18 - 22 October 2023

Schedule of Events

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Saturday 8 October

14:00 – Come and Sing with Phil Coulter

Wednesday 19 October

10:00 – International Choral Symposium
12:30 – Conducting Masterclass with Ragnar Rasmussen
19:30 – Opening Gala Concert: Carmina Burana

Thursday 20 October

10:00 – Primary School Big Sing
19:30 – Evening Concert: Polish Radio Choir

Friday 21 October

10:30 – Post-Primary School Competitions and Big Sing
19:30 – Evening Concert: Rajaton

22:00 – Late-night Concert: Duruflé Requiem with Codetta

Saturday 22 October

10:30 – National Equal Voice Competitions
11:00 – Project Sparks Kids’ Workshop
13:00 – National Mixed Voice Competition
15:00 – National Pop, Jazz and Gospel Competition
17:15 – Big Sing with Anders Edenroth
20:00 – Oak Tree of Derry International Competition

Sunday 23 October

10:30 – National Sacred Music Competition
11:30 – National Vocal Ensemble Competition
12:40 – National Youth Choir Competition
15:30 – National Choir of the Festival Competition
16:30 – Community Big Sing with Discovery Gospel Choir
20:00 – Closing Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony

Funders
  • Lottery Funded arts council of Northern Ireland
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Arts and Business NI
  • Enkalon Foundation
Sponsors
  • Allstate
  • Alchemy
  • Northern Ireland Tourist Board
  • Citi
  • Caldwell & Robinson
Sponsors
  • City Hotel
  • McGuinness Properties
  • FinTru
  • Bishops Gate Hotel
Partners
  • Contemporary Music Centre
  • Sing Ireland
  • Ulster University
  • CFN