Choral Festival Competitions
Adult Competitions - Sunday 21st May 2017
Competition A : Father John O'Brien Trophy
  • Mixed - 40 voices and over - Open
  • Time limit - 8 minutes
  • Two contrasting part-song of own choice
Competition B - Waterford International Festival of Light Opera Shield
  • Mixed - under 40 voices - Open
  • Two contrasting part-song of own choice
Competition C - Frank Cullinane Trophy
  • Mixed, any size - Confined to A.I.M.S.
  • Any chorus from an operetta or musical (a medley will not be accepted) and one contrasting piece of your own choice, not necessarily from a show.
Competition D - McCullough Piggott Trophy
  • Female Choir - Open
  • Two contrasting part-songs of own choice
Competition E - Pageworks Waterford Trophy
  • Male Voice Choir - Open
  • Two contrasting part-songs of own choice
Competition F - European Year of Music Trophy
  • Irish Language - Open
  • Two contrasting part-songs of own choice
Competition G - Albatros Trophy
  • Chamber Choir - Open
  • Two contrasting part-songs of own choice - one of which should be of early origin
Competition H - Whitten Haslam Memorial Trophy
  • Sacred Music - Open
  • Time limit - 8 minutes
  • Two contrasting part-songs of own choice
Competition I - Ballyclare / Birr Rosebowl
  • Musical Cameo - Confined to A.I.M.S.
  • A number of own choice from a musical or light opera
  • Minimum of 4 voices (No Upper limit)
  • Production will account for 20% of the overall mark
  • Musical content will account for 80%
  • There will be an additional production adjudicator for this competition
  • Time limit 8 minutes
Competition J - Gerry Slevin Memorial Perpetual Cup
  • Music from any Disney film - Open
  • One ensemble number from any Disney film
Competition K - Tipperary Crystal Trophy
  • Gospel Music
  • Two contrasting songs of own choice
Competition L - Tom McNally Memorial Perpetual Cup
  • Light Touch Competition - Own Choice - Open
  • Two contrasting pieces of your "Own choice". A medley will not be accepted. Pieces cannot be a repeat of a song you have chosen to sing in one of our other competitions.
  • Choir will consist of 8 voices or over.
  • Time limit 8 minutes
Junior Competitions (Schools & Youth) - Friday 19th May 2017
Competition 1: Biddy McGuire Trophy
  • Junior Chorus Competition for Primary School age Group (Boys, Girls or Mixed)
  • Two contrasting pieces of own choice
Competition 2: Connie Tantrum Trophy
  • Senior Chorus Competition for Secondary School age group (Male, Female or Mixed)
  • One chorus from a stage or film musical, or operetta, plus one contrasting piece of own choice, not necessarily from a show
Competition 3: Carol Walsh Trophy - THE CAMEO COMPETITION
  • A number of own choice from a musical or operetta
  • Production will account for 40% of the mark in this competition
  • Musical content will account for 60%
  • Minimum of 4 singers (No upper limit)
  • Time limit - maximum 8 minutes
Competition 4: Galway Crystal Trophy
  • BOYS TREBLE SOLO
  • Two contrasting pieces of own choice
Competition 5: Galway Crystal Trophy
  • YOUTH SOLO (changed voices only)
  • Two contrasting pieces of own choice
Competition 6: Helen Ronan Memorial Trophy
  • GIRLS SOLO (10 - 12 years inclusive on the day of competition)
  • Two contrasting pieces to be prepared
Competition 7: Sr. Mary Walsh Trophy
  • GIRLS SOLO (13 - 15 years inclusive on the day of competition)
  • Two contrasting pieces to be prepared
Competition 8: Joshua O'Kelly Memorial Cup
  • GIRLS SOLO (16 years and over on the day of competition)
  • Two contrasting pieces of own choice