18 - 22 October 2023

At-a-Glance Schedule

Our 10th Anniversary Festival will run from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October 2023.

Here is your go-to schedule for the week, with at-a-glance details of guest artist concerts and competitions.

Go to our Programme of Events for links to ticket sales at the Millennium Forum, and keep an eye out for updates through our social media and newsletter, as we release more news of this year’s fantastic programme!

Wednesday 18th October

10:00 – 11:30: International Choral Symposium (online)

12:30 – 14:30: Conducting masterclass with Kari Turunen, Magee

19:30: Opening Gala Concert, The Verdi Requiem with Ulster Orchestra and Festival Chorus, Millennium Forum

Thursday 19 October

10:00 – 13:00: Primary School Big Sing, Millennium Forum

18:00 – 19:00: Derry Girls Big Sing, Guildhall Square


Friday 20 October


10:00 – 14:00: Post-Primary School Competitions and Big Sing, Millennium Forum

19:30: The Sixteen, Guildhall

Saturday 21 October

National Competitions, Millennium Forum
11:30: Equal Voice
14:00: Mixed Voice
14:30: Light, Pop and Jazz

16:00: Big Sing Workshop with Siobhan Brown and Cairde Community Choir, Millennium Forum

19:30: International Competition, The Guildhall


Sunday 22 October

closing gala

National Competitions, Millennium Forum
10:30: Sacred Music and Gospel
11:30: Vocal Ensemble
12:30: Youth Choir
15:00 Choir of the Festival

19:30: Closing Gala Concert and Awards, Millennium Forum