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Waterford AOIC Members

The Deise Singers

The Deise Singers are a SATB choir based in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. It was founded by the singer Lena Walsh in 2008, and in 2011, Fiona Tobin took over as musical director.

The choir perform all genres of music, but have a flair for folk, popular and music theatre arrangements. They also sing separately as a male and female choir. They perform annually at Christmas and Summer time.

New members are always welcome. Practice CD's are available, so don't worry if you can't sight read! While the aim is to perform to a very high standard, there is a strong emphasis in The Deise Singers on having fun, making friends and enjoying the camaraderie of the choir.

Practice takes place every Monday night at 7.30 in Dungarvan from September till May.

Musical Director....Fiona Tobin.....fionamus@eircom.net 0874128885

Accompanist..........Elaine Ryan

Lena Walsh............walshlena@gmail.com


We rehearse every Monday night in the church at De La Salles college Waterford at 7pm till 9pm. Our MD is a young man named Damien Kehoe. Our Repertoire incluces Gregorian Plain Chant and Contemporary Chant, and also an eclectic mix of modern music and original arrangements.

Contact Eamonn Coady at eamonncoady@eircom.net

Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society

Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society is an all-female choir based in Waterford City singing for the entertainment of others and the enjoyment of themelves. Through regular performances, sharing music with other groups and frequent social outings for members, ERCMS strives to promote the enjoyment of music for all. Rehearsals take place every Thursday from 7.45-9.45 pm in the Chapel of the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford. For further information on ERCMS, please contact 087 9647231

Location: Waterford City
Musical Directors: Catherine Power
Accompanist: Claire Skerrett
Chairperson: Olive Blackwell 087-229 6124
E.: info@ercms.ie
W.: www.ercms.ie
and on Facebook (Edmund Rice Choral & Musical Society)

Lismore Choir

Lismore choir is a mixed voice choir which has been established for 30 years. It presents a Christmas concert in Lismore Castle and a Spring concert, often in Lismore Cathedral. The choir sings a varied repertoire of music from choral works, sacred music, traditional folksongs to Christmas carols. The choir enjoy hosting choirs from abroad or travelling to sing with other choirs. New members are welcome at the beginning of term in September and January. Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at St. Patricks Hall, Tallow, 7.45-10.pm. 

Conductor: Fearghal O'Conchubhair 

New Director Sept. 2014 Performance  

Accompanist: Colin Nicholls 

E: clairemboyd@hotmail.comwww.lismorechoir.net Find us on facebook

Madrigallery choir

Madrigallery choir is a mixed voice choir situated in Waterford City. Madrigallery began as a mixed summer ensemble singing predominantly Madrigals. Over the years, the repertoire has expanded to encompass a wider genre and era.

The choir is over twenty years old, with some of the original members still active participants. Choir practice takes place every Tuesday evening from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. Practice session are held in St Joseph’s School, Parnell Street, Waterford.

Conductor: Kevin O’Carroll

Email: info@madrigallery.org www.madrigallery.org

Facebook: Madrigallery

New Ross Singers

New Ross Singers have been in existence since the early 80’s when some members of New Ross Musical Society wished to continue singing together throughout the year.  Founder and director Connie Tantrum is a former musical director of the Society.  The choir has been to the forefront of choral singing in New Ross, presenting an annual Christmas Concert and singing at various local events.  With the aid of Inter-reg funding they have sung at St David’s in Wales,  and have participated in Messiah for Somalia at the former Point Theatre and in Voices of the World in Dublin and Rome, as well as singing in a Karl Jenkins premiere, Gods of Olympus,  in the Royal Albert Hall in London two years ago.

They have competed in Cork, Navan and the AIMS Choral Festivals.  Other performances include Schubert’s Mass in F, Stainer’s Crucifixion, Bach’s St Luke’s Passion, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Handel’s Messiah , and more recently an evening of Operatic Choruses with soloists and orchestra.  They also have a wide repertoire of light music, such as Putting on the Ritz, Bohemian Rhapsody, Showboat excerpts, etc, etc

It is a mixed voice choir with about 50 members at any one time, and is a community choir where all are welcome as long as they can sing in tune.


VOCI is a female voice choir established by its conductor Anne Barry. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings in Waterford city centre from 7.45 – 10.00pm. Since its establishment in 2005, the choir has been contributing to the musical life of the city, sharing concerts with other local groups. VOCI has had competitive successes at Arklow and New Ross Choral Festivals. The choir’s repertoire explores a range of music from early polyphony to arrangements of light music and also includes music by Irish composers. New members are welcome to audition in August/September. An ability to sight read is not a requirement.

Location: Waterford city
Conductor: Fintan Scanlon
E: info@vociwaterford.com
W: www.vociwaterford.com



VoiceOver choir is a small dedicated group of experienced singers based in Dungarvan Co. Waterford who love to sing from popular to classical pieces. Established by Mary Lawless in Autumn 2014 the Choirs highlights include; performing on air as part of RTE Lyric FM’s Carol for Christmas Competition 2015 ; participating in the official ceremonies for Ireland 2016 singing our especially commissioned Centenary music, hosting an Autumn Concert with guest Soprano Cara O’Sullivan and singing solo and with massed choirs in Waterford Lions Club WLR FM  Christmas Appeal Concert 2016.  We practice on Tuesday nights from 7.30 – 9 pm.   Find and like us on FB.


Musical Director:  Cordelia Burke

Accompanist: Daniel Kearney 

Choir Co-Ordinator:  Mary Lawless


Accompanist: Daniel Kearney

Waterford Male Voice Choir

Waterford Male Voice Choir, now in its tenth year, has become one of the premier male voice choirs in the country. From an initial group of just ten members, the choir has gone from strength to strength and now has 50 singers. The choir's wide, varied repertoire is drawn from around the world. The choir is directed by Cian O’Carroll and ably assisted by Cecilia Kehoe as accompanist. The choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 8pm at Glor Na Mara Primary School, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Location: Waterford, South East Ireland
Conductor: Cian O'Carroll 
E: waterfordmvc@gmail.com 
W: http://www.waterfordmalevoicechoir.com/

WIT Choral Music Programme

The WIT Choral Programme at WIT Music School provides opportunities for singers aged between 5 and 18 to continually progress and develop. In addition to busy schedules locally, the programme’s six choirs have performed at the National Concert Hall, featured in professional Opera productions, performed at international festivals in Prague and St. David’s Cathedral, Wales and have also won numerous prizes at many of Ireland’s national choral competitions. Auditions are held every June and choirs run from September to May.

The choirs to choose from are:
W.I.T Singing Club (Senior infants, 1st class) Fri 3.45-4.30pm
W.I.T Children’s Choir (2nd, 3rd class) Fri 6.30-7.30pm
W.I.T Junior Girls’ Choir (3rd -5th  class) Fri 6.30-7.30pm
Waterford Boy Singers (4th class- 1st  year) Mon 7.15-8.30pm
Waterford Larks (5th class- 1st  year) Mon 7.15-8.30pm
W.I.T Youth Choir (2nd - 6th year) Thurs 5.30-7.00pm

Location: WIT Music School, College St. Campus, Waterford
Conductors: Niall Crowley, Sinéad Dempsey, Oonagh Drohan
E: ncrowley@wit.ie sdempsey@wit.ie odrohan@wit.ie
T: 051 302277

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

  • Abbey Community College Choir
  • Ad Hoc Chorale
  • Blackwater Community School Choir
  • De La Salle College Choir
  • Newtown School Choir
  • Our Lady of Mercy Primary School
  • Tramore Children's Choir

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

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