy was awarded to:
School: Presentation Secondary School, Ballypheane, Cork
Conductor: Anne Dunphy
who achieved a mark of 91.75% for their performance in the National Competition for Schools:
Section 2 Equal Voice Post-Primary School Choirs.