The major choral works that the choir has performed In recent years has included ‘The Crucifixion’ by J.S. Stainer, Requiem by Fauré and in collaboration with the East Cork Choral Society ‘The Passion of Christ’ by J.S. Bach.
The Little Jazz Mass arr. Chilcott and various other Sacred music pieces adds to our more serious music. Songs from the opera and folk songs from different countries as well as our traditional Irish are included and also more light-hearted songs from the musicals and of course Christmas carols!
Our Invitation To You
You are invited to join our choir. Why don’t you come to see us during our rehearsals on a Wednesday in St.Patricks Hall in Tallow.
Or even better become a member by filling in the webform.
Our Musical Director
There have been several directors of the choir since it was founded more then 30 years ago all of whom with their personality, musical knowledge and hard work have added greatly to the choir’s development and success.
John Casey has been appointed as our Conductor since September 2022
A Music and Law graduate of University College Cork, John has been involved in Choral Music since the age of 12 and continued his music studies in the Cork School of Music with Evelyn Grant.
In college, his love of choral music was fostered by the illustrious Dr. Geoffrey Spratt, in the U.C.C. Choir, Madrigal ’75 and the Irish Youth Choir.
Under his baton John’s choirs have won numerous choral competitions including Cork International Choral Festival, Limerick Church Music International, An T-Oireachtas, Slogadh and Feis Maitiu, Cork with his choirs and ensembles having performed on both national and international radio and T.V.
A musical all-rounder, John recently worked with the Traditional Irish Music group “Ceoltoiri Cuisle Avondhu” in North Cork, performing in The Czech Republic, France and Croatia, while also being a published Religious Music composer and directing a Church Choir in Midleton.
The choir supports local fundraising concerts with guest appearances such as Dungarvan Lions Club concerts and also collects for charities at their own concerts.
Some of the charities that have benefited in this way are:
- Straight Ahead – Crumlin Hospital,
- Simon Community,
- Chernobyl Trust,
- Mary Mount Hospice,
- St. Vincent De Paul,
- South East Radiotherapy Trust
- Glencairn Abbey.
Many professional singers and instrumentalists have added to the concert enjoyment over the years; these are some of the more recent performers:
Helen Hassett, Majella Cullagh, Robert Beare, Cara O’Sullivan, Breffni Horgan, Niamh Murray, Sandra Oman, Marina Cassidy, Stephen Nicholls, Ruairi Dineen, Kim Sheehan and in 2015 Cara O’Sullivan.
Our Relation With Other Choirs
The Lismore Choir belongs to the Association of Irish Choirs.
Waterford Choirs Association with whom it joined to welcome the Tall Ships in 2011.
The Chorale de L’Engoulevent in Brittany with whom they have exchanged visits.
The East Cork Choral Society.
The Ranelagh Singers with whom we performed in the Ranelagh Arts Festival in September 2014.
Cantoiri , who has joined us for our concert in Lismore Cathedral on 23rd May 2015.