Membership and Information

Mayo AOIC Members

Ballina Chamber Choir

The Ballina Chamber Choir was formed in February 2011.  It is an all Female Choir with a membership of 20.  The Choir rehearses every Tuesday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in The Newman Institute, Ballina.  The Choirs repertoire varies from Mozart, Faure, to Cole Porter, Jazz and Blues.  The Choir takes special pleasure in exploring challenging pieces and performed it's first especially commissioned piece by the English Composer Michael Hewer at it's 2nd Concert in January 2012.  The Choir also took part in it's first competition at The Mayo International Choral Festival in May 2012 and were honoured to come 2nd in their Competition.  The Ballina Chamber Choir, though still in it's infancy, shares high levels of experience and musicianship and a love of performing excellent choral music.  New members are always welcome to share their love of singing.  Sight-reading is an advantage but not required.
Location: Ballina
Conductor: Mark Goode
Contacts: Angela Cox; Mary Walsh  

Cill Aodain Choral Society

The Cill Aodain Choral Society, Kiltimagh, a 40-plus group of mixed singers rehearses each Tuesday in Kiltimagh. We sing in competition, for charity and for the love of singing together. We also put on our own shows and concerts and are at our best “on stage” with an audience who respond to our lighter style. We can also be seriously, serious. Members need not sight read but our talented Musical Director, Finola Higgins Cosgrove sets our team high standards. Membership is by audition.

Location: Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo
Conductor: Finola Higgins Cosgrove
T: 094 9381839 (Mary Johnson)

Cór Mhaigheo

Based in the west of Ireland with members from all over the county, Cór Mhaigheo performs regularly around Mayo and further afield. The choir’s repertoire varies from 15th-century choral works to pieces by contemporary composers and in many different languages. Rehearsals take place from 8.00 to 10.00pm every Thursday evening in the GMIT lecture hall, Castlebar.  Anyone interested in joining the choir is welcome to contact us by phoning 087 2439005.

Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Conductor: Dr Brian Lennon
T: 087 2439005.


Gracenotes is a female voice choir, founded in 1999, and is based in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. The choir rehearses every Thursday from 8.30 – 10.15pm and sings a varied repertoire from early to contemporary music. As well as performing at concerts, Gracenotes have had considerable success in competition. Highly popular with the group are tours abroad and Gracenotes have already performed in Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic. New members are welcome to join at the start of each term. An ability to sight read is not a requirement but is an advantage.

Location:  Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
Conductor:  Laura Brogan
T:  086 8213864

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

  • Handel Challenge

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