Evening Concerts

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Tickets available from the Millennium Forum Box Office
New Market Street, Derry
Call +44 (0) 2871 264 455
Book online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk
N.B. Booking fee of £1 applies per ticket

Ulster Orchestra with Festival Chorus

Wednesday 24 October
Guildhall, 7.30pm


The 2018 City of Derry International Choir Festival opens in the beautiful surroundings of the Guildhall and features the region’s premier symphony orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, local chamber choir Codetta and the 2018 Festival Chorus, performing one of the most famous choral works in the classical music repertoire, Mozart’s Requiem.

The concert will also feature a performance of Mozart’s 40th Symphony in G Minor and both works will be conducted by renowned Norwegian conductor and former Chair of the Festival’s international adjudicating panel, Ragnar Rasmussen.

This is a must-see, must-hear event for music lovers of all kinds and tickets will be limited so book your seat early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets £26/£16 (includes £1 booking fee)


Thursday 25 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm


Join award-winning London-based vocal ensemble VOCES8, as they take to the stage of St. Columb’s Hall for an evening of a cappella music ranging from Renaissance to Jazz and Pop, including favourites from Nat King Cole, Simon and Garfunkel and Van Morrison.

VOCES8 are renowned for their exquisite and versatile singing that spans all genres of music, and for their on-stage presence and character. With a round-table, candle-lit atmosphere, this is an event not to be missed!

“The slickest of the lot… fans of a cappella ought to hear this.” BBC Radio 3

Tickets £21/£13 (includes £1 booking fee)

The Marian Consort

Friday 26 October
Christ Church, 7.30pm

Marian Consort

The young, dynamic and Grammy Award-nominated early music vocal ensemble, The Marian Consort, will perform ‘In Sorrow’s Footsteps’ on Friday 26 October in the beautiful setting of Christ Church. Known for their engaging performances and imaginative programming, ‘In Sorrow’s Footsteps’ features both Renaissance and 21st-century sacred works and will also present the Irish premiere of English composer Gabriel Jackson’s Stabat Mater, alongside Derry’s own Codetta Youth Choir.

“Singing one person to a part, the Marian Consort give sublimely refined, spacious and impeccably tuned performances.” The Sunday Times

Tickets £16/£11 (includes £1 booking fee)

Late-Night Sing

Friday 26 October
Ballroom, St. Columb’s Hall, 10.30pm


Organised in partnership with Allegri and the EVFF Fringe Festival, our Late-Night Sing brings together Derry’s Encore Contemporary Choir, Dublin-based ensemble Ardú A Cappella Chorus and Kirkjukór Hruna- og Hrepphólasókna from Iceland for a Festival Club with a difference!

The night will round off with a special performance by The Paul McIntyre Jazz Trio.

Tickets £6 (includes £1 booking fee)

International Competition

Saturday 27 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm


The highlight event of the sixth City of Derry International Choir Festival sees eight top-quality international choirs compete for the Oak Tree of Derry trophy and a cash prize of £2,000.

This year’s line-up, featuring choirs from Colombia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Norway and Wales, will guarantee exceptional singing of the highest standards. An exciting night of competitive performances awaits choral music lovers and singers!

Tickets £13/£9 (includes £1 booking fee)

Closing Gala Concert and Awards

Sunday 28 October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

Eller Girls

This celebratory concert will bring the sixth festival to a close with performances from each of the international competitors and the announcement of the top prize of the festival – the International Competition winners!

The Festival is also delighted to present a performance of a new piece commissioned by local choir Allegri for the 2018 Every Voice Fringe Festival chorus, with music by adjudicator Shane Lynch and words by local poet Micheál McCann.

Tickets £13/£9 (includes £1 booking fee)