Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is delighted once again to be a principal funder of the third City of Derry International Choral Festival. This festival has established Derry City as a world centre of excellence for choral singing, capable of attracting major choirs and leading choristers from across the globe.
The festival presents audiences with a wonderful opportunity to experience the very best of choral singing. It also creates important openings for local singers of all ages and abilities, from school and community choirs right up to national choirs, to develop and showcase their talents on the festival stage.
Providing inspiration and opportunity for an emerging generation of singers and musicians is the way to build continued success and to strengthen Derry’s richly deserved reputation as a City of Song. We wish all those taking part in the 2015 festival another tremendous success.
Head of Music, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Derry City and Strabane District Council
As Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, I am hugely proud that we are once again hosting the City of Derry International Choral Festival.
Now in its third year, this magical celebration of music and song is unique: not only does it showcase the wonderful choral talent we have on our doorstep, it also gives us a chance to see choirs and performers from all over the world who travel to our city and region to be part of the event.
We are delighted that a number of choirs are making a return visit to our festival and the feedback we have received from them has been phenomenal, with all of them enjoying the Derry welcome and hospitality. This year will be no different, as we welcome choirs and performers from Ireland, the UK and Europe for what promises to be a spectacular celebration of music and song.
I am extremely excited about the line-up for this year’s festival and would like to pay tribute to everyone involved in the festival.
On behalf of Derry City and Strabane District Council, I would like to extend my best wishes to everyone associated with the Festival and wish it every success.
Cllr. Elisha McCallion
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council
Tourism NI is a proud sponsor of the City of Derry International Choral Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival promises to be a splendid celebration of everything choral music has to offer with an exceptional line-up of both local and accomplished international choirs for all to enjoy. The varied programme on offer will attract many more visitors to the city, generate a significant impact on the local economy and contribute to Northern Ireland’s positive profile as an attractive destination.
Last year the festival welcomed an array of international visitors to Derry-Londonderry and this year we hope to see even higher visitor numbers.
Director of Business Support and Events, Tourism NI
City Hotel, Derry
The City Hotel is delighted to be on board as festival sponsor of the City of Derry International Choral Festival for the second year running. The festival is one of the highlights on the city’s calendar and we are proud to be associated with such a successful event. Last year we welcomed an array of international visitors to our city and this year we hope to see even higher visitor numbers. We look forward to working with the organisers on yet another fabulous event.
Rory Cooper, Deputy General Manager
City Hotel Derry