Back to Cork this October!
The 2017 IABS Convention will take place once again in Cork, on 6-8 October 2017. The venue for all competitions and concerts will be the magnificent City Hall, pictured below, with the headquarters hotel situated across the river in the Clayton Hotel (name changed from last year but same hotel.
Earlybird Registration opens on January 30th; meanwhile why not check out Cork Hotels, and visit back in the coming months for more details of the 2017 programme.
See you in Cork!
2016 Photo Gallery
Brownes Photography, the official event partner, compiled a large gallery of photos from the event, both posed and 'informal'. Click below to view: copies can be ordered directly from the photographer.
NEW: YOUTH CATEGORY – A FIRST FOR IABS
A new competition category was announced at Cork Convention last year – IABS Youth Category Cup.
We are inviting quartets, small ensembles (fewer than 12) or choruses (more than 12). If you know of a college quartet, music school quartet or young singers who want to try the barbershop experience, then this is for them!
Age groups (on competition day): 12-16 years; 16-20 years; 21-25 years.
IABS Rules will apply to this category in terms of choice of music, singing in the barbershop style. A reduced registration rate will apply.
Competitors, who don’t need to be members of IABS to enter, must sing two songs arranged in the barbershop style.
In addition to winning the title of the IABS Barbershop Youth Champions, they will be presented with a fabulous trophy donated by Beating Time – The Stella Clarke Memorial Cup.
If you’re interested and want further information or wish to apply just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org