Exciting News

BMVC is excited to announce the 4th Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival. Check the festival tab (top right) for more details on the event including dates, choirs and sponsorship info

The Choir

New Ross May 2016The Ballinteer Male Voice Choir is based in Ballinteer in South Dublin. Founded in 1994, the choir consists of four groups of singers arranged in two tenor sections with a Baritone and Bass line. We sing a wide variety of songs catering for all tastes. Each number is specially selected and arranged by the choir's musical director, Mr. Thom Kehoe. We are accompanied at performances by our accomplished pianist Mr. Graham Walsh. The Ballinteer Male Voice Choir performs at concerts and festivals throughout Ireland and abroad. It regularly hosts the Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival featuring choirs from France and Italy as well as Ireland. The choir can be booked for festival events, corporate and private parties, weddings etc. To enquire about bookings, send an email to Thom at info@bmvc.ie. We rehearse every Thursday from 7.45pm to 19.45pm  in Ballinteer Community School. However on the last Thursday of every month we rehearse in St. John's Ballinteer GAA club. New Members We welcome new members. If you enjoy singing and being part of a sociable like-minded group, then look no further. Send an email to Thom at info@bmvc.ie. You can also fill in the application form on our "Contact Us"page. You will then be invited to come along to three rehearsals where you will be able to listen, observe and join in. After that you may be asked to audition on a one to one basis with our Musical Director. By then you will have a good indication if our choir is for you.

Musical Director

Thomas Kehoe graduated witThomas Kehoe Profile Pich an honours degree in Music from University College Dublin in 2004 and a Masters in Musicology in 2005. His MMus thesis was entitled “The Harmonic and Melodic Resources of Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives op. 22″. In 2011, he was awarded a Masters in Music from the University of Cambridge in Choral Conducting. Thomas is currently undertaking doctoral studies in conducting at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he is a lecturer in history of music. Thomas is also an active performer, having studied piano, oboe and theory at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. He has studied singing with Dr. Veronica Dunne, Paul Deegan and Collette McGahon. In the past he has performed with the National Chamber Choir, Resurgam, as well as most of the leading choirs in Ireland. Thomas’ previous conducting roles include conductor in training with Irish Youth Choir, director of Ulysses Chamber choir, and the inaugural conductor of the UCD Philharmonic Choir. He currently directs a project-based choir, the Amici Singers. In September he established the Stillorgan Youth Choir and became principal guest conductor of Mullingar Choral Society.  

 

 CHOIR REPERTOIRE

Our standard repertoire is varied and is suitable for all musical tastes. We can also personalise our performances for weddings etc.

CHRISTMAS SONGS:

  1. Gaudete
  2. Joy to the World
  3. The Wexford Carol
  4. Do You Hear What I Hear
  5. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  6. Little Drummer Boy
  7. The Holy City
  8. Night of Silence / Silent Night
  9. Christmas Medley (White Christmas, I Saw Mammy Kissing Santa Claus, Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Mistletoe and Wine, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
  10. O Holy Night
  11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  12. Mary Had a Baby
  13. The First Noel
  14. Away in a Manger
  15. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  16. O Come all ye Faithful
  17. When a Child is Born
  18. Mary's Boy Child

POPULAR SONGS:

  1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  2. All in the April Evening
  3. Bold Gendarmes
  4. Baby on Board
  5. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  6. Baidin Feidhlami
  7. Caledonia
  8. Carolina Moon
  9. Dirait-on
  10. Hard Times
  11. Home from the Sea
  12. Ireland's Call
  13. Isle of Hope
  14. Let it be Me
  15. May we Never Have to say Goodbye
  16. Mo Ghile Mear
  17. Molly Malone
  18. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  19. Shenandoah
  20. Steal Away
  21. Ol' Man River
  22. Rhythm of Life
  23. She Was Beautiful
  24. Seigneur Je Vous En Prie
  25. The Parting Glass
  26. Time for us to Go
  27. Cavatina
  28. There is Nothing Like a Dame
  29. The Longest Time
  30. Thugamar Fein an Samhradh Linn

SACRED SONGS:

  1. Ag Criost an Siol
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Ave Maria
  4. Glorify Your Name
  5. Halleluia to the Saints
  6. Halleluia What a Saviour (Man of Sorrows)
  7. Cwm Rhondda (Bread of Heaven)
  8. How Great Thou Art
  9. On Eagle's Wings
  10. Here I Am Lord
  11. Panis Angelicus
  12. Sanctus
  13. When I Behold the Wondrous Cross
  14. Nearer My God to Thee
  15. You Raise Me Up
  16. The Lord's My Shepherd

WEDDING SONGS:

  1. Let it be Me
  2. Nella Fantasia
  3. Va Pensiero
  4. All You Need is Love
  5. Only You
  6. The Prayer
  7. If Ever I Would Leave You
  8. Can't Help Falling in Love
  9. On Eagles Wings
  10. I Would Walk 500 Miles

Sample Recordings

You are welcome to listen to or download a sample of our music. See Recordings for a full CD track listings. CDs can be purchased by contacting us at info@bmvc.ie