Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

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Lay Vicars Choral

There are six paid positions for Lay Vicars Choral (€3,000) per annum available to competent adult singers in the back row – altos, tenors and basses.

There are currently vacancies is all voice parts.

Choral Scholars

A small number of Choral Scholarships for Choral Scholars become available from time to time (worth €1,000 per 9 month session) to second level students under 18.

All singers interested in contributing to the work of the Cathedral should contact the Director of Music: [email protected]

The regular schedule is a rehearsal at 5.30p.m. on Friday followed by Choral Evensong at 6.15p.m.  Choral Scholars/Lay Vicars will then attend the full choir rehearsal from 7.15 – 9.00p.m.

On Sundays there is a rehearsal at 10.15a.m. followed by the Choral Eucharist at 11.15a.m. until 12.15p.m. and Choral Evensong at 3.30 p.m. preceded by a rehearsal at 2.30p.m.

There are also occasional holy day services such as Ash Wednesday, St Patrick's Day and Holy Week.

Choir Holidays
Choir holidays are the months of July and August, half term in October and February and the week following Christmas and Easter.

Trips Abroad
Another important part of the choir’s routine is the regular overseas trips. These always contain a ‘fun’ element as well as music making and contribute towards the social aspect of the choir. In April 2018 the choir travelled to St Davids Cathedral, Wales and spent five fun-packed days singing services and travelling around the South Coast. Future trips are planned. 

For further information contact the Director of Music:

Mr Peter Stobart MA (RAM), BA (Dunelm.), ARCO, LRAM, LTCL, LLCM

Email: [email protected]