Meet The Irish Competitors Part 2
Launched as part of an initiative by Ardú Vocal Ensemble to help develop a national performance platform for a cappella ensembles in Ireland, the competition has now been divide into two categories: Small Ensemble and Large Chorus. A combination of 4 finalists from these categories will progress to the Grand Final held also on Saturday at 7pm.
Meet the Large Chorus competitors:
The Ramparts are an all-male chamber choir from Dublin who specializes in Traditional Irish, Folk, Pop and Barbershop.
Formed in 2013, the Notabelles from South Dublin are members of the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers.
Crunniu Chamber Choir
Cruinniú is an all-female chamber choir based in Arklow, Co. Wicklow. They perform in all styles from sacred to traditional, popular to classical.
Voices For Choice
Voices For Choice is politically active singing community with open rehearsals. Find out more by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter!
The competition will be judged by a panel of three judges along with IIACF Artistic Director Ciarán Kelly as chair. Our adjudicators are John McGlynn (Ireland), Alex Haigh (UK) and Ollie Lambert (UK)
There are a number of prizes up for grabs with the overall winning group receiving the Ireland's A Cappella Competition 2017 bespoke trophy and a FREE recording session at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, sponsored by Dublin Studio Hub.
There will also be a winner from each category chosen to participate in a masterclass with IIACF headlining act The Swingles, the following day at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Also, one lucky group will be handpicked by the festival composer in residence Ollie Lambert for an exclusive tailored arrangement of a song of their choice written especially for them!
Shenandoah - arranged and performed by Ollie Lambert
"As contemporary a cappella audiences throughout the world continue to grow, it is only right that Ireland stands with the rest on an international level. By bringing The Swingles to Dublin we hope to inspire hundreds of vocal enthusiasts who may not have heard their unique sound before. With so many performance opportunities for Ireland's A Cappella Competition entrants and performances by the best a cappella artists Ireland has to offer, IIACF is sure to be an a cappella feast for everyone - We can't wait!" - Festival Director Ciarán Kelly.
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Saturday, July 15
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