23 - 27 October 2024

Competition Application Form

Please ensure that you have read the Rules & Regulations and the Application Procedure page before submitting your application.

Deadline dates for entries
International Competition: Friday 29 March 2024
School/national competitions and non-competitive entries: Friday 31 May 2024

There are two ways to submit your application for the 2024 festival:

1. Complete our online application form below.
2. Download the syllabus, complete the interactive application sections on your computer, save and email with all supporting materials to info@derrychoirfest.com.

Our address for posting hard copies of sheet music is:

City of Derry International Choir Festival
Magazine Studios
7-8 Magazine Street
N. Ireland
BT48 6HJ

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Competition Appplication form
How would you like to pay?
Official accompanist required at a fee of £50 / €60?

Competitive Repertoire

The order of performance cannot be changed once submitted.

Non-Competitive Activities *

The festival welcomes and encourages non-competitive participation throughout the festival weekend. Please indicate which of the following you would like to take part in:

Big Sing Workshop
Choral Trail
Community Concert
Sacred Trail

Maximum file size: 2.1MB

Maximum file size: 2.1MB

Maximum file size: 2.1MB

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If you have selected to pay online, you will be prompted to pay via a PayPal Pay Now button on the thank you page. This page will appear once you have sucessfully submitted the application form. Please include the name of your choir when filling in your details on PayPal.

N.B. All supporting materials (entry fee and 5 sets of original sheet music for proposed competition pieces) must be submitted by the relevant closing dates.

Please see the Application Procedure page for entry fee details. The postal address for supporting materials is City of Derry International Choir Festival, Magazine Studios, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry, N. Ireland, BT48 6HJ.


N.B. This form should be signed by a mandated, authorised member of the choir, e.g. choir conductor, choir secretary or chair of the governing body/committee.

Once you press send you will receive a thank you message. This confirms that your application has been submitted and received. If you have missed any required fields or an uploaded file is too large then you will see an error message under the field(s) that is incomplete and your application will not be submitted.