The main competition, which takes place on the Saturday afternoon will include classes for Male Voice, Ladies Voice, Mixed Voice and an Open Class. The first two from each class will receive prizes of £500 and £200 respectively. Each choir will be called on to perform four contrasting pieces of their own choice, one of which will be unaccompanied. Winners of each class go through to the final on Sunday afternoon, with the overall winning choir scooping an additional prize of £1,500 and the ‘Choir of the Festival’ trophy.
There will also be ample opportunity for choristers and supporters to have great fun exploring the Isle of Man taking in some of the glorious countryside, rugged coastline, attractions, heritage electric, steam and mountain railways and historical sites.
Home to the Celts, Vikings and the oldest continuous parliament in the world, the Isle of Man is steeped in history and choirs can enjoy visiting the many Manx National Heritage sites dotted around the Island. 10,000 years of history presented as ‘The Story of Mann’ links medieval castles and ancient burial sites to a Viking longhouse and the largest water wheel in the world, Laxey Wheel, a model of Victorian engineering.
Geoff Corkish MBE, Festival Director and Chorister said: ‘I am looking forward to personally welcoming choristers to the beautiful Isle of Man to enjoy the 2023 Festival of Choirs.
‘Although competition remains at the heart of the Festival, it is aimed at supporting and nurturing the continuance of choirs and choral groups. We also strive to include family and friends during the weekend to ensure that they too can enjoy the many unique aspects of our Island while others sing!’
- Registration for the main festival classes is £40
- Registration per ensemble entry is £20
- For more information please contact Gary Corkhill: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The closing date for entries is Friday 30th June 2023.
The application form can be filled in online, or alternatively, can be found at the link below. Please complete and e-mail to email@example.com. Following receipt of your entry, payment details will be forwarded to the main contact for processing.