Ancór Chamber Choir was founded in 2005 by conductor Cecilia Madden and has become one of the most exciting musical ensembles to emerge from the Mid-West region. Today, the choir consists of thirty singers who come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities but who love singing together.

Ancór embraces a wide repertoire, incorporating music from the Renaissance to the 21st century, both sacred and secular. Ancór has performed several times at UCH Limerick, while our annual sold-out Christmas concerts take place in the beautiful and historic surroundings of St Mary’s Cathedral.   Ancór also undertakes charitable performances including recent performances for Milford Care Centre, the Midwest Cancer Society, the Alzheimers Society and the Special Olympics to name but a few.


In addition to presenting concerts and singing at charitable events, we occasionally like to compete in choral festivals around Ireland. We have been very successful at all the major festivals in Cork, Limerick and New Ross. Most recently we won four major prizes at the 2015 Limerick Choral Festival – Best A Capella performance, Best Limerick Choir, Best Choir of the Festival and first prize in the Sacred Music competition.

In June, 2014, Ancór travelled to Italy and performed in San Michele e Gaetano in Florence, with concerts ICKSP Seminary at Gricigliano and St George’s Anglican Church in Venice. In 2012, the choir travelled to Paris at the invitation of the Irish College in Paris to sing at their St Patrick’s Day Mass, held at the magnificent Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church close to the College.




John Rutter

Christina Perri

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Liam Lawton

John Denver

Franz Schubert

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

William Byrd

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Sergei Rachmaninov

Richard Wagner

Claudio Monteverdi

Gabriel Fauré


Léo Delibes

Liam Lawton

Liam Lawton

Thomas Tallis

Piaf / Monnot / Parsons

Bob Chilcott

Isham Jones & Gus Kahn

Johann Sebastian Bach

Marco Frisina

arr. Boyer, Bram & Sharon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Josef Haydn

Ennio Morricone

Maurice Duruflé

Tomás Luis de Victoria


Leonard Bernstein

César Franck

Nino Rota

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Trad. arr. O' Carroll

Vincent Youmans arr. Gritton

Charles Villiers Stanford

Peter Gabriel

Liam Lawton

John Rutter

Howard Goodall

Foster, Bayer Sager, Testa & Renis

Trad. arr. T.C. Kelly

Maurice Duruflé

Victor Young & Edward Heyman arr. Shaw

arr. Paul O' Brien

Michael Ledner

Brendan Graham & Rolf Lovland

A sample of the music available for wedding bookings. 


A Gaelic Blessing

A Thousand Years

All I Ask of You

Allelu (Alleluia)

Annie's Song

Ave Maria

Ave verum corpus

Ave verum corpus


Bogoroditsye Dyevo

Bridal Chorus

Cantate Domino

Cantique de Jean Racine

Fields of Gold

Flower Duet (from Lakmé)

Glendalough Mass

Hiding Place / Mo Ghrá Thú a Thiarna

If Ye Love Me

If you loved me, really loved me (Hymne a l'amour)

Irish Blessing

It Had to Be You

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Jubilate Deo

Just the Way you are / Just a dream (from Pitch Perfect)

Laudate Dominum

Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass)

Nella fantasia

Notre Père (Our Father)

O quam gloriosam

Oh Happy Day

One hand, one heart (from West Side Story)

Panis Angelicus

Parla Più Piano 

Sicut cervus

Suantraí ar Slánaitheoir

Tea for Two

The Bluebird

The Book of Love

The Cloud's Veil

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Prayer

The Sally Gardens

Ubi caritas et amor

When I Fall in Love

Where the Shannon River meets the Sea

You are my hiding place

You Raise Me Up


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