The Cathedral “Choral Scholars Programme” has been launched. Aimed at young people aged between 15 and 18, this exciting, groundbreaking initiative is a partnership programme between the Diocese of K & L and Music Generation Carlow and is highly subsidized.

It is a context specific provision programme – specialising in the singing of sacred classical church music.   The group’s primary performance focus will be in the context of the liturgical and musical life of the Cathedral. Weekly group choral practice, weekly specialist voice training and choral workshops led by specialists in choral sacred music, are designed into the programme – Regina Hanley (Operatic Soprano), David Forde (Organist & Choral Director, Cathedral St. Canices, Kilkenny), Greg Beardsell, Artistic Director of the Irish Youth Choir, a leading light in Music Education and Performance and an inspirational youth choir expert, Liam Lawton (Composer), Marian Gaynor (Choral Director, Carlow Cathedral).

The Diocese’s vision is to inspire our young people from all backgrounds to become involved, to achieve the highest possible standards in choral singing in this genre and moreover to create a flagship ensemble to represent the Cathedral and the Diocese.


Auditions will be held on Sat. 13th and Sat. 20th (14.00 – 16.00) at the Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow


Mon. 22nd September, 18.30 – 20.15 and every Monday thereafter.


Cathedral Choral Scholars Application Form

More information

Marian Gaynor:
Liam Lawton: