Our Lady's Choral Society is a group
of 120 choristers whose passion for singing drives
them to perform major choral works at a professional
OLCS performs major oratorios with full orchestral
accompaniment. It is best known for its interpretation
of Handel's Messiah.
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Membership is by audition. All members undergo an
audition every three years to enable the music director
to maintain the overall quality and balance of the
Generosity and consideration are hallmarks of OLCS.
Members look after each other, and new members are
always placed between established members to help
integrate them into the choir.
From September until May, OLCS rehearses on Tuesday
nights at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, Dublin 3.
Rehearsals begin at 7:30 sharp and run until 9:45.
When the choir is preparing for a performance, occasionally
there are additional rehearsals, usually on a Saturday.
OLCS welcomes singers who are enthusiastic about
choral music and who are willing to commit to a rehearsal
schedule that enables the choir to perform at a professional
level. It is not essential that members read music;
learning tapes are available to help members learn
Each member of OLCS pays an annual subscription fee