Festival Programme
Date Morning Afternoon Evening
29 July
Wednesday
  Choir Arrival and Registration
  Opening Concert
30 July
Thursday
International Choral Competition
31 July
Friday
International Choral Competition
  SICF Feature Concert
01 August
Saturday
Individual Choral Workshops and Mass Workshops 1st Award Ceremony
Friendship Concerts
02 August
Sunday
Outreach Performances Meet-the-Jury Session
Choral Director's Reception
Grand Prix & Final Award Ceremony

*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.

Mass Workshops

Choirs can choose to take part in a 1-hour choral mass workshop with a member of our artistic panel who will touch on a range of choral-related topics to help improve your choir.

SICF Friendship Concert

The SICF Friendship Concert is a concert in a fun and relaxed setting which allows choirs from different countries and cultures to sing for one another in a mass exchange of song. Come join us for a session of singing and sharing amongst other participants of the festival.

Choirs who wish to participate in the friendship concerts are to indicate their interest on the registration form. Each selected choir will be required to sing two songs with a total on stage time of 8 minutes. Performance slots are not guaranteed and will be given based on availability and suitable pairing.