What could be more fun, more inspiring, more satisfying than a trip to Cork during the Choral Music Festival? The Festival offers a wealth of choral music experiences during the day, at night, in formal and informal settings. Each of the ticketed events is very special, but to wander through the city – from the chapel of the beautiful Nano Nagle Centre, to the city library, to the Crawford Gallery, to restaurants, to the atrium at the Clayton Hotel and hear heartfelt choral singing at each place is something that stays with us long after we have returned to Canada. We have so many favourite memories of the 2019 festival – we enjoyed each of the international choirs (particularly “Sing for your life” and the German choir) but the main ones centre around the contributions from Cork itself to the festival – the amazing opening gala, including the participation of the little children, the participation of “Madrigal 75” in another gorgeous Evocations concert at the North Cathedral, the students and little children of the CADA singing excerpts from Les Miserables, the Guys and Dolls quartet at both the meet and greet and at their own concert. We hope to return again.