Founded in January 2015 by Eoghan Desmond and Judith Lyons, Dulciana is a chamber choir committed to performing the very best in music for upper voices from across the ages. Since its very inception, part of Dulciana’s mission has been the promotion of music by female composers, both those neglected by history, and those currently making history. This first manifested itself in the form of a concert consisting entirely of music by female composers – five pieces written for Dulciana by composers based in Dublin, alongside music by Rebecca Clarke and Imogen Holst. The following year, on International Women’s Day, they launched a call for scores for music by emerging female composers and received over 80 scores from across the globe. Highlighting the many
talented musicians within the group, their most recent concert featured a programme
consisting entirely of works composed or arranged by members of the ensemble.
They are also firm supporters of contemporary Irish composers, and alongside many pieces
by female Irish composers they have premiered works by Seán
Doherty, Jonathan Nangle and Eoghan Desmond. Further recent performances and accolades include collaborations with multi-instrumentalist and composer Dowry, percussionist Maeve
O'Hara, guest performances at Kaleidoscope Night and the Pipeworks Festival and First Prize in the Upper Equal Voice Category at the Derry International
Choral Festival 2019.
Our Music Director is John Doyle and our wide and varied repertoire ranges from medieval to 21st century choral music. Over the past 30 years we have performed in all the major Dublin venues with some of Ireland's leading orchestras. Our aim is to perform regular concerts of varied musical genres and to share our love of choral singing with our audiences. We are always working on something new and exciting. Auditions are held in September and we hold an open night in May each year, for aspiring members to come along and see if they like it!
Encore Voices is a mixed voice choir of 50+ singers. Founded in 2015 the choir is based in Ranelagh, Dublin.
Weekly rehearsals are held in Centenary Hall, Leeson Park, Ranelagh on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. New members are always welcome. Sight reading is an advantage but not a requirement.
Under the guidance of Musical Director, John Doyle, the choir presents at least 2 concerts each year which frequently include accomplished soloists and instrumental accompaniment.
The Choir has performed in The National Concert Hall, Dublin; Saint Patricks Cathedral, Armagh; Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion; The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Saint Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road and St Stephen's Church (Pepper Canister), Mount Street Lower.
Encore Voices have also had the wonderful experience of performing with world renouned tenor Andrea Bocelli at the 3Arena Dublin on 3 occassions including his recent concert in Sept 22.
Set up in 1896, Feis Ceoil Association promotes excellence in the learning and performance of music across all ages, levels and disciplines. We run an annual festival before Easter each year in Dublin which comprises almost 200 competitions, attracting over 5,000 participants from all over the island of Ireland. We also run non-competitive events and concerts throughout the rest of the year.
Adult choir competitions at Feis Ceoil comprise: classical repertoire, gospel, jazz, madrigal singing, Irish language/traditional, sacred music and music from the musicals.
Feis Ceoil occupies a unique position in Irish life, providing a forum of professional benchmarking, constructive criticism, and general encouragement to all who participate.
‘Fingal Children’s Choir’ was founded alongside ‘Fingal Youth Choir’ in September 2014, by Michael Dawson and is conducted by Claire Sheedy. The choir performs regularly around the country and participates in competitions.
The choir sings a wide range of music, last year’s pieces include ‘Happy’, ‘Counting Stars’, ‘Ave Maria’, “Caribbean Christmas Holiday’ and ‘Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho’. The choir’s conductor Claire Sheedy on scholarship previously spent a year in Hungary studying choral conducting and music education in primary school children. The rehearsals are both intense and fun and the choir is a great way of improving children’s confidence, singing and making friends! As part of joining the choir each member is encouraged to participate in specially designed sight-reading classes. There are a different classes/levels for everyone and it is excellent for improving singer’s confidence in reading music! If you are interested, please contact us.
Fingal Gospel Choir are a community gospel choir from North County Dublin. Established in March 2012, the choir rapidly expanded from a small group of friends singing for fun to a big group producing an even bigger sound, now consisting of up to 50 voices.
The choir have won awards at Sligo, Navan and Cork Choral Festivals respectively and continue to compete regularly.
FGC perform regularly at church masses and for charitable organizations, helping to give back to the community.
Fingal Gospel Choir are all about community spirit, cooperation and teamwork and enjoying the opportunities given. Their mission is to spread joy and happiness through singing and performing for the people - by the people
Fingal Youth Choir was founded by Michael Dawson in September 2014. The choir regularly performs around the country and members take part in trips away for workshops, competitions, rehearsal weekends and choral festival.
One of the highlights of 2014 was when the boys of the choir performed on season 2 of the T.V series “Vikings”. The choir performs a full mix of repertoire from popular pieces such as Bohemian Rhapsody to classical pieces and pieces in other languages. The director is Michael Dawson who also conducts Maynooth University Chamber Choir and Enchiriadis Chamber Choir, both of which have won awards Internationally. Each member is encouraged to participate in specially designed sight-reading classes. There are a different classes/levels for everyone and it is excellent for improving singer’s confidence in reading music! If you are interested in joining the choir and are in 2nd-6th please contact 083 850 5978
Founded in 1986, it has an extensive repertoire including favourites from musicals, popular standards and contemporary classics. Its Musical Director is Rodney Baldwin, who is a harpsichordist, repetiteur and teacher of great renown. Its accompanist is Mairead Reidy, a Licentiate of the Leinster School of Music and a former Musical Director of the West County Musical Society.
We are a Dublin-based chamber choir with a wide repertoire of sacred and secular music that spans the centuries from the 15th to the 21st. We perform three concerts a year in November, March and June. The first two are sacred music and the summer concert is more light hearted and is usually based around a secular theme.