Sing Ireland National Singing Week

Sing Ireland National Singing Week, in association with Mental Health Ireland, will take place from 7th to 13th October 2019.

Choral events will be organised all over the country by choirs, schools and other groups to mark World Mental Health Day and to highlight the fact that choral singing is good for your mental health!

Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins. The release of these endorphins can leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

Please get involved by sending Sing Ireland your events - it can be an open rehearsal, a performance or a coffee morning with singing as part of it! Please get in contact with us if you'd like your event added: info@singireland.ie

Antrim

Singing together in Glenariffe Community and Recreation Centre.

Glenariffe . County Antrim

Sing your way to better health and well-being. 5 week programme on Thursdays from 7.30 -8.30. Free and open to everyone. Thursday 10th October will mark Sing Ireland National Singing Week. For further information, please contact: Info@friendsofglenariffe.org

Carlow

Sing Your Cares Away

Facilitator: Mary Amond O’Brien, Choral Animateur and Group Singing Advocate

Venue: Carlow Central Library, Tullow St, Carlow

Thursday, 10 October, 7.30pm (60 – 90 mins approx.)

Contact Mary Amond O’Brien 087 6536143

Participatory workshop to experience the health and well-being benefits of group singing through active engagement alongside discussing recent international and Irish research on the transformative power of group singing.

Clare

'Be Yourself' (Cuppa Tea TV) at the Hope Café, Shannon on Saturday 12th October, 8pm. 'Be Yourself' is a night of songs promoting positive vibes through music. October 12th is the end of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 and Cuppa Tea TV's message is that music is a tool to help cope with the ups and downs of life when sometimes it's difficult to be yourself. Performances on the night will come from David Hope, Emma Langford, Sara Ryan, The Shannon Gospel Choir, and a lot more of our land's musicians and singer songwriters... Join us for a night of music and chat. €10, text 086 3382038 to book.

Cork

Union,
under the direction of Tom Doyle, will hold an open rehearsal on Tuesday 8 October, 19:30 - 21:00, in CIT Cork School of Music. Union is an adult choir open to all performers who are interested in developing their vocal skills and musicianship through legit and contemporary musical theatre repertoire. Further details about the group are available at csm.cit.ie/union.

The Lee Singers
will have an open rehearsal on Thursday 10th October, at 7.50pm in the Lough Community Hall. All are welcome to attend.

East Cork Early Music Festival

As part of the East Cork Early Music Festival this year we'll be celebrating choral singing with our Baroque Choruses workshop, on Sunday 13th October in Cork School of Music. Workshops 11am-2pm, Concert 3pm. Choral singers and orchestral players from across Cork will come together to work on some favourite music by Vivaldi and Bach, with the artists of the East Cork Early Music Festival. Absolutely everybody is welcome! You’ll have a chance to try out singing and playing in a Baroque style, and to sing some glorious Baroque works with full choir and orchestra, and perform at the Cork School of Music in the afternoon.
All details: http://www.eastcorkearlymusic.ie/come-sing-and-play-with-east-cork-early-music-sunday-13th-october/

Derry

Allegri Choir present "Stand Up and Sing!" Gala Concert, as a part of the Every Voice Fringe Festival, which is taking place in the Guildhall, Derry this Friday 11th October at 7.30pm. Contact info@allegri.co.uk for more details.


Dublin


Chamber Choir Ireland present 'Résonances'
St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
Saturday 12th October 2019, 8:00pm
Chamber Choir Ireland is joined by renowned Swedish conductor, Sofi Jeannin, for a concert of stunning French choral compositions. They will be joined by pianist Alexander Bernstein, both to accompany some of the choral works and to perform some solo French piano repertoire. The concert, presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, will present works by an array of wonderful French composers including Poulenc, Villette, Debussy, Satie, Fauré, and Ravel.
For for information and to book tickets, visit https://www.chamberchoirireland.com/events


National Gallery of Ireland


Join the National Gallery of Ireland's workplace choir for a free pop-up performance in the Shaw Room to mark World Mental Health Day.

Studies show that singing improves our mood, and can impact positively on people’s physical, social and emotional well-being. The Gallery Choir, led by Carmel Whelan, is joining with choirs across Ireland to sing out for Aware to help promote mental well-being in local communities and to support Aware by raising vital funds to allow them to deliver their free of charge support, education and information services nationwide.

The performance is free, and there will be an opportunity to donate to Aware if you'd like. Join us (and join in!) from 6pm in the Shaw Room.

Pram Jam Singers
is a choir for adults where children are welcome too!
Every Friday morning at 10am in Taney Parish Centre, Dundrum, Mums, Dads and Minders sing together, while their kids, sleep, play or even join in.
We sing a wide choice of music but no experience is necessary, just bring your voice and enthusiasm.

Tracey and Maura, who conduct the choir, are both experienced musicians, teachers and mothers, and provide a supportive, musical atmosphere.

Get out of the house with the children and sing your way into the weekend!
Open Rehearsal for all, Friday 11th October, as part of National Singing Week. Singing time for you and your child is welcome too.

Cór Fingal
will hold an Open Rehearsal on Monday 7th October, 19:30 - 21:30, at St. Sylvester's Infant School, Malahide. This prize-winning adult choir opens its doors for an open rehearsal, conducted by Eoin Conway. Come along to see this brilliant choir in action, and feel free to audition while you're there! For enquiries, contact: info@fingalacademyofmusic.com or call 0896147211 www.fingalacademyofmusic.com

Coro Cervantes will hold an Open Rehearsal on Monday 7th October, 19:00 - 20:30, at Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, D2. Join in with Dublin's leading Spanish-language vocal ensemble for this open rehearsal. This is ideal for anyone hoping to combine two of their passions; music and Spanish! Se habla castellano aquí. For enquiries, contact: info@fingalacademyofmusic.com or call 0896147211 www.fingalacademyofmusic.com

Fingal Children's Choir will hold an Open Rehearsal on Wednesday 9thOctober, 16:20 - 18:30 at Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre. This prize-winning children's choir welcomes children and parents to sit in and enjoy this open rehearsal. Sit in and listen to this brilliant children's choir and speak to conductor Claire Sheedy about arranging an audition before you leave! For enquiries, contact: info@fingalacademyofmusic.com or call 0896147211 www.fingalacademyofmusic.com

Fingal Youth Choir will holdan Open Rehearsal on Wednesday 9th October, 18:30 - 21:00 at Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre. This prize-winning teenage choir welcomes young singers of all levels to come along to experience an open rehearsal. The focus of this group is having fun and striving for musical excellence. Feel free to ask conductor Eoin Conway about auditioning on the day. The more the merrier! For enquiries, contact: info@fingalacademyofmusic.com or call 0896147211 www.fingalacademyofmusic.com

Singing Conference, Irish Institute of Music & Song

*OPEN TO ALL SINGERS, SINGING TUTORS AND CONDUCTORS*

Saturday 12th October, 09:00 - 13:30

Join the singing team at the Irish Institute of Music & Song for a morning of seminars and discussion in Malahide, Co. Dublin. This event is open to singing tutors, music teachers, choral conductors, and singers of all levels. The conference will explore the latest philosophies on music educational and will explore vocal technique and pedagogy. The conference fee is €25. Students and tutors of Fingal Academy of Music attend free-of-charge. If you are interested in attending, please get in touch as spaces are limited. For enquiries, contact: info@irishinstituteofmusic.com or call 0838505978

Concert: 'Raising Your Voice Through The Power Of Music'

The 'Raising Your Voice Choir', comprising of mental health service-users, family members and mental health staff, will perform along with mental health celebrity advocates to collaborate on this project culminating in an evening Concert of Music, Dance & Comedy. The concert, on the 8th October at 7.30pm in The Helix, will also feature Colm Wilkinson, MC Sean Gilligan, and comedian and Ireland's Dancing with the Stars contestant Fred Cooke.

'Raising Your Voice Choir' will be singing some popular songs that are reflective of their struggles with mental illness. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health and the social stigma attached to mental ill health by hosting a Musical Mental Health Awareness Concert during mental health week.

For more information or to book tickets: https://thehelix.ie/what-s-on/all-events/raising-your-voice-through-the-power-of-music/

Galway

Galway Sings Project presents 'A Celebration of Choral Music', 8pm on Friday 11th October at St Nicholas Collegiate Church.

Annual choral night organised by, and in aid of, Galway Mental Health Association, which features an evening to celebrate Galway's vibrant choral scene with choral music of all genres to showcase the extraordinary versatility of the choirs within the acoustically marvellous venue of St Nicholas Church, right in the centre of Galway City.

This annual fundraiser event celebrates choral music in Galway City and promotes positive mental health and the organisers are delighted this concert takes place during National Singing Week.

Kerry

Kerry Choral Union
will hold an open rehearsal on 9th October.

As part of National Singing Week, Kerry Choral Union will be hosting an open rehearsal. Why not come along and hear us rehearse. Warning: There may be some Christmas pieces! You can join in if you like or not if you prefer - no pressure.
Collis Sandes House, Tralee, 7:30pm, Wednesday 9th October. Admission free.

Limerick

As part of Limerick Mental Health Week, the MA Music Therapy students, along with musicians, and dancers from the Irish World Academy, present "A lunchtime concert of music for mental wellbeing". This event takes place on Tuesday 8th October, 1.15-2.00pm, in the Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance.
Free admission: All welcome
This event is proudly ran in partnership with Limerick Mental Health Association.

On October 11th at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick there is a choral extravaganza featuring 7 choirs from Limerick and the surrounding area. The concert will end at 9.15pm with a rousing chorus of Handel’s Hallelujah led by Limerick Choral Union and sung by all choirs.
Entrance is free.

Sligo

Sligo Orpheus Choir invite you to join them for an open rehearsal on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 7.30pm in Ballinode Community College, Clarion Rd, Sligo.

"Singing in a choir is cheaper than therapy,
Healthier than drinking
And more fun than working out!"

For more information, contact Amy on 087-2168522 or Raymond on 087-7430684
www.sligoorpheuschoir.com

Tipperary

Roscrea Community Choir
will hold a Welcome Sing Along on Monday, October 7th in the Methodist Hall at 8.30pm, followed by refreshments! All Welcome!!

Waterford

Lismore Choir are hosting an open night at St Patrick’s Hall, Tallow on Wednesday, 9th October, 7.30-10pm. Drop in and sing with us or listen and have a cuppa and a chat. All welcome!

Westmeath

If you miss your chance to get to an event during National Singing Week, don't fear! A number of HSE staff choirs from across the country will perform, celebrate and showcase the huge benefits of singing for staff health and wellbeing on Sunday 20th of October, 2pm. The choirs will travel to Athlone to partake in this upbeat and celebratory event at the Institute of Technology. It is a free event for all, and tickets can be obtained in advance from www.eventbrite.ie

Wicklow

Purple House Choir
will hold an Open Rehearsal on Monday Oct. 7th at 7.30pm under the direction of our Musical Director, Brian Kennedy, and our accompanist on guitar, Martin Dodd.

All are welcome to attend.

Our Venue is Purple House Cancer Support, Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray. Contact us on 01.2866966 or email us at info@purplehouse.ie.