RTÉ lyric fm is delighted to present our annual Christmas Choral competition which celebrates community, amateur choral music making from all around the island of Ireland.
We would like to thank all choirs and their directors, supporters and accompanists who were involved in submitting an entry into what now has become Ireland's largest choral competition. Thank you for sharing your music making with the nation this Christmas!
Don't forget you can listenback to all entrants which are published online via soundcloud so you can get a taste of the wealth of choral making around the country while also hearing new and traditional repertoire.
The 2017 results are in:
BEST OVERALL CHOIR : (€750)
UCD Choral Scholars conducted by Mark Armstrong
BEST OVERALL RUNNERS UP: (€200)
New Dublin Voices conducted by Bernie Sherlock
BEST YOUTH CHOIR: (€200)
Dublin Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Lynsey Callaghan
BEST COMMUNITY / CHORAL SOCIETY CHOIR: (€200)
The Sunday Morning Singers conducted by Helen Colbert & John Murray
BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR: (€200)
St Josephs Primary School Tipperary Town conducted by Helen Colbert
BEST SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR: (€200)
Presentation Secondary School Choir, Loughboy, Co. Kilkenny conducted by Patrice O'Connor
BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE RTÉ LYRIC FM CHORAL COMMISSION: €200
Holy Child Killiney Secondary School Choir/ Brian Murphy
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO BROADCASTS AND THE 2017 ENTRIES
Click here for Conditions of Entry and Prize Details
*Download a PDF of the full score of Sebastian Adams’ new Christmas Choral Commission, Self-Portrait on a Christmas Morning (for children's choir with optional alarm clocks). And below, Ellen Cranitch meets Sebastian Adams to find out about his carol for this year's Choirs for Christmas competition, and gets some performance tips and insider information on those alarm clocks!
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