Formed in 2002, the AIB Choral Society is a mixed-voice choir comprising 50 members. Our repertoire encompasses a wide variety of music including Classical, Sacred, Opera, Folk, Musicals, Cinema/TV and World Music.
Core activities include the annual Christmas and Summer concerts and we have given concerts in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast, Carrick-on-Shannon and Lismore in aid of local charities (including Cancer Care West, RNLI, Barnardos and Focus Ireland).
In addition, we have won prizes in competitions and festivals in Kilcoole, Arklow, Sligo and Dublin. We have enjoyed meeting international choirs while performing abroad in: Royal Albert Hall London as part of the Really Big Chorus singing Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man (2008), the Krakow Music Festival (2009), the Vienna Advent Singing Festival (2012) and the Prague Autumn Choral Festival (2016). We rehearse with our musical director, Ernest Dines, every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 in Ballsbridge. New members are always welcome.
Ardú is Ireland’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble. This five-voice group is internationally recognised, having represented Ireland at the Tempere Vocal Festival in Finland, as well as being asked to perform on the Sky 1 a cappella show ‘Sing: Ultimate A Cappella’.
Ardú are also busy at home in Ireland, performing throughout the country. Recent performances include Miserere (Allegri) at City Hall, Dublin (part of MusicTown 2017), special guest performances at the Dublin Choral Festival and VocaJazz, a newly created show of jazz arrangements curated by Artistic Director Ciarán Kelly.
The ensemble are musicians in residence at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk and have developed educational partnerships with Dundalk Institute of Technology and St Kevins School, Crumlin. Their education programme is popular amongst schools around Ireland and continues to reach young singers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Artane Community Choir took part in a cross border collaboration, which performed Mendelssohn's Second Symphony in the National Concert Hall and Ulster Hall, Belfast. More recently they have held a Christmas Concert in the Marino Chapel, Marino Institute of Education and they were invited to perform in the Lord Mayors Christmas Concert in the Mansion House in December 2018.
One of the main highlights of the year is performing with the Artane Band at the Annual Showcase in the National Concert Hall.
The Artane Youth Choir was established in 2015 and welcomes members aged between 13
and 18 years of age. Membership is open to all secondary school students and all levels of
ability and standard are welcome.
The choir perform in and around Dublin throughout the year including an annual performance in the National Concert Hall as part of the Artane School of Music Showcase.
In 2016 the choir travelled to London to perform Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall alongside 1,200 children from around the UK.
The choir performs a wide range of music from broadway, classical, modern etc. under the baton of conductor Dave O’Connor. Rehearsals take place in the Artane School of Music on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm (Sept to May).
Balbriggan Gospel Choir is a community based choir in the town of balbriggan. We aim to provide weekly interactive rehearsals for out members, our core focus is on mindfulness and community inclusion.
Ballinteer Male Voice Choir
Balinteer, Co. Dublin
Established in 1994, the Ballinteer Male Voice Choir comprises 40 members arranged in four sections. We are based in South Dublin and rehearsals are held each Thursday from 7.45 pm to 9.45 pm in the Ballinteer Community School
Belle Harmonics is an all-female vocal harmony group based in Dublin city centre, founded in 2018 by Musical Director Sharon Murray and a group of experienced singers with a varied background from gospel singing to musicals.
We welcome singers with a positive attitude, who love to harmonise and are interested in performing a diverse range of artists and genres. There are occasional solo opportunities but the primary focus is on group harmonies. Experience is not essential but is helpful and a love of music and enthusiasm is a must! We rehearse every Wednesday @ 7pm in CBS Synge St. and perform at a range of events. If interested, keep an eye on our Facebook page for auditions as we take in new members from time to time.
The choir was formed in September 2015 and has enjoyed a variety of performance experiences to date, including featuring in RTÉ’s “Centenary” program which broadcast live from the Bord Gáis Theatre on Easter Monday 2016. Ború enjoy singing a varied repertoire, with particular emphasis on Irish works. The choir rehearses on Mondays at 8:30pm in Clasac, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin and is open to singers of all backgrounds, with no audition required to join. New members are always welcome
Dublin City centre, Marlborough Street, Co. Dublin
Cantairí Avondale is a mixed-voice choir based in Dublin city centre. The choir performs a wide variety of choral music including oratorio, a capella partsongs (both sacred and secular), jazz and modern classics.
The choir puts on at least two concerts every year and participates in choral festivals both in Ireland and abroad. Cantairí Avondale has a proud record in performing new choral works by Irish composers such as John Buckley, Marion Ingoldsby, Rhona Clarke and Michael Gallen. The choir rehearses in Scoil Chaoimhín, (Department of Education), Marlborough Street on Monday nights from 7. 30p.m to 10.00pm. New members are very welcome and auditions are held in late August and early January each year. An ability to sight read is an advantage but not a requirement.