St Mary's Choral Society was formed in 1940 and was initially a male voice choir. In 1943 ladies joined the ranks creating new opportunities to progress both musically and socially. 1947 brought the first of the Society's amny operatic sucesses' The Gondoliers followed by the Pirates of Penzance. Concerts followed with Radio Eireann Light Orchestra and the Army Band followed.
In 1969, two plays and an operetta were planned but this proved impractical and so our sister organisation the Clonmel Theatre Guild was formed ensuring great drama would continue.
In 1975 we negotiated the purchase of an old historical building in Wolfe Tone Street. Designed by eminent Clonmel Architect William Tinsley in 1843 it had been used a paper store, a dance hall, a meeting house and a food hall for the poor. St Mary's Choral Society transformed this old place of worship into a charming 220 seat theatre where the curtain opened for the first time in November of that year.
Long famed for performances of the highest quality, the Society has gone from strenght to strength. Today St Mary's Choral Society is a vibrant young society, which respects the talents and presence of it's older members. As a member of the Association of Irish Musical Societies, we feel it is important to support our neighbouring societies and therefore travel in large numbers to see their shows each year.
The recruitment of new blood is a very important aspect of any organisation and we welcome anyone who wishes to become a member. If you wish to become involved with the society either on stage or behind the scenes, please contact any Committee member for details. You will be very Welcome.

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