Presented in association with Arts in Action, NUI Galway
As one of five choirs making up St Nicholas Schola Cantorum, Collegium has its home in the medieval Collegiate Church of St Nicholas in Galway, and takes its title from the ancient designation of the church dating back to 1486. The choir comprises 16-24 singers depending on the type of project undertaken, and is made up of Galway’s finest choral singers. Most members sing in one of the Schola’s other choirs and many also sing in other Galway choral ensembles. Membership is by invitation or audition. The choir is project-based, in that it doesn’t meet regularly for weekly rehearsal but comes together for a short period of intensive rehearsals leading up to a concert performance. The principal artistic focus of the choir is music from the Renaissance period, and on presenting unusual programmes with a strong thematic and seasonal flavour. Under the direction of founder-conductor Mark Duley, Collegium will be heavily involved in various performances for Soundscapes, Music for Galway’s programme for Galway 2020.
Admission is free but booking is highly advised.
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