Membership and Information

Louth AOIC Members

Clermont Chorale

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. 

Location: Dundalk
E: rdennedy@lceb.ie
T: 087 234 1455

 

Drogheda Boys’ Choir

In 2017, Drogheda Male Voice Choir decided to form a choir for boys, to be named Drogheda Boys’ Choir, and Sharon Gaynor (The Voice of Ireland) was appointed Musical Director.  The new choir has a membership of almost thirty boys, drawn from fifteen schools in the Drogheda area. Practices are held in the Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove, Drogheda.

 

Drogheda has a strong tradition of male choral singing but, sadly, for over forty years the town had not had a boys’ choir. The purpose of the choir is to help boys become aware of, and develop, their singing potential, promote their self esteem and provide the foundation for lifetime participation in choral music. The aim is to provide the boys with first class voice/music training and performance experience that will lead to excellence in choral singing. As well as weekly singing practice we have begun a series of vocal training workshops delivered by Alan Leech, Chamber Choir Ireland

Drogheda Male Voice Choir

 

Drogheda Male Voice Choir was formed in 2013 with David Leddy as musical director.

Most of the almost fifty members have long associations with music performance in the Drogheda community. Many attribute their love of choral performance to the late Eugene Mooney. Eugene, a musical director of unique musical and choral talent, towered over the choral scene in Drogheda over five decades and won the respect of singers in his boys, mens and mixed-voice choirs. It was in Eugene’s memory that DMVC was founded.

Drogheda Male Voice Choir gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy the special sound of the collective male voice in song. Our goal is to forge friendships between members in a totally stress-free environment and to develop relationships with other choirs throughout Ireland and Europe. We toured Wales, as guest of the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir in 2014; sang in London’s Royal Albert Hall at the 25th London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs in 2016; and visited Rome in 2018 where we sang in St. Peter’s Basilica and at a private audience of Pope Francis. In addition to a number of public concerts throughout the year the choir performs at weddings, funeral and church services as well as events supporting local charities.

In the belief that a boys choir was essential to sustaining Drogheda’s strong tradition of male choral singing DMVC decided in 2017 to form Drogheda Boys Choir. Although still in its infancy the choir, with Sharon Gaynor (The Voice of Ireland) as Musical Director and almost thirty boys drawn from fifteen schools in the Drogheda district, has had a very promising first year.

 

 

Glór

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

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.

Location: The Whitaker Theatre, DKit, Dublin Road, Dundalk
Choir Director: Una Murphy
E: enquiries@setantachoir.com
W: www.setantachoir.com

 

Sonata Singers

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. connolly.caro@gmail.com

Facebook: Redemptorist-Choir-Dundalk

Tredagh Singers

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

e-mail : jvchadwick@gmail.com

phone : 087 6056914 

W: www.tredaghsingers.org  

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

  • Cecilian Singers
  • St Louis Secondary School
  • St Peter's Male Voice Choir

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

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