National Competitions

National Equal Voice Competitions, Saturday, 22 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 11.00 – 13.00

Guest Performance by Mornington Singers, Ireland, 11.30

National Male Voice Competition, 11.00

1. Rosemount Male Voice Choir, Derry (Raymond Kelly)
Deep River, Spiritual, arr. Roy Ringwald
Someone Like You, Adele, arr. Christopher Hussey

2. The Magnificent AK47, England (Chris Samuel)
Shen Xar Venaxi, Georgian sacred song
Delilah, Les Reed, arr. Ryan Morrison


National Female Voice Competition, 11.45

1. Allegri, Derry (Maurice Kelly)
Da Pacem, Domine, Jeff Enns
Tundra, Ola Gjeilo

2. Gloria DLGC, Dublin (Ian Packham)
Down Where the Bees Are Humming, Seán O’Casey, arr. Michael Finlay
With or Without You, U2, arr. Geoff Lawson and Jon Cohen

3. Gracenotes, Ballyhaunis (Laura Brogan)
Agnus Dei, Ivo Antognini
How Do I Love Thee?, Nathan Christensen

The Equal Voice adjudications will take place after the Female Voice Competition.

National Mixed Voice Competitions
St. Columb’s Hall, 14.00 – 18.00

Big Sing workshop with Fauna, 16.45

National Mixed Voice Competition, 14.00

1. Strabane Chamber Choir, Strabane (Gerard Bradley)
Even When He is Silent, Kim André Arnesen
Sing a Song of Sixpence, John Rutter

2. Cantóirí, Dublin (Ben Barnes)
Cor Mio, Mentre Vi Miro, Claudio Monteverdi
Hodie, Christus Natus Est, Healey Willan

3. Gloria DLGC, Dublin (Ian Packham)
O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen
Misbehavin’, Pentatonix, arr. N. O’Connor

4. Cantairí Avondale, Dublin (Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh)
Go, Lovely Rose, Eric Whitacre
De Punta y Taco, Chilean folk song, arr. Ward Swingle, ad. Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh

5. Cantamus, Derry (Raymond Kelly)
Open Thou Mine Eyes, John Rutter
When You Believe, Stephen Schwartz, arr. Audrey Snyder and John Moss

6. UCC Singers, Cork (Daniel Beuster)
Lassie, Wad Ye Loe Me?, James MacMillan
Clap Both My Hands, Brian Deady, arr. Daniel Beuster

7. Cois Cladaigh, Galway (Brendan O’Connor)
Let My Love Be Heard, Jake Runestad
Jeremiah’s Fire, Rollo Dilworth

National Popular, Jazz & Gospel Music Competition, 15.30

1. Allegri, Derry (Maurice Kelly)
Penny Lane, John Lenno and Paul McCartney, arr. Audrey Snyder
Always, Irving Berlin, arr. Kirby Shaw

2. Cois Cladaigh, Galway (Brendan O’Connor)
Drinkin’ of the Wine, Spiritual, arr. Rosephanye Powell
Honky Tonk Women, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, arr. Lars Smedlund

3. Cantóirí, Dublin (Ben Barnes)
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Billy Joel, arr. Philip Lawson
The Log Driver’s Waltz, Wade Hemsworth, arr. Ben Barnes

4. Cantamus, Derry (Raymond Kelly)
Beyond the Sea, Jack Lawrence and Charles Trenet, arr. Kirby Shaw
Bridge Over Troubled Water, Paul Simon, arr. Kirby Shaw

5. Cantairí Avondale, Dublin (Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh)
Tea for Two, Vincent Youmans, arr. Peter Gritton
Wade in the Water, Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan


The adjudication of the National Mixed Voice and National Popular, Jazz & Gospel Music Competitions will take place immediately after the Big Sing workshop.

National Competitions, Sunday 23 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 13.00 – 17.00

Guest Performance by Bogor Agricultural University Student Choir, Agria Swara, Indonesia, 13.45

Guest Performance by Something Special, Gamelan Ensemble, Derry, 16.15

National Sacred Music Competition, 13.00

1. Lynn Singers, Mullingar (Dervilla Maloney)
O Virtus Sapientiae, Karen P. Thomas
Gloria from Mass No. 6, György Orbán

2. Cantairí Avondale, Dublin (Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh)
Bogoróditse Djévo, Arvo Pärt
Valiant for Truth, Ralph Vaughan Williams

3. Millfield Camerata, England (Matthew Cook)
O Radiant Dawn, James MacMillan
Christus Factus Est, Anton Bruckner

4. Cois Cladaigh, Galway (Brendan O’Connor)
Exultate Deo, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Lux Aeterna, Brian A. Schmidt


The adjudication of the National Sacred Music Voice Competition will take place immediately after the guest performance by Bogor Agricultural University Student Choir, Agria Swara.

National Vocal Ensemble Competition, 14.30

1. The Lontanos, Derry (Chris McCann)
I Will Go Sailing No More, Randy Newman, arr. Rich Hasty
Bring Him Home, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil, arr. Rich Hasty

2. Day V, Derry (Kathryn O’Callaghan)
Pie Jesu, Michael McGlynn
Just The Way You Are/Just a Dream, Bruno Mars/Cornell Haynes Jr., arr. Ed Boyer, Ben Bram and Deke Sharon

3. The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble, Ashford (Frank Kelly)
Ubi Caritas, Ola Gjeilo
Java Jive, Milton Drake and Ben Oakland, arr. Kirby Shaw

4. The Cordettes, Derry
Sonnet, James MacMillan
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Manning Sherwin, arr. Michael Neaum

National Youth Choir Competition, 15.15

1. City of Derry Junior Choir (Maurice Kelly)
Spell of Sleep, Bob Chilcott
Cantate Domino, Rupert Lang

2. Donegal Junior Choir (Sara Laughlin)
You Raise Me Up, Rolf Løvland and Brendan Graham
The Drunken Sailor, Sea shanty, arr. Peter Hunt

3. Harmony North, Belfast (Laura Dynes)
Good News!, Spiritual, arr. Willi Gohl
She Moved Through the Fair, Irish folk song, arr. Peter Hunt

4. Donegal Youth Choir (Sara Laughlin)
Dubula, Stephen Hatfield
I’m Going Up a Yonder, Walter Hawkins, arr. Martin Sitvaka

5. City of Derry Youth Choir (Margaret Ross)
Amazing Grace, Trad., arr. Alexander L’Estrange
Here Comes the Sun, George Harrison, arr. Kirby Shaw

6. Lynn Singers, Mullingar (Dervilla Maloney)
Cradle Hymn, Kim André Arnesen
Las Amarillas, Trad. Mexican, arr. Stephen Hatfield


The adjudication of the National Vocal Ensemble and National Youth Choir Competitions will take place after the guest performance by Something Special.