St. Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum

St. Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum provides the liturgical music and also the musical outreach of the parish community in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, right in the heart of Galway.

About Us

St. Nicholas' Schola Cantorum was founded in 2012, a modern reimagining of the ancient college of singers, established here in 1486 and which gives the church its special title. (More about the history of music in St Nicholas' >>) In 2012, the Rector, Select Vestry and parish community decided to revive the ancient college, honouring the...

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Coffee Concerts

The perfect Saturday morning! Galway on a Saturday morning is a buzzing place, and especially in the environs of St Nicholas’ where the myriad stalls of the famous Saturday market are found all around the churchyard. The Schola Cantorum Saturday morning coffee concerts at 11am offer the perfect haven amidst the hubbub: fine music performed...

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What’s On

Coming up Events and special services in the next month Termly calendar Termly service music lists

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Who’s Who

Mark Duley, Organist and Director of Music Mark has been organist at St Nicholas’ since 2006, and director of the Schola Cantorum since its founding in 2012. He is one of Ireland’s most well-known choral specialists, and is the founder-director of the chamber choir Resurgam. A busy freelance career includes leading workshops and masterclasses for...

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Get Involved

Join a choir The benefits of singing in a choir are becoming more well-known, leading to well-being of mind, body and spirit! Read more about how good singing is for your health here>> Here at St Nicholas’ there are a number of different ways you can experience the joy of choral singing – and all...

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Weddings

Getting married in St Nicholas’? Then look no further for your music requirements! St Nicholas’ is a popular venue for weddings. Many who would like to get married in the church may not be aware that it has its own resident music staff and choir. The organists of the church are also skilled arrangers and...

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