New Dublin Voices coming to City of Derry Internat

first_img New Dublin Voices coming to City of Derry International FestivalFOLLOWING the success of the first six editions, the City of Derry International Choir Festival is back with a bang this autumn from October 23-27, announcing an impressive and diverse line-up of participating choirs from across Europe and South America. Organisers look forward to welcoming more than 50 choirs to the city to take part in competitions, concerts, performances and workshops across the 5-day event. This year’s festival will also include a jam-packed schedule of non-competitive performances by more than 40 local choirs and singing groups as part of the Every Voice Community Programme, in partnership with Derry choir Allegri, resulting in a total of nearly 100 participating choirs.The highlight of the weekend will be the International Competition, to be held on Saturday, October 26, in St. Columb’s Hall. Eight choirs, representing eight countries, will compete for the prestigious “Oak Tree of Derry” trophy and a cash prize of £2,000.The competitors are: ShareTweet Artistic DirectorDerryDONAL DOHERTYInternational competitors announced for this year’s City of Derry International FestivalNew Dublin VoicesST COLUMB’S HALL Coral Brasília, BrazilVoices of Hope, EnglandNew Dublin Voices, IrelandCoro Giovanile Regionale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, ItalySt. Zlata Meglenska Female Chamber Choir, North MacedoniaSolheimkoret, NorwayCoro Feminino CVS, PortugalCordydd, Wales#Adjudicating all competitions will be a panel of distinguished choral directors with a wealth of experience as international jurors. The festival welcomes the return of Josep Vila I Casañas, one of the best-known choral conductors in Catalonia and Spain, for his third year leading the team as Chair of the adjudicating panel.Artistic Director of the festival, Dónal Doherty, commented on this year’s line-up, “We’re delighted to announce yet another exciting and outstanding line-up of choirs for this year’s festival. “Derry’s growing reputation as the City of Song continues to serve as a magnet to some of the very best choirs in the world. “The five-day festival will once again bring the whole of the North West alive for all music lovers – Portrush for the golf, Derry for the singing!”Tickets for all festival events go on sale from the Millennium Forum Box office in August. For further information and updates visit www.derrychoirfest.comInternational competitors announced for this year’s City of Derry International Festival was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img

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