9th International Male Choral Festival
2nd - 6th May 2019

Now is the time for you to enter the 2019 festival

Prizes total over £6000 for choirs and composers competitions, with trophies, cups, plaques, and of course, immortality.  Past winners have gone on to use the Festival's huge international reputation to enhance their standing and to promote their choir's growth and development.

Contests and performances for Boys and Adult Choirs are held throughout Cornwall, this most beautiful part of Britain. The land of Tristan and Isolde, King Arthur, Poldark, and Surf. 

Click here for Choir Applications and here for Composer Applications


The 2018 International Composer's Competition is now open! 

For 2018, we also have a 'NEW' and exciting Competition!

As well as the prizes for the Biennial Adult Male Choir Composition, we now have an additional class as a composition for 'Cambiata Choirs' . So, two competitions and further prize money to be won. 

The winning entries will also be performed at the 2019 Festival.

Male Choir Composition

  • 1st Prize - £1,000 and Trophy
  • 2nd Prize - £500, 3rd Prize - £250

Cambiata Composition

  • 1st Prize - £1,000 and Trophy

Click on the links below to view the application process and rules.

2018 Composers Competition Application Form and details         
2018 Composers Competition Rules

Please submit your entry/entries by Friday 31st March 2018.  GOOD LUCK!


Here are the fantastic choirs that participated in the 2017 Festival

Cornish Choirs

Bucas Four, Burraton, Celtic Male Ensemble, Cornwall Boys Choir, Cornwall Cambiata, Eight in a Bar, Four Lanes, Holman Climax, Imerys Mid-Cornwall, Kerrier, Launceston, Liskerret, Loveny, Marazion Apollo, Mevagissey, Mousehole {3rd Prize 41> voices}, Nankersey, Newquay, Pelynt, Praze Hayle, Rame Peninsula, St Buryan, St. Stythians, Tamar Valley, Tintagel Orpheus, Treverva, Truro School Barbershop {1st Prize Youth Choir}, Wadebridge


Bristol, Bromley Boys Singers {2nd Prize Youth Choir}, Budleigh Salterton, Epsom, Maelstrom, Hampshire Police, Peterborough Boys Choir, Rossendale {3rd Prize <40 voices}, Taunton Deane, Warwickshire Choristers, Warwickshire County Male Voices, Wessex, Weybridge, Wyndham Singers, Caernarvon (Wales), Cor Meibion De Cymru / South Wales MVC (Wales){1st Prize 41> voices}, Froncysyllte (Wales), Phoenix (Wales), South Wales Gay Men's Chorus (Wales){1st Prize <40 voices}, Tenby (Wales), Westerton (Scotland). 


Gentlemen Songsters (Czech Rep'), Gesangverein Harmonie 1879 Bernbach (Germany){2nd Prize 41> voices}, Grass Valley (California, USA), Manifestum (Finland){2nd prize <40 voices}, Melbourne Welsh (Australia), Roeros Sangforening (Norway), St Petersburg Boys Choir (Russia) {3rd Prize Youth Choir}, Vocal Six (Sweden).