St. Cecilia Singers
The St Cecilia Singers, founded in 1984 by their conductor, Sandra Ganly, are based in Shankill Co. Dublin. The 25 Strong strong chamber choir sings unaccompanied music from the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries at several concerts each year across Ireland.
The St Cecilia Singers have been prize- winners at international and national choral festivals in Cork, Sligo, New Ross, Navan and Limerick. They were awarded a silver cup at the International Choral Festival in Verona.
Sandra Ganly is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and an Associate of the Royal College of Music. In Trinity, she sang in Trinity Singers and the College Choral Society. One of the many highlights of this was to sing the Faure Requiem conducted by the late Dr Joseph Groocock. She studied piano in the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Rhona Marshall. Subsequently in Edinburgh she studied piano with Audrey Innes and gained a Diploma in Secondary School Teaching from Moray House College of Education. Returning to Ireland she founded and conducted the Athlone Madrigal Singers. She was also musical director of the Birr Choral Society.