RTÉ Cór na nÓg

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RTÉ Cór na nÓg
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RTÉ Cór na nÓg
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Choral
Years active 1987-Present
Associated acts RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
Website www.rte.ie/cornanog/

Máire Mannion (Choral Director) Niamhí Blennerhassett/ Cathal Buckley/ Éilis Cannon/ Aoibhe Casey/ Rachael Conaghan/ Laura Concannon/ Megan Connolly/ Aibhilín Crangle/ Anna Donlon/ Emliy Doyle/ Maria Doyle/ Neave D'Souza/ Isabella Duijn/ Ciaran Dunne/ Orlaith Dunne/ Fiadh Eddison/ Kelvin Fields/ Laura Galvin/ Tara Gaughran/ Ella Gaynor/ Taylor Hamilton/ Georgia Heapes/ Katie Herbert/ Niamh Hyland/ Kelly Irwin/ Alexandra Kavanagh/ Subin Lee/ Rhona Lonergan/ Sadhbh Lynch/ Anna Madigan/ Oscar Mannix Quinn/ Devin McCabe/ Evie McCann/ Ciara McCarthy Fitzpatrick/ Emily McDonald/ Kim McDonnell/ Chloe McGarry/ Rebecca McGuinness/ Katie McNelis/ Una McNicholas/ Senan Moran/ Nicole Nagle/ Brianna Nutley/ Kim O'Brien/ Pippa O'Brien/ Katie O'Dwyer/ Caoimhe O'Farrell/ Meadhbh O'Meara/ Ruairi O'Neill/ Niamh O'Reilly/ Dominika Pieniazek/ Ben Pleass/ Aoibhín Redmond/ Catherine Ronayne/ Elaria Rossney/ Stephen Ryan/ Moya Shanley/ Conor Stokes/ Helen Tonra/ Ellen Walsh/ Katie Weir/ Sophie Whelan/ Niamh White/ Rachel White/ Roisin Cox/ Carol Mahon

David Yau

RTÉ Cór na nÓg (RTÉ Children's Choir in English) is an Irish children's choir. In May 2004 Máire Mannion took up the position of choral director. The choir is part of RTÉ Performing Groups.[1]


The choir was founded in 1987. It currently has around 65 members. Choristers range from the ages of 9-14. Regular performances are made in Dublin (such as the National Concert Hall and the National Gallery of Ireland) and in other counties. Performances are regularly made with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The choir often appears on RTÉ Television and Radio, most radio work is done on RTÉ lyric fm. The choir have previously done many religious programmes on RTÉ One. Recordings have included Gerard Victory's Ultima Rerum, the highly praised CD/Video Faith of our Fathers, Scenes of an Irish Christmas and a CD of Christmas produced for RTÉ lyric fm and the RTÉ Guide in 2005.

Recently,[when?] the choir have performed at the Dublin International Organ Festival, various Opera Ireland productions, Opera Theatre Company's Cinderella and the Russian State Ballet's Nutcracker. In 2007, performances were made in Dublin Castle, for an EBU Radio Assembly [2] and Gustav Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand at the National Basketball Arena.

Every year, there is a large Christmas schedule. There is often at least one television appearance, as well as many concerts. The choir host a concert in St. Ann's Church in Dawson Street annually. In 2008 they were the closing act on the Late Late Toy Show.

The choir have received positive reviews from various publications.[3][4]

The choir have rehearsals in the RTÉ Radio Centre every Wednesday and Saturday.

The choir is part-funded through revenue derived from the licence fee paid by households with televisions in Ireland.

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  1. ^ "RTÉ Cór na nÓg". RTÉ. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ "RTÉ Annual Report 2007" (PDF). RTÉ. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ Dick O'Riordan (April 12, 2009). "Sunday Business Post: RTÉ Cór na nÓg Review April 2009". Sunday Business Post. Retrieved 2009-04-30. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "The Irish Times: Review on RTÉ Cór na nÓg". The Irish Times. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 

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