Sing Ireland National Singing Week

Sing Ireland celebrates group singing during National Singing Week.

National Singing Week will take place on the 10th -16th of October 2022. Save the dates today!

Group singing is back! Sing Ireland wants groups all over the country to take part to highlight the fact that choral singing is good for you and to show how our community is active and vibrant!

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.

With studies showing that singing as part of a group can provide a wide range of wellness and mental health benefits, such as improving breathing, posture and muscle tension as well as lessening stress and anxiety, now is the time to get involved with your local singing group!

Sing Ireland has over 300 member groups (representing tens of thousands of singers), including children’s choirs, workplace choirs, youth choirs, hospital and care home choirs, choir clubs, university choirs, church and cathedral choirs, choral societies, and choirs for those in older age or active retirement. Whether it’s singing popular hits, classical, jazz, Gregorian chant, hip-hop, gospel or folk – there is a group to suit everyone!

Get Involved

Sing Ireland asks anyone including singing groups, choirs, schools, venues and healthcare settings to send in their events - it could be an open rehearsal, open air performance, concert, live-streamed event, a performance streamed online, or an online sing-along!

2022 events


Handel's Messiah - Madrigal '75 & Cork Baroque Players

Cork's favourite chamber choir and Cork Baroque Players bring Handel's perennial favourite the Messiah to life.

Fri, 14 October 2022, 19:30 – 22:00

MTU Cork School of Music Union Quay Cork

River Rhythms Choir

River Rhythms, a community choir based in the Innishannon area, will be celebrating National Singing Week with two relaxed and informal performances that will showcase the choir to the local community. On Saturday the 15th of October we'll be singing in Down's Centra in Crossbary at 11:30 and then in O'Sullivan's Centra in Innishannon at 12:12. Free entrance, all welcome. For more info, check out

Bravehearts Choir

Wednesday 12th October. 7.15-9.15pm. Free open taster session. UCC Westerngate Building, room G01, Western Rd, Cork city.T12 XF62


Cappella Caeciliana

Cappella Caeciliana presents a varied and engaging selection of sacred and secular music under its new Musical Director Matthew Quinn.

Newry Town Hall
Saturday 15th October at 7.30pm
Tickets £15, concessions £12

Tickets from Newry Town Hall 0330 137 4304 (NI) / 0044 330 137 4304 (ROI)

Further information available from Philip O'Rawe


Sing For Joy! An Event Celebrating National Singing Week

Come celebrate National Singing Week with Sing Ireland, the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers, the Irish Church Music Association, and Gospel Rising. Group singing today represents so many different types of singing styles and settings. This event is a joyous celebration of singing.

€10 plus booking fee for members of the organisations (contact your singing group or choir for discount code)

€20 plus booking fee for nonmembers

Tickets will include a warm up session, 3 short workshops, tea/coffee, and a performance recording at the end. Find out more about Sing For Joy

Singing Your Cares Away

Half-price drop-in to 'Singing Your Cares Away', a weekly Thursday night singing for wellbeing space. We explore our voices and sing a mix of inspiring, uplifting and meditative songs and chants from around the world. Inclusive, diverse and community focused. Normally the price is €18 to drop in, only €9 on Thursday 13 October, from 6pm-7.30pm at the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2. All welcome. for more information.

Fusion Murga

Thu 13 Oct. An Siol Manor Str. Open Rehearsal/ donations welcome

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Are holding a rehearsal for their community choir from 19:15-20:30. If you love to sing and would like to meet new friends, this is the choir for you. Music and refreshments provided.

For more information contact

New Dublin Voices

Music For an Autumn Night, 16th October at 7pm. Venue 1 Windmill Lane. Admission €25, €20 (OAP, unwaged) and €15 (student price only, or children. Under 17).

St Andrew's Church- Gala Concert with Garda Band

Join the Band of An Garda Síochána, and members of the Garda Ladies’ Choir, under the direction of choirmaster, Rodney Baldwin.

Sat, 15 October 2022, 20:00 – 21:30

Portmarnock Hotel And Golf Links Strand Road Portmarnock

Lusk Community School

Patrick Barrett (Conductor of the Irish Youth Training Choir) will give a closed workshop in Lusk Community School on 11 October 2022

A Tale of Two Cities Music from Venice and Vienna

A Tale of Two Cities Music from Venice and Vienna Sung by Encore Voices Choir Conducted by John Doyle

Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 19:30

Church of Ireland Monkstown, Dublin

Sundays at Noon concert series present : Chamber Choir Ireland - Hungarian Rhapsody
Admission Free

Sun, 16 October 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 IST
The Hugh Lane

A concert of Hungarian choral music, from Ligeti's Lux Aeterna to Bartók's Hungarian Folksongs.

Zoltán Pad joins Chamber Choir Ireland as guest director for an afternoon of Hungarian choral music, bringing the rich choral tradition of his home country to the beautiful Hugh Lane Sculpture Gallery. Featuring works by some of the world's most celebrated choral composers, including Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti, and Ferenc Liszt.

Maria Lane Cancer Support Choir

7th anniversary Breast Cancer Awareness month concert in Tallaght Theatre Greenhills Road Friday 14th October admission €15


Galway Cathedral

Friday 14th October 2022 7:30pm

An Evening of Choral Music

A performance by Skjervøykoret

A World class choir from Norway

Supported by Cahir to Sing from Co. Tipperary and their guest musicians
Skjervøykoret is a mixed choir of 35 singers hailing from Skjervøy, a small Norwegian island located north of the Arctic circle in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Formed in 1982 the choir has performed nationally and internationally with a traditional as well as a contemporary repertoire. The current director is Audun Skog.
Cahir to Sing is a ladies choir formed six years ago with the aim of singing for pleasure whilst being inclusive and welcoming. The choir based in a small town of Cahir, but members are drawn from around the globe and this eclectic mix is reflected in the repertoire that includes sacred and secular music. The Musical Director of Cahir to Sing is Fidelma Nugent.
Guest musicians include a Finnish violinist Petra Sundström and Suzanne Buttimer from Rockwell Music Academy.


Sing together Thomastown

Sing together, Open rehearsal, Thursday 13th of October, Thomastown community hall, 8p.m, 2€/person

Further information available from Cornelia Kudiabor,, 0872798451

Kilkenny Parkinsons Choir

Open Night

Cairdeas Parkinson's Choir

St Fichras Parish Hall, Loughboy

7-9pm Wednesday 12th October

All welcome!

Alize’s School of Singing

Teen POP! Choir
Thursday 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Alize's School of Singing
Unit 29 Danville Business Park
Loughboy Kilkenny
Free for National Singing Week


To book a place contact Alize on 0834088014 or email

You can also find us on Facebook & Instagram


Vocem Darύ Ladies Choir is looking for new members!

Open rehearsal Tuesday October 11th 7.30 pm

Location: Castle Arms hotel, Durrow , Co. Laois

Deirdre Dowling 086 8551152


Official Launch Event for Limerick Mental Health Week 2022

Date: Sunday 9th October
Time: 17.00 – 19.00
Venue: Milk Market, Limerick

A variety of local community groups, choirs and bands launching LMHW in line with
our theme: ‘Limerick City and Community Mental Health For All’.

Book online at Eventbrite:

Limerick School of Music

LSOM choir is delighted to invite you to an open rehearsal tomorrow Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm especially if you are thinking of joining our choir (choir is open to all primary and secondary school going ahead children from 2nd class and up). Venue is the LCFE Hall beside the main school building.

Stronger Together

Date: Friday 14th October
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Venue: St Marys Cathedral

Concert featuring St Marys Cathedral Choir, Killaloe Male Voice Choir, Limerick Chamber Choir, Ancór and Limerick Choral Union.

Entry is free. Donations welcome.

Zion Choir Singing

Zion choir singing on Bedford Row at 12pm-3pm


Pitch & Pulse - Just Sing!

Monday, 10th October, 7:30pm
St John's Hall, Longford town - N39 WE27
No commitment choir, no musical experience necessary.
Come along and Just Sing!
Songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s...
€10 entry



Boyne Community School

Patrick Barrett (Conductor of the Irish Youth Training Choir) will give a closed workshop in Boyne Community School on 11 October 2022


Sing Circle / Birr School of Music

Open Rehearsal! Come along to our a cappella Sing Circle. No sight-reading experience necessary. All welcome. Wednesday 12th October. 7:30pm at St Brendan's Hall, Emmet Street Birr. Participation €10

Further information contact

Birr School of Music / Birr Young Voices

Join Birr Young Voices choral group!

Open to all kids ages 8-12.

No singing experience necessary.

Rehearsal at St.Brendans Hall, Emmet Street, Birr.
Thursday 13th October at 4pm.
Participation free!

Further information contact


Roscrea Community Choir

Returning to Choir practices. Monday night 7.30 pm. Methodist Hall,Roscrea.


Harmony Children's Choir

Open Rehearsal!
Parents are welcome to join their children in song. We will play their favorite solfege and rhythm games, as well as sing for peace with 'Dona No is Pacem.' Wednesday, the 12th 4-5 PM in the ballinroad community hall.


Harmania Big Sing Open Rehearsal

12 October 2022 We're holding our next Big Sing event to celebrate all that is good about singing in a choir 🧡🎶 Sing Ireland This is an Open Rehearsal Event for EVERYBODY 👭🎎👴👵🧑‍🤝‍🧑👯🤼🧑‍🎤👩‍🎤 Places are limited so 👉BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL 👈 We'll be covering an Indie classic true to who we are . The song will be revealed closer to the event.


Athlone a Cappella

THURSDAY 13th October AT 18:30
Athlone A Cappella Group Live in Athlone Library
Westmeath Libraries

Athlone a Cappella are an all female chorus based in Athlone who sing 4 part close harmony a cappella as the name suggests! Formed in 2012 they have gone on to win many awards and have performed both nationally and internationally.Athlone A Capella are the current IABS (Irish Association of Barbershop Singers) National Female Chorus champions having won the title 4 times! Due to Covid the chorus had to temporarily disband in March 2020 during which time their esteemed Musical Director Mr David Farmer decided to retire. The group reformed in June 2022 under a new Musical Director Hilary Roche.This event is brought to you with the support of Westmeath County Council under the Local Live Performances Scheme.

Other group singing events near National Singing Week

Harmony Federation is a national men’s A Cappella and barbershop chorus with members from many Irish counties. We rehearse once per month and almost all of us are also members of other choirs. On Saturday 12th November we will have an open rehearsal from 10.30 AM to 4PM in Dublin. No charge. Our director, Linda Corcoran has directed many choirs including The Great Western Chorus of Bristol who have been UK Barbershop champions 8 times. All are welcome to come along and try singing with us for a day. Contact or

Cór Geal Present "Showtime" variety concert at Cork Opera House on Sunday, October 23rd at 8pm. Tickets €35 available at box office