Following the success of our inaugural Choral Festival last year, The Kenmare Choral Festival Committee is extending a warm welcome to all choirs to come and participate in the 2013 Kenmare Choral Festival from the 29th November to 1st December 2013.
We want to continue to bring the beautiful art form of choral music to the local public and visitors alike through concerts, competitions and other events on the weekend.
As last year, there will be four competitions in the 2013 Festival:
Chamber Choirs (up to 30 voices);
Large Choirs (25 voices and above).
We are delighted to announce that Áine Nic Ghabhann and her family have kindly sponsored a new perpetual trophy for the Kenmare Choral Festival. The Beirtí Ó Núnáin Memorial trophy will be awarded for the best competitive or non-competitive performance of a song in the Irish Language (not a translation). We are indebted to Áine and her family for their special contribution to the Festival.
The following have agreed to adjudicate for us this year: Dr. Geoffrey Spratt, Martin Barrett, Dr Joe McKee OBE and Ben Hanlon.
We have invited the winners of last year's competitions to participate in our Festival Gathering Concert on Friday evening, the 29th November at 8:00 in Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine and are delighted that Cantabile Vocal Ensemble and Duhallow Choral Society will be performing at the Concert. Also in the spirit of the Gathering, a sincere welcome is also extended to the Irish diaspora to come to Kenmare this November to experience first hand this amazing art form and be part of the music and festivities in this Gathering of ours.
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