Members hail from the counties of Wexford, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Wicklow and include singers of all ages, backgrounds, occupations and personal interests. We share a common bond – a love of music and the desire to share it with the community.
Wexford Festival Singers participated in an official event, part of the State’s commemoration of the events of 1916, at Collins Barracks, Dublin on Easter Sunday 2016 when they joined with adult and childrens’ choirs to perform the premier of a specially commissioned work by Shaun Davey and Paul Muldoon, One Hundred Years a Nation. The programme also included a performance of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
The work “One Hundred Years a Nation” was composed for the centenary event and features a narrator , massed choirs and orchestra. On this occasion , the choir was accompanied by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the performance was televised live on RTE.
Wexford Festival Singers and Wexford Sinfonia with conductor Fergus Sheil presented the Wexford Proms 2106 at the National Opera House , High Street , Wexford on Saturday 6th February .
Featuring the most beloved operatic songs and choruses of Puccini, Rossini and Verdi, the programme showcased the voice of four outstanding soloists, Rachel Croash, soprano, Kate Allen, mezzo, Jonathan Stoughton, tenor and Gavin Ring, Baritone.
Wexford Festival Singers performed Dvorak Mass in D Major at Rowe Street Church in Wexford Town on the 1st November 2015.
Performance of Verdi’s Requiem at The Wexford Opera House with Gorey and Enniscorthy Choral Societies, Vocare and the Wexford Sinfonia under the Baton of Fergus Sheil to a sell out Opera House and standing ovation.
A musical journey comprising works by Handel, Bach, Wagner, Mozart, Schubert, Hayden, Jenkins, Mendlessohn, Robertson, Strauss and Lauridsen.
Fauré Requiem and Vasks Dona Nobis Pacem at Rowe St Church, Wexford.
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in the 2008 Opera Festival.
Wexford Opera Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation.
The choir joined the National Philharmonic Choir and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall for a Lyric FM concert of cinema choral classics ranging from Amadeus to The Lion King.
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins with Madrigallery (Waterford) and the Orchestra of St. Cecilia.
Wexford Opera Festival – A Child of Our Time (Festival 2005).
Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, Puccini’s Messe di Gloria (both with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Festival 2004) and Tippett’s oratorio.