The Carlow Choral Society are to perform at the Cathedral on November 21st and will be accompanied by the newly refurbished organ in the Cathedral.

The Event

The Carlow Choral Society will be performing – Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor. Faure’s Requiem with the Kilkenny Choir – musical director Philip Edmondson.  This will be the first public event that the newly refurbished organ in the Cathedral will be played.  Next year the Cathedral will be hosting a number of events to celebrate the newly restored organ.  Details of these events will be announced shortly.

Conductor – Blanaid Murphy

Organist – Datten Magee


Carlow Cathedral

Date and Time

Sunday November 21st 2010 at 4pm (sharp)


€20 ( or €15 with concession)

Tickets are available on door or contact Stephen on 086-2448718

About the Carlow Choral Society

Carlow Choral Society was formed in 1965 when a group of friends met in a private house to listen to a recording of Handel’s Messiah. They expressed regret that the only way to hear classical music in the provinces at that time was on records, so after lengthy discussions, it was decided to call a public meeting to see if there was enough interest to form a classical musical society.

This inaugural meeting was addressed by the Cathedral Organist, Dr. Karel Seeldrayers, and Dr. Joseph Groocock, lecturer of music at Trinity College, Dublin. The latter advised the group to start with a major work Messiah and Dr. Seeldrayers agreed to act as musical director. Since the group was interdenominational it was named Carlow Choral Union and it held that name until the 1980’s when it was changed to Carlow Choral Society.

Carlow Choral Society has in the past 40 years gone from strength to strength, performing several major concerts each year.

Its repertoire now consists of many of the world’s major choral works.