21 - 25 October 2020

Programme of Events

A change of tune for 2020!

The City of Derry International Choir Festival is getting a digital make-over for its 2020 edition and we’re thrilled to announce an exciting and diverse programme, taking place this October 21 – 25. 

The extensive programme of events will include;

  • Exclusive concerts and workshops from incredible guest artists, including Tenebrae and their Musical Director Nigel Short
  • A virtual Choral Trail of performances from local, national and international choirs
  • A multimedia Opening Gala concert with the 2020 Festival Chorus, premiering brand new music from award-winning composer Brian Irvine 
  • A virtual massed sing of the iconic Danny Boy, conducted by world-renowned composer and arranger Bob Chilcott
  • A live-streamed, socially-distanced performance from a spectacular city venue, by local chamber choir Codetta

And lots more to be announced!

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all choirs and conductors who have already been in touch offering your support and expressing an interest in participating this year. Details of how you can take part in our 2020 Festival Chorus, Choral Trail, Danny Boy performance and/or workshops will be available in due course on our website and social media channels, so be sure to check in regularly for updates! 

  • 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