Irish Youth Choir

Each Summer, the Irish Youth Choir will immerse you in simply wonderful music under the direction of the internationally acclaimed conductor and artistic director Bernie Sherlock.

Once accepted into the choir, you'll be part of a group of young, enthusiastic and talented singers who will be taught and trained and conducted every day by Bernie and a team of brilliant vocal tutors.


The University of Limerick Campus, 5 - 13 July 2024

In 2024 the Irish Youth Choir are also travelling to Hannover for the International Children and Youth Choirs Festival from the 8-12 May 2024.

How do I apply to be a part of the Irish Youth Choir?

- For further audition information and for the application form, click here.


The Irish Youth Choir Course costs €700 which includes accommodation, meals, all course activites and transport to the concerts. The fee can be paid in instalments. Sing Ireland Is committed to evey talented young singer having the opportunity to be part of the Irish Youth Choir, so if you would like further information about financial assistance, please contact

About the Irish Youth Choir

The Irish Youth Choir is led by artistic director Bernie Sherlock and is made up of Ireland's finest young singers between the ages of 18-28. It has been an important part of Irish cultural life since it was found in 1982. Following audition, successful singers attend the annual residential summer course and at workshop weekends at various points throughout the year. The choir benefits from the highest standards in conducting and training and from encounters with eclectic and advanced repertoire. The IYC is administered by Sing Ireland, Ireland's national body for the support and promotion of choirs and group singing.