Founded in 1954, the Cork International Choral Festival is a world class festival celebrating the best of choral and vocal music.
Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of choral concerts, national and international competitions, and internationally renowned performers, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for five days.
The programme includes a series of excellent International and National Competitions, world class Gala Concerts, vibrant Fringe Concerts and Choral Trails, Non-Competitive choirs as well as an education programme. Join us in Cork as we bring the city to life with the very best of choral music from around the world. This year's Festival will feature the annual Fleischmann International Trophy Competition, Ireland's Choir of the Year Competition along with National and International Non-Competitive choirs.
While participation in competitions raises performance standards, we believe that choirs also benefit hugely by performing, listening to and experiencing different expressions of the choral art. Even at international level the range of opportunities in Cork is considered special. More and more Irish choirs now extend their stay by also participating in church and informal performances; attending a range of Festival activities throughout the week, including our feature Gala Concerts, Fringe Concerts, Conductors Masterclass; listen to some of the best international choirs selected to compete for the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition; and attend the weekend Festival Club to meet other participants informally in a convivial social setting.
Find out more at https://www.corkchoral.ie/
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4215125