National Open Competitions

YOUTH CHOIRS, MALE & MIXED VOICE CHOIRS

 

YOUTH CHOIRS

Cork School of Music Senior & Youth Choirs [Co. Cork]

Conductors: Maria Judge & James Taylor

Ho Taru Koi – Ro Ogura (1916-1990)

Libertango – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

 

Mount Merrion Parish Children’s Choir [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Susanne O’Reilly

Let My People Go – Negro Spiritual, Arr. By Bernard Dewagtere (b. 1958)

Steal Away to Jesus – Arr. By Kerry Boyle

 

1st Prize in the National Competition for Youth Choirs 2016 went to Cork School of Music Senior and Youth Choirs conducted by Maria Judge and James Taylor.

2nd Prize went to Mount Merrion Parish Children’s Choir, Dublin, conducted by Suzanne O’Reilly.

MALE VOICE CHOIRS

Testostertones [Co. Galway]

Conductor: Peter Mannion

Daemon – G. Orban (b. 1947)

Abba Medley – Stefan Nagy

 

The Polyphonics [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Patrick D’Alton

Give Me a Barbershop Song – Roy Dawson, Arr. By Steve Hall

Dream a Little Dream – Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andre, Tom Gentry

 

City of Cork Male Voice Choir [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Valter Fralda

Gaudeamus Hodie – Earlene Rentz (b. 1956)

Beautiful Dreamer – W.J. Cotton

 

Portadown Male Voice Choir [Co. Armagh]

Conductor: Gordon Speers BEM.

Old Dick Fisherman – Maurice Blower (1894-1982)/ A.G. Prys-Jones

Feasting I Watch – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

 

1st Prize in the National Competition for Male Voice Choirs 2016 went to Portadown Male Voice Choir, Co. Down, conducted by Gordon Speers.

2nd Prize went to Testostertones, Galway, conducted by Peter Mannion.

 

MIXED VOICE CHOIRS

Cantairí Avondale [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh

De Punta y Taco – Ward Swingle (1927-2015), adapted by Ruaidhrí Ó Dálaigh

Go Lovely Rose – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

 

The Carrigaline Choral Group [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Aonghus Joyce

The Garden of the Seraglio – Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

Oh Dear! What can the Matter be? – Gail Kubik (1914-1984)

 

Cantairí Mhuscraí [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Mary G O’Brien

Bogoroditse Djevo – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

 

PfizerPfonics [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Bernadette Kiely

The Ground from Sunrise Mass – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Kaipaava – Essi Wuorela, Jussi Chydenius

 

Fingal Gospel Choir [Co. Dublin]

Conductor: David Flood

Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) – Billy Joel (b. 1949), Mac Huff

Don’t Stop Me Now – Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), Jetse Bremer

 

Scrubs CUH Workplace Choir [Co. Cork]

Conductor: Patrick Dalton

Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)

Moon River – Johnny Mercer/Henry Mancini, Arr. By Patrick Dalton

 

The Millicent Singers [Co. Kildare]

Conductor: Alan Kelly

Sliabh Geal gCua – Gerard Victory (1921-1995)

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

 

1st Prize in the National Competition for Mixed Voice Choirs 2016 went to PfizerPfonics, Cork, conducted by Bernadette Kiely.

2nd Prize went to Cantairí Avondale, Co. Dublin, conducted by Ruaidhrí O Dálaigh.