About Tallaght Choral Society
Tallaght Choral Society was formed in 1967, when Tallaght was still a small village at the foot of the Dublin mountains. A group of singers came together under the direction of Fr. Donal Sweeney OP to form a church choir based in the Dominican Priory. Under a succession of music directors, the small church choir gradually took on the mantle of a choral society and now has a membership of over 100. As a result, Tallaght Choral Society now has a reputation as one of Ireland’s strongest choral societies.
The current Music Director Lynsey Callaghan was appointed in September 2015 and the members are excited to be working with Lynsey who has already established herself as one of the most successful Irish choral conductors of her generation.
Tallaght Choral Society has participated in many RTÉ productions and its successful collaborations have included works with the National Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra, the Royal Irish Academy of Music orchestra, Belfast Philharmonic Choir and Liverpool Welsh Choral Union. In May 2007, it was part of a 500 strong choir performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gerhard Markson. On Christmas Eve, 2007, the society was invited to sing for the RTÉ televised Mass from Mount Argus church. In 2017, Tallaght Choral Society celebrates its 50th anniversary and is delighted that it still counts its founder, Fr. Donal, among its members.