Sunday, September 6, 2015

"Rolling to Beethoven" wifh Galway Choral Association - would you like to join a choir in 2015?

If you love singing and would like an exciting new challenge, the Galway Choral Association wants to hear from you.

The Association is a 60 strong community based choir and welcomes men and women who share a commitment to working together to make great choral music accessible to all.

Norman Duffy, musical director
Recently the choir launched a new two-year programme of musical repertoire, “Rolling to Beethoven”. Under the directorship of Norman Duffy, members are looking forward to the satisfaction and challenge of rehearsing and performing a selection of choral masterpieces, starting with the Impressionist-inspired REQUIEM Opus 9 by Maurice Duruflé in January 2016, and culminating in a performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C major with orchestral accompaniment in June 2017. As well as these major concerts, the choir supports Galway city and county events and will be working on repertoire for these occasions alongside their twice-yearly concerts.

The choir rehearses on Sunday evening from 7.30 - 9.30 pm in St. Patrick’s Band Hall beside Galway Railway Station. Rehearsals start on Sunday September 6th, and Norman promises the first evening will be an enjoyable experience for all. The choir season is from September to June each year, and members are asked to commit for a year at a time. Prospective members may attend up to three rehearsals before deciding if they would like to join.

“Galway Choral Association is a community based choir with members of all ages and differing levels of experience. We are a friendly welcoming choir and we would love to hear from anyone who has an interest in choral singing,” says Carol Duffy, Chairperson of Galway Choral Association. Ability to read music, while an advantage, is definitely not necessary – various learning-tools are provided and with work and dedication, anything is possible.

We are proud that we have been able to support many voluntary and charitable organisations that do such great work in Galway; not least of which is the more than €10,000 that we have raised in recent years,” says Carol. “Most recently was a highly successful and most enjoyable collaboration last January with the Limerick Choral Union in aid of Cancer Care West.”

In concert with Limerick Choral Union

For more information about the two-year programme see the Programme page.. 

To arrange a voice-range test, email admin@galwaychoral.ie, or phone Norman Duffy on 085-144-1614.