Festival Programme
Date Morning Afternoon Evening
1 August, Thursday   Choir Arrival and Registration
Choral Directors' Reception
  Opening Concert
2 August, Friday International Choral Competition @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Individual Choral Clinics & SICF Choral Exchange
3 August, Saturday International Choral Competition
Individual Choral Clinics & SICF Choral Exchange
SICF Feature Concert @ SOTA Concert Hall
4 August, Sunday Outreach Performances Meet-the-Jury Session Grand Prix & Results @ Esplanade Concert Hall

*Do note that festival schedule may be subject to change and the final festival schedule will be confirmed nearer the date

Choral Directors' Reception

The Choral Directors’ Reception is only open to the conductor and one other representative to attend. This event provides an opportunity for participating choirs to network and interact with other choir representatives as well as the jury. The event will be held over a cocktail reception.

Meet-the Jury Session

This session allows the Jury to provide valuable feedback, advice and tips for the conductors post-competition – a perfect platform for conductors and choirs to learn and improve. The session is conducted in seminar style where conductors of the same category will meet selected jury from who adjudicated them and provide feedback for improvement.

Individual Choral Clinics

Choirs can sign up for a choral clinic, where a member of the SICF adjudication panel will work with individual choirs on selected competition repertoire. Clinicians will share their musical knowledge and know-how, suggesting areas for improvement and development.

Outreach Performance

The organisers will tie-up with various partners to provide outreach performance venues for the choirs. This usually involves a 10-15 minutes performance to locals and/or tourists at the venues, providing a platform to share your culture and music with Singapore.

SICF Choral Exchange

Started in 2016, the SICF Choral Exchange is a unique and fun programme facilitated by local Singaporean conductors with their choirs. Come join us for two-hour session of singing and sharing amongst other participants of the festival. Each exchange typically involves 3 to 4 participating choirs of SICF together with a local choir host.