Sunday 30th April, 9.30am
Established in 2019, MTU Glór Choral Society, aims to provide an opportunity for students to sing together in a student-led ensemble. Glór strives to provide a platform for student conductors to gain experience in working with ensembles and to showcase a high standard of talents and skills from its members. Skills also include composition and accompaniment. The Choir has a mixed repertoire which ranges from early to modern and both sacred and secular music. The choir enjoys performing publicly and hosts a Christmas and summer concert every year. This year, the choir is led by Caitriona Fitzmaurice. A recent MTU graduate, Caitriona graduated with a first class honors, where she studied under Mary Hegarty and Majella Cullagh. She also received the Alan Cutts Memorial Award for top grades in her conducting electives in university and has since gone on to be apprentice conductor, working alongside Conor Palliser, for the world premiere of “Morrigan” in the Cork Opera House. The MTU Glór Choral Society Committee are the founders and hosts of the All-Ireland Choral Intervarsities. This event won the Society two Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) awards for ‘Best Intervarsity' and ‘Best Event’. They see this competition as an effort to keep the spark alive in the arts by encouraging new means of engaging within the industry. Last Year, the choir won the All-Ireland Choral Intervarsities Public Choice Award and achieved Second Place in Cork international Choir Festival's Ireland's Choir of the Year Competition.