Past Events - STSA The Story So Far


June 2015

Cantar! An evening of Song and Music with the Marine Institute Singers and Friends was held on Saturday June 13th in St Nicholas's Collegiate Church Galway at 8pm.

Well Done to STSA Sligo for taking part in such a great event last weekend for such a worthy cause.....COPE, Galway. The venue was wonderful, atmospheric and the acoustics were incredible. Also on stage on the night were Bel Canto and other excellent musicians who provided the musical accompaniment on the evening. The Marine Institute Singers and their musical director Carmel Dooley, also performed an incredible repertoire. ...exquisite singing! Finally to all the members of STSA Sligo, what a performance, you should be so proud!


July 2014

STSA Clonmel performed in a concert for the Make a Wish Foundation.  This was a huge success and was  filmed and broadcast by new Sky channel - Irish TV.

STSA performed in Castlecourt Hotel, Westport at the launch of the CD "Voices from Beyond The Wood", in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice.


June 2014

A Plenary Rehearsal was held in Ballina on Saturday 14th June.   Along with our STSA rehearsal and get-together, we had Music Therapy and Yoga.   


May 2014

 Clonmel STSA appeared in concert in Cahir House Hotel on May 10th.  The concert featured pianist Suzanne Buttimer and special guests,.


March/April 2014

Galway STSA performed in Choir Factor in Galway and came first on the clapometer !!

Clonmel STSA sang at the relaunching of Templeneiry Church in Bansha, Co, Tipperary as a tourist office/information centre.


January /February 2014
2014 off to a great start, with 3 new STSA choirs on board – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre New York, Long Island (NY), and Roscommon.

December 2013
Galway STSA were busy carol singing – they were invited to be guest carol singers in the G Hotel, Galway, and also performed on Keith Finnegan show on Galway Bay FM on 23rd December. Clonmel and New Ross STSA choirs performed at the Winterval festival in Waterford.

November 2013
Clonmel and New Ross STSA choirs took part in Donal Skehan’s “Home Cooked Tour” The Galway and Tuam STSA choirs performed at:

  • the Manuela Riedo foundation concert in Renmore Church, Galway.
  • the Cuisle Beatha Palliative Medicine Conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.
  • the Boston Scientific fundraising Strictly Come Dancing in the Clayton Hotel, Galway.

October 2013
STSA choir took part in The Big Sing in Clonmel. STSA Galway and Tuam took part in a sell-out concert “A Celebration of Life” in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, sharing the bill with the Kiltullagh Community Choir

September 2013
STSA performed at the Irish Cancer Society Survivorship Conference in Aviva Stadium

July 2013
STSA performed at the Honour your Heroes event in Beaumont Hospital;
Invited by GAA to perform the National Anthem at the Connaught Final in July.

June 2013
Plenary rehearsal held in Galway Bay Hotel. A mini-seminar was held in the morning period, with talks from a Consultant Radiation Oncologist, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, a Consultant Medical Oncologist and a Psychologist, followed by Q & A sessions, which were very beneficial to the attendees. In the afternoon there was a Yoga session and then a Music Therapy session with music therapists from Canterbury Christ Church University.
STSA were also invited by the GAA to perform the National Anthem at Roscommon v Mayo match

May 2013
Dr. Paul Donnellan presented with Biomnis award, following nomination for Achievement Award for Innovation in Patient Care.
STSA invited by the GAA to perform the National Anthem at Galway v Mayo match

April 2013
Joint fundraiser fashion show in Breaffy House in aid of STSA and Mayo Cancer Support. Entertainment provided by STSA choir and special guest Matt Molloy.

February 2013
STSA plenary rehearsal in McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris
STSA presented with the Astellas “Changing Tomorrow Award” at a function in the College of Physicians, Dublin.

December 2012
STSA held a carol-singing event in Galway city on the evening of the Winter Solstice, 21st December 2012. They were joined by the three Galway Tenors, one of whom, Frank Naughton, is a member of STSA.

November 2012
The first plenary rehearsal and media launch of STSA took place in the Clinical Science Institute, Galway University Hospital on Wednesday, 14th November 2012. It was a very successful evening with 105 singer-survivors from the first five STSA centres taking part: Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Ennis, Galway and Westport.
The event was filmed by RTE1, and featured on the 9 O’Clock News the same evening. It was also covered in an extended report by Caoimhe Ní Chonchoille which was broadcast on TG4 the following day. The award-winning photographer, Joe Shaughnessy, covered the event for the Connacht Tribune.