The Seán Ó Riada choral competition is inviting submissions from Irish composers.

The Cork International Choral Festival together with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland has announced the return of the Seán Ó Riada composition competition, and is inviting the submission of new works from Irish composers. The winning composition will be selected by a panel comprising composers and choral experts and will become a featured work at the Seminar for New Choral Music (artists in residence – The National Chamber Choir of Ireland).

It will receive its premiere performance during the Festival at a Gala Concert given by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, conducted by Paul Hillier, on Friday 30 April 2010.  The composer of the work will be invited to attend the festival as its guest and play an active part in the Seminar session.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 12 March 2010.