Waterford based chamber choir Madrigallery was founded in 1991 by Jennifer Long. In 1995 Kevin O’Carroll was appointed as Musical Director and principal conductor, a post he continues to hold.
Over the years, the choir has moved from its original aim of providing private summertime entertainment singing madrigals to becoming one of the leading choirs in the South East. The range of material covered by the choir extends from polyphonic writing of the 16th Century through to modern works written especially for Madrigallery. These modern works include pieces by Eric Sweeney, Marion Ingoldsby, Greg Scanlon and Colin Mawby. For many years, the choir partook of the competition circuit – winning numerous awards along the way. Though no longer competing in formal competition, the choir has received many awards for ‘Best Concert’ or ‘Best Choir’ from south-east based arts critics.