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 church’s musical heritage but in a new dynamic that reaches out to all the people of Galway. St. Nicholas Schola Cantorum secures the musical future of the church and provides an invaluable musical and educational resource in the wider community.
Its three aims are:
• the enrichment of worship
• the education of singers
• the promotion of the arts
These aims are met through the five choral ensembles that comprise the Schola Cantorum.