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 above, with the headquarters hotel situated across the river in the Clayton Hotel (name changed from last year but same hotel.
Registration is open until 1 July 2017 so follow the link and get going! 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 AND OPEN MIXED CHORUS COMPETITION
We are running two new competitions - IABS Youth Category Cup and Open Mixed Chorus Competition.
We are inviting youth quartets, small ensembles (fewer than 12) or choruses (more than 12). If you are a college quartet, music school quartet or young singers who want to try the barbershop experience, then this is for you! 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.
Youth Competitors, who don’t need to be members of IABS to enter, must sing two songs arranged in the barbershop style.
We hope to see lots of interest in the NEW OPEN MIXED CHORUS COMPETITION. IABS Contest Rules apply to this category. So follow the Registration and competition entry links now!
If you’re interested and want further information or wish to apply just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org