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Union is an adult choir open to all performers who are interested in developing their vocal skills and musicianship through legit and contemporary musical theatre repertoire. The group meets once a week in the School of Music and prepares both solo and ensemble numbers for an informal concert at the end of each semester.

 

  • When and where do you meet?
    On Tuesday evenings, 19:30 - 21:00, during term time (approximately 13 weeks per semester), in CIT Cork School of Music.

 

  • What do you sing?
    Our repertoire is wide and varied, everything from light operetta and Rodgers and Hammerstein right through to Sondheim and newly-written pieces from Broadway and the West End. 

 

  • How many members are in the group?
    We currently have about 25 singers, representing all ages and experiences.

  • I am not a CIT student / graduate. Can I join?
    Absolutely! Membership is open to all.

 

  • Is there an audition? 
    There is no formal audition; we welcome all singers irrespective of their experience. If you are unsure of your voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass, etc.), we can easily run through a few easy warmup exercises to determine where your voice lies.

 

  • Is there a cost?
    Yes, currently €180 per term, payable through the General Office. If you're joining for the first time, you're more than welcome to try-out for a week or two before committing.

 

  • Do I need to bring anything with me?
    Just a passion for musical theatre and singing! All music will be provided, supplemented by line tracks available via Dropbox.

 

  • I haven't sung in a long time / I haven't sung in a choir before / I'm not a professional singer / I don't have the strongest voice / I only sing in the shower / I can't read music ... Can I join? 
    Yes, the choir's ethos is focused on improving musicianship and vocal technique, and we welcome singers of all experience backgrounds.

 

  • I just found out about the choir and have missed the start of term! Can I still join?
    Yes, absolutely!

 

  • Why are you called 'Union'?
    Asides from being a union of people, there’s the union of music and drama, and the fact that CIT Cork School of Music is built on Union Quay!

 

  • How do I join? / I have another question. Who can I talk to?
    Just send an email to the choir's director, Thomas.Doyle@cit.ie.

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