The NUI Galway Concert Orchestra Society is a university-based orchestra that has provided the Galway region with quality musical tutorage, and performances for 16 seasons since being formed. We provide an outlet for all members of the Galway musical community, whether they be complete beginners, or jaded musicians. We also cater to a large number of international students from the university, who we can source and loan instruments to, so that a feeling of inclusion in Irish culture and music is quickly established early on in their visit to the campus. We work closely with the community through collaborating with local music groups and organisations and help connect with and build bridges between all of those with whom we work alongside. Groups and events we have recently worked with include the Headford Music Works, Headfest, and the Galway-born band, The Whileaways. We also work closely alongside The Galway Music Residency, and other NUI Galway based performance societies, such as Galway University Musical Society. (GUMS) We remain as the only university orchestra in Ireland that is funded independently from any university music department. We therefore rely on the generosity and dedication of our members, the university society office, and our partners to provide our campus and the Galway region with our music and collaborative services.
Rehearsals are conducted by Matthew Berrill and are held every Tuesday at 7.00pm in the View, Ăras na Mac LĂ©inn, NUI Galway. Membership of the orchestra is open to everybody and new players are more than welcome to join.
We're also on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nuigorchestrasoc/ and instagram at @nuig_orchestrasoc !
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm, The View, Ăras na Mac LĂ©inn.
The Orchestra are always available through our email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nuigorchestrasoc/
Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have about the society or music in general around the NUI Galway campus.
We are also open to any enquires relating to performances and other musical services that we can provide at any time of the year.