In their first year together, Dublin Youth Chamber Choir won Best Youth Choir in the RTÉ Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas competition 2018. They won the Youth Choir competition at the Cork International Choral Festival in 2019 and were placed third in the Ireland’s Choir of the Year competition. Chamber Choir has performed in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and the National Gallery of Ireland for Culture Night 2018. Dublin Youth Chamber Choir represented Ireland at the European Choir Games in Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2019. They were named Champions of the European Choir Games in the Youth Choir category and were awarded two gold medals, including one for the international Grand Prix, and a gold diploma for their performances.
This SATB choir offers young singers (aged 14-18) the opportunity to develop their performance experience, vocal technique, and their musicianship skills through weekly musicianship classes. The Youth Choir rehearses from 6-7.45pm on Tuesdays. In July 2018, Youth Choir performed Carmina Burana in the National Concert Hall with Tallaght Choral Society and the Belfast Philharmonic Society. In 2019, Youth Choir was awarded first place in Feis Ceoil’s Youth Choir Competition and also won the Oliver O’Brien Award, the overall prize for choirs at Feis Ceoil. They will perform in the National Concert Hall in September and December.
Training Choir begins in September 2019. 30 singers aged 10-14 have been chosen to take part in Dublin Youth Training Choir’s new initiative. In addition to singing in Training Choir, the young singers will receive musicianship training through a Kodály-inspired programme.
cross border youth choir
By combining the Dublin Youth Chamber Choir and the Belfast Philharmonic Youth Chamber Choir, new opportunities are created for both choirs. After working with the BBC Singers in May 2017, this unique collaboration continues in 2018 and hopefully will continue into the future. This choir will made its debut performance in Belfast in October 2017. The CBYC took part in the Great War Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2018 as one of the satellite choirs. CBYC won first prize in the National Youth Choir competition at the City of Derry International Choral Festival 2018 and won the Youth Choir category of the RTÉ Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas competition.
MALE VOICE CHOIR
Under the direction of Brian Murphy, Conductor of the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir, the men of the Dublin Youth Choir rehearse together, performing a repertoire of TTBB music. The close harmonies of this music challenge the male singers and offer them a different experience.