Bantry Community Choir strives to serve the community of Bantry and the wider community of West Cork through quality choral music performances. It promotes an inclusive environment of shared musical experience through it’s ethos of community, social interaction and participation for all.
The Choir loves to collaborate - this includes singing with John Spillane & the Claddagh Rogues as part of the nationwide First Fortnight festival. The choir has participated in the first West Cork Chamber Fringe Festival, performed alongside nine other choirs at the annual Celebration of Health Service Choirs and collaborated with Gamelan Spréacha Geala for the Skibbereen Arts Festival in 2017. The Choir love perform all round their native Bantry including for Culture Night and their annual Live Life and Sing concert.
Barony Choir is a community-based mixed voice choir established in East Cork in September 2011. We draw our members primarily from East Cork, with a small number from Cork city and other parts of the county. We are a mixed bunch, young and not so young, drawn from all walks of life.
Our aim is to be serious about our music, but to have fun at the same time. We are a sociable group, and in addition to singing in a formal setting, we equally enjoy getting together in informal settings for the odd session. Our musical directions are; songs from musicals, popular / contemporary and a little gospel. However, we are open-minded, and will go where the music takes us. If you are in the East Cork/West Waterford Area and are interested in joining us, email us with your contact details and we will get in touch.
Cantairí Mhuscraí is a mixed voice choir based in Ballincollig that rehearse every Wednesday night in Ballicollig Community School from 7.30 to 9.30pm. They draw their repertoire from a wide range of music, from classical, Irish to popular pieces.
The choir performs regularly at local events and competes in various competitions around Ireland. They have performed a number of major works over the years including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, , Vivaldi’s Gloria, Masses by Dvorak and Rossini, and Requiems by Fauré, Verdi, Brahms and Mozart. The choir has travelled extensively to music festivals throughout Europe including the UK (4 times), France (3 times), Italy (4 times), Greece (twice), Spain (twice), Austria and Poland. There are plans to travel to a musical festival in 2019. New members (or past members) are welcome to join Next term is planned to start on Wednesday September 12th. An ability to sight-read is not necessary.
Cantate is a small and vibrant, multi-award winning group of mixed voices and is directed by the highly accomplished choral and orchestral conductor, Elaine Kelly. Elaine has been Musical Director of Cantate since 2015 and has been conductor of the Dublin Symphony Orchestra since 2017.
Cantate sings a varied repertoire of music including choral, madrigal and sacred works as well as contemporary classics. The choir was formed in Monkstown, Cork in 2006 and performs at local and charity concerts as well as in various choral festival competitions around Ireland. Cantate had a spectacular trio of wins in 2018 comprising of first place trophies from Feis Maitiu Corcaigh, Feile an tSamhraidh and AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross. Cantate also performs regularly at weddings and corporate events. If you would like Cantate to sing at your wedding or corporate / charity event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for membership can also be made via this email address.
In 2009, their first year, Carrigaline performed the World Premier of Karl Jenkins “Gloria” at the Royal Albert Hall London. Since then they have had many accomplishments. They have walked in their St Patrick Day Parade in New York and sung mass there. They have sung in the Foyer of The Starlight Express Theatre in Germany.
They have won at the Arklow Choral Festival, AIMS Choral Festival New Ross and were awarded 2nd place two years running in the Cork International Choral Festival. They have done workshops with Michael McGlynn and Chanticleer, the World famous Male Vocal Ensemble from San Francisco. The group are synonymous with the Christmas Carols by Candlelight Concerts. The concerts are an annual event where the choir sing to a capacity audience. The Choral Group have hosted choirs from abroad. Don’t be shy give choral singing a try. Add your voice to The Carrigaline Choral Group.
Formed in 1969, the Carrigaline Singers were originally a lady’s choir who rehearsed weekly in the Old Church of Ireland School. In 1972 it became a mixed voice choir and under new directors became very successful winning many competitions like the prestigious Oireachtas competition in Dublin, Feis Maitiú and the Wild Geese Festival in Kinsale in 1982 and in the Cork Choral Festival.
Today, the Carrigaline Singers are delighted to have Alan Carney as their Musical Director. Alan is a native of Cobh and has played instruments and been a member of choirs from an early age. He studied music in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He has performed and conducted at festivals and events around Ireland and Europe. As well as choral and concert work, Alan is an accomplished pianist, organist and singer. In his spare time, he plays and sings with Cork band "Cookie And The Vaudevilles".
We aim to provide a relaxed space where people can explore the simple pleasures of singing together and to make everyone feel welcome. We enjoy participating in events for local and national charities and getting together to learn and share with other choirs. The songs we sing include both the familiar and the new and we like to explore songs from other countries and cultures. No auditions or requirements for reading music. We meet on Tuesdays from 7 - 9pm at Colaiste Choilm Secondary School. To find out more contact Mary on 085 2887880 or by email at email@example.com. Find us on Facebook.
The group was formed in 2010. What began as a group of 8 singers has now grown into a choir of over 60. While music is the focus, it is always infused with fun. At heart, the choir is a social group and a way for people who hail from all backgrounds, all communities, genders and ages to come together. Choral Con Fusion openly identifies as LGBTS inclusive.
The City of Cork Male Voice Choir is an amateur TTBB choir founded in May 1968. The choir is renowned for its versatility and dedication to good music and fun. We currently have 45 members ranging from two founder members to youngsters in their early to mid-twenties.
The choir’s musical history includes many competitive successes in local and international competitions. Appearances include Middlesbrough, Teeside and the International Eisteddfod at Llangallen, North Wales. We have also appeared on stage in Londons Royal Albert Hall with other leading choirs in A Night of a Thousand Voices. The choir have been successful in competitions having won the male voice section in the Cork International Choral Festival in 2009 and 2010. As ambassadors for Cork and Ireland, the choir has travelled far afield. The farthest we have gone is New York in 2004. We have also sung in Prague, Budapest, and Barcelona.
Clonakilty Voices is an award-winning, mixed voice community choir, established in 2012 under the joint musical direction of Denise Hayes and Karen O’Regan. After their inaugural concert, the choir was invited to sing for President Michael D. Higgins as part of the Clonakilty 400 celebrations in 2013.
In 2014 they performed at Kenmare Choral Festival and were awarded the Luxembourg Shield for best seasonal presentation. Since then, the choir has performed at numerous concerts and events. The repertoire is varied, ranging from traditional pieces to musical numbers and more contemporary songs. The group meets for practice every Wednesday at 8pm during school term in the Clonakilty Parish Centre. There is a strong emphasis on fun and enjoyment among the group, with social nights forming an important part of the calendar! Current membership is more than thirty and new members are always welcome. An ability to read music is not required.