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 team of professionals, conductors Colin Block and John Dexter, and repetiteur Celine Kelly 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: Colin’s farewell

Many of you will already know that Colin Block, our long-standing co-Musical Director, has decided to stand down in Spring 2024 from that position. We’ve reserved a date in the National Concert Hall, 10 March 2024, to give him a gala send-off and mark our affection and respect for a great musician who has been at our helm for 44 years.

The concert will include a performance with Choir, soloists and full orchestra of Carl Orff’s thrilling Carmina Burana. This is a fitting conclusion to Colin’s 45-year career as Musical Director of the Choir, since it was also performed at the Choir’s first major public concert in TCD’s Exam Hall in March 1981.

Look out for further details of this gala occasion.

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The Really Big Chorus

A really big congratulations to the 26 members of Dublin County Choir who travelled to London to perform The Armed Man as part of the Really Big Chorus (1,200 singers) on May 20th in the Royal Albert Hall.

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.