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25 – 29 October 2017

5th Edition

Evening Concerts

Tickets available from the Millennium Forum Box Office
New Market Street, Derry
Call +44 (0) 2871 264 455
Book online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk
N.B. Booking fee of £1 applies per ticket

The Real Group

Wednesday 25 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

The fifth City of Derry International Choir Festival kicks off in style with Swedish a cappella sensation The Real Group. Known world-wide for their vocal exploration of jazz, pop and folk music, the group has become one of the cornerstones of the modern a cappella genre and has toured internationally for more than 30 years with the voice as their sole instrument.

Don’t miss The Real Group opening the 2017 International Choir Festival with a bang in St. Columb’s Hall on Wednesday 25 October.

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Gloria

Thursday 26 October
Guildhall, 7.30pm

Don’t miss this year’s Festival Chorus, made up of members of every choir in the city, who will be joined by the Ulster University Chamber Choir and international award-winning Codetta, for a spectacular performance of John Rutter’s Gloria, accompanied by world-renowned organist Catherine Ennis, brass and percussion, in the stunning surroundings of the Guildhall.

This must-see choral experience will also feature a performance of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, one of the composer’s most celebrated works, for solo soprano, chorus and organ.

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Tenebrae

Friday 27 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), the award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision.

Through its continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, Tenebrae’s vision is to deliver dramatic programming, flawless performances and unforgettable experiences, allowing audiences around the world to be moved by the power and intimacy of the human voice. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this magnificent ensemble in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Columb’s Hall.

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Saint Sister

Friday 27 October
The Glassworks, 10.30pm

Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Derry native Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk’—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp. 

Join us in The Glassworks for a late-night homecoming performance by these extremely talented rising stars.

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International Competition

Saturday 28 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

The highlight event of the fifth City of Derry International Choir Festival sees eight top-quality international choirs compete for the Oak Tree of Derry trophy and a cash prize of £2,000.

This year’s line-up will guarantee exceptional singing of the highest standards. For choral music lovers and singers this is a must-see and must-hear event!

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Closing Gala Concert

Sunday 29 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

This celebratory concert will bring the fifth festival to a close with performances from each of the international competitors and the announcement of the top prize of the festival – the International Competition winners!

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