Ardagh Music Room works with School of Rock Longford to provide early years music and singing education, culminating in an end of year performance. AMR also produces one of musicals offering children the opportunity to sing and perform.
We are an all-boys secondary school choir with 30 members. We have sung in a variety of genres including pop music and songs from stage musicals. We have worked with composer Liam Bates in preparation for a county-wide choral concert, and performed at several events including the PPU Christmas Concert and the Kilkenny music festival
A choir of very mixed ability, primarily created for social access in an area of scattered population. Most are non readers, so learning is by rote. Repertoire spans from Spirituals, folk songs, Rutter, a Lauerdsen, Whitacre, one or two madrigals. Age group 45 plus
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.
Virtual Voices was set up by Musical Director Shane Farrell from Loughrea in County Galway. This is an opportunity for lovers of music and singing to still attend rehearsals through an online platform with the idea of putting on concerts and various performances throughout the year.
St Mary’s College Singers is associated with St. Mary’s College, Rathmines Dublin. Founded in 2008, the Choir sings at school events such as Masses, Christmas Carols Concerts, and Spring Concerts as well as invitational events.
Over the years the choir has grown and developed, winning awards at various Choral Festival Competitions. SMCS has performed on the Abbey Theatre Stage, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and opened the Canalaphonic festival in 2016. We have also performed at competitions nationwide and sang Christmas Carols in multiple venues including various South Dublin's care homes. We also played our own very special part in RTE's Reflecting the Rising programme at Easter 2016.
While we have sung at so many joyful and happy occasions, we have also sung in some heart-breaking and devastating circumstances. These are the difficult moments in life when the soothing power of music can make a difference.
Wesley College has a long, proud choral tradition and the College Choirs have achieved tremendous success over the last number of years. With five choirs to choose from – Junior Choir, Male Voice Choir, Girls Choir, Senior Choir and Gospel - there is something to cater for anyone with an interest in singing.
The Purple House Choir was founded in 2013 and operates under the auspices of Purple House Cancer Support. Our Musical Director is Brian Kennedy and accommpanied by our Guitarist Martin Dodd. Our group meet twice monthly and is open to all, young and old alike. Our aim is to give people something to sing about and no experience is necessary. It is a form of expression and acts as a positive coping mechanism for families living with an illness.