2015 Competition Details

Competition A.
Premier Competition

Winner: Handmade Trophy and e700. Runner-up: e300.
The first prize winners of all competitions below (with the exception of competition K), automatically qualify for entry to the Premier Competition. Programme should consist of two contrasting part songs. One of the pieces must be chosen from the repertoire already performed in the qualifying competition. The second piece must not have been previously sung by your choir, in any of the other 2015 competitions as below. Please note, a choir can qualify to enter the Premier Competition in one competition category only, in each year of the festival. Should a particular choir win in two or more competitions in 2015, the competition in which that choir receives the hightest mark, is the competition that the choir will represent at the Premier. The competition(s) that the winners do not represent, will be represented by the runners up of that competition(s) instead. Prizes Winner: Handmade Trophy and €700. Runner-up: €300.

Competition B.
Four Part Choirs, any combination of Voices (four parts or more).
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting part songs, and be chosen as follows: (i) A piece composed before 1800 (ii) Any part song contrasting with (i).

Competition C.
Choirs from Ireland, 4-Part
. S.A.T.B.
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting 4 part songs.

Competition D.
Female Voices
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting 3 or 4 part songs.

Competition E.
Male Voices

Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting 3 or 4 part songs.

Competition F.
Sacred Music Choirs
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting part songs.

Competition G.
Gospel Choirs

Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting pieces from The Gospel Choral Music Repertoire.

Competition H.
Gaelic or Celtic Language
Amhrán is Fearr i nGaeilge nĂł i dTeanga Ceilteach – ComĂłrtas H
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme shuld consist of two contrasting 3 or 4 part songs in Irish or any Celtic Language.

Competition I.
Barbershop Chorus
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting pieces from the Barbershop repertoire.

Competition J.
Barbershop Quartet
Winner: Handmade Trophy and e300. Runner-up: e150.
Programme should consist of two contrasting pieces from the Barbershop repertoire.

Competition K
First Time Competitors
Winner: Handmade Trophy and €200. Runner-up: €100.
A new competition for choirs who have never entered into competition before but would love to do so with choirs of a similar standard. Programme should consist of two contrasting 3 or 4 part songs. Winning choir of this competition is not eligible to enter the Premier Competition.

2015 Syllabus and Entry Forms now available.
Click here for 2015 Syllabus download
Click here for 2015 Competing Choirs Entry Form and Rules and Regs
Click here for a preliminary programme of events at the festival in 2015