Musical Director Deirdre Ní Chaomhánaigh is the inspiration of Dolce in everything it does.
Welcome to Dolce
Based in Dublin Dolce (mixed voice choir) began in 2005 with sixteen members and a first prize in the Oireachtas choral competitions, under the name Canaigí Cantabile. From these humble beginnings, Dolce has grown not just in numbers, (it now has around 70 members with a waiting list for places), but also in achievements. Our musical range includes popular, sacred music and everything in between. Be sure to check out our events guide.
Vacancies for our Sept - Dec term include 2 basses and 2 tenors. Auditions take place from 3rd - 5th September. Drop us a line if you're interested in joining.
What we are about
‘Community’ is important to Dolce both in the everyday interactions between choir members and in the wider community where Dolce is involved in regular charity performances (e.g. Peter McVerry Trust, ISPCC, Simon, Walk in my Shoes, Hugs for Haiti) and events in local nursing homes and hospitals.
Dolce has performed Vivaldi’s Gloria, has taken part in the RTÉ Flashmob Musical performance of Handel’s Hallelujah, in the world record choral attempt in Croke Park, in Rebel Week in Bandon, Co. Cork and most recently in RTÉ’s Reflecting the Rising Commemorations on Easter Monday 2016.
We won first place awards in Kilcoole, Navan, New Ross, Arklow and in the Cork International Choral Festival National Open Competition in 2011 and 2015. In 2018 Dolce won first prize in the annual Clontarf Parish Choral Competition and first prize for mixed voices in Navan Choral Festival.