Cathedral choir offers youth music scholarships

THE choir of St Canice’s Cathedral is offering a number of scholarships for young people in fourth, fifth and sixth year to gain valuable musical experience, along with payment to support the costs of music lessons.

THE choir of St Canice’s Cathedral is offering a number of scholarships for young people in fourth, fifth and sixth year to gain valuable musical experience, along with payment to support the costs of music lessons.

The deadline for applications is September 14.

The cathedral choir – one of Ireland’s oldest choirs – is currently continuing to expand its repertoire and flourish under the leadership of organist and choirmaster Malcolm Proud and assistant organist and choral director David Forde. Members enjoy the social aspect of the group as well as the music.

New choir members are always welcome, as the choir officially resumed from summer break last Sunday. Rehearsals take place on Fridays at 7pm and the choir sings at the 11.30am service on three Sundays each month, as well as at Evensongs and concerts in the cathedral and elsewhere.

The cathedral is also now establishing a junior choir for under-14 year-olds, with organ scholar Andrew Burrows appointed choirmaster.

For more information, phone 056-7764971 or email administrator@stcanicescathedral.com.