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.
Requiem for the Armed Man
The choir’s spring-term project will be Requiem for the Armed Man, taking place between January and March 2024. We will perform two choral works with organ and soloists from the Cathedral Choir: selections from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace a modern choral classic by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins and Gabriel Faure’s classic Requiem. The concert date is Saturday 23rd March.
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 9th January at 19:30.