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Galway Cathedral Choir; Robbie Carroll, organ

Galway Cathedral Choir
Robbie Carroll, organ
Raymond O'Donnell, director
Admission €12.00; concessions €8.00

Galway Cathedral has been home to Galway Cathedral Choir since the building’s dedication in 1965. The choir, which is open to teenagers and adults, provides the music at all major feasts and liturgical occasions in the Cathedral, as well as at the regular Sunday 11.15am mass throughout the year. Its repertoire covers ten centuries, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Viennese masses and some contemporary music. The choir has been directed by Raymond O'Donnell since January 1994.

Robbie Carroll is a fifth-year student in Coláiste Iognáid, Galway. He has been Organ Scholar in Galway Cathedral since September 2010, in which role he studies organ performance, accompaniment, choral direction and liturgy under Raymond O'Donnell.


Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Suite Gothique

- Introduction: Choral

- Menuet gothique

- Prière à Notre-Dame

- Toccata

Richard Farrant (c.1530-1580)

O sacrum convivium

William Byrd (1540-1623)

Teach me, O Lord

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Pueri Hebraeorum

Raymond O'Donnell (b.1967)

The Reproaches

Francesco Soriano (1549-1621)

Regina caeli


Viri Galilaei

Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

If ye love me

William Byrd

Cibavit eos


Te Deum laudamus

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Toccata in F

Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Missa brevis St Joannis de Deo






Agnus Dei