Opus '96 is an amateur 4-part SATB choir, performing a very wide range of choral music from early sacred to contemporary secular. Found in 1996, they perform regularly in many venues around Kerry, with the highlight being the annual concert in Muckross House and Gardens in Killarney every Christmas.
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.
SYC is for young singers aged eight to thirteen (3rd class to 6th class). Boys and girls learn musical literacy as well as important life skills. Our aim is to foster a love of music while enabling our young singers to carry their new skills through life by being literate in reading music to a high standard. The music we sing is wide-ranging and varied, from folk to classical and popular music. We are committed to educating young singers in musicianship in tandem with developing a healthy approach to using the voice.
Formed in 2010, based on a need for an inclusive, community choir in the locality, the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir’s small beginnings has blossomed into a boisterous collection of amateur and professional singers whose main approach to this beloved genre is to sing with passion and joy, while rooting the sound in an informal and free approach to choral singing.
Having shared the stage with wonderful acts over the years, such international opera star Russell Watson, piano virtuoso David Syme, The White Horse Guitar Club, James Kilbane and Amanda Neri and many more, the choir have enjoyed some memorable performances around the country and further afield.
Pub Cór is a community initiative set up to give everybody the chance to sing in a super fun, group setting.
On the night Bobby Harpur and Kate Donohue take the group through three part harmony to perform that song at the end of the evening which is filmed and shared on social media. There is no membership and participants purchase tickets to attend each show, which is usually held at a licensed venue. You do not even have to be any good! It's a super accessible way to be part of something amazing without having to commit to a membership.
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
MusiCórum is a mixed-voice choir that operates on a project basis. Its membership (max. 36) consists of some of the most experienced amateur choral singers who live in and around Cork, who have come together to sing under the direction of one of Ireland's most experienced and acclaimed conductors, Geoff Spratt.
Its first performances are to be given during October 2019, when it will sing music by Bruckner and Randall Thompson during masses in St Mary’s Church, Pope’s Quay, and Saints Peter & Paul’s Church, Cork. MusiCórum's projects for 2020 include programmes presenting music by Rheinberger (two mass settings, performed either side of one of his string quartets), by Parry (the set of six Songs of Farewell, interspaced by readings from a lecture given by one of his most distinguished pupils, Hubert Howells), and by Mozart (the “Dominican” Vespers). For further information please see the choir’s Facebook page (MusiCórum, Cork).
We have 2 performances booked for December 2019. We are a group of friendly, positive individuals who love to sing. There are no auditions and new members will be made feel very welcome. Email with any queries.
Established in 2005, our members are united by faith, fun and friendship and enjoy meeting weekly for relaxed yet musically interesting rehearsals during the academic term.
Membership of the Choir is open to all over 18 years of age. There is no audition process however, we would ask any newbies to be able to sing back a note! Join us at the I.F.A. Centre, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy any Wednesday at 8pm should you wish to give Gospel singing a go!