18 - 22 October 2023
Eller Girls

2018 Festival Programme

Wednesday 24 October

Ulster University Magee, 9.30am - 12.00pm
Symposium on 'Singing, Health & Wellbeing' with industry experts 

Ulster University Magee, 1pm - 3pm
Conducting Masterclass with Josep Vila i Casañas

Guildhall, 7.30pm
Opening Gala Concert, featuring Mozart Requiem with Ulster Orchestra and Festival Chorus

Thursday 25 October
St. Columb's Hall, 9.45am - 2.30pm
Primary School Competitions & Big Sing Workshop with VOCES8

St. Columb's Hall, 7.30pm

Friday 26 October
St. Columb's Hall, 10am - 2.30pm
Post-Primary School Competitions & Big Sing Workshop with VOCES8

Christ Church, 7.30pm
The Marian Consort

Ballroom, St. Columb's Hall, 10.30pm
Late-Night Sing, featuring local, national and international choirs, and The Paul McIntyre Jazz Trio

Saturday 27 October
St. Columb's Hall, 10am - 6pm
National Competitions: Equal Voice, Mixed Voice and Popular, Jazz & Gospel

Jazz Big Sing workshop (in association with AOIC), with The Paul McIntyre Jazz Trio and Ragnar Rasmussen (4.30pm - 5.30pm)

St. Columb's Hall, 7.30pm
International Competition

Sunday 28 October
St. Columb's Hall, 12pm - 5pm
National Competitions: Sacred Music, Vocal Ensemble and Youth Choir

St. Columb's Hall, 7.30pm
Closing Gala Concert & Awards Ceremony



The Every Voice Fringe Festival, in partnership with Derry choir Allegri, will run throughout the festival weekend in various venues and will include Choral Trails, Community Concerts and a Sunday Service Sacred Trail. For more information, see here.


  • Lottery Funded arts council of Northern Ireland
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Arts and Business NI
  • Enkalon Foundation
  • Allstate
  • Alchemy
  • Northern Ireland Tourist Board
  • Citi
  • Caldwell & Robinson
  • City Hotel
  • McGuinness Properties
  • FinTru
  • Bishops Gate Hotel
  • Contemporary Music Centre
  • Sing Ireland
  • Ulster University
  • CFN