Thursday, August 29, 2019

Join a Galway City choir to sing fabulous music this winter

If you love singing and want a challenge, we want to hear from you! We are a mixed-voice community choir based in Galway City, and we have vacancies for men and women who want to sing fabulous music.

Now in our 22nd year, we are working towards a performance of Haydn's Nelson Mass in early 2020, participation in a city-wide choral event later in the year, and Brahms's Requiem with orchestra in early 2021.

We welcome enquires from new singers, former members and people who want to return to choral singing. “We welcome everyone! Singing with a group is proven to be great for health and well-being,” says chairperson Carol Duffy. “Choral experience and ability to read music are helpful, but not necessary, as we provide comprehensive learning-tools. New members often include people who are taking up a new hobby when the kids leave home, but we welcome all adult singers”

“Joining an established choir has many benefits”, Carol Duffy said. “We have the expertise to organise major concerts, and we receive invitations to take part in choral events, like those being planned for 2020. Our Choral Director, Norman Duffy, and accompanist, Dympna O'Byrne, are both accomplished musicians. Their high standards enable us to perform challenging choral works, while raising funds for local charities.”

“I’m delighted to be doing the Nelson Mass” said Norman Duffy. “Also known as the Mass for Troubled Times, this is one of Haydn’s later works and is widely regarded as being among his finest compositions. Political and financial instability meant that the resources were limited, but still he created a stark and powerful sound which is challenging but very rewarding to sing.”

We rehease on Sunday from 7.30 - 9.30 pm in St. Patrick’s Band Hall, from September to June. New members are accepted in September and February. Prospective members may attend the first three rehearsals in September, to see if we are the right choir for them.

For more information, see our Programme and Member Info pages.   You can also ask questions on our Facebook page, or email

Galway Choral Association rehearsing with musical director, Norman Duffy

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