Audrey Corbett, born in Dublin, was first known as an accomplished child pianist competing successfully in piano competitions in Ireland and the UK. During her years at University College Dublin she formed a madrigal group, St Stephen’s Singers, which rapidly rose to fame as they won the premier award for Irish choirs at the Cork International Choral Festival in two consecutive years. They then tied with Hungary for 3rd place in the BBC radio competition, ”Let the Peoples Sing”, a unique accomplishment for such a young choir.
Shortly after she came to Galway, she became involved with choral music there. Galway Baroque Singers was the result of a happy development of gentle beginnings. In addition to GBS, she has also founded and directed the Galway Boys’ Choir and the female Corrib Singers. For many years she directed Súnus, formally Galway Baroque Chamber Choir, which in 2003 won the Choir of the festival award in Cork.
Audrey has been nationally recognised for her outstanding contribution to choral music. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Concert Hall for five years and is a recipient of a Galway County Arts award. In November 2008 she was awarded an Honorary Master’s Degree by NUIG in recognition of her services to choral music.