Darren Mooney is a proud Wicklow native having grown up in Newtownmountkennedy, where his parents initially introduced him to a broad repertoire of classical and choral music.
Darren commenced his classical singing career in his early thirties, initially training at the Wicklow School of Music in 2009. he then joined both the Kilkenny Chorus Choir and the Wicklow Choral Society most recently performing in Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana, in Wicklow 2016.
In 2010, Darren intensified his vocal training, working with, ‘Irish Soprano’ and vocal coach Deirdre Masterson. His first audition, led to Darren’s stage debut performing the role of of Bogdanovich in ‘The Merry Widow’in 2011 at the Little Theatre Gorey which turned out to be a great success. He continues to take to the stage regularly, performing his own private and corporate concerts nationwide. Darren has performed as a soloist in our national Opera house in Wexford on three occasions.
Darren continues his continuous pursuit of artistic & performance development and vocal excellence with Deirdre Masterson and also enjoys vocal training with Maestro Ugo Benelli(Genoa, Italy). He has enjoyed master classes with Aldo Filistad(Sicily, Italy), Alexander James Edwards (British Operatic Tenor), Linda Hutchison (British Vocal Association)
Hosting his first solo show in October 2013 in Newtownmountkennedy, Darren enthralled a crowd of 350 music lovers, and raised vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and The Wicklow Dementia Support Group.
More recently, Darren returned home to perform a benefit concert in Newtownmountkennedy, to raise funds for the Kilmurray Church Renovation Fund. Darren sang to a capacity audience in St Matthew’s and raised €4000 towards the church works.
Darren continues to perform nationwide, at both private and corporate events. You can keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter or contact him directly through the website.