The choir currently has 34 members. We rehearse once a week and enjoy singing a wide variety of music from “Teenager in Love” by Dion & The Belmont’s to Mozarts Alleluia. Initially we sang just for ourselves and our own enjoyment but over the last 2 years we decided to go public. We now look forward to rehearsing and performing at our Christmas and Summer Concerts.
The Kilkenny Choir, founded in 1992 by Philip Edmondson (musical director) has become a nationally recognised choral ensemble and their biannual concerts, which often feature professional orchestras and soloists, draw in appreciative audiences from across the county.
The Choir boasts a repertoire that spans musical works from Seventeenth Century composers Monteverdi and Bach to Twentieth Century Stravinsky and Britten. Comprising approximately 60 singers, membership is drawn from the entire south-east region and the group have collaborated with a number of other choral societies throughout the country.
2018 marks the year when The Kilkenny Choir passed the baton from its founding father, Philip Edmondson, to a new music director, Thomas Kehoe.
Participation in the choir affords members the opportunity to socialize with other music lovers whilst learning and enhancing their own musical skills
We sing a wide range of music world music, classical, popular and folk Kate Daly is our choir leader and Donal McHugh our accompanist. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm in the Resource centre, Miltown Malbay. All are welcome to join. No audition necessary.
World as One Multicultural Choir was formed to facilitate integration between the new communities in Cork and the general population through music. It is a community choir, open to all. Members are from different countries and age groups; current members are from Ethiopia, Brazil, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Spain and Cork.
We sing at community events such as the Lifelong Learning Festival, Ecowell Conference and the Unity in Diversity event for President Mary Mc Aleese and at intercultural events including the Chinese New Year in 2015, Launch of Africa Day, World Refugee Day. We have sung with other choirs at fundraising concerts and fun events including a wonderful “Big Sing Song Come Along” event in St Peters, North Main St. in June 2018 with Voices of Cork, Choral Confusion and High Hopes Choir. One of our favourite outings is our annual visit to the Direct Provision Centre in Kinsale Road.
West Sligo Singers aim to create community and welcome Singers of all abilities. With s spirit of togetherness, we value and respect diversity, create a positive and fun experience for our members and most of all promote harmony in our community and wider society.
We were formed in January 2016 by a small group of women with a common interest in singing for pleasure. Our membership has since grown and our women hail from many parts of the globe and have a wide age range. We strongly believe in being inclusive and welcoming. As well as being a forum for social interaction we aim to build community through singing and connecting artistically with each other.
We cover a range of material in our repertoire, primarily secular and often religious. Our performances to date have included our annual Christmas concerts in the atmospheric surroundings of Cahir Castle, a full concert themed around the music of the 1960s, concerts in the historic St. Paul's Church in Cahir, participation in workshops and festivals and guest appearances at local fund-raising events.
As a choral enthusiast, Tom has had the pleasure of working with the Blackpool Parish Choir, Mayfield Gospel Choir, the Fleischmann Choir, Cork ETB Youth Choir, the workplace choirs at Musgraves and Cork County Council, Munster Rugby Supporters Choir Choir, Cantate, the choir at Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane, the Willcolane Singers, and the Cork Garda Male Voice Choir. From 2008 - 15, Tom conducted the UCC Choral Society, helping to produce the ever-popular “Carols by Candlelight” in the Honan Chapel as well as winning several awards at international competitions in Ghent, Verona and Olomouc.
Tom lectures in conducting at the CIT Cork School of Music where he also directs the CSM Senior Orchestra and the musical theatre group Union.
Established in January 2015 in Naas, the choir meets weekly to develop their repertoire, singing skills and harmonies for their regular performances that include Culture Night, Christmas and end of year concerts and collaborations with many other ensembles from Co. Kildare.
The choir is a strategic partnership between Kildare County Council Arts Service and its Arts and Health Specialist, the HSE and our musical director Sharon Murphy to enhance health through music participation throughout the county. The choir provides supports for everyone to participate regardless of mobility, ability and communicative impairments. We strive to create an inclusive and creative outlet for all.
We currently have a waiting list for new community members but we try to provide immediate opportunities for those living with dementia & their families.