We have developed the following categories to encourage as many different choirs as possible to participate in the competitions which will be held on Saturday.
Church Music Competition
Two contrasting choral arrangements of own choice from any period (Plainchant to modern including gospel).
Light Entertainment Competition
Two contrasting pieces of own choice. Instrumental accompaniment is permitted but no pre-recorded accompaniment or amplified vocals allowed. (e.g. Jazz, Gospel, Barbershop, Show Tunes)
Chamber Choirs Competition
Two contrasting choral arrangements of own choice, representing a historically balanced and coherent range of styles. Up to 30 voices.
Large Choirs Competition
A single piece, (or more than one piece from the same work) lasting not less than 10 minutes, demonstrating the choir’s tonal range, enabling the adjudicators to fully assess their capabilities. Alternatively, two contrasting choral arrangements of own choice, representing a historically balanced and coherent range of styles. for 30 voices or more.
Prizes for Church Music, Light Entertainment and Chamber Choirs :: 1st Place - Trophy & €300 :: 2nd Place - €150
Prizes for Large Choirs 1st Place Trophy & €500 2nd Place €250