Verdi Requiem

The University of Dublin Choral Society is proud to present Verdi’s ever popular Requiem, a work which, as much as any of his operas, traverses the gamut of human emotion, from the terrifying and blood-curdling vision of the day of judgement to the consolation of eternal peace and rest.  The Society is joined in this performance by orchestra and soloists drawn from the best of Ireland’s young singers.


Conducted by David Leigh

Soloists: Donna Gallagher, Laura Lamph, Jack Kinkead, Eoghan Desmond

8pm, Thursday 19 March 2015

National Concert Hall

Tickets are available from the NCH website



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Choral Committee – Nominations now open!

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Interested in helping to shape the future of one of College’s oldest societies? Want some committee experience for your CV? Love Choral and want to get more involved?

Whatever your motivation, if you are thinking about running for Choral Committee, we’d love to hear from you. Email if you’d like to find out more from current Committee members about what the various roles involve. If you’re new to Choral this year, even better! Enthusiasm for new ideas keeps our older TCD societies alive and kicking.

If you’ve decided to take the plunge, submit your nomination and second by February 13th. You will have the opportunity to make a very quick pitch at the AGM on Wed 18th Feb and all the ordinary members will vote in a closed ballot. The new Committee will be announced that night and at their first meeting, the various roles will be assigned in an internal election i.e. you do not need to run for a specific post at the AGM, these will be decided later.

So please consider taking part – it’s your society, make your voice heard!

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Verdi Requiem at the NCH

VerdiHeaderAfter a great Michaelmas term in Choral, we’re already looking forward to the New Year and our next exciting project – bringing the high drama and stirring emotion of Verdi’s Requiem to the National Concert Hall.

If you’ve been thinking about joining Choral, now is the time. Have a listen to this great work and you’ll be hooked! Whether you read music or not, we have lots of resources to help you become familiar with the piece and there will be some smaller Saturday rehearsals to get to grips with the tricky bits.

Join us for our first rehearsal on Wednesday the 14th of January.

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RTE Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas


In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Gladiator and Scratch Messiah, a small but enthusiastic group from Choral got together under the direction of our Librarian, Ross Cullinane, to record Bach’s In Dulci Jubilo as the Choral entry to RTE Lyric FM’s annual Choirs for Christmas competition.




Listen in to Niall Carroll on RTE Lyric Fm Classical Daytime, Wed 17th December between 12 and 2pm, to hear how it turned out. Many thanks to Ross and everyone who gave their time to be involved.

Well done all!

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Michaelmas Concert: BACH Magnificat & Wachet Auf


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Join the University of Dublin Choral Society for a special performance of two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s finest choral works, Magnificat and Wachet auf, in the splendour of the University’s Public Theatre.
As a special treat, this performance of the Magnificat in D major will include the four Christmas interpolations from the original E flat major setting, composed in 1723.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, a chorale cantata composed by Bach in 1731, is based on a hymn by Philipp Nicolai.
Conducted by David Leigh with orchestra and guest soloists.

Dates: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th November at 8pm
Tickets: €15 / €10 (concession), available at the door or at eventbrite

Special student ticket price of €7 for tickets purchased in advance at our stand in the Arts Building during the week of the 17th November.

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Michaelmas Poster Competition

All members are invited to submit their ideas for the Michaelmas concert poster, advertising our upcoming concert of Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata 140 (Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme).
Follow the guidelines below to be eligible.Johann_Sebastian_Bach
Text to be included:
University of Dublin Choral Society
Bach Magnificat Wachet Auf
Conducted by David Leigh
With guest soloists
Public Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin
November 19 & 20, 8pm
Tickets: €15/10 (concessions), Advance student tickets: €7
Image: Must be self-designed or have a copyright which allows free redistribution/reuse for publication
Resolution: 300dpi, ~3500*4900 pixels
Format: 3mm bleed
(The Committee reserves the right to make minor edits before the winning entry goes to print)

The prize is a pair of tickets to the concert for the night of your choice. The closing date is Wednesday 22nd October.

Good luck!

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2014-15 Programme

2014-15 programme Website

The Choral Society is proud to present the programme of its 177th session:

Michaelmas Term

In November 2014, the society will perform two choral works by Bach: Maginificat in D Major (BWV 243) and Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140), also known as Sleepers Awake. There will be two performances, both of which will take place in the college’s Public Theatre, our traditional concert venue.

Hilary Term

One of the most popular choral works of all time, Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem will be performed by the Choral Society at the National Concert Hall in March 2015. The society performed the Irish première of this piece in 1876 and most recently sang it in 2011 in a sold out Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Do you want to be part of this? Whether you have been a member for years or are considering membership of the Choral Society for the first time, we would be delighted if you decided to join us in this exciting project. All vocal ranges and levels of singing experience are welcome. You can join at our stand in Front Square during Freshers’ Week 2014 (15-19 September) or at our first rehearsal on Wednesday, 24 September at 6.30pm in Regent House (Just above Front Arch). Please click here to learn more about the society’s history and here for more information about the society’s activities. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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