Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Exciting autumn programme for Galway Choral Association


If you’ve a love of singing
we would like to hear from you!

Looking to take up a hobby or meet new people this Autumn? What better way to brighten up the darker evenings and make great friends than through music?

Galway Choral Association, Galway’s largest community choral group is currently seeking new members to join them for the coming season. Male singers are particularly welcome!

You don’t have to be able to read music- if you have a real love of singing, and have a couple of free hours on a Sunday evening, then the  Galway Choral Association would like to hear from you.

The 50 strong adult choir has an exciting programme of varied choral works planned for the coming year including choral arrangements of Lennon & McCartney hits and Gershwin favourites.

A highlight will be the Galway Choral Association’s performance of the Vivaldi Gloria under the baton of musical director Norman Duffy in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church in January 2013. One of the most popular works in the choral repertoire, Vivaldi’s Gloria RV589 has been beloved of choirs since its composition and has even featured on the silver screen in the 1996 Scott Hicks film Shine and the 1985 Andrei Konchalovsky film Runaway Train.

GCA Chairman Michael O’Hare is encouraging anyone with an interest in choral singing to come along to the first rehearsal on Sunday 2nd September in St. Patrick’s Band Hall, beside Ceannt Railway Station from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

“Galway Choral Association is a community based choir with members of all ages and differing levels of experience. We are a friendly welcoming bunch and we would love to hear from anyone who has an interest in choral singing,” says Michael O’Hare, Chairman of  Galway Choral Association .

The Association has a strong commitment to local charity and has donated over €10,000 in the last five years to local charities from concert revenues. Most recently, the choir’s chosen charity was the National Council for the Blind which received a donation of €1,200 from the Galway Choral Association’s Summer Concert in memory of former choir member the late Monica Narciandi Junco.

For information on membership please contact Niamh on 087-3651397 after 6pm or email


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