Choral & Solo Singing

Navan Choral and Instrumental Festival hosts many competitions for
​Solo Singing, Opera Voice, Primary School choirs, Post Primary choirs, Youth and Adult choirs. 

These competitions provide an opportunity for choirs to showcase their talent and have a meaningful experience in music and vocal performance.
Navan Choral and Instrumental Festival recognises that choral singing is alive and well and reaching high standards, due to the hard work and commitment of music teachers and choir directors.

Competition PR1

PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS

Two contrasting pieces in unison or 2 or more parts, male or female or mixed.

Competition PR2

 

No entry fee required for this competition as it is sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge

 IRISH LANGUAGE: PRIMARY SCHOOL CÓMORTAS CHÓIR NA MBUNSCOILEANNA

Don chomórtas seo caithfidh an cór dhá phíosa ceoil nó dhá amhrán a chanadh as Gaeilge.Is féidir na hamhráin a chanadh mar aoncheol nó mar pháirtcheol. Féadfaidh cór le buachaillí amháin, nó cór le cailíní amháin nó cór meastha a bheidh ann.

Competition PR3

POPULAR MUSIC COMPETITION | NEW FOR 2024!!


Two constrasting pieces in the popular realm. Choirs may be accompanied by a selection of instruments. No pre-recorded content is allowed.

 
All choirs are advised to provide their own accompanist.

 

Competition Timetable – 2nd of May 2024- Time for each competition TBC

Venue – TBC

Rules & Regulations – HERE

Application Form for Choirs – Please download here. 

 

For each competition, the winner will be presented with a Perpetual Cup. Prizes for Second and third places will be determined by the number of entries in each competition. 

Competition Y1

JUNIOR CHOIRS

Two contrasting  pieces in 2 or more parts, Junior Cycle students.

Competition Y2

YOUTH CHOIR OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Two contrasting pieces, any combination of parts, any combination of voice.

Competition Y3

LITURGICAL MUSIC CHOIRS

Two contrasting pieces, any combination of parts, any combination of voice.

Competition Y4

No entry fee required for this competition as it is sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge

COMÓRTAS CHÓIR NA NIARBHUNSCOILEANNA / COMÓRTAS NA GCÓR  ÓGRA

Don chomórtas seo caithfidh an cór dhá phíosa ceoil a chanadh as Gaeilge.Is féidir na hamhrán a chanadh mar aoncheol nó mar pháirtcheol. Féadfaidh cór le buachaillí amháin, nó cór le cailíní amháin nó cór meastha a bheidh ann.

Irish Language : Post-Primary/Youth Choir

TWO pieces, in unison or part, which must be sung in the Irish language.

Competition Y5

POPULAR MUSIC COMPETITION | NEW FOR 2024!!


Two constrasting pieces in the popular realm. Choirs may be accompanied by a selection of instruments. No pre-recorded content is allowed.
 

Competition Timetable – 9th of May 2024- Time for each competition TBC

Venue – TBC

Rules & Regulations – HERE

Application Forms for choirs- please download here. 

 

All competitors are required to perform two contrasting pieces of their own choice. Pre-recorded accompaniments and/or backing tracks are not allowed. Please refer to the Rules & Regulations regarding age qualification.
 
  • Competition S1 – Under 11
  • Competition S2 – Under 13
  • Competition S3 – Under 16
  • Competition S4 – Under 19
  • Competition S5 – Under 13 – Two pieces of your own choice sung in Irish language
  • Competition S6 – Under 16 – Two pieces of your own choice sung in Irish language
  • Competition S7 – Under 19 – Two pieces of your own choice sung in Irish language
No entry fee required for competition S5, S6, & S7 as these are sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge

Competition Timetable -11th of May 2024- Time for each competition TBC

Venue – TBC

Rules & Regulations –HERE

Application Form – Please download here.

 

The winner of each competition will be
presented with a Perpetual Cup and €250. Prizes for second and third places
will be determined by the number of entries in each competition.

Competition

Choir

Syllabus

A1

Female

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts

A2

                     Male Voice

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts

A3

Sacred Music

Two pieces mixed or equal voice.

A4

Mixed Voice

Two contrasting pieces, SATB, one of which must be unaccompanied.

A5

Comórtas Gaeilge

Two contrasting pieces by Irish composers, which must be sung in Irish Language, any combination of parts.

No entry fee required for this competition as it is sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge

A6

Popular Music

Two contrasting pieces in the popular realm.

A7

Gospel

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts.

A8

Workplace Choir

Two contrasting pieces, any style.

                       A9                            Parochial Church Choir Two liturgical pieces
This competition is to give an opportunity for parochial church choirs to take part in a competition in our festival.

National Choir of the Year – Click HERE for details!

Competition Timetable- 12th of May 2024- Time for each competition TBC

Rules & Regulations – HERE

Application Forms – Please download here.