St. Nicholas’ Singers

This large all-comers choir is drawn from the wider Galway region, both city and county, and beyond. The choir’s dual purpose is to introduce people of all ages and abilities to the church’s special musical heritage, and perform large-scale choral repertoire in the appropriate liturgical season. The group convenes once or twice a year to learn over the course of a weekend a major work and then perform it in concert. This pattern of rehearsal allows many people who sing in other choirs to take part, and thus the makeup of the choir includes every level of ability and experience.

Since its first outing in 2012, the choir has presented a diverse range of works such as Faure’s Requiem, Britten’s cantata Rejoice in the lamb, Vaughan Williams’ Five mystical songs, Brahms’ German Requiem, and Arvo Pärt’s Beatitudes. It has collaborated with many different musicians and ensembles, most famously with celebrated accordionist Máirtín O’Connor.

If you would like to join the St Nicholas Singers for their next outing, then please contact us music@stnicholas.ie