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21st - 25th October 2015

3rd Edition


Take Part

Sing Joyfully! International Choral Symposium

The second Sing Joyfully! International Choral Symposium will take place on Wednesday 21st October and will be led by world-renowned composer and conductor Bob Chilcott and Professor Ragnar Rasmussen (Professor of Conducting in Tromsø University, Norway).

The morning session will see Chilcott lead two open rehearsals with the Music Promise Junior Choir (Derry) and Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir (Norway) focusing on Equal Voice and SATB repertoire from his own varied and well-known catalogue of choral music. The sessions will offer an insight into the workings of the music from both the composer’s and the conductor’s perspective.

Following the success of the conductors’ workshop in last year’s festival, Ragnar Rasmussen will return to lead the afternoon workshop, which will focus on practical conducting techniques for aspiring choral conductors of all levels.


The festival welcomes applications to take part in the conductors’ workshop, led by Professor Ragnar Rasmussen. Participation is open to choral conductors of any level and no preparation is required in advance of the session.

Those wishing to attend the symposium as observers, without participating, are also asked to complete the short application form for registration.

Participation and attendance is free of charge.

There are two ways to apply for the Sing Joyfully! International Choral Symposium

1. Complete an online application by clicking here.

2. Download and fill out the Symposium Form 2015 and return to:

City of Derry International Choral Festival
Magazine Studios, Nerve Centre
7-8 Magazine Street
Derry, BT48 6HJ

or email your completed form to

Applications are to be submitted no later than Friday 25th September 2015.