Eight choirs from outside the island are to travel to the island for the Festival of Choirs next month.
In attition two local choirs, the Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir and Manx Voices, will compete.
Around 500 people will be coming to the Isle of Man for the Festival, giving hotels, restaurants and tourism a welcome boost outside of the traditional holiday season.
The festival takes place on the weekend of October 19 and 20.
The Festival of Choirs takes place in the Royal Hall at the Villa Marina, culminating in the Sunday finals day where big prize money and trophies will be awarded.
A special award sponsored by Douglas Corporation will be presented by the Mayor.
The festival has three separate sections of ladies’, male and mixed-voice choirs, with the first two in each section receiving prizes of £500 and £200 respectively.
Each choir will be called on to perform four contrasting pieces of their own choice, one of which must be unaccompanied. Winners of each class go through to the final, with the overall winning choir scooping an additional prize of £1,500.
Patron of the festival is once again internationally-renowned singer and Isle of Man resident Moira Anderson OBE.
This year’s adjudicator is the accomplished tenor, conductor, music teacher and chorister Robert T Elliott of Colchester, Essex, whose long list of achievements includes appearances at venues such as the Albert Hall, Westminster Cathedral, the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and Wembley, conducting the English National Symphony Orchestra, and founding the Wessex Male Choir.
Tickets to see the choirs are just £6 for the full weekend and are available from.villagaiety.com