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.
The ladies originated as a barbershop chorus. In recent years, under the direction of their award-winning Musical Director Serena Standley, the group have expanded their repertoire to other genres of music ranging from pop to musical theatre and Jazz! Java Ladies’ Chorus have won the top prize in the Adult Chorus Competition at Feis Maitiu Corcaigh in both 2017 and 2020 with arrangements of modern A Capella music.
The group are always happy to welcome new members. We rehearse Thursday evenings 8-9.30 in Carrigaline. Please get in touch if you are interested in singing modern, cutting edge arrangements of A Capella music with an amazing group of women!
Based in West Cork, I have a keen interest in developing Children's and Youth Choirs. I have run after school singing clubs as well as leading local youth choirs. I have been a member of Acapellabella Community Choir for the past 10 years. I trained to become a choir leader under the direction of Musician and Community Choir leader Caz Jefferys.
Music and choral singing play a very important part in the life of Loreto Secondary School Fermoy and contributes to the social, emotional and spiritual development of each student. The choir is currently under the direction of Tim Fouhy, Deirdre Foley and Sr. Nuala Reidy.
It aims to give girls from 14 to 18 years of age the experience of singing at the highest standard. The repertoire is broadly based to give a musical education that supports and extends the girls individual musicianship. The choir has won many awards both in Ireland and abroad. In 2011 they won the Association of Irish Choirs Trophy in the National Competition for Schools at the Cork International Choral Festival and in 2013 won the Turner Huggard Cup for Post Primary School Choirs at Feis Ceoil. Many past and current pupils are members of the Irish Youth Choir and Irish Youth Training Choir.
Blackrock, Co. Cork
We are a community choir comprising of 17 women and 1 man our guitarist Alf Wade who also sings solo. We have been fortunate to perform at the Glow Festival in the City Centre Christmas Time for the past 2 years. We had also been guest performers at several locall over 60.'S Talent contests & last year performed at the finals in Cork's City Hall.
We have also performed in other local festivals over the past 2 years since we formed as Marina Melodics. Ages in group range from 30 to 70.
MusiCórum is a mixed-voice choir that operates on a project basis. Its membership (max. 36) consists of some of the most experienced amateur choral singers who live in and around Cork, who have come together to sing under the direction of one of Ireland's most experienced and acclaimed conductors, Geoff Spratt.
Its first performances are to be given during October 2019, when it will sing music by Bruckner and Randall Thompson during masses in St Mary’s Church, Pope’s Quay, and Saints Peter & Paul’s Church, Cork. MusiCórum's projects for 2020 include programmes presenting music by Rheinberger (two mass settings, performed either side of one of his string quartets), by Parry (the set of six Songs of Farewell, interspaced by readings from a lecture given by one of his most distinguished pupils, Hubert Howells), and by Mozart (the “Dominican” Vespers). For further information please see the choir’s Facebook page (MusiCórum, Cork).