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.
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 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"
Request to join the choir via their website under the "About" section. They enjoy hosting other choirs, travelling to choir festivals & running workshops. Their director Keara received a “Person of the year award” in recognition of her contribution to her community. The Choir recently received a certificate of excellence from the UK Choir festival also for their community spirit. Openings for membership are January & June. The Choir rehearse every Thursday 7:15 -9:15pm in St. Josephs church and are very much sought after to sing at events.
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.
Sonke Gospel Choir
"The choir offers a weekly meeting for practicing and learning ""world"" songs, and a voice workshop/singing tuition with Helen Webb. We have been around for four years now and have established ourselves as a friendly and welcoming bunch of singers who make a fantastic sound together.
Being inclusive, we welcome everyone, all ages and cultures and we sing songs from many countries and traditions. We hope to provide a sociable friendly atmosphere for people to enjoy their creativity. If you like singing, world music, traditional music from all cultures and a good night out with some great people JOIN US!!"
Galway, Co. Galway
The newly formed TribeTones, Galway's contemporary choir are +65 members strong and welcome all abilities. Galway's hottest new choir was founded in March 2018 and is directed by pianist, teacher and
Musical Director Sean Rowland.
The TribeTones enjoy a fun and relaxed rehearsal atmosphere with a modern & upbeat repertoire.
They are not a ‘Gospel’ Choir or a ‘Choral’ group but a collection of fantastic personalities with a zest for singing as one, performing and generally loving life.
Their songs vary, they dance a little and they have an active social life too.
They have already performed for many prestigious Gala dinner's & Charity events, and also love to sing in church, in shopping centres with street performances also a favourite. They have already enjoyed Radio & TV appearances too and are available to hire for corporate events & private celebrations