Community Choir

In May 2022, Creative Places Darndale initiated the first call for our community choir. We were privileged to appoint Medb Hurley as our choir director, a role she has fulfilled with distinction ever since. The choir, formerly known as   “The Voice of Darndale Choir,” has delivered memorable performances at our Made in Darndale Festivals. Notably, at our inaugural festival, composer Conor Mitchell crafted a unique song in collaboration with the Faoin Speir Festival specifically for the event.

In December 2022, the choir was honoured to receive an invitation from the Lord Mayor of Dublin to perform on the steps of the Mansion House, captivating a public audience. The choir has also graced the Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in the village square for the past two years.

Most recently, the choir performed at Priorswood Church, presenting a repertoire of beautiful melodies and timeless classics.

About Medb Hurley

Medb Hurley hails from Bettystown, Co. Meath. From September 2018 to June 2019, she served as the assistant conductor of the Julianstown Youth Orchestra. In the summer of 2019, she accompanied the orchestra to the Lisbon International Festival of Youth Orchestras, where she conducted Verdi’s Nabucco overture in concert.

Medb is currently a member and conductor at the INO Opera Studio, the Irish National Opera’s innovative platform for nurturing emerging talent in all aspects of opera production.

Over the past few years, Medb has distinguished herself in composing music and designing sound for theatre. Her works include numerous plays and multimedia online installations such as GULL (2020), Cagebirds (2021), Echo (2021), and Everest (2021). She has also created two notable multimedia projects: POP-TART (2020), part of the DU Players’ Resilience Festival, and Aurora (2021), featured in the DU Players’ Reverie Festival. POP-TART earned six nominations at the 2020 ISDAs, including Best Original Writing and Best Sound.

Choir Practice

Choir practice is held every Thursday at 7 pm, and all adults are welcome. The venue is conveniently situated at The DALES, D09 N827.

Day: Every Thursday
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: The DALES D09 N827
Cost: FREE.

Photos by Pati Guimaraes


music can change the world

Ludwig Van Beethoven