The Cork International Choral Festival

Dear Choral Enthusiast!

I hope this email finds you well; excitement is building here in Festival HQ, as the deadline for entries for the 2018 Cork International Choral Festival is getting closer!

The Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over five days, with next year’s dates being April 18th to April 22nd 2018. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Choral Symposium, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms.

As well as international choirs, the Festival annually features up to 100 Adult, Youth and School choirs who participate in National Competitions. Overall the Festival attracts some 5,000 participants, performing to an audience of over 50,000 people over the 5-day duration. The Festival continues to ensure that choral music, representative of many historical and cultural traditions, is brought to the people of Cork and the many visitors who we are delighted to welcome to the city for the event.

Join us in Cork for one of the world’s premier choral festivals and experience the very best of:
Superb Gala Concerts
Fringe Concerts
Fleischmann International Trophy Competition
Non-competitive Participation for International Choirs
Choral Gatherings
Sacred Trail
Choral Symposium
Workshops
Masterclasses
Meet & Greets
The Big Sing
Festival Club
And much, much more!

Closing date for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition is 31st October 2017
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Each year some of the finest amateur international choirs are selected to compete for the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy. The selected choirs also participate in a wide range of Festival events, which include Fringe concerts, taking part in our Choral and Sacred Trails programme across Cork city and county, which sees choirs popping up throughout Cork in new and unexpected locations throughout the duration of the Festival!

Closing date for Non-Competitive entries is 30th November 2017.

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, to see some of Ireland’s beautiful countryside, to meet with other choirs, attend Festival events, sing, mingle and soak up the festival atmosphere…

Please see attached syllabus with important information for the 2018 festival and the application forms for both Competitive and Non Competitive Participation.

Further information can be found on Federación Aragonesa de Coros.