Emphasis is placed upon learning all aspects of performance and singing from breathing exercises, posture, vocalising, pitching, vocal projection, harmonies, movement, performance (group and individual), microphone usage and music theory.
Sacred Harp is an American four-part harmony folk singing tradition characterised by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems.
The shape-note system uses squares, triangles, circles and diamonds corresponding to notes in the scale, making the music easy to sing for beginners and experienced alike.
Cork Sacred Harp have been singing since 2009. We do not have rehearsals, but simply sing for pure enjoyment. There is no conductor or director; anyone who wishes can choose and lead a song.
We sing in full natural voice, making it a great environment for beginners to build confidence in their voices. New singers of all levels of experience are always welcome. We sing every Thursday from 7-9pm in the Unitarian Church, Prince's St, often followed by a social beverage, and we host the largest Sacred Harp convention outside the USA, drawing over 200 singers annually.
Cór Fingal was set up by former members of Enchriadis Chamber Choir and Fingal Choral programme in order to continue and develop the tradition of choral music initiated by Dr Marion Doherty in 1988. Now, the choir is conducted by Eoin Conway and has since won various awards at different Choral Festivals.
In 2018, the singers brought home no less than two gold awards from the Mayo Choral Festival. The choir regularly organises social events and puts a big emphasis on being part of a vibrant community of adult singers who want to challenge themselves musically.
In 2020, Cór Fingal is preparing for a Scandinavian concert tour.
Founded in September 2019, we are a joyous choir of 90 members from across Cork. With mixed voice and a shared love of the uplifting, energetic experience that is Gospel music, our performances , both secular and spiritual are enriching for heart, mind and ears.
Dublin City Choral Union was founded in June 2018 under the artistic direction of Duncan Brickenden. With over 90 members, the choir prides itself on it's symphonic sound and energy performing repertoire which ranges from sacred motets to large scale oratorio, gospel, and beyond. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:30 in Molesworth Place, Dublin 2.
Notable Works was formed in 2017 with the purpose of staging large scale choral works in Waterford and the South East. It is a project-based choir in which choral singers come together each time for a well defined series of rehearsals leading to a performance.
Handels’ Messiah (twice), Faure’s Requiem, a Holy Week event including part of Bach St John Passion, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Our aim is to continue to provide performances of large scale choral works for the enjoyment of audiences in our region.
Cairde is an adult, mixed voice, 'a capella' choral group of 12 members. Cairde performs a wide range of repertoire, from rock to baroque. Formed in 2017 Cairde has performed in a number of national competitions and festivals. Singing for fun whilst striving for excellence is what Cairde is all about.
We are a Youth Choir consisting of fifty members ranging in age from seven to seventeen. We perform a broad range of repertoire from sacred to secular. We take part in many competitive and non competitive performances throughout the country.
Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath is a female voice choir based in Rathmines, Dublin and was founded in 1960 by Proinsias O'Ceallaigh. The choir has a junior girl’s section and an adult female section. Both Junior and Senior choirs enjoyed huge success over the years, under the baton of the late Brian O'Dubhghaill, winning awards in many competitions in Ireland and abroad.
The repertoire of Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath includes both sacred and secular works from many periods of musical history, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance Polyphony and Contemporary music.
Brian Dungan has conducted the choir since 2018 and under his guidance the choir is continuing its long tradition of choral music.
In November 2019 the choir competed in the 3rd International Choral Festival of Aveiro, Portugal, where they were awarded the festival Grand Prix, first prize in the Female Voice Competition and second prize in the Sacred Music Competition.