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Some Choir Festivals

Take a look and read more about some of the best choral festivals that Europe has to offer.


Cork International Choral Festival - April

Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the four days preceding the first Monday in May in Cork's City Hall - one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland. It is one of Europe's premier international choral festivals and is noted for its high competitive standards, excellent organisation, and the friendliness of its welcome.

International Eisteddfod, Llangollen - July

Now heading towards its 60th year, the Llangollen International Eisteddfod is a world- renowned festival of music, song and dance. Competitors from more than fifty countries come together for one week to perform and compete. Those invited to take part also benefit from free accommodation in the Llangollen area.

International Choir & Orchestra Festival, Salzburg - July

Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is a city famous for its music connections. The Chorus and Orchestra Festival CANTUS SALISBURGENSIS upholds this long tradition by inviting choruses, orchestras and bands from around the world to perform in this prestigious setting. The focus of festival is not so much competition but a multifaceted cultural, musical and human exchange.

International Youth and Music Festival, Vienna - June

Vienna is a world-wide renowned city of music. The great music masters of the Vienna classical era lived and worked here. In more than thirty years since the inception of this festival, thousands of young talented musicians have visited Vienna and participated and enjoyed in the many cultural activities on offer.