Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival logo   27 April - 1 May 2017

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2017 Festival planning already underway..

Exciting plans are already underway for the 2017 Festival, including delivering a competition to rival any other Festival in the World.

This year, 70 choirs from 13 nationalities across the world enjoyed a wonderful time of music making, fun and competition. Choirs sang in 50 events at 40 locations across Cornwall.

Twenty two choirs competed in three categories for cash prizes and trophies. Click on Competition Results above for full information.

Several of this year's concerts were recorded by Chorum Records from whom CDs of the events can be ordered. Sound samples are here


It is absolutely wonderful to announce that, under new Festival Director Rob Elliott, the next Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival will be held 27 April - 1 May 2017.

Click on the tab above '2017 Festival Details', where you will see how to register and read all the information about the Festival itself

The next festival is going to be the best yet, with some great concerts and events planned throughout the five days.

Although still 18 months away, we are planning in 2017 to host the finest collection of Male Choirs ever assembled in a Festival.

Choir numbers will be limited for this festival and, as application demand is sure to be very high, it is recommended that Choirs register a.s.a.p. to avoid disappointment.

Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival

- "The World's largest Male Choir Festival"


Rob Elliott, New Festival Director
Rob Elliott a Welshman now living in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, has been appointed Festival Director for the 2017 Festival and beyond, following Peter Davies' retirement.

Rob has a wide range of Choral expertise and especially with Male Choirs. He founded the Wessex Male Choir in 2001 and directed them to win over 20 Trophies, including becoming International Champions at Llangollen in 2011.

Rob has wide experience as a festival competition adjudicator and workshop leader. He has already announced exciting plans for the development of the Festival. Further details will be available shortly.

Pictured below (courtesy of Brigitte Fässler), Männerstimmen Basel (Switzerland), International Festival Competition Champion Choir 2015

Männerstimmen Basel

The 2017 Festival In Brief:

   International Gala concerts in Truro Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall

   Regional Gala concerts in towns across Cornwall

   International Competitions for adult and youth choirs

   Lunchtime concerts in Truro cathedral

   Daytime singing at major tourist attractions throughout Cornwall

   Seminars and Workshops for schools, directors and singers

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