Fermoy International Choir was founded in 2019 to encourage those from other countries to come join with local people and sing together.
A strong emphasis on integration, forming friendships and fun through the medium of song.
In Caelo is a chamber choir from Inistioge, County Kilkenny, formed in 2006 by Peter Nolan from members of the local parish choir who wanted to expand their repertoire. The strong tradition of singing and music in Inistioge dates back to pre-famine times when the village boasted a Brass and Reed band.
The choir currently has twelve members, who are mostly from the Inistioge area but with a few from further afield. “Our repertoire is both spiritual and secular and ranges from Palestrina, Tallis, Mozart and Handel to John Rutter and Arvo Pärt, including traditional spirituals and popular songs. We sing for the enjoyment of singing but also enjoy stretching ourselves with new repertoire.
The group has been successful over the years at a number of music festivals and competitions and have appeared on RTE Radio. They regularly sing in concerts in Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary and further afield.
As its name suggests, this choir strives to promote harmony through learning and performing choral music. Using solfege, rhythmic syllables, and kinesthetics as teaching tools, it provides an excellent foundation in music, all through the joy of singing together.
Holly Santillo has directed choirs in the United States and the Dominican Republic. She is thrilled to be sharing her love of the choral arts with the children in her new home.
Wicklow Singers is a Community Choir welcoming all who love to sing. There is no formal audition and ability to read music is not required as learning resources and voice-coaching come as part of the deal. The choir sings a wide variety of music from classical, pop, musicals and jazz genres. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive of all with an emphasis on the joy we get from singing together in harmony!
Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon Town, F42 YX61, Co. Roscommon
Cór Comáin, translated as ‘Roscommon Choir’, is an Upper Voice Choir 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.
To date, the choir has helped to raise over €10,000 for charities including the Irish Motor Neurone Association and Western Alzheimers. In May 2018, Cór Comáin was awarded category winners in the First Time Competitors section of the Mayo International Choral Festival.
In May 2019, the choir travelled to the UK and performed alongside three London Choirs conducted by Hannah Brine in St. Stephen’s Church, Walbrook, City of London. As part of their programme of events for 2024, the choir will travel to Dresden, Germany to take part in another exciting choral exchange.
Clonakilty Voices is an award-winning, mixed voice community choir, established in 2012. Current membership is in excess of forty and new members are always welcome. The group meets for practice every Wednesday at 8pm during school term . An ability to read music is not required.
After their inaugural concert, the choir was invited to sing for President Michael D. Higgins as part of the Clonakilty 400 celebrations in 2013. In 2014 they performed at Kenmare Choral Festival and were awarded the Luxembourg Shield for best seasonal presentation. Since then, the choir has performed at numerous concerts and events. The repertoire is varied, ranging from traditional pieces to musical numbers and more contemporary songs. There is a strong emphasis on fun and enjoyment among the group, with social nights forming an important part of the calendar!
Originally formed in 1996 the Dublin Gospel Choir have come together to share their music with an uplifting energy and positive message. They have since become Ireland’s premier expression of gospel music.
Performances by the Dublin Gospel Choir include music festivals at home and abroad, corporate events, studio recordings, theatre concerts, weddings and collaborations with a host of musical artists including John Legend, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Outkast, Kodaline and Ennio Morricone to name but a few. Their annual slot at Ireland’s internationally-acclaimed boutique festival Electric Picnic is now legendary.
Dublin Gospel Choir are a group of performers with a shared passion for music and song. Versatile and vibrant they always aim to inspire and energise audiences from all walks of life with their music.