There are many ways that you and your choir can take part in this year's virtual edition of the festival, including...
Saturday 24 October, 7pm
Register to view our free and exclusive concert with Tenebrae.
Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision. Join us for this very special concert recorded live and exclusively for the City of Derry International Choir Festival in St Stephen Walbrook Church, London.
This event will be viewed on Eventbrite. Tickets are FREE BUT LIMITED.Register now
Saturday 24 October, 10am
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Nigel Short, director of Tenebrae, and one of the world’s most respected choral directors, leads a webinar workshop for singers on Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to work on two choral works – My soul, there is a country from Songs of Farewell by Hubert Parry, and Versa est in luctum, by Alonso Lobo. This workshop is free, but places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday 21 October, 12.30pm
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Join us for the Sing Joyfully Symposium panel discussion on Zoom. Our guest speakers, drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds including education, singers, choral leaders, festival directors and medical practitioners, will discuss the implications of current guidelines in relation to Covid-19 and share their experiences of the many creative ways they continue to Sing Joyfully!
Wednesday 21 October, 10.30am
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Join Kodály expert Lucinda Geoghegan for a webinar workshop on Zoom focusing on delivery of the music curriculum in primary schools under the current Covid restrictions. Expect tips and ideas for non-contact games and rhymes for early years music education.
Sunday 25 October, 7pm
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Join us for a virtual performance of the beloved Danny Boy, conducted by world-renowned choral director and composer Bob Chilcott!
Sign up to take part, enjoy a preparatory workshop with Chilcott, then submit your own video recording to be a part of the closing night performance of this year's Choir Festival!
Various dates/times from 21-25 October
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We’re going to miss all of our visiting choirs so much this October, but we would LOVE to hear you singing as part of our VIRTUAL CHORAL TRAIL! Send us video recordings of your choir and we’ll include them in our programme of events throughout festival week!
All live events will be subject to restrictions and guidelines for indoor performances. The Festival will adhere to all social-distancing and COVID safety rules in place at the time of the event.