2013 All Island School Choir Competition
Welcome to the 2013 All Island School Choir Competition
The fifth All Island School Choir Competition organised by Co-operation Ireland and RTE will take place in October and November 2013. The competition brings young people together throughout the Island and celebrates the wonderful tradition of choral music in second level schools across the Island.
The completion is open to all Second Level schools and choirs must have between 20 and 40 voices, application forms have been sent to all schools and are also available here to download. Completed application forms must be returned to Co-operation Ireland by the 10 June 2013.
Participating schools should then record a CD of their school choir singing two contrasting pieces and return four copies of the CD and four copies of the sheet music (one original and 3 copies) to Co-operation Ireland before the closing date of 3 Oct 2013.
All entries will be assessed and graded by a highly regarded judging panel appointed by RTÉ for the event and 20 schools will be selected to participate in 4 regional finals which will take place in October.
At the regional heats each choir will perform the same two pieces as submitted on the entry CD. The judging panel will select one winner from each of the four regional events who will receive a prize of £1,000 and will qualify to participate in the Grand Final at Titanic Belfast on Sunday 24th November. The 2013 All Island School Choir Champions will be selected at the Grand Final and receive an additional prize of £4000.
Congratulations to all who competed in last year’s competition and we look forward to another exciting year of choral music.
May 2013 - Promotional information and entry pack circulated to every second level school in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
10 June - Entry forms must be received at Co-operation Ireland - online or by post
3 October - Participating schools must have their CD (four copies) of the school choir singing two contrasting pieces delivered to Co-operation Ireland (addresses below).
10 October - Co-operation Ireland will inform the 20 schools that have been selected to perform at the regional heats in October.
October - The four regional heats will take place in the week commencing Monday 21 October 2013 at four regional venues to be confirmed.
24 November – RTÉ will televise the Grand Final live from Titanic Belfast on RTÉ One on Sunday November 24 when The All Island School Choir Competition 2013 Champions will be selected.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the link here for a selection of photographs taken at the Final of the 2012 Competition http://www.cooperationireland.org/image/tid/88
|School Choir 2013 Rules.docx||22.78 KB|
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