About Cuore              

Cuore is an internationally award-winning chamber choir based in Dublin, Ireland and conducted by Amy Ryan. We sing challenging and rewarding music in a friendly but committed environment with a wide range of ages and nationalities. Cuore’s concert repertoire ranges from standard works to early music editions prepared by choir members and premieres of contemporary compositions written for the choir.  We have a particular affinity for contemporary music, having won multiple prizes for interpretation at home and abroad, and regularly presenting Irish premieres at our Dublin concerts.

In December 2023, we presented the Irish premiere of Dobrinka Tabakova's Alma Redemptoris Mater. In March 2023, we performed at the NCH with the UCD Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir, including excerpts from Carmina Burana. In 2021, Cuore presented the Irish premiere of Will Todd’s Songs of Renewal. As the invited guest choir at the Zêzere Arts Festival, Portugal in 2019, we performed varied programmes including polychoral works by Enda Bates, Marenzio and Tallis.

In addition to our own concerts throughout the year, at Christmas we raise money for charity. It's become traditional for us to lead the singing at the annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Dublin's Pepper Canister Church, in aid of Dublin's Black Santa Appeal. Every December we perform carols at shopping centres, in aid of animal welfare or homeless charities.

Awards & Accolades

Founded by Amy in 2014, Cuore has consistently achieved high standards at festivals in Ireland and abroad.

17th International Choir Festival “Tallinn 2023”

  • 2nd prize, Chamber Choirs
  • 2nd prize, Contemporary Music
  • Special prize for Best Performance of the obligatory contemporary piece, Omnia mutantur by Erkki-Sven Tüür

Feis Ceoil, Dublin, 2023

  • 1st prize, Mixed Voice Choirs
  • 1st prize, Corn Hardebec
  • Oliver Hynes award for the Best Performance of a contemporary work setting an Irish text
  • Qualified for the Oliver O'Brien competition final

Cork International Choral Festival 2022

  • CMC Perpetual Trophy for the Performance of Irish Contemporary Choral Music
  • Selected for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition

Zêzere Arts Festival (non-competitive) in Tomar, Portual 2019

  • Invited as the sole guest choir

Cork International Choral Festival 2018

  • 1st prize, National Competition for Mixed Voice Choirs
  • 2nd prize, Ireland's Choir of the Year
  • CMC Perpetual Trophy for the Performance of Irish Contemporary Choral Music
  • John Mannion Trophy for the Best Performance by a Chamber Choir in the National Competitions.

Navan Choral Festival 2017

  • 2nd prize, Sacred Music Competition
  • Selected for the Navan National Choir of the Year Competition

Sligo International Choral Festival 2016

  • 1st prize, Mixed Voice Choirs
  • 3rd prize, Sacred Music
  • Qualified for the Grand Prix

Mayo International Choral Festival 2016

  • 2nd prize, International Final (Premier Competition)
  • 1st prize, Choirs from Ireland
  • Qualified for Overall Final (Premier Competition)

AIMS New Ross Choral Festival 2015

  • 1st prize, Chamber Choirs


Cuore's concert in the Pepper Canister Church May 2015