'Fun, challenging...with lots of good singing. The choir has improved my confidence, and I'm always in a good mood when the class is over. Cathy great!'
– S. Macken
'I really enjoyed my teacher's humour and patient manner.'
– E. Bermingham
Love singing but need encouragement? Join our Sing Your Heart Out Choir and your nerves will disappear! The Choir is led by a renowned choral director and focuses on music from the contemporary, gospel and world traditions. Join it and you’ll have the opportunity to sing some great songs with others, to find and improve your voice, to spend an hour and a half every week ‘singing your heart out’ and making new friends in the process, and to perform in public for fun and entertainment.
Each class features:
- Lively warm-ups to strengthen your voice and build your technique
- Call & response singing
- Learning to harmonise
- Soloist-choir interplay
Week by week the course builds as new skills are applied and the songs grow.
The Sing Your Heart Out Choir is a great stand-alone course, or you can take it along with – or after – private vocal tuition at the New School or our Introducing Singing for Adults course. There is no audition for the Choir, you don't have to read music and no experience is necessary to join!
Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition at the New School receive a 50% discount off the fee for this choir.
2013-2014 Schedule & Fees
Thursdays 6.30 – 8 pm
Full Year: 3 October 2013 – 26 June 2014
First Term: 3 October – 12 December 2013
Second Term: 9 January – 10 April 2014
Third Term: 1 May – 26 June 2014
Tuition Fee (First Term – 10 weeks)
Choir alone: €120
Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition: €60
Tuition Fee (Full Year – 32 weeks)
Choir alone: €320
Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition: €160
Tuition Fee (Second Term – 13 weeks)
Choir alone: €150
Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition: €75
Tuition Fee (Second & Third Terms – 22 weeks)
Choir alone: €230
Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition: €115
Tuition Fee (Third Term – 9 weeks)
Choir alone: €110
Students also enrolled for private or group lessons: €55
(Payment plan options are also available – see Enrolment & Fees for details.)
Students wishing to join this ensemble may do so at any time. Tuition fees for late-enrolling students are pro-rated and depend on the starting week. Go to the appropriate week under Enrolment & Fees for more information.
Cathy McEvoy Director
Cathy is a full-time musician, arranger and composer with extensive gospel and choir experience. She holds an honours Music degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Composition from N.U.I. Maynooth. She is currently musical director of both the Sandymount Gospel Choir and The Gospel Project, and she has directed choirs as diverse as the Ballymun Gospel Choir, Forever Young Chorus (Finglas), the Lambay Singers, the Rathgar Gospel Choir and Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. She has also worked as a vocal/singing coach for both the Abbey Theatre and RTÉ Radio Drama. In addition, Cathy maintains a busy schedule as a freelance fiddle player, performing with a great number of traditional, roots and bluegrass bands, as well as the Dublin Symphony Orchestra, among others. Well-known artists with whom she has performed include the Manic Street Preachers, Mary Coughlan, Eleanor McEvoy and Ronan Hardiman (Lord of the Dance).
Enrolment for the Waltons Gospel Choir requires a completed enrolment form and full payment of tuition fees or payment plan arrangement. (Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a 2013-2014 General Enrolment Form.)
Purchasing this course as a gift? Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a Gift Certificate Booking Form.
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