Bray Choral Society is a community choral society (full SATB choir) based in Bray, County Wicklow. Bray Choral Society principally performs works in the great classical tradition, and occasionally also contemporary sacred choral music.
Bray Choral Society always welcomes new members. The ability to read music is not required; just a little dedication. We rehearse in St Kilian's Community School on Tuesday evenings from 19:45 to 22:00 during the school term. If you would like to join, or just to meet us and find out more, come to any rehearsal at St. Kilian's Community School, Schools Road, Ballywaltrim, Bray (just off Boghall Road; go past Bray Fire Station and continue to the end of the road). Come at about 7:30 pm, before we start rehearsal.
With Kevil O’Sullivan as musical director, Córde’s Mission Statement is: ‘To sing a wide range of music including sacred, secular, traditional, ancient and contemporary works, largely unaccompanied & to the highest standard attainable by an amateur choir’.
The choir was formed in response to a perceived desire among members of other choirs for a new singing challenge and a rehearsal format that would not require the usual commitment of a night per week. Learning is done independently by members in their own time using audio learning files, and members come together every 4 weeks on a Sunday in the Theatre Lane studios in Greystones. Plans include to sing at festivals & charity events and give regular concerts in the Greystones area & elsewhere. One of our aspirations is to become the ‘choir in residence’ of the new Whale Theatre in Greystones. Córde is open for new members with choral music backgrounds.
Voices of Bray Community Choir was founded in 2013. It is an SATB choir, welcoming singers of all abilities on a no-audition basis. Originally envisioned to attract 50-60 members, demand was so high that within a year, membership had expanded to its current size of 130 singers.
The choir focuses on a repertoire of popular music with a firm emphasis on singing for fun. The choir also aims to foster a community spirit and social interaction among members and to promote well-being through the enjoyment of singing.
Rehearsals take place on a weekly basis with full concert performances several times each year. In 2017, the choir made its first overseas trip, taking part in the North Wales Choral Festival. Apart from the entertainment factor, concert performances are undertaken as fundraising events. To the end of 2018 the choir has raised €50,000 for various charities.
Wicklow Choral Society is a mixed-voice amateur choir of 56 members, drawn from Wicklow Town and the
surrounding areas. It was founded in 2002 under the name of the Wicklow Choral Group and changed to Wicklow
Choral Society in 2008.
Our repertoire is mainly composed of classical music with the occasional foray into more modern pieces. We perform a major concert every May in St. Patrick's Church, with professional soloists and professional orchestral musicians, as well as a Christmas carol service in support of local charities. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at 8pm from September through to May. Membership inquiries are always welcome.