The Sixteen return to Derry for the City of Derry International Choral Festival this autumn
Posted on 22 April 2016
The City of Derry International Choral Festival has announced the first guest artist for the 4th edition of the autumn festival, due to take place from Wednesday 19 October until Sunday 23 October.
Following the success of their first appearance at the festival in 2014, the world-renowned and celebrated The Sixteen will return to Derry for an evening concert as part of the festival programme on Friday 21st October.
The Sixteen are a UK-based choir, founded by Harry Christophers CBE in 1977 and hailed as one of the worldâ€™s greatest ensembles. The â€œVoices of Classic FMâ€, whose performances have been described as â€œspine-shiveringly radiant from first to lastâ€, have toured throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the Americas and have been performing at major concert halls and festivals worldwide for more than 35 years.
DÃ³nal Doherty, Artistic Director of the festival, is excited to welcome the ensemble back to Derry and says â€œFollowing their outstanding concert in The Guildhall as part of the 2014 festival, we are delighted that Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have made room in their busy schedule to revisit the City of Derry International Choral Festival â€“ another choral treat in store for music lovers!â€
The festival is currently welcoming applications for participation in all categories, including the International Competition, national competitions for Equal Voice, Mixed Voice, Youth, Vocal Ensembles, Sacred, Barbershop, Popular, Gospel and Jazz music and school categories in Unison and Partsong. The deadline for entry into the International Competition is Friday 6th May and for all other participation (including non-competitive) the entry deadline is Friday 10th June.
Details of how to apply along with all festival information is available at www.codichoral.com.