Mayo International Choral Festival

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland

FESTIVALS

May 2019

The 8th Mayo International Choral Festival will take place across Castlebar's region in fantastic locations and venues from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th May 2019.

The event has become the most popular Choral Festivals in Ireland and last year has attracted 1,621 singers.

The theme of the festival is to allow choirs to meet with other choirs, share musical experiences and enjoy a great weekend in the beautiful and inspiring Mayo.

There will be international and national choirs, competing and non-competing choirs, all performing in venues with special acoustics including Ballintubber Abbey which dates back to the 12th century.

Highlights for visitors include tours of Mayo, local choirs, local performances, the Song-way Choral Trail and the Saturday evening Gala Concert.

Competitions are open to the public from Saturday in the GMIT complex which dates back to 1866.

The winning choirs will perform at the Gala Choral Concert. All long Saturday mini-performances of choirs will also take place throughout the town of Castlebar.

On Sunday morning at 10 am the Choirs will also sing at Mass in various locations in Mayo.

Here is the 2019 programme:

Wednesday, 22nd May:

Concert and Presentation to honour one of Mayo’s Musical Maestros.

Sight-seeing opportunities

Thursdaysday, 23rd May

Evening concerts with local and visiting choirs in various venues throughout Mayo.

Sight-seeing opportunities.

Friday, 24th May

Evening concerts with local and visiting choirs in various venues throughout Mayo.

Mini-performances on the Songway Choral Trail during the day throughout the town of Castlebar.

Sight-seeing opportunities.

Saturday, 25th May

Competitions and Adjudications

Mini-performances on the Songway Choral Trail during the day throughout the town of Castlebar.

Gala Concert and afterwards the afterglow party at the Festival Club.

Sunday, 26th May

Choirs perform at church services.

Closing Event.