2019 Special Awards
The Festival is delighted to award a number of special prizes to choirs participating in this year's festival.
The special awards will be announced at the Closing Gala Concert & Award Ceremony on Sunday 27 October, St. Columb's Hall, 7.30pm.
- 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
- Association of Irish Choirs 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 (all choral works written by composers represented by the Contemporary Music Centre are eligible for consideration, www.cmc.ie)
- 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 competitive or non-competitive performance by a visiting national or international choir
Click here to apply for the 2019 festival