Membership and Information

Donegal AOIC Members

Colmcille Gospel Choir

The Colmcille Gospel Choir is a mixed voice, non-denominational community choir. They were founded in 2009 by Margaret McAteer, their Musical Director and currently have a membership of 80. The choir rehearse once a week in Ramelton Town Hall and repertoire consists mainly of Gospel and other uplifting music, sung in four parts.

They have performed in a number of venues including An Grianán Theatre, Glenveagh Castle and Ramelton Town Hall as well as at several charitable events and in 2011 and 2012, the choir sang in the Gospel competition at the Sligo Choral Festival.

In 2011, a small number of the choir sang in Wielun Church, Poland during the Krakow Gospel Festival and this year, twenty-one members are singing at Llangollen international Musical Eistedfodd as a non-competitive choir.

Location: Ramelton, Co. Donegal
Conductor: Margaret McAteer

Donegal Abbey Singers

Founded over 2o years ago, The Donegal Abbey Singers have enjoyed many great choral occasions bothat home and abroad. Most recently they took part in “A Nation's Voice”, a newly composed work by Shaun Davey for orchestra and choir of 1000 which was performed in Dublin on Easter Sunday 2016. Their director is Eileen Carr and accompanist is Laura Buckley.

The Conwal Singers

The Conwal Singers are a mixed voice chamber choir based in Letterkenny, Donegal.  They began rehearsing in September 2009 and gave their first Christmas Carol Concert in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny in December of that year. At Christmas they gave their 3rd Carol Concert as well and competed in the Sligo Choral Festival in November 2011. In the last 2 years they have sung in the Regional Cultural Centre, St. Eunan's Cathedral and Conwal Parish Church (all in Letterkenny) and in St.Jakob's Church, Heiligenstadt, Vienna. Together with the Donegal Chamber Orchestra they performed Pergolesi's Magnificat in St. Eunan's Cathedral in 2010.  Their repertoire includes sacred and secular choral music from the 15th century to the present time. Folksong arrangements, classical songs, contemporary compositions.

Conductor: Ms. Karen Patton
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Tir Chonaill Youth Choir

Founded in 2006, The Tir Chonaill Youth Choir is made up of 35 boys and girls aged 8 upwards. They enjoy singing music of many styles and perform at many local concerts and charity events. An annual highlight is their performance on the stairs of Solis Lough Eske Castle at Christmas. Their own concert took place on 12th

 May where they sang as a choir and also showcased their great instrumental,

singing,acting and dancing talents. Their director is Berni Canny and their accompanist is Cara Hearty.

AOIC is awaiting further information for the following member choirs in Donegal:

  • Cór Craobhaigh
  • Donegal Abbey Singers
  • Gateway Singers

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