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22nd - 25th October 2015

3rd Edition

Swingle Singers

Press Releases

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.

Choral Festival announces jam-packed programme of events for this October

Choral Festival announces jam-packed programme of events for this October

The second edition of the City of Derry International Choral Festival is just four weeks away and today the full programme of events, beginning on Wednesday 22nd October, has been announced in a launch hosted by new festival sponsors, City Hotel, Derry.

Calling all conductors and choral music enthusiasts!

Calling all conductors and choral music enthusiasts!

The clock is ticking down to the second edition of the City of Derry International Choral Festival this October and organisers are now welcoming applications to participate in a practical conducting workshop as part of the festival’s choral symposium activities.

Choral Festival announces line-up of competitors for this October's International Competition

Choral Festival announces line-up of competitors for this October's International Competition

This year ten choirs, representing eight countries, will compete for the prestigious “Oak Tree of Derry” trophy, designed by Maurice Harron, as well as a cash prize of £2,000.

International A Cappella Phenomenon “The Swingle Singers” confirmed to perform in St. Columb’s Hall as part of the second City of Derry International Choral Festival

International A Cappella Phenomenon “The Swingle Singers” confirmed to perform in St. Columb’s Hall as part of the second City of Derry International Choral Festival

World-renowned a cappella supergroup The Swingle Singers have been announced as guest artists for this October’s International Choral Festival.

Derry to welcome one of the world's finest vocal ensembles to open the International Choral Festival this October

Derry to welcome one of the world's finest vocal ensembles to open the International Choral Festival this October

The City of Derry International Choral Festival has announced that one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, The Sixteen, will visit the city this October to open the second edition of the annual choral festival.