Official tourism website for Cork, Ireland

Founded in 1954, the Cork International Choral Festival is one of Europe’s premier international choral festivals. It is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May in venues across the city, centring around Cork City Hall, one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland. Overall, the Festival attracts some 5,000 participants and 50,000 people who bring Cork to life with song over the 5 days. It is noted for its diverse programme, high competitive standards, excellent organisation, and the friendliness of its welcome. Highlights include:

- Superb Gala Concerts | Wide-ranging programme | 6-evening concerts | International groups

- Fringe Concerts | Free performances in popular tourist venues in Cork City and County

- Fleischmann International Trophy Competition | Featuring top class international choirs

- Workshops & Masterclasses | Free events | Led by international choral professionals

- Choral Gatherings | Free choral performances | Popping up throughout Cork

- Festival Club | Soak up the festival atmosphere | Meet other singers and attendees

- Cork | Beautiful coastal environment | Small city with a big welcome

- Accommodation | Wide range of properties | From charming cottages to 5-star hotels

- Food and Drink | Stand-out restaurants | Great traditional pubs | Ireland’s best food market

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