Consisting of twenty members, Athenry Youth Choir was founded by Helen Farrell in September 2012. The choir performs a wide variety of music including a cappella part songs, musical numbers, jazz and modern classics.
Athenry Youth Choir perform at various community and fundraising events and at Athenry Music School’s annual A Union of Voices and MEGA Concert. The choir rehearse once a week and take part in choral workshops throughout the year. The choir is open to anyone aged 12-18 years.
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.
The choir has travelled widely including tours to France, Italy Spain,and Iceland.The choir has had considerable success in competition most notably at the Cork Choral festival and the Derry Choral Festival winning various premier awards.
The choir has also hosted many visiting choirs notably the Estonion Philharmonic chamber choir and a number of choirs from the US and Europe.
The choir has also commissioned composers to write for them including David Hamilton New Zealand. Javier Busto Spain, John Buckley, Micheál O Suilleabhain to mention a few.
Cois Cladaigh has collaborated with many groups such as the Orlando Consort, jazz musicians Carl Hession and Mathew Berrill among others.
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, Co. Galway
Galway Choral Association (GCA) was formed in 1998, initially as a boys’ choir. The choir is now a mixed adult choir offering amateur singers of varying ability the opportunity to come together, develop their musical and singing abilities and perform the works of the great masters. The choir rehearses weekly from September to May and aims to perform 2 concerts each year.
Many of the choir’s concerts have been themed as fundraisers for charitable organisations and, over the years, funds have been raised for many local and national charities, most recently Irish Red Cross supporting Ukrainian refugees.
The Association actively supports other local musical groups and international choirs by inviting them to perform with GCA at our concerts. Joint concert performances have included choirs from USA, Norway, France, Netherlands, Germany, UK and Luxembourg.
The Musical Director of the choir is Norman Duffy who has served in this role since 2009.
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.