Membership and Information

Wexford AOIC Members

Enniscorthy Choral Society

Enniscorthy Choral Society is a community based choir founded in 1993 under the musical direction of Donagh Wylde who has continued to direct us to the present day. We are a mixed voice choir (SATB) and perform in local venues of all denominations. We have always travelled to Competitions and continue to do so, our last outing being to Sligo International Music Festival. We have also travelled abroad and have sung in Prague, Vienna and Wales on numerous occasions. We are about 40 members and we practice every Monday night  at 8.00 in Colaiste Brid in Enniscorthy. New members are always welcome subject to audition.

Conductor: Donagh Wylde
E: secretary@enniscorthychoralsociety.com
W: www.enniscorthychoralsociety.com

New Ross Singers 

New Ross Singers have been in existence since the early 80s. We are a community based mixed voice choir  under the direction of Connie Tantrum and have  been to the forefront of choral singing in New Ross, presenting an annual Christmas Concert and singing at various local events. 

 

We have competed in Cork, Navan and A.I.M.S.  Choral Festivals. Other performances include Schubert’s Mass in F,  Stainer’s Crucifixion,  Bach’s St. Luke’s Passion,  Karl Jenkins’s  The Armed Man,  G.F Handel’s Messiah and a concert of Favourite Opera Choruses and Solos .We performed Requiem by Gabriel Fauré in 2015 and in 2016 Gounod’s Mass of St. Cecilia. But we have a lighter side too, performing anything from Gershwin to Leonard Cohen to John Denver to Queen and anything in between.

 

We are about 50 members and we rehearse every Monday evening 8.00 - 9.30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Secondary School, The Irishtown, and New Ross. New members are always welcome.

 

Conductor : Connie Tantrum

E : tantrumd@gmail.com

 

 

Silvertones Choir, Wexford

Thursday 28th May, 8pm, St. Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Annual Variety Concert as part of the Bealtaine Festival celebrating creativity as we age. Proceeds to local charities.

Wexford Chamber Choir

Founded in 2015 by Markéta Malcova,  singing teacher of 'Scuola del Canto Libero' (www.marketamusic.ie) and musician and composer Nick Day (nickdaymusic@gmail.com), Wexford Chamber Choir’s repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary, à cappella and accompanied sacred music, as well as various secular pieces.  Choir members currently include second and third-level students, as well as adults through to seniors. Several choir members are also studying with, or have graduated from, Markéta’s ‘Scuola del Canto Libero’, while some also participate in a Baroque Opera Workshop conducted in recent years in the Czech Republic. The key consideration in selection of choir members is that all voices blend and balance. Choir members rehearse together usually weekly, with more intense preparation as required in advance of concert and/or church recitals.

Wexford Festival Singers (WFS) was established in 1975 and since its foundation up to recent years the choir has sung in almost every Wexford Festival Opera.


REPERTOIRE

WFS has performed many of the great works in the choral repertoire including the Requiems of Brahms, Mozart, Cherubini and Fauré, Rossini’s and Dvorák’s Stabat Mater and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.

 

CONCERTS & EVENTS

As well as performing regular concerts throughout the year, we also hold several social events for our members, which include outings, barbeques, picnics, etc.

We also have a committee which runs the administrative side of the choir, and which has its own meetings including an annual general meeting for all of our members to attend.

 

 

JOIN US!

Wexford Festival Singers rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in the Friary Hall Meeting Room, School Street, Wexford Town from September to June.

Our rehearsals are FUN! We place a big emphasis on the social side of the choir. Please contact us or you can just come along to one of our rehearsals.

We have members travelling from all over Wexford, and as far as Arklow, Wateford and beyond, who car pool to rehearsals.


FUTURE

The singers have started work for their next perfomance: Messe Solennelle de Saint Cecile and Mendelssohn Lauda Sion and will be performed in Rowe St Cathedral on Sun 22nd October

 

CONTACT US:

Friary Hall Meeting Room

School St

Wexford

00353) 0874692241

wexfordfestivalsingers@gmail.com

also on FACEBOOK

 

 

 

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

  • Cáirde Ceoil Choir
  • Gorey Choral Group
  • Presentation Secondary School
  • St Mary's Secondary School Choir
  • Valda Chamber Choir
  • Wexford Festival Singers
  • Wexford Male Voice Choir

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