This concert is a fundraising concert for the St Nicholas Schola Cantorum. We urge you all to support this wonderful music organisation. No hardship, because what could be more enjoyable than a cuppa, cake and beautiful music?
The Schola Cantorum’s flagship chamber choir takes its title from the ancient designation of the church dating back to 1486. The choir comprises 16-20 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. In addition to performing under the direction of founder-conductor Mark Duley, Collegium has also worked with Andrew Lawrence-King and the Harp Consort in presenting the medieval Play of Daniel as part of the 2015 Galway Early Music Festival.