Louth AOIC Members
Clermont Chorale was formed in 2003 and has 35 members, drawn from all parts of Louth and its neighbouring counties. This chamber choir includes music from the 16th century right up to the present day in its repertoire. Clermont Chorale participated in the Cork International Choral Festival for the first time in 2005 and in the intervening years has won the National Open Competition, the National Competition for Light, Jazz and Popular music in addition to the Pilib O Laoghaire and the Contemporary Music Trophies. The choir was awarded 2nd prize in the Premier National Competition in both 2009 and 2010. Clermont Chorale was awarded Silver in both the Verona International Choral Festival in 2008 and the Prague Cantat International Festival in 2010. It has recently released its first CD.
Clermont Chorale is directed by Ronan Dennedy.
T: 087 234 1455
Drogheda Male Voice Choir
This fifty four strong male voice choir was formed in 2013. With David Leddy as musical director. Born out of a love of music and recognition of the importance of musical performance to the local community. The Drogheda Male Voice Choir serves not only as an excellent platform for an assembly of those interested in music and singing but will also give local people the opportunity to enjoy the great sound of the collective male voice in song.
Each member of the newly formed choir has a long and eclectic history in music, with many sharing a love of choral performance handed down to them by the late Eugene Mooney. Eugene was a musical director of great ability and it is in memory of his great talent and passion for arranging and performing male vocal choruses that has motivated the founding members of the Drogheda Male Voice Choir to move ahead with this new musical venture.
Our goal is to forge friendships between members in a totally stress environment and develop relationships with other choirs throughout Ireland and Europe through performances and competitions.
Glór is a mixed voice vocal group based in Drogheda, Co. Louth, with musical director, Ciara Mac Cormac. Established in 2004, Glór’s repertoire goes from Tallis to The Beatles, from O’Riada to Billy Joel. We sing together mainly for the fun of it, but we also perform concerts and, more recently, competitions. We meet every second Sunday in Drogheda from 5pm - 6.30pm. New members require audition and need some experience.
Location: Drogheda, Co. Louth
Conductor: Ciara Mac Cormac
Setanta Choir is a mixed voice choir under the baton of Choir Director Una Murphy. The choir rehearses every Wednesday evening in The DKit, Dundalk from 7.00pm - 9.20pm. Since its establishment in 1978, the choir has performed in many major venues at home and abroad, including the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and the Waterfront in Belfast with regular performances in Dundalk. The choir's repertoire covers a wide range of music; traditional, modern and classical. New members are always welcome. An ability to sight read is not a requirement but is an advantage.
Sonata Singers are a small 'ladies' choir of around 16 members. Formed in 2000, we sing mostly A Capella, so we travel light! Love socializing and travelling to festivals all round Ireland and Europe. Based in Drogheda we sing at mass in churches around the area and charity concerts. We practise on a Tuesday evening in Teach Mhuire on the Dublin Rd. Drogheda. Musical Director is Siobhan Seberry.
St. Joseph’s Redemptorist Choir
We are the St. Joseph’s Redemptorist Choir from Dundalk, Co. Louth.
The choir is made up of 52 singers from all walks of life and age groups who are part of the musical fabric of our parish and the wider community in Dundalk. Under the directorship of Dundalk native Trevor Clarke and accompanist Anne Quinn the choir is happily undergoing a period of growth and development. Along with our weekly Sunday mass commitments, in recent years, we have performed with Liam Lawton, The Three Priests and sung in many benefit concerts in Dundalk. The Faure Requiem being the centerpiece of a recent collaboration with Dundalk’s Setanta Choir.
We foster a strong social spirit within the choir and regularly attend workshops, concerts and social gatherings. Weekly rehearsals are held primarily on Thursdays.
Location: St. Jopseph's Redemptorist Church, Dundalk
Musical Director: Trevor Clarke
Secretary: Caroline Connolly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tredagh Singers, originally St Peter’s Choral Group, was established in 1970 by Eugene Mooney. This mixed-voice large choir prepares large scale sacred music works for performance in the Drogheda area which are performed with the assistance of local musicians and solo singers. Tredagh also performs an annual Christmas concert and regularly performs as guests at other concerts in the Drogheda area. the choir rehearses on Mondays between 8 and 10 pm in St Ita’s School, Drogheda and is very welcoming of new members.
Location: Drogheda, Co. Louth
Conductor: Geraldine Doggett
T: 086 0660920
AOIC is awaiting further information for the following member choirs in Louth:
- Cecilian Singers
- St Louis Secondary School
- St Peter's Male Voice Choir
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