MTU Glór Choral Society was founded in 2018 in the Cork School of Music. The Society aims to provide an opportunity for students to sing together in a student-led ensemble, and the choir takes part in performances and masterclasses throughout the year. The choir also aims to provide a platform for student conductors to gain experience in working with an ensemble. This year the choir is conducted by Fiona McEvoy, who is currently a Masters Student in the School of Music.
Glór is hosting the Inaugural All-Ireland Choral Intervarsities on 19th-21st March 2021.
A number of third-level student choirs around Ireland will spend the upcoming weeks rehearsing, recording and editing a video of any piece of their choosing. The primary purpose of this event is to provide a goal for students to work towards during these difficult times. This pandemic has proved a devastating blow for the arts, and we feel it is imperative to keep the spark alive by encouraging new means of engaging within the industry.
The weekend will consist of a number of workshops and masterclasses for all competing choirs to attend, and will culminate in an online showcase of the videos on the Sunday evening. Each video will be assessed by a panel of judges with prizes available in a number of categories.