The Cathedral Choirs
The two choirs at Christ Church Cathedral bring their reputation for excellence to our regular sung services.
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral is one of Ireland’s finest choirs.
Tracing its origins to 1493 with the founding of the choir school, the cathedral choir took part in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin in 1742.
The present choir is a mixed ensemble of around twenty adult singers. In addition to singing at three cathedral services a week, the choir is in demand for television and radio broadcasts in both the UK and Ireland.
The choir has also recorded a number of CDs, including an award-winning collection of Christmas Carols and two critically acclaimed CDs: ‘Meditations and Remembrances’ and ‘I Love All Beauteous Things’.
The choir has toured extensively in Ireland, England, France and the U.S. It has performed in concerts and at services in New Zealand, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, and in Westminster Abbey.
To hear our choir in action, please visit our Facebook page here.
Cathedral Girls’ Choir
The Cathedral Girls’ Choir was re-established in January 2013 and has quickly become an integral part of Dublin’s oldest cathedral.
There are currently around 18 choristers, aged between nine and 18, who rehearse twice weekly, sing Evensong every Wednesday and frequently join forces with the Cathedral Choir. They also perform at other venues in Dublin and undergo tours around the country.
Choristers are drawn from various schools in the Dublin area and membership, which is free of charge, is open to girls of all religious traditions or none. Those successful after audition receive expert training and voice tuition.
Parents of girls interested in auditioning for a place in the choir are invited to contact the Director of Music, Tom Little, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church Community Chorus
Christ Church Community Chorus are project-based choir who meet once a week in the lead-up to performances at the Cathedral. Anyone can join!
You don’t have to be able to read music or be an experienced singer. It’s completely free and you can sign up on a project-by-project basis. The only requirement for membership is that you’re willing to have a go.
The choir is led by a music team of dedicated, experienced professionals who will make you feel welcome and at ease. The choir’s aim is to make high-quality, enjoyable music-making at the Cathedral open to everyone.
Songs My Heart Has Taught Me
The choir’s first project will be Songs My Heart Has Taught Me, taking place between September and December 2023. We will perform two choral works with an instrumental ensemble and soloists from the Cathedral Choir: Songs My Heart Has Taught Me, four gorgeous songs on themes of inclusivity written in 2021 by Bob Chilcott, and Vivaldi’s classic Gloria. The concert date is Sunday 17 December.
Rehearsals for this project will take place on Tuesdays between 19:30 and 21:30 at Christ Church. Music will be provided and signing up is completely free.
If you’re interested but want to have a go before you commit, you could also join us at our Open Rehearsal on the 12 of September at 19:30.
Christ Church Community Chorus will sing one more project this season, Requiem for the Armed Man. This will take place in the Spring, culminating in a concert at Christ Church on 23 March 2024. We will be performing the Choral Suite from Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and Gabriel Fauré’s heavenly Requiem.
Details on rehearsals and how to sign up will be available soon!