Call out for 'Come and Sing - Fauré Requiem'

January 2024

Participate in the Midwinter Festival! Join conductor Mark Duley over the course of two weekends to study this major work and perform it in concert on Saturday 20th January at 4pm.

There’s nothing like this Requiem to heap a rich sense of accomplishment on all sopranos, altos, tenors and basses willing to get to grips with it.

Registration fee to include all rehearsals, scores and refreshments at just €50 per person.

For more information contact music@stnicholas.ie


Volunteers wanted!

May 2024


Volunteers will play a huge role in the success of Cellissimo 2024. For 9 days they help bring extraordinary experiences to the city, its people and its visitors.

As a Cellissimo volunteer, you will be part of a friendly and diverse team who welcome and engage our audiences helping ensure they have a great festival experience.

Stewarding, ushering, and selling merchandise are just some of the main roles in our volunteer programme.

A great time awaits you with an opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and immerse yourself in the arts. Experience the behind the scenes of a festival while contributing to the successful delivery of one of Galway's leading cultural events.

For more information contact info@musicforgalwa-8ex4.wp1.site

Cellissimo Ambassador Programme

May 2024 to May 2027


The Galway Cello, is a unique instrument, fashioned by luthier Kuros Torkzadeh for the cello festival Cellissimo from woods mainly grown in Co. Galway. Its most distinguished feature is the emblematic Claddagh Ring on its scroll, making it unmistakably Galway.

The current Cellissimo Ambassador Catherine Cotter (Instagram: @the_cello_ambassador) has had this wonderful instrument on loan since the summer of 2021. With this instrument she made the transition from the Royal Irish Academy of Music to becoming a student at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Her Ambassador role has giver her the opportunity to perform on numerous occasions from MfG season launches to its 40th Anniversary Gala Concert and she has appeared on stage, taking about the experience as well as on the RTÉ SIX ONE news.

With Cellissimo 2024 her term as ambassador comes to an end and it will be time for her to pass the Galway Cello on to the next Cellissimo Ambassador.

Would you like this to be you?

For more details and application form, please click on the button below.

The deadline for applications is 4 April 2024.

International Student Programme

May 2024

Cellissimo 2024 will include an International Student Programme (ISP) that will take place in Galway city from 20 to 25 May 2024 and we are encouraging cello students and recent graduates from across Europe to apply.

Each participating student will take part in the Masterclasses, have the opportunity to perform pop-up concerts in Galway and also take part in the Cellissimo Grand Finale concert and the student showcase concert.

Hotel accommodation will be provided for all ISP participants for the duration of the programme.

Entry requirements:
• applicants must currently be a student or a recent graduate (2yrs)
• applicants must be 18 to 26 years
• applicants must cover the cost of their own travel to Galway

Please note that sustainability and environmental awareness are key themes of Cellissimo 2024. It is a requirement that all participating students travel slow/green to and from Galway. This means avoiding air travel and fossil fuels. Assistance and advice will be provided to the successful applicants.

For more details and application form, please click on the button below.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 January 2024.