St Nicholas Collegiate Church Galway

April Compline

This Thursday night, the NUI Galway Choral Scholars will give the premiere performance of a new setting of the ancient office hymn Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Before the ending of the day) in the Church. Specially commissioned and written for the choral scholars, this new setting is by NZ composer Nigel Williams, and features an original plainsong melody around which is woven elegant counterpoint that looks back to the sixteenth century whilst at the same time creating a sound world that is fresh and new. 

Also to be heard in the service are Simon Mchale's setting of the canticle Nunc Dimittis (as gaeilge) and Poulenc's haunting Salve Regina.

Thursday 3rd April, 9pm
All welcome, admission free! 




Coffee and baked goodies served at 11.00, followed by a 45’ recital

Tickets at the door, €10 covering coffee, cakes and recital.


22nd February: Mark Duley, organ

St Nicholas’ organist presents a programme ranging from the solemn to the irreverent, with works by Hesse, Vierne, Alain, Mendelssohn and Bovet.


8th March: Sam Sytsma, countertenor and piano

Schola Cantorum tutor and parish choir member Sam Sytsma will present a concert of French music including the suite "Pour le piano" by Debussy and songs by Fauré.


22nd March: David Grealy, organ

Promising young organist and Galwegian returns home to present a programme of popular works.


Table Quiz in aid of St Nicholas Schola Cantorum, Lohans Bar and Restaurant,  Salthill, Friday 28th March beginning at 7.30pm

Tables can be pre-registered by e-mailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



Good Friday 18th April 18.00: JERUSALEM DESOLATA (Tickets at the door €15/€12)

A programme of choral music by Byrd and Tallis, viewing the desolation of the cross through the prism of biblical references to the deserted city of Jerusalem

Sung by the chamber choir Collegium


sung by the Parish Choir
Collegiate Church of St Nicholas, Galway
Sunday 2nd February, 5pm

Beautiful music and readings celebrating the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, also known as Candlemas.
All are very welcome.

Music includes:
Wood, Hail gladdening light
Howells, Collegium Regale evening canticles
Eccard, When to the temple Mary went
Christain Unity Week 2014

An Ecumenical Service to mark Christian Unity Week 2014 will be celebrated in the Chapel of Columbanus, NUI, Galway on Friday 31st January beginning at 7.30pm. The theme is 'Moving from regret to hope' and the preacher will be Rev. Helen Freeburn, the new United Methodist-Presbyterian minister in the city. The people of Galway are invited to participate on this last evening of a difficult winter and, on the eve of St. Brigid's Day, prepare together for the onset of the hope and possibilities offered by Spring and new beginning.

Everyone is very welcome to come along.

Refreshment will be served afterwards.

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