The 2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Launched by the Cork International Choral Festival

The Cork International Choral Festival and Chamber Choir Ireland are delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries from Irish composers for the 2018 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition. Judged by a panel of experts and composers of international renown, the competition awards a cash prize (kindly donated by the Ó Ríada family) and… Read more »

Commencement of Composers in the Classroom 2017/2018

In 2016-2017 over 40 young composers from schools throughout the island of Ireland came together to create a brand new canon of choral music as Composers in the Classroom. This month, Chamber Choir Ireland and the Contemporary Music Centre are delighted to commence the 2017/2018  iteration of the education project. Over the next four months, eight highly… Read more »

Composers in the Classroom – Garret Sholdice

Composers in the Classroom is an education project presented by Chamber Choir Ireland & The Contemporary Music Centre that brings established Irish composers into second-level schools throughout the island to coach students in the creative process of composing for a choir.  Previous participant and composer Garret Sholdice reflects on his early involvement in the project… Read more »