Cór Comáin [Roscommon Choir] was established in September 2017 by Roscommon native, Derek Mahady. The choir chose the name which pays tribute both to Roscommon’s patron saint and to their proud Roscommon origins. The primary objectives of the Choir are to perform choral music, provide quality music education and support local community and charitable organisations as part of the group’s concert series.
To date, the choir have helped to raise over €10,000 for charities including the Irish Motor Neurone Association and Western Alzheimers. In May 2018, Cór Comáin were awarded category winners in the First Time Competitors section of the Mayo International Choral Festival. As part of their programme of events for 2019, the choir will travel to London to perform alongside various London Choirs.
Rehearsals take place in Roscommon Town on Thursday evenings from 8pm to 9.30pm [Sept – June].
The Ramparts are an all-male Dublin based a cappella group set up in February 2016. Dubbed as ‘old school meets new school’ these guys were inspired by the likes of Westminster Chorus from the USA and Swedish group, Zero 8. Armed with their trusty dickie bows, braces and a pitch-pipe, they love to sing Barbershop, Pop, Traditional Irish, Folk, and Classical.
The Ramparts have approximately 25 members and rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 9.30pm in Dublin City Centre. They have performed on BBC, TV 3, The Joe Show, Liveline, Electric Picnic as well as at private corporates, charity events, their own shows and in June 2018 did a 7 day tour of Marbella singing at 6 different venues.
Three's workplace choir was set-up in 2018, following many requests from Three employees. The choir meets once a week to rehearse with its conductor Jimmy O Byrne and regularly performs for company events, fundraisers and has taken part in its first competition.
Belle Harmonics is an all-female vocal harmony group based in Dublin city centre, founded in 2018 by Musical Director Sharon Murray and a group of experienced singers with a varied background from gospel singing to musicals.
We welcome singers with a positive attitude, who love to harmonise and are interested in performing a diverse range of artists and genres. There are occasional solo opportunities but the primary focus is on group harmonies. Experience is not essential but is helpful and a love of music and enthusiasm is a must! We rehearse every Wednesday @ 7pm in CBS Synge St. and perform at a range of events. If interested, keep an eye on our Facebook page for auditions as we take in new members from time to time.
Three Rock Choir is a new choir in South Dublin that will commence in Ballinteer Community School from March 2019. This choir caters for secondary level students who would like to be part of a team while building new and existing friendships, and at the same time sing together as a hobby.
The mission statement for the choir is to have an inclusive and fun-filled experience for teenagers in the area of South Dublin. Many young adults travel to different schools all across Dublin, this choir wants to connect locals on a community level, forging friendships that otherwise might not exist for everyone.
This choir is being established under the aegis of Tony Lynch, Pat Cahalane and John White, all of who are members of Ballinteer Male Voice Choir. All three are passionate about their music hobbies and seek to promote choral activity to the up and coming generation.
We are a community singing group of children made up of several rural areas. Our kids are aged 4-15 and we perform several times a year. We also record when we get the opportunity. We focus on cooperation, technique, supporting each other and love the challenge of harmonies and solos
Artane Community Choir took part in a cross border collaboration, which performed Mendelssohn's Second Symphony in the National Concert Hall and Ulster Hall, Belfast. More recently they have held a Christmas Concert in the Marino Chapel, Marino Institute of Education and they were invited to perform in the Lord Mayors Christmas Concert in the Mansion House in December 2018.
One of the main highlights of the year is performing with the Artane Band at the Annual Showcase in the National Concert Hall.
They are a non-auditioning, three-part choir. An independent community choir, SGC is informal and social by nature, and takes part in church, community and charity events. The Musical Director is Richard Mitchell. Practices take place on Thursday nights.