Limerick AOIC Members
Limerick Choral Union
Limerick Choral Union is an oratorio community choir based in the heart of the city. Its aim is to make choral singing enjoyable and rewarding for the singers and the audience alike. Since its foundation in 1964, LCU has maintained its endeavours to encourage new talents into the choir and to continue to perform the best and most exciting choral works to its audience, under the musical direction of Malcolm Green.
LCU sees itself as an ambassador for Limerick, promoting its talents locally, nationally and internationally. The choir has toured and performed in France, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Italy and England. The choir has collaborated with many other choirs and over the years it has entered numerous competitions winning the Best Limerick Choir award in 1997.
It is a choir for both professionals and non-professionals; everyone is welcome providing they can sing in tune. A normal year consists of two major performances at the University Concert Hall in Limerick, participation in a choral festival, a trip abroad and an end of year mass. Families have grown up with the choir and it has been a tradition for many members to join along with their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives. It is through this sense of belonging, pride and accomplishment that the choir continues to flourish.
LCU is a progressive choir, always learning new repertoire, singing in many languages - Irish, French, German, Latin, Italian and Russian and challenging both members and the audience to more complex and demanding choral works.
If you would like to join the choir and you can ‘hold a note’, we would love to hear from you.
St.Mary's Cathedral Choir
St Mary’s Cathedral Choir has been singing at the choral services in the cathedral for many centuries. Successive generations of choristers have sung in this glorious medieval building, most recently under the direction of Frank Brislane (1946- 1978), Stuart Gray (1979-2004) and Trevor Selby (2004-2010).
St Mary’s Cathedral is one of a small number of places where primary and secondary school age children of any denomination can sing in a weekly liturgical setting in this part of the country.
Its music programme includes not only the regular choral services but also a series of Wednesday lunchtime recitals, a chorister training programme (based on the RSCM Voice for Life scheme) and occasional concerts and projects. The choir has also taken part in outside recitals at the Hunt Museum and Milford Hospice and has sung at the invitation of other churches and organizations, including joining with other choirs for special events. The choir has made several recordings in recent years.
Since 2000, much of the musical enterprise of the cathedral and its choir has been supported by the Companions of St Mary’s Music. New members are always welcome by contacting the current Choir director, Peter Barley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Voices of Limerick
Founded in 1992, Voices of Limerick is a choir of over 70 voices whose aim is to foster an understanding and love of choral music. This it has done very successfully and its success is due in no small way to its Musical Director, the renowned Colette Davis.
Voices of Limerick enjoy singing many of the great choral arrangements and has also performed works that have been arranged specially for the choir itself. In their 2014 ‘CLASSICS FOR CULTURE ‘ concert the choir premiered an arrangement by Colman Pearce dedicated to ‘Voices of Limerick’ that lovely ballad ‘Where the Shannon River meets the Sea’, in recognition of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture.
Our Choir Director is Colette Davis. The contact number for Dolores Hanly (Secretary) is 087-2969640. She is the contact for new members. The website for our choir is www.voicesoflimerick.com. Our rehearsals take place on Monday night in Mary Immaculate College from 8pm - 10pm.
AOIC is awaiting further information for the following member choirs in Limerick:
- Ardscoil Mhuire
- CantetteChildren's Choir
- Broadford Youth Choir
- Limerick County Youth Choir
- Scoil Íde Choir
Please contact AOIC on 061 234823 for contact details for any of the above.
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