2023 Festival


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Voices by the Sea Festival puts together a list of available accommodation in Galway. check here. Closer to festival time, we can also provide choirs with popular cafe and restaurant suggestions in Galway.

Voices by the Sea festival has put together an Accommodation Guide (link here) with specially negotiated accommodation rates for visiting choirs. In addition, we team up with the city’s best restaurants, bars, and transport providers so that choirs are offered the best deals in town. 

The choirs are welcome to perform from the repertoire that they feel most comfortable with. Choirs are asked to perform the short programme of 3 – 4 works of their own choice.

An acapella performance is welcomed as is an accompanied performance. Choirs that require a piano or any instrument for their performances are advised to bring or hire the accompaniment independently.

Choirs that require a music stand or other forms of equipment for performances are also advised to bring or hire independently.

Typically, choirs will be scheduled to sing twice at the festival over the weekend, but again, the festival is happy to accommodate to what the choirs feel comfortable with.  

The first performance taking place at our evening concert and lastly at our afternoon concert. 

In addition, the festival schedules several opportunities for public performances which will take place at our outdoor chorus and is a great networking opportunity for all festival choirs and singers. This again, would be a short programme of own choice and choirs generally sing for between 10 to 15 minutes. 

Voices by the Sea Festival welcome choirs of all ages and size. There is no limit to the number of members participating in each group at Voices by the Sea festival

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