Marine Institute Singers in Workplace Choir of the Year Final

Marine Institute Singers pictured with their conductor, Carmel DooleyThe Marine Institute Singers will proudly fly the flag for the west of Ireland in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Sunday September 27th in the Workplace Choir of the Year Finale.

The Competition, an initiative of HM1 Arts in association RTÉ lyric fm, Workplace Choir of the Year is working with employers and organisations throughout Ireland to establish competition-standard choirs within the workplace and to motivate employees to work together in an enjoyable and engaging way.

The Marine Institute Singers burst onto the Galway choral scene in 2013 by winning the inaugural 'ChoirFactor' workplace choir competition in the Radisson Hotel.

Directed by Carmel Dooley, the choir was formed specifically for the event and buoyed by this success continued to sing together and develop their sound and repertoire.

The choir won the new competitor category at the Mayo international Choral festival in 2014 and have participated in numerous local choral events establishing a reputation as one of the freshest, exciting sounding choirs to have emerged from Galway in recent years.

Their inaugural concert in June of this year was a sell-out success and most recently they shared a concert platform with the Boeing Employees Choir from Washington USA, in St. Nicholas Church.

"The MI Singers are very excited to be finalists in the National Workplace Choir Competition. We are really looking forward to performing in the National Concert Hall, and we wish all our fellow choristers the best of luck on the night," says Carmel Dooley.

Dr. Peter Heffernan of the Marine Institute wished the choir the best of luck saying "on behalf of all their colleagues I would like to congratulate the Marine Institute Singers on their achievement and wish them every success in the final".

Tickets for the final are €15 and are available online at or or @WorkplaceChoir on Twitter.

For further information please contact:

Carmel Dooley 087 2349903