Founded in 1954, the Cork International Choral Festival is a world class festival celebrating the best of choral and vocal music.
The programme included 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, Seminar on New Choral Music; 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.
2019 Festival Dates: May 1st to 5th 2019
Closing date for National Competition entries (Ireland’s Choir of the Year, National Schools Competitions, National Open Competitions) is Friday 18th January 2019.
Closing date for National Non-Competitive entries is Friday 15th February 2019.
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4215125
Closing dates: Varies see website