Sep 2015

Thank you ...

The Guinness Choir would like to thank Diageo for its continued and generous support over the last 60 years.

Next Concert

To be announced ...

The next concert will be announced soon.

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The choir, formed in Dublin in 1951, has developed an extensive repertoire of classical and modern works, and John Dexter, who succeeded Victor Leeson as musical director in 1984, continued this tradition. David Milne has been musical director since 1991.

Many distinguished Irish and international soloists have sung with the choir over the years. The Guinness Choir is also committed to supporting emerging Irish talent and in recent years many young singers have appeared with the choir.

The repertoire of the choir spans the centuries from early music to the present day - from Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers through to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem, John Rutter's Psalmfest, Gerard Victory's Ultima Rerum and Rhoda Coghill's Out of the Cradle.


Calling all singers!

Are you interested in choral music? Do you like to sing? Would you enjoy making good music in a large choir?

If so, the Guinness Choir would like to hear from you - especially tenors and basses!
Go to the Contact page.


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Last Concert

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Anne O'Byrne - A Homecoming Concert

The Guinness Choir were delighted to have been invited to share the platform with soprano Anne O'Byrne for her Homecoming Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on Wednesday 1st July.

Anne O'Byrne wrote ...

We will have the wonderful rich sounds of the Guinness Choir and the Lismorahaun Singers singing a range of music from Mozart to Irish folk songs, spirituals to Billy Joel. As well as vocal music from operas by Rossini, Bizet, Puccini, and Verdi, there'll be numbers from Porgy and Bess, Showboat, and The Sound of Music. We'll have Kenneth Edge's jazz saxophone in songs by Duke Ellington and Fats Waller; David Agnew will play his beautiful Gabriel's Oboe, and pianist Charles Staples will give us some rhapsodic music by Liszt - so there truly is something for everyone! - and of course all concert profits will be divided equally between ISPCC Childline and Dublin Simon Community, so this is something important we can do to make a difference for the young and the homeless people in our community.