Choral Conducting - New for 2024!

Syllabus ID: 19.02

Competition: In association with Chamber Choir Ireland. Age limit 18-35 years The winner will also be offered the opportunity to observe rehearsals for 2 CCI projects with different conductors throughout the year and the opportunity to conduct one rehearsal session and receive mentoring from a CCI conductor.

1st Prize: Gold medal & certificate

Test Pieces 2024

Round 1: A maximum of 8 candidates to work with a group of 8 singers from Chamber Choir Ireland.*

Competitors must conduct the set piece and must select three pieces from the own choice list.  They will have up to 30 minutes each to work with the group on the set piece and one of their own choice pieces, which will be assigned to them in early January 2024.

*(If there are more than 8 entries for this competition, they will be shortlisted on the basis of their experience as outlined in a separate entry form).

Set piece: 

C.V. Stanford - Coelos Ascendit Hodie SSAATTBB - Boosey (1905) - available at

Own choices:

William Byrd - Civitas Sancti Tui SATTB, G Maj Published by Church Music Society,

Rhona Clarke - The Kiss - SATB div. - Available from the Contemporary Music Centre:

Eoghan Desmond - A Babe is Born (from 4 Medieval Carols) - Published by Sulasol:

Carlo Gesualdo - Mercè Grido Piangendo SSATB -

Fanny Mendelssohn - Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald (Op. 3 No. 5) SATB -

Maurice Ravel - Nicolette (from Trois Chansons) SATB-


Round 2 (Final):

Three candidates will be chosen to proceed to the final round where they will work with the full choir on the set piece and their own choice piece.  The final will comprise two elements, a rehearsal component (up to 45 minutes) and a performance component, both of which will be adjudicated.

Entrance Fees: €70.00

Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 10.00am & 1.15pm

Venue: Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

Adjudicator: Christopher Bell

 Entries to Feis Ceoil 2024 are now closed!!

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