The major choral works that the choir has performed In recent years has included ‘The Crucifixion’ by
J.S. Stainer, Requiem by Fauré and in collaboration with the East Cork Choral Society ‘The Passion of Christ’ by J.S. Bach.
The Little Jazz Mass arr. Chilcott and various other Sacred music pieces adds to our more serious music. Songs from the opera and folk songs from different countries as well as our traditional Irish are included and also more light-hearted songs from the musicals and of course Christmas carols!
There have been several directors of the choir since it was founded 30 years ago all of whom with their personality, musical knowledge and hard work have added greatly to the choir’s development and success.
Elizabeth O’Riordan, Garry Thornett, Mark Casey, Jan Van Putten, Eileen McCollum,
Cian O’Carroll, Carmel O’Shea, Colin Nicholls, Padraig Wallace and from September 2014, Fearghal O’Conchubhair.
The choir supports local fundraising concerts with guest appearances such as Dungarvan Lions Club concerts and also collects for charities at their own concerts.
Some of the charities that have benefited in this way are: Straight Ahead – Crumlin Hospital, Simon Community, Chernobyl Trust, Mary Mount Hospice, St. Vincent De Paul, South East Radiotherapy Trust and Glencairn Abbey.
Many professional singers and instrumentalists have added to the concert enjoyment over the years; these are some of the more recent performers:
Helen Hassett, Majella Cullagh, Robert Beare, Cara O’Sullivan, Breffni Horgan, Niamh Murray, Sandra Oman, Marina Cassidy, Stephen Nicholls, Ruairi Dineen, Kim Sheehan and in 2015 Cara O’Sullivan.
Our relation with other choirs
Waterford Choirs Association with whom it joined to welcome the Tall Ships in 2011.
The Chorale de L’Engoulevent in Brittany with whom they have exchanged visits.
The East Cork Choral Society.
The Ranelagh Singers with whom we performed in the Ranelagh Arts Festival in September 2014.
Cantoiri , who has joined us for our concert in Lismore Cathedral on 23rd May 2015.