Membership and Information

Kildare AOIC Members

 Maynooth University Chamber Choir 

Maynooth University Chamber Choir was founded in 1986, specialising primarily in the performance of sacred repertoire of the Christian canon from the renaissance to the present day. The choir has an established tradition of commissioning and promoting new music and regularly presents premières of works by Irish composers. The past three decades have brought many exciting successes on national and international platforms through the group’s involvement in choral festivals and competitions, television, radio, and recording projects. 

 

In July 2015, the choir became the first Irish choir to lift the coveted Pavarotti Trophy as ‘Choir of the World’ at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales. In March 2016, in celebration of their victory at Llangollen, they undertook a trans-world tour, performing in Ireland, New York, Boston, Shanghai, Changzhou, Guangzhou, Arizona, and Denver. Their recently-released CD recording ‘Lorica’ features newly-commissioned works by Irish composers and other choral favourites. 

 

In 2017, the choir competed in the Cork International Choral Festival, winning first place in both the mixed voice and church music categories.  They competed on March 12th 2018 in The Feis Ceoil, and were awarded first place in Church Music Competition, Mixed Voice and received first place in the Oliver O Brien Award, the prize given to the best overall choir. 

 

 

Nás na Rí Singers

The Nás na Ri Singers is a mixed voice choir established in 1972 in Naas, Co. Kildare. The 70 strong choir welcomes Aine Mulvey as Musical Director from September 2012. The choir’s current repertoire consists of short popular choral pieces and many choral works including Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria,  Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Bach’s Magnificat in D Major. Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 8 – 10pm in Kerdiffstown House, Naas.

New members are welcome to join. There is a waiting list for female singers at present. Ability to sight read is not a requirement but is an advantage.

Location:  Scoil Bhride Naas, Co. Kildare

Conductor: Aine Mulvey
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nasnarisingers 
E:  ulvey.aine@gmail.com
W: www.nasnarisingers.ie

 

The Millicent Singers

Millicent Singers are a mixed adult choir (SATB) and perform regular concerts in the North Kildare area, mainly in the Clane area. Founded in 1996, the choir is directed today by Alan Kelly. The choir have developed a strategic plan which will steer their development over the coming years. One of their best initiatives to date has been the introduction of free membership for those aged 18-30 or those in full time education.

 

In the past few years the choir have been invited to perform with New Dublin Voices and Celine Byrne while also performing at the National Concert Hall and live on RTE Television with the Army No. 1 Band. The choir have won seven competitions in four years (2014-2017) including Sacred Music and Light Music at the 2017 Mayo International Choral Festival.

 

The choir comprises 39 members at present who come from Clane, Prosperous, Naas & surrounding areas.

 

Location:  Curryhills House, Prosperous, Co. Kildare 

 

Conductor: Alan Kelly

Accompanist: Caroline Cutliffe

 

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

 

Twitter: @millicentsing

 

E:  millicentsingers@gmail.com

 

W: www.millicentsingers.ie

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

  • Athy Sing and Sign
  • Past Times Community Choir
  • The Kill Singers

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

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