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Special Awards

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