Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sing Mozart's Requiem in 2023!

If you love singing and want a challenge, Galway Choral Association wants to hear from you!    The Association is a mixed-voice community choir and has vacancies for men and women who want to sing fabulous music from the classical choral repertoire.

Entering its 25th year, the association is working towards a performance of Mozart's Requiem in early 2023.

The choir especially welcomes enquiries from former members and people who want to return to choral singing.  “We welcome everyone! Singing with a group is 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 last sang with a choir years ago, but we welcome all adult singers.”

“As an established choir, we have a structure and relationship in the community”, Carol said.  “We have expertise in organising major concerts, and we receive invitations to take part in choral and community events.  Our Choral Director, Norman Duffy, and accompanist, Dympna O'Byrne, are accomplished musicians, whose high standards enable us to perform challenging choral works, while raising funds for local charities.”

“I’m delighted to be doing the Mozart Requiem” said Norman Duffy.  “It is the perfect tribute to the loved ones we lost during the Covid pandemic.  And as we hopefully leave the difficult times behind us, Mozart’s wonderful music offers an optimism that will inspire us for the future.”

The new season starts on 4 September 2022.  The choir rehearses 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 three rehearsals, to see if it’s the right choir for them.

For more information, see or, email, or phone Norman Duffy on 085-144-1614.

Galway Choral Association new season launch at St Patrick’s Band-hall:  Norman-Duffy-Craig-Steven, Mary Curtin, Michael O’Hare.   Photographer:   Eoin Finnegan