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Previous Festivals

The first Festival was in 2003 and was very successful. Business and private patronage, sponsorship and seed funding from the Arts Council along with enormous goodwill from Cornish choirs, set the precedent for a two yearly Festival .

With many Cornish choirs involved and large, appreciative audiences, visiting choirs from across the world have received a very warm welcome. The singing was wonderful and the hospitality shown to all visitors truly magnanimous.

Choirs have sung in concerts and tourist attractions, schools and colleges and many have competed in the International Competitions. Previous competiton results are availble below.

Each succesive Festival has increased in size with more choirs participating, more events involved and more locations where choirs sing. In 2013 choirs sang in small churches (including a beautiful flower festvial), Truro cathedral, the Hall for Cornwall, large and small churches across Cornwall, as well as world famous tourist and eco attractions (e.g. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan) and newer heritage attractions such as Heartlands.

Evaluation by choirs of previous festivals has shown, overwhelmingly that it is an immensly enjoyable time with appropriate itineraries and organisation of the highest possible calibre.

2003 Festival International   Competition Results

2005 Festival International   Competition Results

2007 Festival International   Competition Results

2009 Festival International   Competition Results

2011 Festival International   Competition Results

2013 Festival International   Competition Results

In additon to the competition results, for the 2011 and 2013 festivals,
daily programme details, concert and other schedules, choir photographs
and many other pieces of information are also available.

To go to these pages, click on a link below:

2011 Festival Details

2013 Festival Details

Dr Roy Wales

Dr. Roy Wales provided the inspiration, drive and determination for the Festival. He was its founder and Artisitic Director. He retired from the post in 2007. Dr. Wales directed the first three Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festivals. His inspiration was infectious.

Along with a dedicated team of volunteers, which has grown considerably since its inception, the present Board of Directors, Festival Director and now over 300 volunteers would not have a Festival to organise without Dr. Wales' drive, enthusiasm and incredible hard work.

Dr. Wales had the vision and was able to gain the enthusiastic support of the then Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (and Festival President, Lady Mary Holborow), Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (Festival President Michael Galsworthy) and many other influential voices.

The Festival is delighted to have Dr. Wales as its Vice President.

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