Past Events

Previous Concert Programmes



Performance of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo – Holy Redeemer, Bray, 28th May



Carols by Candlelight – Christ Church, Bray, 17th December
Listen & Sing with Bray Choral Society – Bray, Culture Night, 23rd September

Performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – Holy Redeemer, Bray, 22nd May



Christmas Carols – Christ Church, Bray, 14th December








Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Holy Redeemer Church, Bray, 26th April, with Wexford Sinfonia.

Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Rowe Street Church, Wexford, 9th May, with Wexford Sinfonia.

Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Foxrock Church, June 20th, with the Bel Canto Chorus from Wisconsin and The Degani Ensemble.

Christmas Concert, Holy Redeemer Church, Bray, 12th December, with Degani Sinfonia.  Fauré: Requiem and Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio.


2014 Concert in St. Fergal’s Church, Bray. Photos with kind permission of Peter Growney.

Took part in another performance of Willie Hughes’ Iamo – Italian Love Story at Dublin Castle

Come and Sing performance the Vivaldi Gloria at St. Peter’s Church.

Christmas concert: Handel’s Messiah.




Haydn Creation.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral Symphony) with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Recorded the closing chorus of a new musical Iamo – Italian Love Story by Willie Hughes, and took part in the first performance at Farmleigh
Joined Opera Theatre Company for two performances of their Christmas tour Sing and Be Merry



Lauridsen Lux Aeterna, Grieg Holberg Suite (instrumental interlude), Goodall Eternal Light.
Christmas concert: a mixed programme of seasonal songs, readings and Christmas carols.



Rutter Mass of the Children, and other mixed works.
Come-and-Sing performance of Jenkins The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace in support of Christ Church, Bray.
Christmas concert: a mixed programme of seasonal songs, readings and Christmas carols.



Bray Choral Society’s 25th Anniversary – performance of Verdi’s Requiem.



An Evening of Haydn: Missa Brevis in F Major, Te Deum in C, Missa in Tempore Belli.



National Concert Hall performance of John Rutter’s Requiem and Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man: Mass for Peace.

Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle; Mozart Missa Brevis, Mozart Requiem.

Trip to Vienna, Austria to perform Haydn’s Missa Brevis in F at St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Der Stephansdom) and in the Haydnkirche at Eisenstadt

Christmas Concert of choruses from Handel’s Messiah, and other works, and carols.



Performance of Mozart’s Missa Brevis in G at Limerick Cathedral

Performance of Vivaldi Gloria and Bach Magnificat.



Trip to Salzburg, Austria to perform Mozart’s Missa Brevis to honour the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth.

Bray Choral Society’s 21st Anniversary – National Concert Hall performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana; Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances; Verdi’s Triumphal Scene from Aïda; Bizet’s Carmen Suite.

Winter concert: Viva Mozart, featuring Requiem and Missa Brevis in G.



Performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Rutter’s Childhood Lyrics, and Shaun Davey’s Anthem for the Special Olympics

Trip to Würzburg, Germany to perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Shaun Davey’s Anthem for the Special Olympics.

Christmas concert: Handel Messiah.



National Concert Hall performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C and Mendelssohn’s Lauda Sion.

Christmas Gala Concert.



Performance of Fauré Messe Basse, Cantique de Jean Racine, Rutter Gloria and Fauré Requiem.

Christmas Gala Concert with special guests The Garda Band (mixed programme Bellini, Racine, Handel, etc.).



Sold out performance at the National Concert Hall of Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Winter concert – Mozart Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore.



Awarded Bray Chamber of Commerce Endeavour Award for Culture and the Arts for the 2nd time.

Performance of Bruckner Gradual (Locus iste), Haydn Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) and Haydn Stabat Mater.



Participation in Voices of Wicklow Millennium Choir – Performance of Verdi’s Requiem.



Performance of Handel Messiah.

Performance of Rutter Requiem

Joined Lyric Opera for a performance of Verdi’s Aïda at the National Concert Hall

Christmas Gala Concert – Opera choruses, choruses from Handel Messiah, and Christmas carols.



National Concert Hall participation in Bord Gáis New Year Opera Gala.

Participation in International Choral Festival Fundraising for R.P. Ireland – Fighting Blindness.

1798 Memorial Concert with the Garda Band

National Concert Hall performance of John Rutter’s Suite Antique, Requiem, When Icicles Hang, The Lord Bless You & Keep You.



Bach – St. John’s Passion

Christmas concert Handel Messiah in aid of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.



Puccini Messa de Gloria and Stabat Mater

Christmas concert: Handel Messiah (part 1), Seasonal Music by John Rutter and Carols.



Winter concert Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in aid of St. Kilian’s Community School.

Christmas concert: Messiah for all

John McCormack Memorial Concert at the National Concert Hall



National Concert Hall performance of Bizet’s Carmen Suite; Poulenc’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem.

Participated in a performance of Virdi’s Aïda at the Point Theatre, Dublin

Christmas concert including Mathias’ Ave Rex, Rutter’s When Icicles Hang and Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols



Participated in a fundraising concert in aid of Loughlinstown Hospital: a selection of songs and spirituals.

Christmas concert: Mendelssohn Lauda Sion, Rossini Stabat Mater.



National Concert Hall performance of Hayden’s Creation.

Christmas concert: Handel Messiah.



Performance of Haydn Creation in Bray.

Christmas concert Mozart Requiem, sold out performance.

The society also took part in the Cork International Choral Festival from  1991 and for several following years, and also in the North Wales Choral Festival at Llandudno.



Performance of Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat.

The society also took part in the Sligo Choral Festival in 1988/89/90.

Christmas concert  – Handel’s Messiah



Performance of Fauré Requiem, Puccini Messa di Gloria

Christmas concert: Handel Messiah in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray.



Christmas concert



Vivaldi Gloria

Christmas concert  – Handel’s Messiah



Bray Choral Society founded by Musical Director Frank Kelly.

First concert, with 33 members: a concert of sacred music

Christmas concert: Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah, and Christmas Carols