Five events to check out at the Cork International Choral Festival today (Friday, April 28)

Day three of the Cork International Choral Festival sees plenty more exciting events happening across Cork City. Check out some of Friday's highlights here. 

Five events to check out at the Cork International Choral Festival today (Friday, April 28)

11am: Composers in the Classroom Performance - Cork City Hall

The Composers in the Classroom (CIC) scheme is an initiative which brings professional composers and musicians, quite literally, into the classroom as part of a special curriculum devised for transition year music students and their teachers.

The residency culminates in a concert where students get the chance to perform their compositions and listen to the composition of other schools in the scheme. There is free admission for festival participants.

2-5pm: Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hillier - Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music

A seminar on New Choral Music will take place with Chamber Choir Ireland and Paul Hillier, one of the world’s leading specialists on choral music, at Cork School of Music.

The style of presentation will offer seminar attendees a more relevant and engaging approach to how texts are selected, the related process of composing music appropriate to the text, and the input of the singers as to its accessibility.  There is free admission for festival participants.

1.10pm: Music at the Free Mason’s Hall - Tuckey Street

Two top international choirs will bring their spirited tones to the evocative surroundings of one of the city’s most historic buildings, Freemasons’ Hall.

7.30pm – Gala Concert: Chamber Choir Ireland - St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

Chamber Choir Ireland, the Choral Festival’s choir-in-residence, will perform ‘The Great Mystery’ Gala concert at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. The concert will premiere two new commissions from David Fennessy and John Lonergan.

10.30pm:  Gala Concert – New Dublin Voices - Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne

New Dublin Voices, an internationally acclaimed award-winning chamber choir, will perform - ‘Evocations’ - a late night concert noted for its sacred and reflective atmosphere at the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne

Other free choral trail events on Friday:

10.00am: Blarney Castle - Mukogawa Women’s University Junior & Senior High School Chorus Club, Japan

10.30am: Blackpool Library - Falun Chamber Choir, Sweden

11.00am: Tory Top Library - Bodeca Neža Girls Choir, Italy

12.45pm: Cork City Library - Century Voice Choir, Taiwan

1.00pm: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory - Athens 18th Junior High School Choir, Greece

1.00pm: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC - The Wall of Sound, England

1.45pm: Crawford Art Gallery - Vokalensemble “Crossover”, Germany

2.30pm: Keane’s Jewellers, Oliver Plunkett St - Bodeca Neža Girls Choir, Italy

2.45pm: Bishopstown Library - Falun Chamber Choir, Sweden

3.00pm: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory - Flori Canti, France

3.00pm: Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St -  UBC University Singers, British Columbia, Canada

5.30pm: L’Atitude ’51 - Vokalensemble “Crossover”, Germany

6.00pm: Electric Bar & Restaurant - Jubilant Gospel Choir, Italy

6.00pm: GPO, Oliver Plunkett St - Madrid Male Chorus, Spain

6.00pm: The Shelbourne Bar - The Wall of Sound, England

6.30pm: Market Lane, Oliver Plunkett St - Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Ireland

7.30pm: Everyman Theatre - Madrid Male Chorus, Spain

For the full festival programme see

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CourtsArts Film & TVChoral festivalCorkMusicPlace: Cork CityPlace: Cork City HallPlace: Curtis Auditorium, CITPlace: Free Mason’s HallPlace: Tuckey StreetPlace: Freemasons’ HallPlace: IrelandPlace: St Fin Barre’s CathedralPlace: of St Mary & St AnnePlace: Cathedral of St Mary and St AnnePlace: Blarney CastlePlace: Blackpool LibraryPlace: Tory Top LibraryPlace: Cork City LibraryPlace: GreecePlace: The Wall of Sound, EnglandPlace: GermanyPlace: , ItalyPlace: Bishopstown LibraryPlace: Blackrock Castle ObservatoryPlace: Flori Canti, FrancePlace: British Columbia, CanadaPlace: BarPlace: GPOPlace: Oliver Plunkett StPlace: Madrid Male ChorusPlace: The Shelbourne BarPlace: Market LanePlace: Madrid MalePerson: Paul HillierPerson: David FennessyPerson: John LonerganPerson: Oliver PlunkettEvent: Cork International Choral FestivalEvent: Great MysteryOrganisation: The Composers in the ClassroomOrganisation: Chamber Choir IrelandOrganisation: HillierOrganisation: Cork School of MusicOrganisation: ChamberOrganisation: Mukogawa Women’s University Junior & Senior High School Chorus ClubOrganisation: Falun Chamber ChoirOrganisation: Bodeca Neža Girls ChoirOrganisation: Century Voice ChoirOrganisation: CIT Blackrock Castle ObservatoryOrganisation: Athens 18th Junior High School ChoirOrganisation: Lewis GlucksmanOrganisation: Crawford Art GalleryOrganisation: StOrganisation: UBC University SingersOrganisation: VokalensembleOrganisation: CrossoverOrganisation: ElectricOrganisation: &Organisation: Jubilant Gospel ChoirOrganisation: Laetare Vocal Ensemble
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