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21st - 25th October 2015

3rd Edition

Swingle Singers

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World-renowned composer Bob Chilcott visits Derry to lead choral music workshops

World-renowned composer Bob Chilcott visits Derry to lead choral music workshops

Preparations are well under way for the 3rd City of Derry International Choral Festival, due to take place from 21st – 25th October, and organisers are now inviting applications from choral music lovers to take part in the Sing Joyfully! International Choral Symposium.

Choral Festival announces impressive line-up of international choirs for this year’s competition

Choral Festival announces impressive line-up of international choirs for this year’s competition

The highlight of the weekend will be the International Competition, to be held on Saturday 24th October in St. Columb’s Hall. Ten choirs, representing eight countries, will compete for the prestigious “Oak Tree of Derry” trophy and a cash prize of £2,000.

Choral Festival announces first guest artists for 2015 celebration

Choral Festival announces first guest artists for 2015 celebration

Organisers of the City of Derry International Choral Festival have announced the first guest artists for the upcoming autumn festival, due to take place from Wednesday 21st October until Sunday 25th October.

Applications now open for 2015 City of Derry International Choral Festival, taking place from 22nd – 25th October

Applications now open for 2015 City of Derry International Choral Festival, taking place from 22nd – 25th October

We are delighted to announce the third edition of the City of Derry International Choral Festival, with the launch of the 2015 syllabus.

Choral Festival proves to be a commercial success yet again

The City of Derry International Choral Festival has announced details of its 2014 festival evaluation, highlighting the growth of the event over the past two years and the large visitor numbers that it attracts to the city during the month of October.

Slovenian choir takes first place in International Competition at this year’s Choral Festival

Slovenian choir takes first place in International Competition at this year’s Choral Festival

The City of Derry International Choral Festival has concluded for another year after a hugely successful five-day celebration.

Over 2000 singers make their way to Derry for the second City of Derry International Choral Festival this week

The city is set to come alive with the sound of singing this week as over 70 choirs take to the stage as part of the second City of Derry International Choral Festival.

Communities take centre stage with Choral Festival

Communities across Derry will be alive with the sound of singing this October, as part of the City of Derry International Choral Festival, 22 – 26 October. From shopping centres to care homes, churches to bingo halls, choirs will be popping up all over the city to give free, informal

Award-winning Neil Cowley Trio to return to the city this month as part of the second City of Derry International Choral Festival

Award-winning Neil Cowley Trio to return to the city this month as part of the second City of Derry International Choral Festival

The critically-acclaimed jazz trio will take to the stage of St. Columb’s Hall on Thursday 23rd October along with local chamber choir Codetta and international chamber choir Utopia & Reality as part of the Choral Festival’s evening concert series.

Hugely popular supergroup The Swingle Singers to perform in St. Columb’s Hall on Friday 24th October

Hugely popular supergroup The Swingle Singers to perform in St. Columb’s Hall on Friday 24th October

The a cappella supergroup The Swingle Singers will take to the stage of St. Columb’s Hall this October as part of the second City of Derry International Choral Festival.