18 - 22 October 2023

Non-Competitive 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 31 March 2023
School/national competitions and non-competitive entries: Friday 26 May 2023

There are two ways to submit your application for the 2023 festival:

1. Complete our online application form below.
2. Download the syllabus here, fill in the application form and post it with all supporting materials to:

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

The City of Derry International Choir Festival is GDPR compliant. We ask that you submit your application details below so that we can liaise with you about the festival and let you know about future festivals. For more information please see our Privacy Statement.

Non Competitive Appplication form

Sacred Music Repertoire

Please outline some examples of your standard sacred and/or non-sacred repertoire below.

Non-Sacred Music Repertoire

Please outline some examples of your standard sacred and/or non-sacred repertoire below.

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 upload size: 2MB
How would you like to pay (visiting choirs only)?

We’d love to tell our audience that you are participating in this year’s Choir Festival so please share your social media channels here


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 successfully submitted the application form. Please include the name of your choir when filling in your details on PayPal.

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.

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