Motley Crew

School Competitions (Ireland and UK)

Primary School Choirs (Unison)
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, in unison
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150

Primary School Choirs (Part Song) 
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, in 2 or more parts
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150

Post-Primary School Choirs (Unison/Two-Part) 
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, in unison or 2 parts
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150

Post-Primary School Choirs (Three/Four-Part) 
Repertoire: 2 contrasting part songs, in 3 or 4 parts
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150

In addition to 1st Prize in each of the school categories, Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to choirs as follows:

90% or above: Gold Award Certificate
85% - 89%: Silver Award Certificate
80% - 84%: Bronze Award Certificate

Big Sing 
All school choirs are invited to take part in a Big Sing workshop that will take place during the competition session. Details will be provided in advance of the festival.

CMC Library
We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland and would encourage participating choirs to consider repertoire composed by Irish composers for competition at this year's Choir Festival. CMC will present a special award at the Closing Gala Concert to the choir that best performs a piece by an Irish composer, as listed in the CMC Library. To visit the library please follow this link

Special Awards 
Choirs will also be eligible for a number of special awards. Click here for full details of the special awards at the 2019 festival.

Applications
Please read our Rules & Regulations and then visit our Application Procedure page, where you will find full details of how to apply.