Welcome to the 2014 All Island School Choir Competition



Thank you to all those who applied for the All Island School Choir Competition 2014, we are looking forward to receiving your recordings in September 2014.

We are delighted to welcome a new sponsor for the 2104 event, eFlow, and we are also delighted to announce that the Northern Ireland Heat will be held in St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral Armagh.

Co-operation Ireland in association with RTE, welcome schools to our 6th All Island School Choir Competition, which over the five years that the competition has been running has become a flagship event for cross border co-operation. Over 400 schools have applied to compete in the competition which is aired over 5 consecutive Sunday nights on RTE 1. This year's show culminates in the televised Live Grand final from the Titanic Belfast on the 16th November 2014.

The Competition
The All Island school choir competition is open to all second level schools on the Island of Ireland and was established in 2009 to develop cross border links through culture.

The competition brings schools together from all areas of the Island through the medium of music, recognising and celebrating the vital contribution that music and choirs make to school life.

The Choir Director from Wesley College Dublin said about the competition, "This competition provides children in schools all over Ireland with a hugely valuable experience, no matter what stage they compete at, be it as overall winners, finalists, regional finalists or just involved in making the recordings for the first round. As a music teacher involved with the All-Island competition since its inception, I have seen first-hand how this competition contributes to raising standards and expectations in young performers. The resultant motivation to improve spurs on creativity, team-work, diligence, commitment in the choir members involved, as well as generating such positive school spirit amongst the wider school community."

Heather McIvor from Strathearn School Belfast said “The All Island Choir of the Year Competition was a fantastic opportunity for our school choir. The girls really enjoyed the experience and it has helped them to develop as a choir. Many of our leavers commented on how it was one of their most memorable experiences from school.“

We would like to acknowledge and thank the sponsors of the All Island School Choir Competition

Department of Foreign Affairs
Titanic Belfast
Department of Education Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Tourist Board

2014 Choir Application Form.987.45 KB
School Choir 2014 Rules and Regulations22.87 KB