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1 SPONSORSHIP CALL 2014 Cork International Choral Festival-60 th Anniversary Year

2 About Cork International Choral Festival  Founded in 1954 and held annually over 5 days (preceding first Monday in May)  High prestige cultural event with international recognition, a highlight on the Cork Festival Calendar.  Attracts 5,000 participants from choirs from across the globe to perform and compete in an extensive programme of Gala Concerts, Schools Concerts, International & National Competitions  Attracts an audience of 50,000 patrons  Highlights include: Fleischmann International Trophy for International Amateur Choirs, Fringe Concerts, Choral Gatherings and the ‘Sacred Trail’ across the city and county.


4 Sponsoring Cork International Choral Festival is a unique opportunity to support the arts whilst also entertaining staff/clients It’s an opportunity to support your community And you can reach diverse, loyal and intergenerational audiences with a national, international, local business and community reach. Finally you can help solidify your brand/business in the Cork market Why become a sponsor?

5 Partnerships that Perform! Sponsors enjoy many benefits including: Corporate branding on all promotional material In-venue branding Advertising across all newspaper, magazine, poster and outdoor, electronic and radio media (appropriate to your involvement with CICF)

6 Sponsor Rewards MARKETING CAMPAIGN Extensive marketing campaign which reaches a large scale potential audience on a local, national and international level. We have a strong marketing remit backed up by a fully functional box office which allows us to be flexible in our approach to meeting sponsors objectives. CORPORATE BRANDING On-site brand presence in the Front of House of relevant venue(s) appropriate to your sponsorship level. Several in-house branding opportunities will be available around foyer areas, building façades and bars, as well as print materials highlighting you as a supporter of this endeavour. Points of Sale and merchandising opportunities will be afforded for a partnering company’s brand across a range of venues. VIP TICKET ALLOCATION A negotiable amount of premium tickets for a night/(s) of your choice, appropriate to your sponsorship level, can be discussed. LAUNCH NIGHT RECEPTION A pre negotiated venue (possibly Clarion Hotel, Cork – our current hotel Partner) will be made available to our partners for use as part of the official launch of the Festival. Our team will liaise with you regarding the details of this event to ensure success, with options of food, bar tabs, etc. being made available to you.

7  Excellent PR coverage on an international, national, regional and local level.  Points of Sale and Merchandising opportunities across a range of venues.  Exclusive Corporate Hospitality packages, including VIP and staff ticket allocations, along with pre-show reception opportunities. As a sponsor you will enjoy:

8 With the Festival’s brand approaching its 60 th Anniversary in 2014, there is a strong associated brand image to gain through partnering. Due to this unique opportunity we would see Title Sponsorship of the Festival as most fitting but this is only one of the opportunities currently available:  Title Sponsorship  Gala Concert Sponsorship  Choral Gatherings Sponsorship  Programme Sponsorship  Event Guide Sponsorship  Schools Competitions  National Competitions Sponsorship Opportunities

9 Title Sponsorship A unique opportunity to enhance your Company profile at local, national, and international level. Brand Association Company’s brand name will be singularly associated with the event itself and will feature in all Festival published material (advertising, stationary, promotion). Corporate Hospitality Prime seats in the balcony of City Hall and other venues for corporate entertainment. Awards Presentation Your Company Representative may personally award specially commissioned trophies to our national and international award winners, featuring as an honoured guest of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Festival. Promotion & Marketing Other promotional opportunities such as televised productions of the Festival weekend, street banners and bunting throughout the city centre, and media receptions. Access to a target-driven marketing campaign which will be worked to aid and supplement all of your own marketing campaigns in an effort to maximise your input while ensuring a significant return on investment.

10 Opening Gala Concert, City Hall Cork A formal Opening Concert incorporating performances of major choral works by a choir and orchestra. The concert is preceded by the Festival Opening Reception for civic dignitaries and Festival guests, and includes the official Opening Ceremonies. Gala Concert Sponsorship

11 Thursday Night Gala Concert, Cork City Hall Cork’s City Hall comes to life once again with an inspiring and diverse programme of music from specially invited performers of high international reputation. Thursday Night Gala

12 Friday Night Concert, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Ireland’s premier ensemble, the National Chamber Choir, perform in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral to continue their residency in Cork. Premiered on the night will be a commissioned piece from an up-and-coming composer, as well as a performance of the winning composition from the Séan Ó Riada Competition for Irish composers. Friday Night Concert

13 Friday Late Night Concert, Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne An invited guest choir/ensemble of high international reputation present a reflective programme of Sacred Music representing different cultural and religious expressions in the atmospheric setting of Cork’s “North” Cathedral. Friday Night Late Concert

14 Saturday Night Concert City Hall Concert featuring selected choirs from many countries in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition. This is one of the most prestigious and top quality competitions in Europe. Saturday Night Concert

15 Closing Gala Concert, City Hall A Gala Concert of farewell performances by all the visiting choirs. A selected programme of folk, light and popular music ensures a wonderful final night atmosphere. Colourful costumes and cultural exchanges enhance the presentation. Closing Gala Concert, City Hall

16 Testimonials! “The Cork International Choral Festival is without a doubt one of the highest-quality choral events in Europe. This is due to the immense amount of care and concern on the part of the organisers to make sure the guests have all their needs taken care of. I can also feel a genuine interest on the part of the public in the concerts, the competitions and all the fringe events. The evening concerts are a model of quality for the contestants as well as entertainment for the public. I hope the Festival will preserve these qualities in the future, and will find the support needed to continue this remarkable work.” Prof. Peter Erdei Kodaly Institute, Budapest, Hungary “I had a wonderful experience at the Cork International Choral Festival! What I experienced was a world class event on a major scale, wrapped in genuine warmth and hospitality. The flawless execution and success of the event is testament to the true passion and pride of your entire organization at every level, not only for the event but for the venue, which is Cork City itself. I was truly astonished to see you make it all look so easy.” Declan O’Brien, President Destinations Ireland & Beyond

17 To discuss how sponsorship of Cork International Choral Festival could be a perfect duet for your business contact: Sinéad Dunphy Festival Manager Cork International Choral Festival Tel: 021-4215125 Mob: 087-7713442 Email:

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