Dick O’Riordan’s Classical Notes: The masks are off as Cork returns to choral glory

The Cork International Choral Festival will make a welcome return to the streets and stages of Cork city and county over the May bank holiday weekend

The Cork International Choral Festival has established itself as one of the greatest choral festivals in Europe

Hallelujah, the choirs are back in town! No music sector suffered more than choirs during the pandemic – it was total blackout – and the sheer relief of getting back to business and to the love of singing is palpable from emails and texts sent to me over the past few weeks.

The main circular, and the one that really hits the target bang on, comes from the country’s premier choral festival and you can ...