‌Vocal, Opera and Drama Studies

DIT Chamber Choir

Conductor:  Bernie Sherlock

The DIT Chamber Choir is the premier vocal ensemble of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. It performs a diverse repertoire ranging from medieval chant to contemporary music. As well as giving concerts, the choir participates in competitions, twice winning first prize in the national chamber choir competition at the Cork International Choral Festival, alongside other prizes for individual pieces. Under the direction of conductor Bernie Sherlock the choir has won the Feis Ceoil Culwick Cup for chamber choir on nine occasions and released its first CD -- Carols for Christmas. More recently in the 2017 ESB Feis Ceoil, the DIT Chamber Choir was awarded the Lombard Cup for Church Music, the Culwick Cup and the Oliver O’Brien prize for the best overall adult choir.

Bernie Sherlock is an award-winning conductor of adult and children’s choirs. Her choir New Dublin Voices has won numerous prizes in Ireland and all over Europe. 

DIT Opera Ensemble‌

The DIT Opera Ensemble is one of a number of ensembles run by the Conservatory.  Concerts of opera scenes are staged regularly and these scenes, directed by Jennifer Hamilton and tutored by Aoife O'Sullivan (répetiteur), have been received to great public acclaim.  The Opera Ensemble has been the proud winners of the Wilson Cup for opera at the Feis Ceoil almost every year since the class began in 1992.

DIT Choral Society

DIT Choral Society performing in Clontarf Parish Church

Conductor: Simon Harden

The DIT Choral Society is a choir of over 60 singers and instrumentalists from the Conservatory who are also joined by students from other Schools and Colleges in DIT.  Under the guidance of  Simon Harden the Choral Society meets for a weekly rehearsal and perform one major choral work in the first semester every year.  Their performances can be heard in Dublin venues as well as making occasional forays further afield.