Cork Garda male voice choir consists of serving and retired members of an Garda Siochana and their associates living and working in Cork city and county. The choir rehearses each Monday evening and performs at Masses and Charity concerts.
CSM Fleischmann Choir
CIT, Co. Cork
CSM Fleischmann Choir is a large, mixed-voice choir which specialises in singing large-scale works for choir and orchestra.
In recent years it has performed Beethoven’s Mass in C, Berlioz’s Grande messe des morts[Requiem] (in both Wales and Ireland) and Te Deum, Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem & Nänie, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Angel Climent’s Missa solemne & Motet: Caro mea, Dvorák’s Mass (in both Germany and Ireland), Fauré’s Requiem, Fleischmann’s Clare’s Dragoons & Song of the Provinces and Grieg’s Incidental Music for Peer Gynt.
In 2008-2009 season the choir gave the first complete performances in Cork of Haydn’s The Seasons with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a team of internationally-renowned soloists. Membership is open to enthusiastic and committed choral singers; auditions are held if the number of applications exceeds the number of vacancies for any given section. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings 7.30 - 10.00pm.
This 50-strong choir is comprised of boys and girls aged 7 to 11 years. It performs at least twice yearly and presents repertoire from the Children’s Choral Literature, many from the pens of Irish composers such a Brian Boydell, John Buckley and Sue Furlong.
Highlights of the choir’s experience in recent years, include a recording of a CD and three performances of a specially commissioned Mass for Peace, a performance for the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese on the occasion of her official visit to the School in 2008, in 2011 participation in the CSM performance of Ralph Vaughan William’s Hodie. In March 2011, the CSM Junior Choir hosted a visit and shared a concert with the Capitol City Children’s Chorus from South Dakota and in 2012, facilitated workshops given for choral conductors in the CSM by Dr Brent Gault, Indiana University. Auditions are held regularly. All applications are welcome.
Aged 11-early teens, the Senior Chorus follows from the Junior Chorus but also welcomes new members. The Choir perform twice yearly and regularly combines with the Youth Choir to compete with great success in National Choral Competitions.
The choir embraces a wide range of music styles, giving children a thorough foundation in the basics of a healthy and free use of the voice as well as an introduction to 2-part singing. Auditions are held regularly, and all applications are welcome.
The choir performs repertory ranging from medieval to contemporary choral literature, a cappella and accompanied. At the 2013 and 2014 Cork International Choral Festivals, the combined Senior Childrens’ Chorus and Youth Choirs were awarded 1st prize in the National Youth Choir Competition in both years and in 2012, the Trofaí Cuimhneacháin Philib Ui Laoghaire for performance of a part-song in Irish, Teilifís by Maria Judge. Applications are always welcome.
Its repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary works. Cappella Lyrica have given the first performance of many works including Impressions of Light to text by Walt Whitman by David Wallace, and Five New Love Songs for Seraphim by C.S.L. Parker. In competitive performances at the Cork International Choral Festival, the choir were awarded 1st Prize in the Premier National Competition three years running, 1st prize in the Female-Voice competition, as well as the Trofaí Cuimhneacháin Philib Ui Laoghaire in 2013 for performance of a work in the Irish Language, and most recently, 1st prize in the Sacred Music competition and the Dr Patrick Mc Cormack trophy for the most outstanding a cappella performance at the 2016 Limerick Church Music Festival.
Douglas Harmonia Singers is a dynamic, award-winning, female voice choir. We sing a varied repertoire, including jazz, folk, popular and sacred pieces. We participate in a variety of events each year, including inter choir social nights, concerts, charity events and competitions.
The choir has won a number of awards, most recently in 2019, first place in the Chamber Choir category of Feis Maitiu and first place in the Light, Jazz and Popular Music category of The Cork International Choral Festival.
We are also a fun loving group, and enjoy regular social nights. If you love to sing, and want to meet a great group of ladies, come join us. Rehearsals are Monday, 8pm - 10pm at The Ardfallen Centre, Douglas Road.
Duhallow Choral Society founded in 1996, The key to our success over the years has been a high level of dedication, training and commitment by each member thus enabling the choir to achieve a high standard of excellence while maintaining spirit vision and enjoyment.
For people living in the heart of rural Ireland the choir offers opportunity to explore and challenge they’re many cultural talents and abilities. We have always engaged the finest musical director’s and accompanists, and support artists. with over an seventy strong membership. The choir have performed for distinguished dignitary’s in many prestigious venues, travelling regionally, nationally, and internationally, Belgium , New York, Rome ,Germany Poland, Wales, Chicago. Over the years the group have contributed to raising over 400 hundred thousand euro for charities and causes, New members are most welcome with a preference to join September and January The choir are most grateful for the grant aid of IRD Duhallow, Cork Co Council , local business.
Dunmanway Community Choir is an inclusive, open-door group that has been active since 2015.
We sing acapella arrangements in a variety of genres which reflects the diversity of musical interest within our group.
East Cork Choral Society, founded in 1979, has stayed true to its original intention of singing mainly Oratorio, using young soloists and orchestra. They have performed all the major oratorios, and some less familiar, at least two a year. In addition they have raised a substantial amount for various charities.
Members come from Cork City and the East Cork area to Midleton every Thursday in term time 8 – 10.00p.m. New members are always welcome, there are no auditions, and line tapes are used to help the learning process. The conductor, Colin Nicholls, has been with the choir since 1981 and he ensures that the practices are fun and the concerts of the highest standard.