Maynooth Choral Festival 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19

Maynooth Choral Festival 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19


24th - 26th Apr 2020

Maynooth College is delighted to introduce and invite choirs to participate in the first edition of the Maynooth Choral Festival, which will take place on Friday 24th April – Sunday 26th April 2020.

Maynooth College is recognised as one of the centres for Choral Music throughout Ireland, with a particular focus on Sacred Music.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival, to mark the 225th anniversary of the College, will be the ‘Choir of Choirs’ competition, in which selected choirs will compete for the prestigious ‘Stalhus’ perpetual trophy as well as a significant monetary prize of €2000. Details of all competition categories and other opportunities for participation can be found in the following pages of this syllabus. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates and details of guest artists, adjudicators and special awards. The competitions and other concerts will be held in the historic settings of the Maynooth College Chapel, the Aula Maxima in addition to open-air events throughout Maynooth Town.

Choir members are encouraged to come and explore beyond the gates of Maynooth College upon their arrival. Maynooth town is brimming with restaurants, pubs and shopping and is a fantastic base to explore the cultural riches of Kildare and Dublin.

Applications for the ‘Choir of Choirs’ competition are closing on Friday 10th January 2020. The closing date for other competition entries is Friday 24th January 2020.

Find out more at

We look forward to welcoming you, your choir and all your supporters to the first edition of the Maynooth Choral Festival in April 2020.

Telephone: +353 1 474 7453


Published 7 December 2019
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