This big choir (130+ members) is perhaps unique amongst Dublin choirs in having developed, since its first public outing in 1977, a hugely varied repertoire, ranging from the great classical masterworks such as the Verdi Requiem and Carmina Burana to fun material such as the Beatles, Carpenters, Beach Boys & Queen and just about every other choral musical genre. We like, every so often, to rock and swing as well as put on a serious face!

We’re based in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, but with a membership drawn from all over the city and beyond. We  enjoy our music, but we also want to reach as high a quality of performance as our  conductor John Dexter can draw from us.  The spur for this is the public concerts we present each year, typically in spring and autumn as well as at Christmas. Dublin’s National Concert Hall is our usual performance home, but we have played many other venues at home and abroad, including, in the past few years, Carnegie Hall, New York, and the Palais Montcalm in Québec City.

We rehearse in Ballinteer every Monday evening from 7.30 to 10pm, September to May, and prospective new members are always welcome.

A date for your diary: Stanford’s Shamus O’Brien

On Sunday 13 October 2024, we’ll be performing the comic opera by this Irish composer to mark the centenary year of his death.

Based on a libretto by Sheridan Le Fanu (an author better known for his gothic ghost-story novels), it is set in a rural Irish village in the aftermath of the 1798 rising. Like all good operas, it features love and romance, as well as violence or the threat of it.

The opera will be presented as a concert performance, with an orchestra and full complement of soloists, all under the baton of our Music Director John Dexter.

Look out for further details of this occasion.

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Dublin County Choir Sings The Armed Man – Whitefriar Street Church.  October 20th, 2018.

Dublin County Choir Sings Handel’s Messiah – Whitefriar Street Church.  October 21st, 2017.

A snippet from our most recent concert. 115 voices sing to the heavens.