About Us

Welcome to the City of Derry International Choir Festival, due to take place from 24 to 28 October 2018.

Created as a joyous celebration of choral music-making, the festival provides opportunities for competitive and non-competitive participation for singers across a wide range of styles, ensembles and ages.

School, national and international choirs are invited to take part in a range of competitions across the five-day festival including Equal Voice, Mixed Voice, Youth, Sacred, Popular, Jazz & Gospel, and Vocal Ensemble categories.

Aside from the competitive focus, the City of Derry comes alive with pop-up performances, high-quality concerts and educational activities providing a celebration of everything choral music has to offer.

An initiative of the City of Derry Civic Choirs with the support of Walled City Music, the festival is already establishing itself firmly on the global calendar of international choral festivals. We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your choir to the City of Derry International Choral Festival.

Festival Staff
Dónal Doherty, Artistic Director
Matthew Greenall, Executive Director, Walled City Music
Fiona Crosbie, Festival Manager                                                                                       Gráinne Stevenson, Festival Manager (maternity cover)


Management Committee 

Philip Gilliland, Chair
Anthony McGurk
Colm Rainey
Joy Tennis
Martin White