Harmony from beside the sea
Skerries Sea Sharps is a Choir in Skerries, County Dublin.
Come along and celebrate the upcoming Christmas with choral music and special guests!
FRIDAY 08th DECEMBER, 2023 19:30
ST. PATRICS RC CHURCH, SKERRIES
The Skerries Sea Sharps Choir
was founded in October 2010 by five local women in Skerries, the bustling fishing village located in North County Dublin.
In the initial years since its founding, the choir had some excellent choir directors who led them to performances at a number of prestigious events. For example, in 2013 the choir had the great honour of singing for Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins at the opening of a special memorial in Skerries for those lost at sea.
The choir practice once a week and perform at various times throughout the year at different venues and events. Since 2014 the choir has competed at national choral festivals and looks forward to future competitions, festivals, and workshops.
Our musical director and conductor
Naoise Whearity, a Dublin based conductor, musician and educator, recently graduated with a BA in Music and French from Trinity College Dublin. She began her conducting studies as a participant with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestra’s Conducting Workshop under Maestro Robert Houlihan. As part of her undergraduate studies, she took choral conducting classes with Dr Orla Flanagan and orchestral conducting classes with John Dexter.
In 2017, after a competitive selection process, she was accepted to the National Concert Hall’s inaugural Female Conducting Programme, under the artistic direction of Alice Farnham, working closely with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, ultimately ending in a finale performance and workshop conducting the full Symphony Orchestra.
Having sung as an alto choral scholar the three years prior, Naoise took the position of Conductor of the Trinity College Chapel Choir in 2018, Trinity’s oldest choir. The choir sang at high profile College events, broadcasts, concerts and tours, most recently to Waterford, Omagh, and Lisbon. During this time, Naoise also conducted the cast and orchestra of both Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar in sell out performances as both musical director and orchestral conductor with the Trinity Musical Theatre Society at the O’Reilly Theatre, as well as holding the position of Musical Director of the Trinity Belles Female A Cappella Group.
She continues to conduct in the Dublin area, leading choral workshops, and taking part in national competitions such as Feis Ceoil, Wesley Music Festival and AIJS. She currently sings with New Dublin Voices.