Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival logo   26 April - 1 May 2017

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2017 Festival planning already underway..

Exciting plans are already underway for the 2017 Festival, including delivering a competition to rival any other Festival in the World.

This year, 70 choirs from 13 nationalities across the world enjoyed a wonderful time of music making, fun and competition. Choirs sang in 50 events at 40 locations across Cornwall.

For the first time, youth choirs came together for fun and exciting activities, workshops, master classes and competition as well as singing in schools with local youngsters and a superbly supported Gala Concert in the Hall for Cornwall.

Twenty two choirs competed in three categories for cash prizes and trophies. Click on Competition Results above for full information.

It is absolutely wonderful to announce that, under new Festival Director Rob Elliott, the next Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival will be held 26 April - 1 May 2017. Further details will be available shortly. Please see the Contact page for details of our new Festival Director.

Several of this year's concerts were recorded by Chorum Records from whom CDs of the events can be ordered.

NEW FESTIVAL DIRECTOR APPOINTED

Rob Elliott, New Festival DirectorRob Elliott (pictured right) a Welshman now living in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, has been appointed Festival Director for the 2017 Festival and beyond, following Peter Davies' retirement.

Rob has a wide range of Choral expertise and especially with Male Choirs. He founded the Wessex Male Choir in 2001 and directed them to win over 20 Trophies, including becoming International Champions at Llangollen in 2011.

Rob has wide experience as a festival competition adjudicator and workshop leader. He has already announced exciting plans for the development of the Festival. Further details will be available shortly.

Pictured below (courtesy of Brigitte Fässler), Männerstimmen Basel (Switzerland), International Festival Competition Champion Choir 2015

Männerstimmen Basel

The 2017 Festival In Brief:

   International Gala concerts in Truro Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall

   Regional Gala concerts in towns across Cornwall

   International Competitions for adult and youth choirs

   Lunchtime concerts in Truro cathedral

   Daytime singing at major tourist attractions throughout Cornwall

   Seminars and Workshops for schools, directors and singers

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