20 - 24 October 2021
Poland Foyleside

Trails and Community Events

Choral Trails
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th October

A series of informal performances in locations throughout the city centre and wider community, including City Hotel, Foyleside Shopping Centre, Richmond Centre, Central Library, Foyle Disability Centre, Foyle Arena, Glenview Community Centre and more.

Sacred Trail
Sunday 25th October

Churches throughout the city will host visiting choirs as part of their regular Sunday services, 10.30am – 1.30pm.

Community Concerts
The festival will host two concerts in community venues during the festival period. Local, national and international choirs will share the same stage to perform short concert programmes in The Gasyard Centre and St. Columb’s Park House.

The Gasyard Centre
Saturday 24th October, 12.30pm
This special event combining a choral concert and tea dance is delivered in partnership
with the team at the Gasyard Centre. Three choirs will perform at the event, including local group Momentum, the Lisburn Harmony Ladies Choir and Salutaris Chamber Choir from
Belarus, with additional music from Eddie Breslin. Includes complimentary refreshments and a Halloween theme.

“Songs in the Park” at St. Columb’s Park House
Sunday 25th October, 1pm
The festival’s community programme will return to the tranquil setting of St. Columb’s Park House for a second year, with new local choir Glórtha an Fheabhail (Voices of the Foyle), Newtown Park Gospel Choir from Dublin and Vox Iuvenalis from the Czech Republic. Lunch and refreshments available at the Café in the Park.

  • Lotter Funded arts council of Northern Ireland
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Inner City Trust
  • arts council of Northern Ireland
  • Caldwell & Robinson
  • Allstate
  • FinTru
  • Ulster University
  • Sing Ireland
  • Contemporary Music Centre
  • CFN