Cork International Choral Festival Manager Sinéad Dunphy, although still busy wrapping up the 2017 Festival, isn't resting on her laurels.
She has been awarded the title of Business Woman of the Year in the Arts very recently, as part of Network Cork's superb acknowledgement of women working in business.
Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts. Sinead’s experience in managing teams and developing strategies has resulted in many achievements and from the strategic work carried out for the Cork International Choral Festival in the area of tourism the festival is now one of the top 4 Festivals in the country at driving tourism and economy.
Sinead has a proven track record of providing exemplary levels of service to a broad range of clients while utilizing excellent communication skills. The Cork International Choral Festival’s goals to ensure the development of the business are to maintain and develop international reputation of participation in the festival and increase the festivals reach through geographical expansion of its concerts and public performances. Sinead’s vision for future development for both the festival and the theatre landscape continues to drive her towards creating and delivering quality projects. Sinead says “Throughout my career, I have always striven to work tirelessly and it is this ethos which has seen me evolve in my career “. Sinead is constantly thinking outside the box and in the next three years plans to move forward to increase expenditure for Cork and the Choral festival. Well done Sinead you truly deserved this award.
She is now also focusing on her company Littleshoes Productions, presenting "Six Characters in Search of an Author" in Cork's Unitarian Church on Prince's Street on 1st and 2nd June at 8pm.
This reality-questioning play chronicles six characters as they seek an author to tell their story, and to present their real lives on stage. But the question remains as to where reality begins and pretence ends.
Tickets are available both on the door and from Eventbrite.ie at the affordable price of €15, however booking fees may apply online. Due to limited capacity, everyone is urged to book as soon as possible!