CHAMBER CHOIRS, FEMALE VOICE CHOIRS & IRELAND’S CHOIR OF THE YEAR

 

CHAMBER CHOIRS

Cantate Chamber Choir [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Elaine Kelly

Ubi Caritas – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Tambur – Lajos Bardos (1899-1986)

 

Cantabile Vocal Ensemble [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Mary G. O’Brien

If Music Be – Mary G. O’Brien (b. 1977)

Táncnóta – Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

 

Sing ‘n’ Tonics [Co. Galway]

Conductor: Peter Mannion

Baby Shark – Hamilton/Gerometta

Fáilte Don Éan – Kevin O’Connell (b. 1958)

 

1st Prize in the National Competition for Chamber Choirs 2016 went to Sing ‘n’ Tonics, Galway, conducted by Peter Mannion.

2nd Prize went to Cantabile Vocal Ensemble, Cork, conducted by Mary G. O’Brien.

 

FEMALE VOICE CHOIRS

Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Bernie Sherlock

Ave Maris Stella – Lajos Bardos (1899-1986)

Ain’t That News – Arr. By Stephen Hatfield (b. 1956)

 

The Voices [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Mary Pedder-Daly

Ave Maria – Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Dance a Cachucha – Gilbert (1836-1911), Sullivan (1842-1900)

 

Gracenotes [Co. Mayo]

Conductor: Laura Brogan

Fair Phyllis – John Farmer (1570-1601)

How Do I Love Thee? – Nathan Christensen (b. 1976)

 

Cappella Lyrica [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Maria Judge

Íosagán – Séamas de Barra (b. 1955)

J’entends Le Moulin – Donald Patriquin (b. 1938), Arr. By Maria Judge

 

Park Singers [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Órla Gillan

Mary’s Song – Knut Nystedt (1915-2014)

The Typewriter – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)/Ko Matsushita (b. 1962)

 

1st Prize in the National Competition for Female Voice Choirs 2016 went to Park Singers, Dublin, conducted by Órla Gillan.

2nd Prize went to Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath, Co. Dublin, conducted by Bernie Sherlock.

 

IRELAND’S CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Bernie Sherlock

Alleluia, Laus Et Gloria – Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978)

Duo Seraphim – Tomas Luis De Victoria (1548-1611)

No Sanctuary – Michael Holohan (b. 1956)

 

Voci Nuove [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan

T’amo, Mia Vita – Gesualdo Da Venosa (1560-1613)

Fáilte Don Éan – Kevin O’Connell (b. 1958)

Double Double Toil and Trouble – Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b.1963)

 

Park Singers [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Órla Gillan

Tenebrae Factae Sunt – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594), Arr. By G.W.W

Ave Regina Coelorum – Ko Matsushita (b. 1962)

Lament – Marian Ingoldsby (b. 1965)

 

Laetare Vocal Ensemble [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Dr. Róisín Blunnie

Nachtwache II – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Non Più Guerra, Pietate – Claudio Monterverdi (1567-1643)

A Crazed Girl – Seán Doherty (b. 1987)

 

The winner of Ireland’s Choir of the Year 2016 was Voci Nuove, Cork, conducted by Lynsey Callaghan.

2nd place went to Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Dublin, conducted by Dr. Róisín Blunnie, and 3rd place went to Park Singers, Dublin, conducted by Órla Gillan.