Gracenotes is a female-voice choir based in the town of Ballyhaunis.  It was formed in 1999 and was originally directed by Anna Butler.  The choir currently has 35 members who come together each week to practice and to meet socially.  Although the majority of the singers are from Ballyhaunis and the wider county, some also travel from Roscommon, Sligo and Galway.  The current musical director since 2006 is Laura Brogan who herself was a founding member of the choir. 
This choir performs a varied repertoire, ranging from folk to sacred music and from renaissance to contemporary compositions.  They always enjoy the challenge of learning new music to add to their considerable repertoire!
Gracenotes have competed in choral competitions in Ireland and abroad with considerable success.
In 2008 they were awarded 1st Prize at the Limerick Festival of Church Music and 2nd Prize in 2009.

In 2009 they were awarded 1st Prize in the Sacred Music Section at The Cork International Choral Festival.  In the same year they won 2nd prize in the National Open competition, which they also won in 2004. 

In October 2010 Gracenotes launched their current CD, Ave Maris Stella

In 2011 Gracenotes were placed 1st runners up in the Premier Female Competition at The Cork International Choral Festival. 
Every second year the choir embarks on a tour abroad.  This year they travelled to England and had a fantastic time.
As well as being available to sing at weddings, Gracenotes have also performed a variety of concerts for charity.
If you would like any further information, are interested in joining, or just want to listen to some music and look at more photos, please check out our website    
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