Welcome to the Sligo Orpheus Choir website
Who we are...
Established in 1975, Sligo Orpheus Choir is an amateur choir of over 50 singers that aims to promote an appreciation and enjoyment of choral music within the community of County Sligo and beyond.
Austin McManus M.A. born and raised in Manchester started his musical education on the viola, but soon took up violin, recorder, voice and keyboard studies. As a straight-As student he went on to study Music at Cambridge University where he was a Choral Scholar and Instrumental Exhibition Award holder.
Austin resided in Japan for several years where he became fluent in Japanese, has performed on four continents and appeared on television in countries as varied as Japan, Greece, Australia and Ireland. In 1996 he had the honour of singing for His Holiness Pope John Paul 11 in the Vatican in Rome.
Austin is currently Musical Director of Sligo Orpheus Choir, Director of Music of St. Clare’s Church Manorhamilton and teaches viola and violin with Sligo Academy of Music. He is Leader of Sligo Early Music Ensemble, the Bazzini String Quartet and a member of the Innisfree String Quartet.
Rehearsals are Tuesday nights
from 7.30 to 9pm
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