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.
The Choir performs at many recitals and fundraising events and has raised tens of thousands of euro for charities over the years. The Glaslinn Choir also participates in choral festivals and competitions and has enjoyed success in recent years at Feis Maitiú, AIMS Choral Festival and Kenmare Choral Festival. It has also participated in choral festivals in Vienna, Berlin and Amsterdam. In 2019 the Choir celebrated its 50th birthday. It marked the occasion with the commissioning of a piece of jewellery, and a gala charity concert in Bandon in May which was a great success. The Choir sings a varied repertoire of Pop, Religious, Classical and Traditional music. New members are welcome. See www.glaslinn.choir.ie and the Glaslinn Choir Facebook page for more information.
On November 29th, 1979 a group of workers at Irish meat packers (IMP) in Midleton Co Cork got together to sing a Mass for their deceased colleagues. They were soon joined by other musicians and singers that became the IMP Folk choir who have sung at 12 noon Mass in Holy Rosary church Midleton most Sundays for over 40 years. Over the years we have performed in Maynooth College and at Knock Shrine as well as in many churches and at charity events locally. Currently, we have two very dedicated guitar players and approximately twenty singers. We are a mixed choir singing some repertoire in two-part harmony, mostly church music with some secular music.