Membership and Information

Dublin AOIC Members

Formed in 2002, the AIB Choral Society is a mixed-voice choir comprising 50 members. Our repertoire encompasses a wide variety of music including Classical, Sacred, Opera, Folk, Musicals, Cinema/TV and World Music. Core activities include the annual Christmas and Summer concerts and we have also given concerts in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast, Carrick-on-Shannon and Lismore in aid of local charities (including Cancer Care West, RNLI, Barnardos and Focus Ireland). In addition, we have won prizes in competitions and festivals in Kilcoole, Arklow, Sligo and Dublin.

We performed as a backing choir on Celtic Womens Christmas CD (2013) and have collaborated with Enchiriadis Treis, Wexford Festival Singers and Wexford Sinfonia to perform Verdis Requiem in the National Concert Hall (2014). The choir joined the Dublin Orchestral Players in celebrating their 75th Anniversary in a Gala Concert, also in the National Concert Hall (2015).

We have enjoyed meeting international choirs while performing abroad in: Royal Albert Hall London as part of the Really Big Chorus singing Karl Jenkins Armed Man (2008), the Krakow Music Festival (2009), the Vienna Advent Singing Festival (2012) and the Prague Autumn Choral Festival (2016). 

We rehearse with our musical director, Ernest Dines, every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 in Ballsbridge. New members are always welcome.

Our upcoming events are posted on our Facebook page.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AIBChoralSociety/

Twitter: @AIBChoralSociety

Contact via Email: aib.choralsociety@gmail.com

Cantairí Avondale

 

Cantairí Avondale is a mixed-voice choir based in Dublin city centre.  The choir performs a wide variety of choral music including oratorio, a capella partsongs (both sacred and secular), jazz and modern classics.  The choir puts on at least two concerts every year and participates in choral festivals both in Ireland and abroad. Cantairí Avondale has a proud record in performing new choral works by Irish composers such as John Buckley, Marion Ingoldsby, Rhona Clarke and Michael Gallen.

The choir rehearses in Scoil Chaoimhín, (Department of Education), Marlborough Street on Monday nights from 7.30p.m to 10.00pm. New members are very welcome and  auditions are held in late August and early January each year. An ability to sight read is an advantage but not a requirement.


Location: Dublin City centre, Marlborough Street
Conductor:  John Doyle
E:  cantairiavondale@gmail.com
W:
https://cantairi.com

 

 

Cappella mixed voice choir

The current Cappella choir came into existence when Vincent Whelan became Musical director in 1998.An immediate decision was made to prepare the choir for choral competitions in order to achieve a high standard of performance. This proved successful as we entered and won our first competition that same year.

Since then we have won several prizes at competitions throughout Ireland, including An Oireachtas. Feis Ceoil, and the Irish Choir section of the Cork International Choral Festival. We then ventured further afield, taking on and beating UK choirs at Cheltenham, Llandudno and Isle of Mann.

On the concert platform we have sung in Arus an Uachtarain, The national Concert hall, Farmleigh, Olympia Theatre (with the Chieftains), National Museum, and many smaller venues, mainly for charity.

In 2002 we became international, performing in Prague, followed in subsequent years by concerts in Vienna, Lille, Tuscany, Nice, Germany (twice), Norway and Poland. Further international performances are in the pipeline.

Musical Director : Vincent Whelan

Telephone : 087  24 28 311

Email ; whelanv296@hotmail.co.uk

Location of Rehearsals : St. Stephen,s Green Area

Cór Duibhlinne

Cór comhpháirte ban is ea Cór Duibhlinne faoi stiúr Amy Ní Riain.  Bhunaigh Roisín agus Donall Ó Chuil Cór Duibhlinne sa bhlian 1990. Sé aidhm an chóir ná sean amhráin, amhráin nua agus ceol diaga a chanadh go taitneamhach as Gaeilge. Sí an Ghaeilge teanga caidreamh an chóir, ach cuirtear fáilte roimh daoine ar bheagáin Gaeilge.

Tugann Forás na Gaeilge tacaíocht dúinn. Tagaimid le chéile gach oíche Mháirt ó 8pm-10pm i bhForas na Gaeilge, 63-66 Sráid Amiens, BÁC 1. Tá atmaisféar íontach cairdiúil sa chór agus bíonn fáilte roimh baill nua i gcónaí.

Cór Duibhlinne is a ladies choir singing and socialising through Irish. New members are always welcome including those who have only a little Irish but are willing and interested in using and improving the ‘cúpla focal’ while singing ‘as Gaeilge’.

Ionad/Location: Foras na Gaeilge, 63-66 Sráid Amiens, BÁC 1

Stiúrthóir/Musical Director: Amy Ní Riain

Teagmháil/Contact: Deirdre (087 7741953); Máire (087 2248478)

E:  corduibhlinne@gmail.com

 

 

Cuore

Under the musical directorship of Amy Ryan, Cuore is an award winning chamber choir dedicated to the high quality performance of interesting music.  With a repertoire both challenging and adventurous, the choir rehearses every Thursday evening from 7.00pm to 9.15pm in Saint Stephen’s Church (also known as the Pepper Canister Church), 2 Mount Street Crescent, Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.  Prospective members should have previous choral or orchestral experience and a reasonable level of sight singing.  If you are interested in being part of a dynamic and exciting group, we would love to hear from you to arrange an audition.  All enquiries to info@cuore.ie or call us on 087 8234097.

 

 

DALKEY ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION CHOIR.

DARA choir was set up in 2011 and is open to all members of the Dalkey Active Retirement Association (DARA).  The choir, which has over 70 members, was formed to create a community of people who love to sing and enjoy the many health benefits associated with choral singing. There are no auditions. 

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Rehearsals are held in Dalkey on Wednesday afternoons, under the direction of Derek Verso, whose emphasis is on enjoyment and the love of singing.  Members also get together informally for line practice.  One of our members wrote this poem to express her feelings of singing with DARA Choir. 

 

Singing Together – by Mary Brady

 

The power of sound

That heavy roundness of it,

Our voices opening, emerging

From somewhere unknown inside

Deep buried in a hidden past.

A stream bursting its banks

To clear away tangled thoughts,

            Neglected feelings.

 

All our streams coming together

Getting louder, getting closer

To something free, something real,

Our shared humanity,

Our hidden vulnerability,

Reaching beyond the strictures

            Of behaviour, of image.

 

To the pleasure of being present,

To the joy of making noise,

To the healing of being heard. 

 

The choir gives an annual summer concert in Dalkey and a Christmas concert to support a local charity.  We also sing in a local care home, Dalkey library, a local church and have participated in Limerick Sings festival on two occasions.

 

Musical Director         :           Derek Verso

Location                      :           Castle Street, Dalkey

Contact                       :           Jill Meghen (Co-ordinator ) 01 2855659

Diva Voces

Diva Voces is a female-voice choir established in 2006 by experienced conductor, Liz Powell. The choir rehearses every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9.30pm in a Dublin city-centre venue. The choir's repertoire is wide-ranging; from Pergolesi to Cole Porter and encompasses classical, blues, jazz, spiritual and pop. The choir is a fun-loving but hard-working group and has grown in both standard and numbers. Conductor Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh has recently joined and the choir is now seeking new members. An ability to sight read is an advantage but not required. Diva Voces has featured on RTÉ Radio's 'The Business' and 'The Arts Show' and performs concerts regularly.

Location: Dublin city centre
Conductor: Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh
E: divavoceschoir@gmail.com
T: Mary, 0879611193
W: www.divavoces.ie

Dolce

Dolce is a mixed voice choir (SATB) based on the northside of Dublin, with practices in Dominican College, Griffith Avenue, Thursdays 8pm-10pm.  We have a membership of around 50.  Dolce performs at concerts in the locality, as well as singing for charity and entering competitions. Musical styles include popular, classical, musicals, sacred, Irish, jazz.  New members are welcome, sight-reading is not a necessity but is an advantage, and an audition is required.  Why not come along and give it a try and see if you like it!

Location:  Northside of Dublin
Conductor:  Deirdre Ní Chaomhánaigh
T: 087 2207832
E: info@dolce.ie  
W: http://www.dolce.ie/

Dublin Airport Singers

The Dublin Airport Singers are a long-established choir of over 40 members based in North Dublin.

Under the guidance of Musical Director, Paul Deegan, the choir perform regularly in competitions, festivals and concerts and have a diverse repertoire encompassing sacred and secular, ancient and modern music from many countries and cultures.

We practice every Tuesday evening in St Vincent de Paul Girls National School, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3 which is approximately 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre.

We hold occasional open evenings where potential new members are invited to come and meet the choir and sit in on a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not essential as the rudiments of sight reading are incorporated into our rehearsals, as is vocal training.

If you are interested check out our website for more information and contact us through that or at the email address below.

Location: St. V de P GNS, Griffith Ave., Marino, Dublin 3
Director: Paul Deegan
E: dublinairportsingers@gmail.com
w: http://www.dublinairportsingers.net/

Dublin Bach Singers 

The Dublin Bach Singers was founded in 2002, bringing together a collection of excellent choristers who share a great love of Bach.  Their inaugural performance that year, Handel's Messiah in Donnybrook Church, established the choir as an instant success.  Subsequent years have seen a charity performance of the Saint John Passion and participation in the Bach Cantata Series, and a performance of the Mozart Mass in C Minor at the National Concert Hall.  The DBS Messiah performance each Christmas in the Pro-Cathedral has earned a place of honour in the Dublin musical calendar.  The 2014-15 season included performances of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem and the Saint John Passion, and a joint concert with the London-based Voxcetera chamber choir. In recent seasons the choir has performed the Magnificat by CPE Bach, the Stabat Mater by Domenico Scarlatti, a concert entirely devoted to the works of Claudio Monteverdi, a couple of performances of Handel’s virtuosic Dixit Dominus, Bach’s monumental B Minor Mass, and the atmospheric Requiem by Maurice Duruflé.

Website: www.dublinbachsingers.com

E-mail: info@dublinbachsingers.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dublinbachsingers/

Twitter: @BachSingers

 

 

Dublin County Choir

Dublin County Choir is a large and well-established choir, popular among members and audiences alike.

Having grown steadily since its first public outing in 1977, the 160-member choir enjoys a broad and varied repertoire. Its performances have included great classical masterworks such as the Verdi RequiemCarmina Burana and Messiah as well as more contemporary material from the Beatles, Carpenters, Beach Boys and Queen.

Working with a highly respected team of musical professional, including joint Musical Directors Colin Block and John Dexter, the choir is keenly focused on achieving and delivering high quality performances.

It presents three major concerts each year, two of which are typically staged in Dublin’s National Concert, but it has also performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Palais Montcalm in Québec City. Concerts frequently include accomplished soloists and guest singers and feature strong orchestral and instrumental accompaniment.

Dublin County Choir is based in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, but draws membership from across Dublin and further beyond.  It rehearses in Ballinteer every Monday evening from 7.30 to 10pm, September to May, and prospective new members are always welcome.

Email: chair@dublincountychoir.com
Website: http://dublincountychoir.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DublinCountyChoir/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/choircounty

 

 

Dublin Youth Choir

Dublin Youth Choir began in January 2017 with the launch of the Dublin Youth Chamber Choir. 24 singers aged between 14 and 18 were chosen to perform challenging choral music in this exciting new chamber choir for young singers. DYC rehearse in the Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green from 7.15 to 8.45 every Tuesday evening. Directed by Lynsey Callaghan, the singers will receive expert tuition by experienced vocal tutors and highly-skilled musicianship staff. Performances and trips, both in Ireland and internationally, will establish this choir as one of Ireland’s leading youth choirs.

The experience is not restricted to singers resident in Dublin; anyone willing to commute is welcome to audition.

Dublin Youth Choir aims to fulfil the regional gap in choral music education in Dublin. The young singers will perform a wide repertoire, from medieval and renaissance music to compositions by living composers, placing a special emphasis on the performance of music of Irish composers.

If you are interested in members of the DYC team visiting your school, providing choral workshops, and auditioning prospective DYC members, please email dublinyouthchoir@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.dublinyouthchoir.com

http://www.dublinyouthchoir.com

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society is a choir of 85 amateur singers, based in and around the Dun Laoghaire area. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.30 til 10pm at the Quaker Meeting House in Monkstown, Co. Dublin Founded in 1982, our current Music Director is David Brophy and our wide and varied repertoire ranges from medieval to 21st century choral music.

Over the past 30 years we have performed in all the major Dublin venues with some of Ireland's leading orchestras. We also like to support up and coming singers and musicians, such as our collaboration with the Fishamble Sinfonia for our Complete Mozart Mass series between 2014-2015, when we performed the entire series of 17 Mozart Masses together over a series of 5 concerts. We look forward to further collaborations and series of this kind in the coming years.

 

Our aim is to perform regular concerts - the turnaround is often only a few weeks! - of varied musical genres and to share our love of choral singing with our audiences. Under David Brophy we are always working on something new and exciting. Auditions are held in September but we also hold an open night in May each year, for aspiring members to come along and see if they like it!  We also organise an annual Conductors Course for choral conductors, led by David Brophy and involving the whole choir. 

 

Location: Dublin
Music Director: David Brophy
W: www.dlcs.ie
E: mail@dlcs.ie

Enchiriadis Treis Choir

Enchiriadis Treis is a mixed adult choir of about 120 voices, based in Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland. Founded by Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden in 1994, it is committed to achieving musical excellence through performance of the great classical choral works.

We are united by our love of choral music and by a desire to perform it at the highest possible level. Our main repertoire is based on the great classical choral works, but we also perform lesser-known works by modern (including Irish) composers.

In recent years we have performed in most of the major Dublin venues plus in our local areas. Some of these performances include  Beethoven 's Mass in C Major, Jenkin's "The Armed Man ", Vivaldi's Gloria, Verdi's Requiem , Mozart's Requiem , Handel's Messiah and many many more.  We now perform Handel's Messiah annually in St. Anne's Church , Portmarnock , on the last Sunday in November, whereby we invite all choristers, who are familiar with the work  , to come along and join us.

We have participated in many Choral Workshops and performances in Europe, including Portugal , Slovenia, Poland, Austria , Italy and England. It is such a privilege to sing in these countries, joining in with some wonderful choirs and learning from world famous teachers, as well as making many new friends along the way.

Our motto is “Excellence Through Performance”. We aim to improve with every successive performance and we see ourselves as being on an unending musical journey of continuous learning and improvement.

In December each year we sing our Christmas Carols for a charity.  This year we chose Focus Ireland and last year we sang for the local branch of  St. Vincent de Paul .

We are currently rehearsing for our concert "War and Peace" as part of the commemoration of 1916.We will be performing, along with the Fingal Childrens Choir, Karl Jenkins, "The Peacemakers" and Aloys Fleischmann's "Clare's Dragoons. This will take place in the Helix on Sat. April 30th 2016. Tickets 25 Euro- or 80 Euro for a family of 2 adults and 2 children

We are also rehearsing for the Jim Molloy production "A Night in Vienna" in NCH on May 10th 2016.

Musical Director/Conductor: Cathal Clinch

E-Mail: ench3secretary@gmail.com

www.ench3.com

Encore Voices

 

Encore Voices is a mixed voice choir comprising 55 singers.   Founded in 2015 the choir is based in Mount Merrion/Stillorgan area of Dublin.

Under the guidance of Musical Director, John Doyle, the choir presents at least 2 concerts each year which frequently include accomplished soloists and instrumental accompaniment.

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The Choir has performed in The National Concert Hall, Dublin; |Saint Patricks Cathedral; Armagh, Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion; The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire and Saint Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road, Dublin.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in St Tiernans College, Balally (to May 2018) and from September 2018 onwards the location will be Mount Anville Primary School, Mount Merrion.   New members are always welcome and sight reading is an advantage but not a requirement.

 

Musical Director - John Doyle

Contact - Linda 087 772 8213   Susan  086 152 2728

 

Email - choirEV@yahoo.com

 

Facebook - Facebook.com/encorevoicesdublin

Fingal Chamber Choir

Fingal Chamber Choir was founded in September 2006 by director David Maxwell with membership mainly drawn from North County Dublin. Our repertoire is extensive and varied, ranging from mediaeval to contemporary music, classical sacred repertoire, and lighter arrangements. True to our name, we are committed to giving concerts in venues in our native Fingal, but also perform all over Dublin and throughout Ireland, and contribute regularly to television and radio services as part of RTÉ’s religious programming. Every few years we undertake a concert tour outside of Ireland - in June 2015 we were invited to Bobbio, Italy, while 2013 saw us travel to Carcassonne in the south of France, and 2011 brought us to Trondheim, Norway. FCC rehearses on Monday nights in St. George's School, Balbriggan, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. New members are always welcome to audition - good sight singing ability is an advantage and choral experience is required.  

Location: Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Conductor: David Maxwell

E: dmaxdub@gmail.com

T: 087 290 9536

W: www.fingalchamberchoir.org 

Facebook:  facebook.com/fingalchamberchoir

Fingal Children's Choir

‘Fingal Children’s Choir’ was founded alongside ‘Fingal Youth Choir’ in September 2014, by Michael Dawson and is conducted by Claire Sheedy. The choir performs regularly around the country and participates in competitions. In the choir’s first year last year they came 2nd in the Navan Choral festival , beating many choirs who have been going for years.

 

The choir sings a wide range of music, last years pieces include ‘Happy’, ‘Counting Stars’, ‘Ave Maria’, “Caribbean Christmas Holiday’ and ‘Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho’. The choirs conductor Claire Sheedy on scholarship previously spent a year in Hungary studying choral conducting and music education in primary school children. The rehearsals are both intense and fun and the choir is a great way of improving children’s confidence, singing and making friends!

 

As part of joining the choir each member is encouraged to participate in specially designed sight-reading classes. There are a different classes/levels for everyone and it is excellent for improving singer’s confidence in reading music!

 

If you are interested in joining the choir and are in 3rd class – 1st year please contact 083 850 5978

Fingal Youth Choir

Fingal Youth Choir was founded along side Fingal Children’s choir by Michael Dawson in September 2014. The choir regularly performs around the country and members take part in trips away for workshops, competitions, rehearsal weekends and choral festival. One of the highlights of 2014 was when the boys of the choir performed on season 2 of the T.V series “Vikings”.

 

The choir performs a full mix of repertoire from popular pieces such as Bohemian Rhapsody to classical pieces and pieces in other languages. The director is  Michael Dawson who also conducts Maynooth University Chamber Choir and Enchiriadis Chamber Choir, both of which have won awards Internationally.

 

As part of joining the choir each member is encouraged to participate in specially designed sight-reading classes. There are a different classes/levels for everyone and it is excellent for improving singer’s confidence in reading music!

 

If you are interested in joining the choir and are in 2nd-6th please contact 083 850 5978

Firhouse Singers

The Firhouse Singers is a mixed voice choir, 50 strong, established in 1976 by Ray Ryan. It rehearses every Wednesday night (8-10) in Scoil Carmel, Firhouse Rd., close to exits 11 and 12 on the M50. The varied repertoire includes popular music, songs from the shows, calypsoes, spirituals, and the occasional light operatic chorus. The choir has sung in such venues as the National Concert Hall, Castletown House  and The Civic Theatre, raising tens of thousands of euro for charity over the years. New members are always welcome; ability to read music is not essential.

Location: Firhouse, Co. Dublin
Conductor: Ray Ryan
T: 087-9195012
E: rayryan66@yahoo.com

The Frascati Singers

Founded in 2001, the Frascati Singers is a mixed voice choral group based in Blackrock, Co Dublin, and now boasts a membership of over 30. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 - 10.00 pm. The choir sings compositions in a wide range of styles:- sacred, folk, popular, seasonal and contemporary, including some by founding director Mary Kelly. Under current director, Mairéad Déiseach, the Frascati Singers continues its programme of participation in festivals, local concerts and charity support.  The choir is now recruiting Tenors and Basses. 

 
Location: Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Conductor: Mairéad Déiseach
E:  frascatisingersblackrock@gmail.com.

The Gaudete Singers

The Gaudete Singers is a mixed voice chamber choir directed by David Leigh, Assistant Organist at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The choir sings mainly a capella and the repertoire extends from early music to the 21st century often in double choir formation. We are about 25 singers and hold three concerts per year. Sacred works are performed in the Lady Chapel of St Patrick’s Cathedral in November and in St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road in March/April, and a secular concert in June centred on a theme. The choir was established as an informal group of eight friends in 1976 with no conductor. In 1978 this responsibility was taken up by Joe Ryan, who continued to direct in competitions and concerts until 1990. Since then, the choir has been conducted by David Milne, Gráinne Gormley and Andrew Johnstone. We have a convivial glass of wine with our audience after each concert, included in the ticket price.

You can find out about our concerts on facebook https://www.facebook.com/gaudetesingers/

The Goethe-Institut Choir

Founded in 1965 the Goethe-Institut Choir comprises a refreshing mix of singers of many nationalities and ages. With renowned conductor John Dexter at the helm, the choir lives up to its high reputation and plays a vital and vibrant role in the cultural life of Dublin. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings.
Programmes have featured the music of a wide range of composers including Vittoria, Schütz, Monteverdi, JS Bach, Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Bruckner, Haydn, Rossini, Fauré, Britten and Jenkins.
The choir performs at least three concerts each year, including the very popular Christmas concert at the National Concert Hall and the annual Good Friday concert at St Patrick's Cathedral in aid of the Carmichael Centre. The schedule has also included participation in special events such as the JS Bach Cantatas Series and the opening gala concert at Cork Choral Festival. The choir has performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on a number of occasions, accompanying Bryn Terfel in 2013 and performing Karl Jenkins’ Big 70 birthday concert conducted by the composer in 2014. On December 8th 2014, the Goethe-Institut Choir will perform parts I, II & IV of the JS Bach Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of St Cecilia at the National Concert Hall. The Good Friday 2015 concert on 3rd April at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin will feature Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.
www.goetheinstitutchoir.ie

Harmony Federation

Founded in 2012, Harmony Federation are focused on building a national A Cappella chorus of international standard, singing mainly (but not exclusively) in the barbershop style.  Members come from Cork, Dublin, Sligo and several other counties and all are also members of other choirs and groups.   Rehearsals are held on an approximately monthly basis in west Dublin (to facilitate travelling members) and  our director is Linda Corcoran,  who is based in the UK and has directed many UK choirs including The Great Western Chorus of Bristol who have been UK Barbershop champions 8 times under her direction. We are actively recruiting new members. 

 

Location: National – members from all parts of the country
Conductor:  Linda Corcoran  (from August 2015)
E:   harmonyfederation@gmail.com

W:  www.harmony federation.com    and   www.facebook.com/HarmonyFederation

 

Lambay Singers

The Lambay Singers is a mixed SATB choir. Established in Donabate in 1998, we have been based in Swords since 2014.

The choir rehearses on Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in Colaiste Choilm School, Swords. Our repertoire at present consists mainly of contemporary English choral music, in particular the work of Bob Chilcott. Though we work hard in rehearsals and strive for excellence, we always enjoy a relaxed drink and chat afterwards.

We presently number approximately 30 singers. If you are interested in hearing and seeing what we do simply come along and attend a rehearsal. If you then think you might be interested in joining the choir you simply arrange to meet with the director for a short audition. There are no specific prerequisites to becoming a member other than the love of good music and the desire to sing well.

If you have any other queries we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at:

Or call Eric Duffy 086 2555751

Mellow Tonics

Mellow Tonics are a mixed voice choir formed in Dublin city centre in 2015.

 

We are a motley, mellow posse of dreamers, thinkers and a few gin and tonic drinkers, who love to sing together. We believe that singing together is good for the heart and that the collective voice has incredible power to transport performers and audiences alike to higher plains. Our repertoire stretches the divide of popular contemporary music to classical contemporary, with a special interest in Irish contemporary, led by composer Norah Constance Walsh.

We love to collaborate with other creators out there, and have enjoyed the pleasure of working with dancers, artists, theater makers, comedians, architects, cellists across some great venues in Dublin city centre, such as IMMA, The Freemasons and the magnificent Museum Building in TCD.

 

https://mellowtonics.squarespace.com/

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/mello

Mornington Singers

The Mornington Singers is an award-winning mixed-voice chamber choir conducted by Orla Flanagan. The 35 members come from all over Europe and further afield. Repertoire is broad with an emphasis on a capella and contemporary pieces. We perform concerts throughout the year both in Ireland and abroad. Recent venues included Leinster House, Electric Picnic and Tallinn, Estonia. Awards include 1st prizes at Cork Choral Festival and Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas. The choir rehearses in Dublin city centre on Wednesday nights from 7.15pm - 9.30pm. New members require some sight singing ability. See website for audition details and vacancies.

Location: Dublin city centre
Conductor: Orla Flanagan
E: info@MorningtonSingers.org 
W: www.MorningtonSingers.org

 

Ossia Youth Choir

Ossia Youth Choir was established in 2011 by musical director Carmel Whelan for singers aged 11-18.  Since its foundation, the choir has had many exciting performance opportunities including performances at the annual Peter McVerry Christmas Concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral (2013 & 2015), an appearance on TV3’s "Ireland AM", as well as performances in venues such as Christchurch Cathedral, The Gaiety Theatre, The Helix and Palau de Marcela, Sitges. The choir has performed alongside many talented artists from around the world including Mary Black, Roisin O, The High Hopes Choir, Maynooth University Chamber Choir, Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, The Line Up, Fingal Gospel Choir, Humanitarian Symphony Orchestra, Del Norte HS Choir, Oregon City HS Choir, Cantabile Youth Singers, Coro Voci Bianche Colli Fiorentini, and many more. In 2014, Ossia assisted Music Matters with the recording of their first album, providing backing vocals for several tracks as well as two solo tracks for the album.  In October 2016, the choir travelled to Sitges, Spain where the choir performed as part of “Creative Connexions” – a festival which celebrates and forges links between Irish and Catalan culture. Ossia Youth Choir rehearses weekly in Clasac, Clontarf each Monday at 7pm, where they are joined by accompanist Bryan Mullen.  Phone: 0851164744 Email: info@ossia.ie Website: www.ossia.ie

 

RTÉ Cór na nÓg

RTÉ Cór na nÓg was founded by Colin Mawby in 1987 and consists of over 60 children aged 10-16 from all parts of Dublin and surrounding counties. As well as providing excellent musical training there is a strong emphasis on the enjoyment of music-making as well as the hard work and commitment required. Their unique relationship with RTÉ leads to varied and exciting performance opportunities with regular broadcasts on national radio and television and collaborations with artists of the highest calibre.

The choir rehearses during term-time on Wednesday evenings, 5.30-7pm and Saturday mornings, 10am-12noon and members are expected to regularly attend both. Auditions for each new September intake are held in March, with applications open from January. Children need to be 10 by September of the year they apply, and boy’s voices unbroken.

Location: Dublin
Choral Director: Mary Amond O’Brien
W: http://www.rte.ie/performinggroups/cornanog/

RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

The RTÉ Philharmonic Choir has been at the heart of music-making in Ireland since its foundation by Colin Mawby in 1985 and has become the country’s finest symphonic choral ensemble, performing around 5 concerts each year mainly with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, and broadcasting regularly on RTÉ lyric fm. The choir rehearses each Wednesday evening in RTÉ with the Season running from September to May. General auditions are usually held in May, but applications can be taken during the year and new members heard at other times if agreed by the Chorus Master and Choral Officer. The ability to sight-read reasonably well is important.

Location: Dublin
Guest Chorus Masters: Jeremy Haneman & Mark Hindley
W: http://www.rte.ie/performinggroups/rtephilharmonicchoir/
E: lesley.bishop@rte.ie
T: 01 208 2977

Singing for the Health of it

Nothing activates as many areas of the brain as music. Singing is a stimulating experience which triggers all sorts of positive energy in the mind and body. Social interaction is the best way to shake off the blues. Put it all together, and you get Choral Singing at its best.

SFTHOI aims to build an a cappella choir with people who love to sing and who want to learn to do it better and with other people. It generates its energy and laughter from the heady mixture of good vocal technique, genuine teamwork and rock ‘n’ roll. The individual satisfaction comes when people achieve things they never thought they’d do, and the team’s enjoyment is at its best when shared with audiences.

If you like the sound of SFTHOI and want to join, please contact Liz at singingforthehealthofit@gmail.com or (087) 2306158, or Find Us On Facebook. The requirements are simple – that you can sing in tune and you want what SFTHOI is selling! Previous music training or choral experience is not necessary.

SFTHOI rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 8 to 10pm in Dundrum Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road, D16.

Director: Liz O’Connor (087) 230 6158 singingforthehealthofit@gmail.com

 

 

 

Singsation

Singsation is an all female singing group. We have 22 members, mostly from Dublin’s north eastern suburbs of Sutton, Howth, Raheny, Clontarf , Baldoyle and Malahide. We formed just a few years ago and already have a wide repertoire of songs which we normally sing with the accompaniment of the musical director and also with backing tracks for many of the songs. We learn off all the words so we don’t have to use songsheets during performances. Practices are held on Monday nights in the Presbyterian Church in Howth. We focus mainly on singing easy-listening popular songs with the prime purpose of entertaining our audiences. We sing songs from the 50s 60s 70s and some right up to the minute numbers, with some stunning solos included and also the odd classical piece or older song. The songs are sung in pleasing four part harmonies, penned by the well known and talented musical director, Andy O Callaghan. Our performances tend to centre on local venues, culminating in 2012 with a performance in the Mahony Hall at the Helix.

Vacancies:

While we like to keep the group relatively small we are always interested in hearing from good singers who like the idea of singing songs in the light entertainment genre. We look for people who can show commitment and enthusiasm along with a willingness to learn and to work well within a group. Auditions can be arranged at any time during the year.

Location: Howth Presbyterian Church
Conductor: Andy O'Callaghan
E: maryhanson01@gmail.com
T: Mary Hanson: 086 8185543 or Emer Cullen: 087 6788039
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Songs in the Key of D

The choir was set up set up in 2013 to perform at the Dublin Fringe Festival and took off from there. It aims to bring together people living in all parts of Dublin to explore songs that have a connection with the city and to capture what songs most represent about it both in the past and present. Membership is open to anyone living in or around Dublin.

The repertoire explores musicians from Handel to Hansard and Lynott to Drew. The choir is proud to have given sold-out performances in Smock Alley (2) and the National Concert Hall (3) and has performed with Aslan on The Late Late Show as well as taking part in the Centenary Concert in Board Gais Theatre – to name but a few!

Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons with an extra rehearsal or two in the run up to a performance.

We have two  Musical Directors – Chris O’Sullivan and Killian Grumley-Traynor – who arrange our music, accompany us and take us through our paces.

 

For more information please contact info@songsinthekeyofd.com and see www.facebook.com/songsinthekeyofd

 

 

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin (UCD), under the artistic direction of Desmond Earley, is Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble. 
Following a competitive selection process each September, eighteen gifted UCD students are awarded a scholarship, with recipients of the award coming from a range of academic disciplines across the university, from Agricultural Science to Zoology. 
With a large repertoire ranging from art to popular music, and stretching from the medieval to the contemporary in style, this choir gives many concerts throughout the academic year, both in Ireland and abroad. 
The choir's bestselling debut international recording on Signum Records, entitled Invisible Stars, is an enchanting collection of traditional and contemporary choral music from Ireland and Scotland - listen here on Spotify
Auditions are available to UCD students only - please contact our Manager with enquiries at the email below.
 Artistic Director/Conductor: Dr Desmond Earley
Manager: Gráinne O'Hogan
E: choralscholars@ucd.ie 
W:
 http://ucdchoralscholars.ie/

The Garda Ladies' Choir

The Garda Ladies’ Choir is a three-part, upbeat, lively and audience-focused musical ensemble which brings together female staff members of An Garda Síochána, family members and friends of the organization.  Throughout the year the Choir maintains an active concert schedule, appearing at fundraising events for various charities, hospitals, schools and Churches including performances at official Garda functions and weddings. Since its formation in 1986, the choir has performed in numerous Irish venues including The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Waterfront in Belfast, City Hall in Cork, Farmleigh House in Dublin and The Ramor theatre in Virginia, Cavan. The Choir has also performed on several occasions in London with the Gwalia Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Variety is the keynote of the Choir and it has an extensive repertoire including favourites from musicals, popular standards and contemporary classics. The Choir is under the expert musical directorship of Rodney Baldwin, who is a well-known harpsichordist and piano teacher. Its accompanist is Mairead Reidy, a Licenciate of the Leinster School of Music and a former Musical Director of the West County Musical Society.

The Choir rehearses on Tuesday nights in the Garda Band Room, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin from 8.00-10.00 p.m. New members are welcome.  Ability to sight-read whilst an advantage, is not a requirement to joining.  Please contact our Musical Director to arrange an audition.

 

Musical Director:  Mr. Rodney Baldwin

Telephone: 01-8312308

Email: rodtheluddite@gmail.com 

www.garda.ie

 

The People's College Choir

The People’s College Choir is a mixed-voice choir (SATB) of 47 members. It was founded in 1993 as part of the wider cultural programme of courses and subjects offered by the People’s College Adult Education Association, Dublin. The members of the choir come from all parts of Dublin and their repertoire reflects their eclectic musical tastes; from madrigals, spirituals and traditional Irish airs to arrangements of modern popular songs.  The choir performs at a variety of functions, concerts and charitable events. It has participated in festivals both at home and abroad, having travelled to Denmark (2000), Italy (2004) and Austria (2008) and has undertaken choral exchanges with other European choirs, most notably with Chantes Esnandes (France 2007), Coral lo Lliri (Spain 2010) and the Llanberis Male Voice Choir (2015). The choir rehearses every Tuesday night from 8.30 – 10.00 pm in Club na Múinteóirí (the Teachers’ Club), Parnell Square. New members are welcome and sight reading is not a necessity. 


Location: Dublin city centre

Conductor: Paul Walsh

Epeoplescollegechoir@gmail.com

T: 087 7446787

The Plurabelles

The Plurabelles are a small chamber choir of girls voices, aged between 12 and 18 years, based in Dublin, Ireland.  The group grew from a number of singing students who were already experienced soloists, instrumentalists, and members of duet and trio ensembles. The group first came together at a summer camp in 2016, performing their first concert as an ensemble in June 2016. 

 

In their first year, the girls recorded for Lyric FM's "Choirs for Christmas", headlined a Unicef event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Ireland's ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, and won the Junior section of the inaugural Clontarf Choral Festival.  In July 2018, they travelled to the World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa, where they represented Ireland and were awarded a Silver Diploma in the Open Competition for Youth Choirs.

 

The choir is  under the musical direction of Aine Mulvey, and their repertoire includes arrangements of Irish and international folksongs, classical art songs, sacred music, jazz, gospel and arrangements of popular songs.

Third Day Chorale

The Third Day Chorale is a vibrant SATB choir of over 50 members based in North Dublin. Founded in The Church of the Resurrection, Bayside, by Marie O’Shea in 1975, the choir now rehearses next to Kilbarrack Church on Greendale Road, just a five-minute walk from Kilbarrack DART station. Friendship and fun while enjoying choral music is the hallmark of the Third Day Chorale.

Since the appointment of their new conductor, Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden, in January 2018, the choir has sung in Armagh, Bayside and Belfast. Their recent programmes have included Jannequin, Victoria, Lassus, Bodley, Verdi, arrangements of traditional Irish airs and Fauré’s Requiem. The 2018-19 season will include choruses from musicals and opera, Advent and Christmas music, both sacred and secular, Renaissance polychoral motets and traditional Irish songs in English and as Gaeilge. Before Christmas there will be performances in Carlingford, Croke Park, Avoca Malahide and in the Redemptorist Convent, Drumcondra. In April there will be a joint concert at St. Gabriel’s Church, Clontarf and in June we will take part in two concerts in Switzerland with Divertimento Ochester Bern and a local choir.

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays as follows:  Men: 7:30pm – 9:30pm.  Women 8pm – 10pm.

New members are always welcome, particularly Tenors and Basses! An ability to read music is helpful, but Line CDs are also provided. No audition is required, just a willingness to learn and work hard towards achieving a high standard in the company of like-minded friends.

Once a month we finish early for a Bring-and-Buy Book sale with tea and chocolate biscuits.

 

Contact: Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden, conductor: mariondoherty47@gmail.com

               Maura Devine, Chairperson: mauradevine1@eircom.net   087 901 6430

                Web-site www.thirddaychorale.com

University of Dublin Choral Society

Founded in 1837, The University of Dublin Choral Society (UDCS) is the oldest and largest choir in Trinity College. We are a four part mixed voice choir, consisting of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. Choral specialises in performing large-scale choral works with full orchestral accompaniment both within and outside the walls of Trinity College. We typically perform two concerts per year, with one in each of the main terms, Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term. We rehearse each week on Wednesday evenings in Regent House (just above Front Arch) from 7pm until 9pm under the direction of our professional conductor, David Leigh. We enthusiastically encourage people of all voices and ages to join the society. While previous experience of choral singing or the ability to read music is advantageous, the most important requirements are to have a love of music and to be willing to put in hard work!

Conductor: David Leigh
E: choral@csc.tcd.ie

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

  • Ardú
  • Artane Choral Society
  • Artane Youth Choir
  • Ascolta
  • Balbriggan Gospel Choir
  • Capella
  • Carrig Dove Chamber Choir
  • Ceiliúradh Chamber Choir
  • Choir Club
  • Corde Chamber Choir
  • Dalkey Active Retirement Association
  • Deaftones
  • Dublin Gay Men's Chorus
  • Dublin Gospel Choir
  • International Harmony
  • Kildare Place National School Parent's Choir
  • Playlist Choir
  • The Portmarnock Singers
  • Rejoice
  • Rockmount Choir
  • St. Micheals High Spirits Choir
  • The Dublin Docklands Choir
  • Tremocolo

If your choir does not appear here, contact us at aoic@ul.ie

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