Writing for voice is my main focus in composition with a special interest in choral music. Most of my recent choral music has been liturgical and I hope that it has enhanced the worship of others.
Paul Flynn is from Lucan, Co. Dublin. In 2000 he graduated with a BA in music from Trinity College Dublin, specialising in composition with Kevin O’Connell and Donnacha Dennehy. In 2009 he was awarded an M. Litt. in musicology from the same college.
He has extensive experience of the choral genre not only through composition but also through conducting and singing with many choirs including the Mornington Singers, Trinity College Dublin Chapel Choir and St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Dublin. In 2006, he won the Christ Church Cathedral Festival Composition Competition. He received the International Composer Honorable Mention in the 2009 POLYPHONOS competition with The Esoterics choir, Seattle, USA. He has had works performed in many venues both in Ireland and the United Kingdom, including recent performances by the men of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Some of his liturgical music is in the regular repertoire of a number of choirs including Trinity College Dublin Chapel Choir and St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir. Recently, his work Hymnus Sancti Camelaci was selected for the 2014 ISCM World Music Days Festival.
Paul Flynn now lives just outside Cavan Town with his family. He directs the Choir of the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael’s, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. He is an active member of the AIC (Association of Irish Composers).