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    Registration deadline of EUROPA CANTAT XX Tallinn 2018 is 31 December!

    EUROPA CANTAT XX Tallinn 2018 will take place on 27.07.-05.08.2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. No matter if you sing in a choir, ensemble or alone – EUROPA CANTAT is waiting for you! Apply by 31 December 2017! You can register as a...More..

    AOIC seeks Projects Manager

    Projects Manager – Association of Irish Choirs 9 Month Contract: January – September 2018 Job Description and Application Process The Association of Irish Choirs is seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated Projects...More..

    RTÉ Choirs for Christmas

    RTÉ lyric fm is delighted to announce our annual competition which celebrates community, amateur choral music making from all around the island of Ireland. If you would like to be involved in Ireland's largest choral...More..

    Chamber Choir Ireland auditions

    Chamber Choir Ireland will hold auditions with Artistic Director Paul Hillier on Thursday 2 November 2017 At this time, applications are invited for Alto (male or female) and Tenor deputy positions...More..

    Sing Ireland Campaign Launched

    SING IRELAND CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED A national campaign to promote singing has been launched by the Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC). ‘Sing Ireland’ will run throughout October and will feature contributions from well-known singers...More..

    AOIC Come and Sing; Handel's 'Messiah'

    COME AND SING  Handel's 'Messiah' Come and workshop excerpts of Handel's Messiah with inspirational conductor Bernie Sherlock on Saturday November 4th 2017 in the Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music, leading to a...More..

    AOIC Communications and Marketing Workshop for Choirs

    Want to avoid getting frustrated with advertising and communications for you choir? Then join us for a workshop for information on communication methods, how to use social media, writing press releases, advertising concerts and...More..

    Concert for Europa Cantat

    A concert presented by the Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) by New Dublin Voices on Monday 11th September 2017 at 8pm. This concert is part of a site visit by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat. Ireland and the...More..

    Call for Expressions of Interest: Community Choirs Project 2017 - 2019

     Call for Expressions of Interest Community Choirs Project 2017 - 2019 Introduction The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC), in partnership with Chamber Choir Ireland (CCI) and Poetry Ireland (PI) plan to produce a...More..

    Choral Culture Night Events 2017

    Cork Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Culture Night begins with Choral Evensong at 6.15pm (30 mins). Guided tours every hour from 7.00pm (final tour at 9.00pm). Short performance by the Cathedral Choir at 7.45pm. Those who prefer to...More..

    Research launch: Health and well-being benefits of singing in a choir

    On 27th September 2017 The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (IWAMD) will showcase Arts and Health Research at IWAMD. There will be performances, seminars and presentations by IWAMD staff and students whose work is at the...More..

    Congratulations to the new board of IFCM

    Congratulations to Emily Kuo (China/USA), new President of the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) elected by the General Assembly in Barcelona.Congratulations also to the new Board.Representatives of Founding...More..

    Irish Choral Music Centre Stage at World Symposium

    The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) is currently representing the Irish choral community at the IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona from the 22nd - 26th July 2017. The World Symposium takes place once every three...More..

    Download the programme of the festival EUROPA CANTAT 2018!

    44 ateliers that will make you sing next summer! The booklet contains general information about the upcoming festival like how to participate, fees and conditions and about the team, the location (Tallinn) and of course...More..

    Meeting Notes from the AOIC National Choral Meeting on 9th April, 2017

    The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) held a National Youth Choral Meeting to consider and discuss youth choral activity at the Studio of the National Concert Hall.  It comprised of panel discussions, a facilitated open...More..

    AOIC events at the Cork Choral Festival

    The Association of Irish Choirs is proud to present a number of events at the Annual Cork Choral Festival 2017 Alexander Technique Workshop Friday 28th April, 5.15pm Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music...More..

    Irish Youth Training Choir-Pastoral Care Assistant Positions

    Irish Youth Training Choir-Pastoral Care Assistant Closing date for applications is Friday 7th April 2017. Job Description: To look after the day-time and night-time needs of the participants of Irish Youth Training Choir...More..

    AOIC Conducting Summer School Assistant Accompanist Positions

    AOIC International Choral Conducting Summer School Assistant Accompanist Positions Closing date for applications is Monday, 3rd April 2017 The Association of Irish Choirs is inviting applications for assistant...More..

    Youth focus for choral music in Ireland

    Youth focus for choral music in Ireland The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) is delighted to announce that it will host a National Youth Choral Meeting at the Studio of the National Concert Hall. The meeting is on foot of...More..

    AOIC will be represented at the American Choral Directors Association 2017 Conference

    The Association of Irish Choirs is delighted to be represented at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2017 Conference in Minneapolis.  The Association is representing Irish choral practice and music at the...More..

    38th International Choral Conducting Summer School 2017

    Artistic Director, Bernie Sherlock The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) presents its 38th International Choral Conducting Summer School from the 6th to 12th August 2017 for conductors,...More..

    New youth board member and youth sub-group to influence future direction of Association of Irish Choirs

    Youth boost for choral music in Ireland New youth board member and youth sub-group to influence future direction of Association of Irish Choirs The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) today confirmed that 26 year old...More..

    New Chair for the Association of Irish Choirs

    Jimmy O’Byrne has been appointed Chair of the Association of Irish ChoirsMore..

    Masterclass with John Rutter

    John Rutter Master Class (Singing Day/ Workshop) Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 (full) & Sunday 14th May 2017 (spaces available)  Time: 11am – 5pm (Doors open at 10am) Venue: Saturday: Curtis Auditorium, Cork School...More..

    5th Anuna International Summer School

    The five days of the School take place in Dublin and involve interaction and performance under the supervision of composer Michael McGlynn and members of Anúna. The annual Summer School engages participants in a...More..

    World Youth Choir Auditions

    World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers from all over the world, interested in improving their skills of choral singing while touring Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia in...More..

    JOURNEY INTO LIGHT - Come and Sing! Join the St. Nicholas Singers

    JOURNEY INTO LIGHT - Come and Sing! Join St. Nicholas Singers 28th Jan and 4/5 February 2017. All Welcome. Come and Sing with the St. Nicholas Singers – This is an all-comers group which prepares its performances over two...More..

    Choral Music In Ireland: History and Evolution

    Presented in association with Chamber Choir Ireland Tuesdays 17th, 24th & 31st January7th, 14th & 21st February 2017, 1.10pm -...More..

    National Choral Singing Week 10th to 16th October 2016

    National Choral Singing Week in association with Mental Health Ireland will take place from 10th to 16th October 2016. Choral events will be organised all over the country by choirs, schools and other groups to mark...More..

    Singfest 2017 now open for applications

    Singfest 2017 is a unique and exciting Midlands based choral project being created by Music Generation Offaly Westmeath in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs and the Arts Council, under the direction of Greg...More..

    Irish Youth Choir / RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs Conductor in Training 2016/17

    Building on the success of the partnership between the Irish Youth Choir and RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs to offer a Conductor in Training Scheme, the organisations are now seeking applications for the 2016/17 season. This...More..

    IYC Alumni Niall Stafford joins World Youth Choir 2016

    IYC and AOIC would like to congratulate and wish Waterford-born tenor Niall Stafford all the best as he travels to Germany for World Youth Choir 2016 with generous support from the Arts Council. The World Youth Choir will...More..

    Eunan Mc Donald appointed new conductor of the Irish Youth Training Choir

    “I am overjoyed to have been appointed the new conductor of the Irish Youth Training Choir and I’m excited at the opportunity to contribute to the future choral experience and music education of young people in Ireland”....More..

    Choral directors survey

    Singing With Impact: International Survey For Vocal Leaders Are you a conductor or a vocal leader working with a group of singers and do you want to broaden your horizon? The Resonance Lab (Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Merel Martens,...More..

    A Nation’s Voice: 1100-strong choir to perform major new work on Easter Sunday

    23 January 2016 - The Arts Council and RTÉ today announced full details of A Nation’s Voice, an open-air, free performance taking place on Easter Sunday afternoon at Collins Barracks, Dublin...More..

    IFCM WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON CHORAL MUSIC

    The World Symposium on Choral Music is a one-week event organized every three years, with Regional symposia organized in alternate years. They occur in a prominent and attractive city that has the facilities, financial support...More..

    CMC Choral Catalogues

    Graded Catalogues of selected choral works with a full set of sample pages and guidelines for conductors planning programmes. CMC Choral Catalogue: Christmas...More..

    Celebrate Culture Night with the Association of Irish Choirs

    Celebrate Culture Night with the Association of Irish Choirs in a choral singing workshop open to all. No need to have singing experience; this workshop will act as a taste of what it’s like to be in a choir and sing with others....More..

    National Choral Singing Week 2015

    National Choral Singing Week in association with Mental Health Ireland will take place from 4th to 11th October 2015. Choral events will be organised all over the country by choirs, schools and other groups to mark...More..