OF SACRED MUSIC

Limerick Choral Festival

The Limerick Choral Festival Society aims:


(a) to continue the organisation of a Choral Festival to be held in the Springtime each year

(b) to promote the development of choral music with special emphasis on the realm of church / sacred music in the city, wider region and throughout the country.


The Society is committed to fostering mutually beneficial links with other like-minded agencies and bodies, especially church choirs and music groups throughout Limerick City and County, along with:


•   RTÉ Lyric fm


•   The Irish Church Music Association

•   Sing Ireland (formerly Association of Irish Choirs)

•   The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick

•   National Centre for Liturgy 


•   and the appropriate Commission of the Bishops’ Conference 



It is intended that the annual Limerick Choral Festival shall not be confined to a mere set of choral competitions, but will be committed to welcoming non-competing choirs to participate. Other festival activities will include the involvement of both composers and organists “in residence”, a major choral liturgy over the weekend, and a nightly festival club to a provide an appropriate opportunity for a get-together between local and visiting choirs.


The activities of the Society shall not be confined to the organisation of an annual Festival, but will also be pro-active throughout the year in fulfilling its aims and objectives, especially with the provision of on-going facilities by way of workshops and masterclasses on a regular basis.


Membership of the Society automatically commits everyone involved to the adherence of best practices at both festival level, and also within their own local environment of church/choral music.


LIMERICK CHORAL FESTIVAL SOCIETY