Galway Baroque Singers are delighted to announce that Peter Mannion has been appointed as our new conductor. Peter joined us 6 weeks ago and we have been working on a program for a free short concert. The concert will take place on Sunday 11th December at 3pm in the Augustinian Church. More details and booking link will be posted soon.
After nearly 40 years our conductor Audrey Corbett has decided to retire from conducting. All of the GBS family are extremely grateful to her for her years with GBS and the wonderful music she introduced to us. Of course we couldn’t let her leave without a bit of a celebration. Last weekend we had a celebration night for Audrey in the Connaught Hotel. Attended by current and former choir members it was a wonderful evening sharing many memories and music, and giving us singers the opportunity to thank Audrey for all she has done for GBS. Beginning with Handel’s Messiah in 1983 she taught us plain chant, 16th century a cappella, jazz, Irish and film music, and a whole host of orchestral works. We learned so much from her and most of all we did her way. Audrey thank you for the music. xxx
Galway Baroque Singers will perform a short afternoon concert in the Augustinian Church on Sunday 5th December at 3.30pm. For this concert we will be joined by soprano Aisling Kenny and accompanist Ramin Haghjoo. Conductor Audrey Corbett.
Tickets are available now from Eventbrite. Tickets are free, but any donations to the choir would be welcomed.
Due to restrictions in numbers a limited amount of tickets are available. Concert goers must register for tickets through Eventbrite.
In line with current government regulations only people with valid Covid passes will be permitted to attend the concert.
Galway Baroque Singers are grant aided by Galway City Council.
A few images from our final rehearsal in St . Joseph’s Church for our “Let There Be Light Concert” with Luminosa String Orchestra, Aisling Kenny (Soprano), Ramin Haghjoo (Organ). Condutor Audrey Corbett.
At our rehearsal this week we were treated to a wonderful vocal workshop from Aisling Kenny. Aisling will be the soloist for our concert on December 13th.
Our next concert will take place on 13th December 2019. For this concert we will be joined by the Luminosa Orchestra in a progamme of works by Mozart, Haydn, Pergolesi as well as 16th century motets and Christmas pieces.
Details of ticket sales coming soon
Galway Baroque Singers are holding auditions for all sections on 2nd October 2019. If you would like to set up an audition time email us at email@example.com.
Read our join the choir page to find out more about auditions for GBS.
A group of Galway Baroque Singers took part in Culture Night 2019 as street buskers. They started on Quay street outside Opus II, then moved on to Mainguard Street, Abbeygate Street, Shop Street and finished at Eyre Square singing a number of pieces at each spot.
Galway Baroque Singers will be taking part in Culture Night 2019 on 20th September 2019. From 7.30pm-8.30pm GBS will be “Baroque Buskers” performing a selection of pieces at various locations around the city. Starting point outside Opus II, ending point Eyre Square fountain.