Congratulations to all winners of our 2017 special awards!
The Bernadette Kelly Memorial Award for most promising school choir - St. Joseph's Boys' School, Derry
The Bishops Daly & Mehaffey Award, presented by the Inner City Trust, for an outstanding performance in the school competitions - Thornhill College Senior Choir, Derry for their performance of Cantate Domino by Rupert Lang
Association of Irish Choirs Conducting Scholarship for the most promising conductor in the national competitions or a participant in the conducting masterclasses - Kevin Boushel
Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland Award for the best performance of a piece by a composer from Ireland - Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Ireland for their performance of The Old Woman by Rhona Clarke
Derry City and Strabane District Council Award for outstanding contribution to the festival - Melodies and Memories/The Glissando Greats
Bishop’s Gate Hotel Award for an outstanding performance of a work composed before 1750 in the International Competition - Eller Girls' Choir, Estonia for their performance of Fair Phyllis by John Farmer
City Hotel Award to the conductor of the most interesting and varied programme in the International Competition - Róisín Blunnie of Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Ireland