Membership and Information

Wicklow AOIC Members

Bray Choral Society

 

Bray Choral Society is a community choral society (full SATB choir) based in Bray, County Wicklow. Bray Choral Society principally performs works in the great classical tradition, and occasionally also contemporary sacred choral music.
Bray Choral Society always welcomes new members. The ability to read music is not required; just a little dedication. We rehearse in St Kilian's Community School on Tuesday evenings from 19:45 to 22:00 during the school term. If you would like to join, or just to meet us and find out more, come to any rehearsal at St. Kilian's Community School, Schools Road, Ballywaltrim, Bray (just off Boghall Road; go past Bray Fire Station and continue to the end of the road). Come at about 7:30 pm, before we start rehearsal.

 
Location:
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Conductor: Frank Kelly
Contact: PRBrayChoralSociety@gmail.com
Website: www.braychoralsociety.ie and www.facebook.com/BrayChoralSociety

 

 

Bray Youth Choir

Bray Youth Choir is a full SATB choir. We were founded in 2004 to provide young people in the Bray, South Dublin and North Wicklow areas the opportunity to engage in amateur choral singing and to derive enjoyment, musically and socially, from working with their peers. We perform in concert, competition and in charity fundraising events in Ireland and abroad. Our repertoire includes classical works, classical pieces, spirituals, popular songs and carols. Our members are from their teens to their twenties. 

Location: Bray, County Wicklow
Musical Director: Frank Kelly
Web: www.brayyouthchoir.org

Córde

The inaugural meeting of an exciting new chamber choir venture was held on Sun 8th Jan in the Spike Bar of Bray Golf Club. This was initiated in response to a perceived desire among members of other choirs for a new singing challenge and a rehearsal format that would not require the usual commitment of a night per week.

 

Kevin O’Sullivan, BMusEd, Music Director Kilternan Parish Church was approached & agreed to be Musical Director.

 

Seventeen people attended this first meeting & all contributed to a lively discussion.  The idea of a chamber choir was met with huge enthusiasm & it was decided to name the choir Córde – a simple, one word, Irish, non-geographical name derived from the Irish ‘cór’ & ‘cáirde’.

 

Membership has since grown to twenty-four.

 

Córde’s objective / Mission Statement is: ‘To sing a wide range of music including sacred, secular, traditional, ancient and contemporary works, largely unaccompanied & to the highest standard attainable by an amateur choir’.

Córde operates differently to most other choirs: learning is done independently by members in their own time using audio learning files prepared by Kevin, in advance of coming together for a workshop held every 4 weeks on a Sunday afternoon in the Theatre Lane studios in Greystones. 

Workshops began on 12th February 2017 with Córde’s first performance taking place on 21st May 2017 at the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) festival in New Ross.

 

Plans for the future include singing at festivals & charity events and giving regular one hour concerts in the Greystones area & elsewhere.  One of our aspirations is to become the ‘choir in residence’ of the new Whale Theatre in Theatre Lane, Greystones.

 

Córde is currently open for new members with choral music backgrounds - apply to cordechamberchoir@gmail.com

 

 

Wicklow Choral Society

Wicklow Choral Society is a mixed-voice amateur choir of 56 members, drawn from Wicklow Town and the surrounding areas. It was founded in 2002 under the name of the Wicklow Choral Group, and changed to Wicklow Choral Society in 2008. Our repertoire is mainly composed of classical music with the occasional foray into more modern pieces. We perform a major concert every May in St. Patrick's Church, with professional soloists and professional orchestral musicians, as well as a Christmas carol service in support of local charities. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at 8pm from September through to May. Membership enquiries are always welcome.

Location: Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Conductor: Frank Kelly
Contact: wicklowchoralsociety@gmail.com
Website: www.wicklowchoralsociety.net and www.facebook.com/WicklowChoral

 

Wicklow Male Voice Choir

Wicklow Male Voice Choir was formed in 1998. The choir rehearses every Tuesday between 8 and 10 pm in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow. The choir’s repertoire includes music from opera, light opera, musicals, traditional and contemporary. We perform at concerts, competitions and charity fundraisers. New members are always welcome. An ability to sight read is not a requirement.

Location: Wicklow town
Conductor: Bernard Geary
Elwolahan@wicklowcoco.ie 

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

  • Coláiste Bhrá­de Choir
  • Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mháir
  • Phoenix Chamber Choir
  • St Laurence's Primary School

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