The choir is currently stepping up its contribution to the local community through more concerts and events. Cantairí Chonamara has a broad repertoire of short songs and longer choral works to draw from. It is also learning new pieces suitable for specific events. While the main focus is on classical works, the choir also has a range of lighter pieces in many styles.
Coole Harmonies is a young choir founded in 2005 as part of Coole School of Music & Arts, Gort, Co. Galway for singers age 8+. The Choir, led by Noreen McDermott, Ph. D. Mus., meet every Wed evening for 3 x 10-week terms.
The choir has built up an exciting repertoire which includes classical, traditional as well as new pieces generally sung in SA or SSA. They have taken part in the Peace Proms in Galway accompanied by the Cross-Border Orchestra of Ireland and have entertained audiences at the Cork Choral Festival. In Dec 2011, Coole Harmonies has been invited to sing with Cois Cladaigh in the latter’s Christmas concert in St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway. New members are welcome to join at the start of the first term in Sept and should contact Coole Music for details.
The Decibelles were formed for the 2017 edition of Choir Factor in Galway City and after enjoying the experience on stage this group of singers involved in education decided to continue singing and open the group to anyone.
Our repertoire is based primarily on the premise that for each piece of pop acappella music the group sings a piece of classical (contemporary) music. Expect music from Katy Perry to Thomas Morley!
The Decibelles have competed at the #IrishAcappella event and have also won at the Sligo Choral Festival. Decibelles are looking forward to celebrating 2020 with a number of visits to Irish choral festivals.
Galway Baroque Singers is a mixed-voice choir based in Galway consisting of between 70 and 80 members. Established in 1983 by Musical Director Audrey Corbett, the choir is known for its clear, pure, balanced tone and is regarded as one of Ireland's most accomplished amateur choirs.
Since 1993 the singers have performed annually with the RTE Concert Orchestra presenting major choral works to a very high standard. The choir also sings a capella and delights audiences with its purity of sound and sensitivity of phrasing. The choir has a lighter repertoire which it performs from time to time. GBS has competed in festivals throughout the country winning major awards and Cork, Limerick, Sligo and Navan. Interested in joining the choir? Please contact Joan on 087 6911460
Galway Baytones are a male voice a cappella group based in Galway. Formed in 2008, we perform in the local Galway area mainly at charity and social events. While we have performed in many loctions all over Ireland, our most memorable performance took place in Feb 2015 in the Ulrichskirche, Halle, in East Germany. We are 15 in number of varying nationalities including French, Scottish, Welsh, English and even 3 from Cork!!
Galway Choral Association
Galway Choral Association is a mixed voice community choir conducted by Norman Duffy. The choir's musical range is wide, including classical and sacred works and contemporary songs.
Galway Choral Association performs regularly in Galway, in other parts of Ireland and occasionally abroad and has recorded two cd's. The choir welcomes visiting musicians to Galway and has performed with various choirs and musicians from America and Europe. Auditions are held at the start of the choir year in September. The choir rehearses on Sunday evenings 7.30-9.30 in Galway city.
Galway Gospel Choir performs a mixture of traditional gospel and contemporary repertoire. Over the years the choir has become a highly dedicated community of over 20 singers but remains true to its original ethos as a community joined together in harmony and friendship. The Galway Gospel Choir actively tours, competes and performs both nationally and internationally. Rehearsals are in Galway city: Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30 and new members are welcome to try out our choir at the start of our term in September and January.
The Galway Sings Project is a class-based introduction to choir and group singing. It is designed with the beginner in mind (singers do not need to read music) and the classes are devised to deliver a fun approach to group singing.
The music is in the popular music realm and can range from the Beatles to Dolly Parton!
A typical class starts at 7.15 with a warmup (both physical and vocally) and following this we learn a piece. The class is split into three sections based on your voice type. We have Firsts (high voices), Seconds (middle range voice) and Thirds (low voices). We work towards a small public performance each term but there is no obligation for members to sing in public – some of our members just prefer to sing in the class!
Classes are Thursday evenings from 7.15pm – 8.50pm in the River Room at NUI Galway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org"
GMIT Voices is a workplace choir set up in February 2019 as a Healthy Campus wellbeing initiative for staff. It has proved hugely popular and those who attend absolutely love it and there have been lots of new friendships and opportunities to co-operate formed.
Sean Rowland, our fantastic Choir Director has been with the choir almost from its inception. In April 2019, GMIT Voices won the New Choir section of the SCCUL Santuary Choir Factor competition and have performed at functions within GMIT. We are looking forward to more competitions and performing outside GMIT in the future. Due to its popularity, a student choir will commence in September 2019 also with Sean Rowland as Director, and supported by the Students Union
The choir meets weekly Sept-May in a workshop format of two ten-week sessions working on a mainly contemporary/popular programme in 2/3/4 parts, accompanied and A capella for performance each December and April. We love to get together with the local Pen Pushers creative writing group and share a platform of music, poetry and prose and song writing on shared themes, visit the Retirement Village, and join other choirs for collaborative events.
Omna are always delighted to welcome new members.
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