19 - 23 October 2022
Special Awards

Special Awards

The Festival is delighted to award a number of special prizes to participating choirs.

The special awards will be announced at the Closing Gala Concert & Award Ceremony on the final night of the festival - Sunday 23 October.

  • Bernadette Kelly Memorial award for most promising school choir
     
  • Bishops Daly & Mehaffey award, presented by the Inner City Trust, for an outstanding performance in the school competitions
     
  • Sing Ireland Conducting Scholarship for the most promising conductor in the national competitions or a participant in the conducting masterclasses
     
  • Contemporary Music Centre award for the best performance of a piece by a composer from Ireland. Only choral works found in the CMC's online library will be eligible for consideration.
     
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council award for outstanding contribution to the festival
     
  • Bishop’s Gate Hotel award for an outstanding performance of a work composed before 1750 in the International Competition
     
  • City Hotel award for the conductor of the most interesting and varied programme in the International Competition
     
  • Visit Derry award for an outstanding non-competitive performance by a visiting national or international choir
     
  • Airporter award in recognition of an exceptional contribution to the festival made by a first-time participant
Funders
  • Lottery Funded arts council of Northern Ireland
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Arts and Business NI
Sponsors
  • Allstate
  • Alchemy
  • Northern Ireland Tourist Board
  • Citi
  • Caldwell & Robinson
Sponsors
  • City Hotel
  • McGuinness Properties
  • FinTru
  • Bishops Gate Hotel
Partners
  • Contemporary Music Centre
  • Sing Ireland
  • Ulster University
  • CFN