59th Cork International Choral Festival
Cork International Choral Festival is one of Europes premier choral festivals and annually attracts some 20,000 visitors and 5,000 singers. From 1 - 5 May 2013 Cork will once again welcome choirs from across the world for a programme of gala and fringe concerts, national and international competition, and world-class performances.
Thousands of participants will bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms. Incorporating a strong competitive element, the festival provides a unique opportunity to witness top Irish and international choirs competing in the beautiful setting of Cork City Hall. Competitions run throughout the festival, with the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition, a premier prize in European choral music, providing a thrilling climax to a jubilant five days of song. In addition, visiting choirs from around the world will bring song and laughter to a diverse range of venues as part of the Choral Trail, where voices spill out from restaurants, bars, galleries and public spaces across the city.Performers
The Real Group (Sweden), The Songmen (UK), The National Chamber Choir of Ireland, The Flesichmann Choir, The Band of the First Southern Brigade, Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Mary Hegarty (Soprano) Bridget Knowles (Contralto) Robin Tritschler (Tenor) Owen Gilhooly (Baritone)Venue
Cork city and countyTimes
Full day programme of both free and ticketed events. Websitehttp://www.corkchoral.ieInfophone
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