Other Mayo-related Choral Events

 Mayo International Choral Festival wish the following event(s) every success:

Cherry Creek Girls 21, USA High School Choir In Concert
Presented by: the Mayo International Choral Festival
To include: St Joseph’s Secondary School
Senior and Gospel Choirs.

Venue: Ballintubber Abbey, County Mayo.
Date and time: Fri 23rd March 2018, 8pm.
More details to be announced.

The University of Iowa USA Concert Band
& The Mayo Concert Orchestra in Concert
Hosted by: the Mayo International Choral Festival
To include: The University of Iowa Concert Band, USA

and The Mayo Concert Orchestra,
Venue:¬†GMIT, St Mary’s Hall, Castlebar, County Mayo.
Date and time: Tuesday 13th March 2018, 8pm.
More details to be announced.

All Shook Up
Presented by: Achill Musical and Dramatic Society

Venue: Colaiste Acla, Dooega.
Date & time: 15th Р17th February 2018
Tickets: Achill Sound, Keel and Mulranny Post Offices
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My Fair Lady
Presented by: Ballinrobe Musical Society

Venue: Ballinrobe Community School, Co. Mayo.
Date & time: 11th Р17th February 2018
Tickets click Here
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Quiz Night!
Presented by: The Mayo International Choral Festival
A fun festival fundraiser to test your general, music and sports knowledge!
Venue: Connaught Inn, Castlebar.
Day, date & time: Friday, 2nd February. 8.30pm.
Tables of four: ‚ā¨40 – great prizes and super raffle!

Hello Dolly!
Presented by: Claremorris Musical Society
Venue: Claremorris Town Hall, Co. Mayo.
Date & time: 24th Р27th January 2018
More details: Facebook

Prince Handsome Panto 2018 –¬†Westport
Presented by: MacLuí Community Youth Initiative and
Children’s Arts Festival, in association with Westport Town Hall Theatre.
Venue: Westport Town Hall Theatre, Co. Mayo.
Date & time: Wed 3rd РSun 7th January
More details: Westport Theatre

Beauty and The Beast – Castlebar Pantomime
Venue: An Sportlann, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Date & time: Wed 3rd РSun 7th January
More details: Facebook
Adm / Tkts on sale from Ticket Web

Welcome Back To The West of Ireland at Christmas
Presented by: Ireland West International Airport, Knock
To include:
 The Mayo Male Voice Choir
The choir welcomes in song overseas passengers arriving at Knock Airport.
Always an occasion filled with festive cheer and goodwill.
Venue: Arrivals Foyer at the Airport.
Date and time: Fri 22nd December Р10.30am to 12.45pm

Christmas Carols at Ballintubber Abbey
Presented by: Ballintubber Abbey.
To include:
 The Mayo Male Voice Choir
Venue: Ballintubber Abbey, Ballintubber, County Mayo.
Date and time: Wed 18th December Р8pm
Ticket Details Donation at the door.

Castlebar Gospel Choir
Presented by: Castlebar Gospel Choir and directed by Kathey Fahey.
To include:
¬†Accompanied by the ‘Sophisticats’,
Venue: Christchurch, Castlebar, County Mayo.
Date and time: Sun 17th December Рtwo concerts, 3pm and 7pm
Ticket Details¬†‚ā¨15 from Downtown Records.
More details: 
See Castlebar Gospel Facebook

Ballinrobe Folk Choir
Christmas Concert

Venue:¬†St Mary’s Church, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.
Date & time: Fri 15th, 8pm.
Proceeds in aid of Aware.
Adm / Tkts on sale from choir members

Festive Harmony
An evening of Dance, Popular Classical and
Musical Theatre Favourites, Carols and Christmas Cheer!
To include: Mezzo Soprano Anne Marie Gibbons,
Baritone David Durham, Baritone Ronan Egan,
The Cresham Academy of Irish Dance,
Brackloon National School.
Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo.
Date & time: Fri 15th and Sat. 16th December, 8pm.

Adm / Tkts on sale from¬†www.westporttheatre.com¬†‚ā¨20 / ‚ā¨18

Christmas Choral Recital with Cór Mhaigh Eo
To include: Cór Mhaigh Eo, Louisburgh Junior Choir
and Organists Michael Quinn
Venue:¬†St Patrick’s Church, County Mayo.
Date and time: Thurs 14th December, 8pm.
Ticket Details¬†‚ā¨10 and ‚ā¨5 (Students / OAP)
More details: See Cór Mhaigh Eo Facebook Link

Westport Children’s Choir’s Christmas¬†concert¬†
Presented by: Eriko Hopkinson
To include:
¬†Westport Children’s Choir and Westport Youth Choir
Also, accompaniment by Ausra Kvietkute on piano, and
special guests Pauline Graham on flute and recorder and Caoimhe Hopkinson on guitar. 
Venue: Westport Townhall Theatre, County Mayo.
Date and time: Sun 10th December, 3pm.
Ticket Details¬†‚ā¨10 (Adult) ‚ā¨7 (Child) or ‚ā¨30 (family of four)
More details: 

Ev’ry Voice Big House Party!
Presented by: Ev’ry Voice Choir and directed by Kathey Fahey.
To include:
¬†Ev’ry Voice and The Castlebar Gospel Choir, accompanied by the ‘Sophisticats’,
and very special guest Youtube sensation Paul Taylor.
Also, James and Joseph Garvey.
Venue: Great National Hotel, Ballina, County Mayo.
Date and time: Sun 10th December, 8pm.
Ticket Details¬†‚ā¨15 from 087 2590885
More details:
See Ev’ry Voice Facebook Link

Castlebar Gospel Choir
Presented by: Castlebar Gospel Choir and directed by Kathey Fahey.
To include:
¬†Accompanied by the ‘Sophisticats’,
Venue: St Colman’s Church, Claremorris, County Mayo.
Date and time: Fri 8th December, 8pm.
Ticket Details¬†‚ā¨15 from¬†choir members
More details: 
See Castlebar Gospel Facebook

Moy Singers Christmas Concert
Presented by: Moy Singers
To include: The Moy Singers Choir with special guest:
Sibéal Ní Chasaide
and accompanist John Feely, classical guitarist.
Venue: Great National Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Date and time: Fri, 1st December. 8pm.
Ticket Details: From Choir Members or Tourist Office,
Pearse St, Ballina 096 72800.
More Details: Facebook: @moysingers

White Christmas
Presented by: Castlebar Musical and Dramatic Society
A delightful musical.
Venue: GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Date and time: From Thurs 30th Nov to Sat 2nd Dec, at 8pm
Matinee also Sat. 2nd Dec, 2.30pm.
Ticket Details: From cast members or Downtown Records, Castlebar.
More details: Facebook: @castlebarmusicanddramasociety
or from Website Click Here

Sing and Ring Concerts
Presented by: Ballina Chamber Choir

To include: The Ballina chamber Choir and
The Castlebar College of Further Education
Handbell Choir and special guests
Venue: Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo.
With Guests – The Quay National School Chorus, Ballina
Date and time: Wed, 29th November. 8pm
Ticket Details¬†‚ā¨12 / ‚ā¨6
from the Arts Centre 096 73593 or online.
Venue: Christchurch, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
With Guests – Cor na bPaisti,
Rang 3, Scoil Raifteiri, Castlebar
Date and time: Fri., 8th December. 8pm
Ticket Details:¬†‚ā¨10 / ‚ā¨5 on the door.
More Details: Facebook: @ballinachamberchoir

Unique Arrangement of
Handel’s Messiah
Presented by:
Vocalessence Choir
A unique arrangement of

Handel’s Messiah – Passion, Easter and Christmas Music
To include: Soloists РSoprano Teresa Ingrilli,
Mezzo Soprano Anna-Louise Costello
and Tenor Kevin O’Connor.
Accompanied by the amazing Mamisa String Quartet with Ausra Kvietkute on continuo.
Directed by Kathy Fahey.
Introduced by RTE’s Eileen Dunne.
Venue: Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Date and time: Sun. 26th Nov., 7pm.
Adm: Tickets:¬†‚ā¨20, Downtown Records Castlebar and Westport or call 087 6218282
More Details: Facebook: @vocalessence14

Handel’s Messiah
Presented by: Knock Basilica
Venue: Knock Basilica
The inaugural performance of Handel’s iconic Messiah at Knock Basilica.
To include: the RT√Č Concert Orchestra conducted by Proinns√≠as √ď Duinn.¬†Soloists Claudia Boyle, Soprano,
Anne Marie Gibbons, Alto, Julian Hubbard, Tenor, Christopher Cull, Bass
and a 180-member choir – Our Lady’s Choral Society, Dublin,
Cór Mhaigh Eo and Ballina Chamber Choir.
Presenter Liz Nolan, RT√Č lyric fm.
Date & time: Sat 18th Nov., 7.30pm. Doors 6.30pm
Adm: Tickets ‚ā¨30 and ‚ā¨25
Knock Basilica, Downtown Records, Castlebar & Westport or online

More Details: www.knockmessiah.com

Schools Will Rock You!
Presented by:¬†St Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar

The Musical By Queen and Ben Elton
Venue: TF Royal Theatre
Date & time: Thurs 16th and Fri 17th Nov., 8pm.
Adm:¬†Tickets ‚ā¨10,¬†available from the school, tel. 094 9021406 or at the door on the night.

‘Amazing Popkoor’ Concert
Presented by: The Mayo International Choral Festival
Venue: Christchurch, Castlebar
To include:¬†From the Netherlands, the ‘Amazing Popkoor’ choir, The Mayo Male Voice Choir and the Rolling Waves.
Date & time: Fri 13th Oct, 2017, 8.15pm
Adm: Tickets¬†‚ā¨12¬†and ‚ā¨8, Downtown Records, Castlebar and Westport or online at www.eventbrite.ie
More Details: Click Here

‘Enjoy Yourself’ Concert
Presented by:¬†Rocks ‘n’ Roses Cancer Survivors Choir
Venue:  Castlebar Tennis Club
To include: ‘Rocks ‘n’ Roses Choir’ and ‘Atlantic Rhythm’
Date & time: Wed 11th Oct, 2017, 8pm
Adm: Tickets¬†‚ā¨10. From Gavin’s, Spencer St, Castlebar or 087 2250704
More Details: Proceeds of the night go to The Gr√°ine Mhaol Dragon Boat Club

The Armed Man : A Mass For Peace
Presented by:¬†RT√Č
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin
To include:¬†Ballina Chamber Choir, Cor Mhaigh Eo and Dun Laoghaire Choral Society, the RT√Č Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy.
Date & time: Sat 4th Feb, 8pm
Adm: Tickets from¬†‚ā¨19.50 to¬†‚ā¨39.50
More Details: Click Here

Me and My Girl
Presented by: Claremorris Musical Society
Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Wed 25th to Sat 28th, 8pm
More Details: Click Here
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Cor Meibion Penybontfwar, Wales, in Concert
Presented by: The Mayo International Choral Festival.
To include: 
Penybontfwar Male Voice Choir, Wales and the Rolling Waves Traditional Irish Music Youth Group, Mayo.
Venue: Christchurch, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Saturday 22nd May 2016, 8pm
More Details: Click Here

The Moy Meets The Missouri!
To include: Our Savior Lutheran Choir, Missouri, USA and Bofield CCE.
Venue: Kennedy Glasgow Centre, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Monday 11th July 2016, 8pm
Adm: Free Adm.
More Details: Click Here

A Concert For Peace
Hosted by Mayo International Choral Festival
A Major Choral and Orchestral ‘Concert of Peace’ featuring the RT√Č Concert Orchestra, a 120 member Peace Choir¬†and soloists Anne Marie Gibbons and Owen Gilhooly. The concert on Saturday May 14th will include excerpts from ‘The Armed Man’ by Sir Karl Jenkins and an Elegy suite for 1916 by Hollywood composer, Patrick¬†Cassidy, originally from Mayo.
Venue: Knock Basilica, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: 14th May, 2016, 8pm
Adm:¬†‚ā¨25 and ‚ā¨15
Click for more information and / or to purchase:

Eventbrite - A Concert For Peace

Maytime Concert
To include: Hereford Police Male Choir & Cill Aodain Musical Society
Venue: Christchurch, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Sunday 8th May, 8pm

Achill Lifeboat Concert
To include:Hereford Police Male Choir & Vocalessence.
Venue: Parish Church, Achill Sound, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Saturday 7th May, 8pm

Sounds of Spring
By Tbe Mayo Male Voice Choir Annual Concert,
with special guest Se√°n Costello
Venue: Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Thurs 28th April Р8pm.
Tkts from choir members or Breaffy House Hotel reception:¬†‚ā¨15

30th Anniversary Gala Concert
By The Moy Singers.
Venue: Hotel Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Sat 16th April Р8pm.
(Doors 7pm for a complimentary glass of wine).
Tkts from choir members or Hotel Ballina:¬†‚ā¨15

The Troubadours Night at the Movies
To include:The Troubadours sing some familiar classics from Movies over the years, with their unique mix of humour, charm and light-heartedness

Venue: Breaffy House Hotel, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Thurs 14th April, 8pm

Annual General Meeting of Mayo International Choral Festival
Lough Lannagh Village, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Wednesday 27th January 2016, 7.30pm. All welcome.

Sing and Ring
Christchurch, Castlebar. Wednesday 9th December 8pm.
Ballina Chamber Choir, with special guests the CCFE Handbell Choir and Harpist Marese O’Hora

Tommy Fleming Christmas Concert
Ballintubber Abbey. Thurs 10th December, 8pm.

Wizard of Oz
Parke Community Centre. Fri 11th and Sat 12th at 8.30pm. Sunday 13th at 2.30pm.

Presented by Parke Musical Society.

Carols by Candlelight
Hotel Ballina, Friday 11th December 8pm.
With the Moy Singers and special guest Patrick Lacken.

CODA Christmas Recital
Holy Trinity Church, Westport. Sunday 13th December, 6pm

The Three Tenors
perform in Swinford Church, Sunday 13th December 8pm.
Special guests include Scoil Muire agus Padraig Choir.

Castlebar Gospel Choir
Christchurch, Castlebar. Sunday 20th December.
Two shows, 3pm and 6.30pm. With full band ‘The Sophsticats’ and special guests.

Anything Goes
Claremorris Town Hall. 21st – 23rd January.

Presented by Claremorris Musical Society.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Breaffy Arena, Castlebar. 7th – 10th January.

Presented by Castlebar Pantomime.

Fiddler on the Roof
By Castlebar Musical and Drama Society
Venue: Royal Theatre, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Thurs 3rd & Fri 4th December 2015 Р8pm. Sat 5th December Р2.30pm and 8pm
More details:  here

Irish Association of Barbershop Singers Convention 2015

Venue: Royal Theatre, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: Fri 2nd and Sat 3rd October
Adm:¬†‚ā¨10,¬†‚ā¨15 and¬†‚ā¨20
More details: Events open to a public audience – see a timetable of events here

Canadian Orpheus Male Choir in concert in Mayo
Together with the Mayo Male Voice Choir

Venue: Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
Date & time: September 25th, 2015, 8pm.
More details: See the poster here.

Handel’s Challenge
The Challenge:
To stage Handel’s Messiah in Mayo
To recruit 100 choir members before end of August 2013
To raise e20k to fund new Palliative Care Centre in Mayo
Venue: Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar.
Date: December 8th 2013.
Click here for more details

Kiltimagh Choral Festival
Venue: Park Hotel, Kiltimagh.
Date: February 22nd & 23rd, 2013

Ballinrobe Musical Society
Venue: Ballinrobe Community School auditorium
Date: 8pm, Sat 9th to Sat 16th February 2013.

‘The Sound of Music’
Claremorris Musical Society
Venue: Townhall, Claremorris
Date: Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th January 2013. Nightly 8pm.
Matinee on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Melodies at St Thomas’, Dugort with David Durham & Robin Rubenstein
Venue: St Thomas’ Church, Dugort, Achill.
Date: Saturday Aug 18t 2012

Time: 8pm
Baritone David Durham, who has become a familiar name to Mayo Male Voice Choir audiences together with Ms Robin Rubenstein, American pianist, writer and teacher, are a highly successful concert duo, performing concert tours together throughout the UK, with this being their first appearance together in the West of Ireland.
They performed to great acclaim in London recently, staging a multi-media concert featuring ‚ÄėThe Works of the Painters‚Äô, a song cycle by Francis Poulenc.
Whilst not featuring the complete cycle at this concert, Achill, being as it is, such a haven for painters, makes it all the more appropriate to feature this work in St Thomas’s delightful location in Dugort. David and Robin are very honoured to be asked to appear by the Heinrich Boll Association who administer the Artists retreat nearby, once the home of Nobel Laureate writer Heinrich Boll.
The concert features many well-known pieces by some of the great romantic composers, such as Schubert, Schumann, Faure and Ravel. It brilliantly showcases, through exquisitely beautiful songs and piano solos, the sublime art of composers who were inspired by poets to produce pieces of great genius.
This varied and melodious programme of song and piano with David Durham and Robin Rubinstein, should make for a delightful evenings entertainment in the charming setting of St Thomas’ Dugort.

Mayo Male Voice Choir Springtime Concert
Venue: Royal Theatre, Castlebar, County Mayo
Date: Thurs 19th April 2012
Time: 8.30 p.m.
The annual Springtime Concert has all the ingredients of a great night out, with a great diversity of pieces performed on the night. Guest performers include Mezzo Soprano Ann Marie Gibbons, Baritone David Durham, Sean Costello and The Wolfgang Ensemble.
Tickets e20.
For further information please contact:
Tel: 0818 300 000 (Royal Theatre) or any choir member.

St. Colman’s Church Centenary premieres
Venue: St. Colman’s Church, Claremorris, County Mayo
Date: Friday 13 April 2012
Time: 8 p.m. sharp

One of the highlights of the ongoing celebrations to commemorate the centenary of St. Colman‚Äôs Church, Claremorris, the Parish Pastoral Team is pleased to announce the European Premiere of Patrick Cassidy‚Äôs¬†FAMINE REMEMBRANCE CONCERT. This is the first occasion that this musical masterpiece has been performed outside the United States. What is also unique about this event is that it marks a big welcome home to Claremorris born Patrick Cassidy who has made his name in North America as a successful composer of musical scores for Hollywood Movies. Irish American actor Eric Mabius (who starred in a lead role in ‘Ugly Betty’ and also appeared in almost 30 films and over a dozen major television projects) is to narrate the European premiere of the Famine Remembrance Concert.
The two hour performance accompanied by the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Tribal Chamber Choir (Galway) will be held at St. Colman’s Church, Claremorris on Friday 13
¬†April at 8 p.m.¬†Tickets cost ‚ā¨25 and can be booked through 086 1797569 or purchased from Smyth’s Newsagents, Main Street or at Curam on the Church Grounds.
When staged at a number of big venues across the United States, the Famine Remembrance premiere was attended by former President Mary McAleese at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and narrated by actress Anjelica Huston.
Patrick Cassidy expressed his delight in returning to Claremorris to perform one of his compositions to mark the centenary of St. Colman’s Church. “Having a strong link to my birth place, I am absolutely delighted to be coming back to Claremorris for this occasion. Claremorris has always been close to my heart and I look forward to meeting my family and friends there on the 13
th¬†April, for what will be a special night.”
For further information please contact:¬†Orla Sweeney, Secretary, St. Colman’s Church Parish Pastoral Team.

Tel: 086 2439239

Email: orla@fleet.ie