About The Choir
The Mornington Singers is an award-winning mixed-voice choir based in Dublin and conducted by Orla Flanagan. The choir has around thirty-five singers from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities including Ireland, England, Wales, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Australia and the USA.
Awarded the Grand Prix at Sligo International Choral Festival in 2009, 1st Prize in the National Competitions for Chamber Choirs and Mixed Voice Choirs at the Cork International Choral Festival in 2004 and 2005 respectively, 3rd Prize in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition in 2008, and 1st Prize in Lyric FM's 'Choirs for Christmas' competition in 2008, the Mornington Singers has established itself as one of Ireland's leading choirs.
The choir performs a wide range of choral music, with a particular focus on a cappella repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Mornington Singers travelled to Slovenia in April 2009 for the Maribor International Choral Competition, and have also recently toured in Ireland, Estonia, Canada and Italy.
Other recent projects have included a performance at Electric Picnic 2008, a soundtrack recording for Conor McPherson's film The Eclipse, an appearance as the backing choir with Andrea Bocelli in the O2, Lesley Garrett in Dublin's National Concert Hall and a workshop with internationally renowned choral group Chanticleer.
Mornington Singers take their name from the first Professor of Music at Trinity College Dublin, Garret Wellesley, who was the first Earl of Mornington.