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Here at St Nicholas’ there are a number of different ways you can experience the joy of choral singing – and all in the unique context of Galway’s oldest building standing at the heart of the city. Joining a choir at St Nicholas’ offers not just a wonderful musical experience but the chance to be part of a singing tradition stretching back over 500 years. The musicianship programme that is provided as part of membership of some of the choirs ensures that singers are also learning and improving their skills whilst enjoying singing!
For those who have never sung before, of any age, gender and background, St Nicholas’ Singers offers a one-off “try it out” opportunity within a convivial and helpful atmosphere. For those who fancy something more regular and also could manage Sunday morning attendances, the Parish Choir opens up not just further musical possibilities but the experience of the church’s unique and rich pattern of worship. Singers of some experience and ability might consider Collegium or a post as Vicar Choral, while students are eligible to apply for NUI Galway choral scholarships. For young children of musical ability, a choristership in St Nicholas Schola Cantorum provides a unique musical and vocal training and builds an excellent foundation for a future in music.
More information on all the choirs can be found here (link to about us). Please feel free to contact the Organist here for an informal chat about any aspect of the choral programme.
St Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum is a self-supporting organisation which relies on its fundraising activities and the generosity of its Friends and donors in order to run its programme.
The Friends of St Nicholas Schola Cantorum are a group of regular donors who pledge €50 or more per annum and are listed on all our printed programmes and publicity material.