21 - 25 October 2020

Take Part

Take part in our virtual edition for 2020!

There are many ways that you and your choir can take part in this year's virtual edition of the festival, including...

Virtual Choral Trail


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! 

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Nigel Short & Tenebrae Workshop

Nigel Short, director of Tenebrae, and one of the world’s most respected choral directors, leads a webinar workshop for singers. 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. 

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Lucinda Geoghegan Workshop


Join Kodály expert Lucinda Geoghegan for a webinar workshop 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.

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Danny Boy with Bob Chilcott



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!

  • 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