Previous performances

January 2024 - Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Performed on 13 January 2024, in Galway Cathedral.

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December 2023 - Carol singing at St Nicholas Christmas Fayre

June 2023 - Vivaldi Gloria

In support of Claddagh Watch on 10 June 2023

January 2023 - Mozart's Requiem

We performed this wok, accompanied by an orchestra assembled for the occasion with assistance from Luminosa.

2022 Summer:  Springing in to Song with Simon

A lighter concert, with Galway Simon Community Music Project, and the Galway Baytones.
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2020 - Spring Concert

We performed Haydn’s finest work, the Missa in Angustiis (“Nelson Mass”) and the Mozart Credo Mass (Mass in C major K. 257) in March 2020.

2019 - Summer concert

Galway Choral Association Sings with Simon.  In this concert, we shared some of our lighter repertoire, and performed with members of the Galway Simon Community.

2019 - Winter concert

We performed Beethoven's Mass in C with ConTempo String Quartet and orchestra on Saturday 26 January 2019, in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church.   

2018 Christmas carol concerts / fundraising events

St Nicholas Christmas Fayre   Saturday 27 November - selected Christmas carols  More about this performance ....

May 2018 - Summer Choral Showcase - singing for Tomorrow for Tomas

See videos and photos from our May 2018 concert.   Read more about the concert.

January 2018 - Gala 20th Birthday Concert

Saturday 27 January in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church - Fauré’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass No 2 in G

2016 Christmas carol concerts / fundraising events

St Nicholas Christmas Fayre   Saturday 3 December at St Nicholas Church.    See photos.

Christmas Carols at Aldi, Knocknacarra   Singing around the store - see photos.

December 2016  A Celtic Choral Celebration

A concert with Welch male voice choir Cantorion Gogledd Cymru.  Saturday 17 December 2016, Town Hall Theatre, Galway.    Poster here and more details here.   Some photos from this concert.

May 2016:   Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) Mass no. 2 in G major D. 167

We performed this work on 21 May, at a concert where we hosted a visiting choir from Ulm, Germany.

Schubert’s second mass was composed in less than a week (March 2 to 7, 1815), the year after his first mass had been successfully performed in Schubert's home parish. The second mass was originally more modestly scored than the first, requiring only a string orchestra and organ in addition to the soprano, tenor and baritone soloists and SATB choir. The mass follows the traditional format and contains some of Schubert’s most approachable and attractive choral writing.
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Credo
  • Sanctus
  • Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei

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January 2016

Maurice Durufle (1902 – 1986) Requiem Op. 9

With soloists and accompanied by organ.

Saturday 30 January, 8pm at St Nicholas Collegiate Church.

This very popular piece of music is often paired with the classic setting of the Requiem by Gabriel Faure. While Durufle was clearly and understandably influenced by Faure’s masterwork, he is very much his own man.

The work runs for about 40 minutes and is arranged in 9 movements:
  • Introit (Requiem Aeternam)
  • Kyrie eleison
  • Offertory (Domine Jesu Christe)
  • Sanctus and Benedictus
  • Pie Jesu
  • Agnus Dei
  • Communion (Lux aeterna)
  • Libera me
  • In Paradisum

It was completed in 1947 and was published after the fall of the Vichy Government by which its composition had been commissioned in 1941. It was a work very close to Durufle’s heart and he dedicated it to the memory of his father.

It is very approachable while offering some challenges to singers. The choral style will be familiar to singers who have sung Durufle’s Ubi Caritas. A full range of learning tools are available on line – some are free of charge.

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