Cork International Choral Festival & Competition
Cork, Ireland | Annually in May
The Finest Four-Day Choral Festival in the Land!
Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a program of 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.
One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging program, and friendly welcome.
To learn more, visit the official festival website at: http://www.corkchoral.ie/
- Day 1 | Depart for Ireland
- Day 2 | Arrive in Dublin | Cork
- Upon arrival in Dublin, a Peter’s Way tour manager will meet your choir and a private motor coach will transfer the group to your hotel in Cork. This evening, attend the opening gala concert and ceremonies of the Cork International Choral Festival at City Hall. Dinner and overnight in Cork.
- Day 3 | Cork
- Participate in the Cork International Choral Festival. Attend a gala concert performed by a professional choir. Dinner and overnight in Cork.
- Day 4 | Cork
- Participate in the Cork International Choral Festival. After dinner, attend gala concerts at local cathedrals. Overnight in Cork.
- Day 5 | Cork
- Participate in the Cork International Choral Festival. Attend the afternoon and evening competitive sessions of the Fleishmann International Trophy Competition at City Hall. Dinner and overnight in Cork.
- Day 6 | Cork
- Sing for a local Sunday service. Participate in the evening cabaret-style closing gala concert of international choirs at City Hall. Dinner and overnight in Cork.
- Day 7 | Return to the USA
Have Peter's Way incorporate this festival into your customized performance tour of the region! If you and your choir are interested in extending your stay in Ireland, we will be glad to make arrangements for you. Possible extensions to Killarney, Galway, Dublin and other cities are available. Peter’s Way can make additional concert arrangements upon request.