Trinity College Singers to mark 75th anniversary with celebratory concert

The Concert will include performances from the society’s four choirs: the Trinitones, Trinity Singers, Boydell Singers and Trinity Belles

Trinity College Singers is set to mark its 75th anniversary with a celebratory concert this coming week. 

Trinity College Singers, founded in 1948, is comprised of four choirs: Trinity Singers, Boydell Singers, Trinity Belles, and the Trinitones. Past members of the Trinity College Singers Society include notable composers and musicians such as Michael McGlynn, Hozier and Roisin Blunnie. 

The anniversary concert hopes to showcase “the musical talents and success” of each of the society’s choirs. 

The concert will take place on November 9 at St. Andrews Parish Church, Westland Row, at 7.30pm, featuring music from Billy Joel, MIKA, John Rutter and Tomas Luis de Victoria.

The Trinity Singers, the first choir to be established within the society in 1948, is a mixed-voice choir. The choir regularly competes in choral competitions, having recently won the Derry National Mixed Voice Competition in October.

Singers Chairperson Cian Owens said he is “so excited for everyone to see the hard work that the rest of the committee and all the members have put in the lead-up to this”.

“We are celebrating 75 years of this amazing society with our upcoming concert, and we can’t wait for it,” he said. 

“Being involved on the committee this year as chairperson has been such an honour.”

Conductor of Trinity Singers Callum Jeacle described conducting the choir during their 75th anniversary performance as “an honour”.

“The choir is a testament to the talents of Trinity students who have been able to maintain excellent artistic standards as a student-run ensemble for all these years,” he said.

“Our 75th anniversary concert will showcase the society, which has grown to comprise of four diverse ensembles.”

The showcase will also see performances from Boydell Singers, an all-female choral group, and Trinity Belles, an all-female acapella group, who are additionally celebrating the 20th and 10th anniversaries of their respective foundations. 

Belles Co-Director Mary-Kate Harten said: “Singing together is such a confidence boost and I am so pleased to be part of such a gorgeous group.”

“I am delighted to be involved in such a wonderful concert and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy singing with the Belles,” she said.

The Trinitones are also set to perform in the concert. The all-male group, established in 2012 by Patrick Barrett and Lynsey Callaghan, have amassed a large social media following, including 120,000 thousand followers on Instagram and over 600,000 streams on Spotify after a number of their performances went viral across social media platforms.

The acapella group has performed several times at Trinity Ball in recent years and has taken to the stage in locations across the globe, including Australia and South America.

Faye Madden

Faye Madden is an Assistant News Editor for the 69th volume of Trinity News.