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EDUCATION CHORAL SYMPOSIUM To broaden the Festival’s long-term commitment to the composition and understanding of new choral music, a Choral Symposium was initiated in 2016 to more fully reflect, and enhance, the development of choral music and its composition and practice in Ireland. This year’s Symposium is designed to offer individual choirs, composers, teachers, solo singers and conductors a wide range in a variety of Masterclasses; voice, warm-up techniques and voice production. All featured presenters have a shared commitment to its central purpose. To place no restrictions of access and cost to participants, the symposium is offered over three days and is free of charge to all attendees. The Festival thanks CIT School of Music for its collaborative support in making the facilities of the school available to us. As an integral part of the Choral Symposium, organised in collaboration with CIT Cork School of Music, we present a related range of interesting

talks and practical sessions on choral practice over three days. One of our guest ensembles, the acclaimed vocal ensemble PUST, will host an interactive workshop based around a cappella singing and performance. Chamber Choir Ireland will lead a masterclass session where three selected Cork based choirs will be put through their paces with a vocal warm-up and technique session as well as a tailored masterclass on the repertoire the choir is performing or working on to elevate their performance to the highest levels. Practical sessions in the Alexander Technique, Voice Production, Choir Voicing, and an introduction to the relatively new holistic performance pedagogy, Core Singing™ will offer attendees an opportunity of learning and upskilling. Full information is available in the following pages. Attendees are very welcome to attend, at no charge

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Profile for Cork International Choral Festival

2019 Programme - Cork International Choral Festival  

We are so excited to announce the Programme of the 65th Cork International Choral Festival! Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in develop...

2019 Programme - Cork International Choral Festival  

We are so excited to announce the Programme of the 65th Cork International Choral Festival! Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in develop...

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