Choirs for Christmas 2016

Choirs for Christmas 2016

Choirs for Christmas 2016 - Winners Announced

BEST OVERALL CHOIR : 4 in a bar directed by Paul McGough
BEST OVERALL RUNNERS UP: Cantemus Choir, Co. Antrim directed by Tony Morrison
BEST YOUTH CHOIR: €200 – Cantette, Limerick conducted by Maura Keary-Scanlon
BEST COMMUNITY / CHORAL SOCIETY CHOIR:   NUIG Alumni Choir conducted by Peter Mannion
BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR:   St Patrick’s Primary School Choir, Derry conducted by Ursula Cullen
BEST SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR: Wesley College Senior Choir, conducted by Helen Doyle

Thanks to all the choirs who submitted recordings for this years competition, so we could share them with RTÉ lyric fm listeners this Christmas. The annual competition celebrates community, amateur music making from all around the island of Ireland.

A selection of submissions will be chosen for airplay on RTÉ lyric fm at 11.55am each weekday from 8th December in a special Choirs for Christmas feature presented by Evelyn Grant. Click the Soundcloud video below to hear our live-broadcasts, updated each day of the competition. 

Because we only have a certain number of broadcast slots, every year we receive many wonderful entries to our Choirs for Christmas competition that we're unable to broadcast. However this year for the first time we're pleased to offer all the recordings we received, available in the playlist below. Simply click the video and choose which recordings you would like to hear. 

 Entry Conditions:

  • All choirs - school, college, amateur and semi-professional - choral societies and chamber choirs are welcome to enter
  • All music entries must be in MP3 format only and submitted by e-mail
  • No other format will be accepted
  • Please ensure the recording is suitable for airplay, requires no editing and show the choir at their best!
  • Entries must be sent to choirs.lyricfm@rte.ie and must include the following:

(1) A correctly labelled MP3 recording (Please save the MP3 with the full name of the choir, town and county i.e. St Brigid’s National School Choir, Castlebar, Co.Mayo)

(2) A high-res jpeg picture of the choir

(3) A short choir biography with details of the piece performed including title and composer

(4) Full contact details for the choir director including

(5) Mobile phone number

(6) Postal address

(7) E-mail address

PRIZES

  • BEST OVERALL CHOIR : €750
  • BEST OVERALL RUNNERS UP: €200
  • BEST YOUTH CHOIR: €200
  • BEST COMMUNITY / CHORAL SOCIETY CHOIR: €200
  • BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR: €200
  • BEST SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR: €200
  • BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE RTÉ LYRIC FM CHORAL COMMISSION*: €200

*Download a PDF of the full score of Sebastian Adams’ New Christmas Choral Commission: Adam Lay yBounden

For further details contact: choirs.lyricfm@rte.ie

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