Majella Hollywood (Ireland) is CEO of Chamber Choir Ireland, and has been for the past decade. From a young age, she knew she wanted to work in professional music. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Ulster, followed by an Advanced course in Management Practice, Majella worked for various ensembles and choirs in the music sector in Ireland. She coordinated the first steps of the Youth Choir in Northern Ireland, a small job that grew into the much larger organisation it is today.
It has been ‘choral singing all the way’ for her – after 13 years with the Youth Choir, Majella made the switch to run the national Chamber Choir Ireland, which has developed a strong reputation for creative commissioning, recording and programming and is a member of Tenso, the European network for professional chamber choirs.