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).
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.
Cantando is a mixed voiced chamber choir. A highly accomplished and versatile group, as well as good friends, Cantando sing in a variety of styles and genres, expertly guided by their talented director Orla Barry.
They have performed in numerous concert locations around Ireland. They have taken part in International and National competitions at home and abroad. They were the first Irish Choir to achieve a gold award at the Verona International Choral Festival, were finalists in the Moore Stephens International Festival in Jersey, National Choir of the Cork Choral Festival and winners in numerous categories at Cork, Sligo, Arklow, Navan, New Ross and Dundalk. Cantando have made many recordings including several broadcasts for RTE and a double CD of Contemporary Church Music I sing for Joy. As well as challenging each other to reach the highest musical standards, a sense of fun and enjoyment is important to all members.
Blackrockd, Co. Dublin
We are a mixed voice choir, founded in January 2018, currently with 30 members with lots of different interests and abilities.
Our repertoire includes Medieval Music, Mozart Nocturnes, Madrigals, Canons, Spirituals and Modern Music. We rehearse every Tuesday, in "The Gallery" at Blackrock Wine Cellar 23 Rock Hill, from 8 pm to 9:30pm. New members, particularly Tenors, are always welcome.
Cór comhpháirte ban is ea Cór Duibhlinne faoi stiúr Amy Ní Riain. Bhunaigh Roisín agus Donall Ó Chuil Cór Duibhlinne sa bhlian 1990. Sé aidhm an chóir ná sean amhráin, amhráin nua agus ceol diaga a chanadh go taitneamhach as Gaeilge.
Sí an Ghaeilge teanga caidreamh an chóir, ach cuirtear fáilte roimh daoine ar bheagáin Gaeilge. Tugann Forás na Gaeilge tacaíocht dúinn. Tagaimid le chéile gach oíche Mháirt ó 8pm-10pm i bhForas na Gaeilge, 63-66 Sráid Amiens, BÁC 1. Tá atmaisféar íontach cairdiúil sa chór agus bíonn fáilte roimh baill nua i gcónaí. Cór Duibhlinne is a ladies choir singing and socialising through Irish. New members are always welcome including those who have only a little Irish but are willing and interested in using and improving the ‘cúpla focal’ while singing ‘as Gaeilge’.