AIMS Choral Festival 2013
(22/05/2013) by Colm Moules

Below are the results from the AIMS Choral Festival 2013 both for the Junior Competitions held on Friday 17th May and Adult Competitions held on Sunday 19th May. Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to all the winners.

Youth Competitions - Friday 17th May 2013

Competition 1: Primary Choirs - Biddy McGuire Trophy

  • 1st: Aspire, Carlow
  • 2nd: Donard National School, Co. Wexford

Competition 2: Senior Choirs - Connie Tantrum Trophy

  • 1st: The Penston Vocal Academy, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • 2nd: Heywood Community School Senior Choir, Ballinakill, Co. Laois

Competition 3: Musical Cameo Competition - Carol Walsh Trophy

  • 1st: Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
  • 2nd: (Joint) Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, Co. Tipperary and Cashel Community School, Co. Tipperary

Competition 4: Boy's Treble Solo - Galway Crystal Trophy

  • 1st: Matthew Burke
  • 2nd: Daniel Codd

Competition 5: Youth Solo – Galway Crystal Trophy

  • 1st: Sam O’Shea
  • 2nd: Kevin Farrell

Competition 6: Girl's Solo (10-12 years) - Helen Ronan Memorial Trophy

  • 1st: Sadhbh Bracken
  • 2nd: (Joint) Alex Walsh and Caoimhe Healy
  • Highly Commended: Aoife Marie Sheekey, Tara Bouhkima, Erin Connolly, Ella Healy and Mary Walsh

Competition 7: Girls Solo (13-15 years) - Sr. Mary Walsh Trophy

  • 1st: Stephanie Kinsella
  • 2nd: Aoife Murphy

Competition 8: Girl's solo (16-18 years) - Joshua O'Kelly Memorial Cup

  • 1st: Clodagh Kinsella
  • 2nd (Joint) Laura Copeland and Meghan Murphy


Adult Competitions - Sunday 19th May 2013

Comp. A: Mixed, 40 voices and over - Fr. John O'Brien Trophy

  • 1st: Cork Airport Singers
  • 2nd: (Joint) Cor Mhagh Ealla, Co. Cork and Duhallow Choral Society, Co. Cork

Comp. B: Mixed, under 40 voices - Waterford International Festival of Light Opera Shield

  • 1st:  The Carrigaline Choral Group, Co. Cork
  • 2nd: Douglas Harmonia Choir, Cork

Comp. C: Mixed, confined to AIMS - Frank Cullinane Trophy

  • 1st: Teachers Musical Society, Dublin
  • 2nd: (Joint) Dun Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society, Co. Dublin and Dunshaughlin Choral Society, Co. Meath

Comp. D: Female Choir - McCullough Piggott Trophy

  • 1st: Cruinniu, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • 2nd: Cappella Ladies Dublin

Comp. E: Male Voice - Pageworks Waterford Trophy

  • 1st: Waterford Male Voice Choir
  • 2nd: Wexford Male Voice Choir

Comp. F: Irish Language - European Year of Music Trophy

  • 1st: The Millicent Singers, Co. Kildare
  • 2nd: The Portmarnock Singers, Co. Dublin

Comp. G: Chamber Choir - Albatros Trophy

  • 1st: Belcantar, Dublin
  • 2nd: (Joint) In Caelo, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny and Cantabile Vocal Ensemble, Cork

Comp. H: Sacred Music - Whitten Haslam Memorial Trophy

  • 1st: Crinniu, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • 2nd: Belcanter, Dublin
  • Highly Commended: Cappella, Dublin, Cor Mhagh Ealla, Co. Cork and Cantate, Co. Cork

Comp. I: AIMS Musical Cameo - Ballyclare/Birr Rosebowl

  • 1st: Dun Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society, Co. Dublin
  • 2nd: Teachers Musical Society, Dublin

Comp. J: Gilbert & Sullivan – Gerry Slevin Memorial Perpetual Cup

  • 1st: Rush Musical Society, Co. Dublin
  • 2nd: Kilkenny Musical Society

Comp. K: Gospel Music - Tipperary Crystal Trophy

  • 1st: The CanBelto Ladies Choir, Dublin
  • 2nd: (Joint) The Portmarnock Singers, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society, Co. Dublin

Comp. L: Light Touch - Tom McNally Memorial Perpetual Cup

  • 1st: Bray Musical Society, Co. Wicklow
  • 2nd: Note Perfect, Co. Cork