Glória are full of Pride
Our next performances will be at Dublin Pride on Saturday 29th June following the pride parade through the streets of Dublin. We’ll also be taking part at a very special ceremony of love and remembrance which this year takes place at Fairview Park to celebrate the 30th year of Dublin Pride. Click here for further details.
We will be taking a well deserved break to rest our vocal chords but will be back rehearsing in mid September. Please email us though and let us know if you’d like to be called for audition for our 2013/2014 autumn/winter season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on our call for audition list.
Glória are Nationwide!
We were delighted to have been featured on Nationwide on Friday June 7th. Reporter Valerie Waters explored snippets of our 18 year history, chatted with some choir members about our past, present and future.It was a great opportunity for us and it was great that our music, aims and objectives were broadcast to a wider audience. It was particularly nice looking back at the old footage from our Late Late Show appearance in 2005. You can watch the episode for the next 30 days via the RTE Player at this link.
World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists
We were delighted to have been asked by the National Union of Journalists in Ireland to perform for the international delegates at the opening ceremony of the World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists. President Michael D Higgins addressed delegates and spoke about the need to protect the freedom of the press, to have a press that strives to protect the principles of diversity and pluralism. We were honoured that President Higgins was present to hear our performance. He shook the hands of our musical director Ian Packham and described our performance as being fantastic.
You don’t need to sing to keep Glória’s 5th Section in harmony!
We’re looking for energetic, dedicated and creative thinking volunteers to join our 5th section – a dynamic non-singing volunteer group who assist us in the lead up to performances and with vital behind the scene services. We are looking for people with skills or experience in hospitality, photography, graphic design, marketing, the music industry, IT and fashion design. Please email email@example.com We’d be very grateful to have your talents!
Our new CD “Classical Glória“
We are delighted to bring you an album of classical favourites,spanning 5 centuries of choral composition, ranging from 17th. century England to 20th. century Russia, by way of the Italian Baroque, French romanticism, and music from the Orthodox Russian church tradition. Also included are some choral standards of the repertoire as well as some interesting backwaters and side-streets. The album is available to purchase from Celtic Note, Itunes and from our online shop
We are very foruntate in Glória to have many supporters who share our artistic vision and our passion for supporting events in the community and creating a positive image of the lgbt community. The support we receive from our Friends helps us to support many good causes around the country and we are very grateful for that.
Glória (the award-winning choir based in Dublin, Ireland) is a charity, but we also sing and raise money for other charities. These have included BeLonG To, GCN Forever, One in Four, The Bonemarrow Trust for Leukaemia, Mental Health Ireland, , Peter McVerry Trust, Harolds Cross Hospice and Temple Street Hospital. To read further about the charities and groups we have supported over the years click here. Looking further into the future we are very excited about Dublin being the chosen city to host the European LGBT choral festival “Various Voices” in 2014, bringing thousands of singers together to what promises to be a fantastic event.
In 2012 we were in Belfast with the London Gay Mens Chorus, sang for Marriage Equality in Cork and Dublin, performed in London, were on RTE’s Instrumental, ILGA/GLEN conference, Guide Clinic St James Hospital, Dublin City Council – Aids Day, Mental health Ireland and our Kids party. In the lead up to our concert in St Patrick’s Cathedral ,we were on the Craig Doyle Tv Show, The Mooney Radio Show and featured in most national newspapers.