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  • If anyone is in the Rathoath area this Saturday coming(18th) the all Ireland accordion competition is on. The link below is part of what we are playing. the video below that is something we play away from competition and closer to home ;) the next is one of the more popular peices we play and the one below that is of us Oristown ensemble playing at the competition last year, where we got the highest mark, 95:D

    anyways, enjoy :pac:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5cyXgUiuJ8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTV3g9qEvWQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8b-81dRrVQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWx6SJ4uAk0




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  • Russian composer brings new work to world premiere in Drogheda
    Louth Ireland

    The haunting music of Russian-born composer Alexander Knaifel is coming to County Louth with the world premiere of his music in a celebration called ‘The Rest is Noise’.

    The work of the St Petersburg composer and cellist will be performed at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda on the 1st May, as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

    A number of world renowned musicians will perform Knaifel’s works. The virtuoso violinist Elizabeth Cooney, will perform ‘EF and the three visiting cards of the poet’, the first Irish commission from Knaifel, along with cellist Elisabeth Wilson and violist Joachim Roewer.
    The evening will also include the first Irish performance by internationally renowned Russian pianist Oleg Malov, who has performed in some of the most important festivals of contemporary music in Europe. Oleg Malov will perform the world premiere of A Mad Tea-party Royal version.

    The deeply expressive Irish Callino Quartet will also perform some of Knaifel’s hauntingly beautiful music, including ‘O Heavenly King’ with soprano Patricia Rozario.
    Organised by Drogheda Borough Council in association with Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) for Drogheda Arts Festival, the performances will be a major musical event for Ireland.
    Eamonn Quinn, of LCMS, spoke about the forthcoming event. “We are proud to be able to attract such major contemporary musical events to the area and host such high calibre composers who have chosen to premiere their work in Ireland.”

    “Alexander Knaifel is a contemporary of Arvo Part, who’s spiritual music was also brought to the area by the LCMS and featured at performances in Dundalk and Drogheda last year,” said Quinn.

    “Knaifel started his career as a cellist and is a former student of Mstislav Rostropovich. He is well-known for both his serious compositions and also his film music, having scored over forty feature films.”

    “In the 1970’s he embarked on a quest through his compositions for purity of tone and music of calm, tranquillity and beauty that touch upon mystical questions like the nature of love,” explained Quinn.

    “The pieces that will be performed in the ‘Rest is Noise’ recital show just how much he has achieved this quest.”

    The Rest is Noise: the music of Alexander Knaifel is presented by Drogheda Borough Council in association with Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) for Drogheda Arts Festival. The Rest is Noise is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by the Drogheda Arts Office, the Louth Arts Office and Fáilte Ireland.
    For more information go to www.louthcms.org

    Ahead of the performance of his music on Friday 1 May 2009 in St.Peter's Church of Ireland Drogheda Alexander Knaifel will feature
    • in an Irish Times interview with the esteemed music critic Michael Dervan.
    • RTÉ's the Arts Show will also feature the pianist Oleg Malov performing the music of Alexander Knaifel on 29 April 2009 at 8pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
    • Don't forget to listen in to the competition on RTÉ Lyric fm's Nova programme 26 April 2009 at 8pm to win tickets and an overnight stay for the performance on Friday 1 May 2009 in Drogheda, Louth




  • Tabla is a fabulous percussion instrument and Ustaad (Maestro) Zakir Hussain plays it with such a flair. I first saw him on TV years ago in India. Ever since I have been hoping to go to a concert one day and I have now just booked tickets for this upcoming concert. Cannot wait...

    18 June 2009 08:00 PM - MAIN AUDITORIUM

    Zakir Hussain • Tabla
    Niladri Kumar • Sitar
    Sabir Khan • Sarangi
    Abbos Kosimov • Doyra
    Navin Sharma • Dholak
    Meitei Pung Cholom Performing TroupeThe Dancing Drummers of Manipur

    Here is the blurb from NCH website.

    Percussion legend Zakir Hussain is an international phenomenon and a true 'world master'. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but earned him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study.
    Performing with his Masters of Percussion ensemble, Hussain offers his audience an experience of Indian music of the highest order, as well as fascinating excursions exploring the frontier between traditional and contemporary, folk and classical.

    'A living genius, whose unadulterated performances of Indian music are among the most thrilling concerts to be heard anywhere.'New York Times


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  • Ahead of their performance in Dundalk on 13 July, the Kronos Quartet will feature in the following programmes:
    RTÉ lyric fm's Nova programme on 28 June 2009 at 8.30pm
    http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova/1281449.html
    RTÉ's Radio 1 The Arts Show on 9 July 2009 at 8.00pm

    The Kronos Quartet with special guest Wu Man perform the Irish premieres of Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera & Terry Riley’s Cusp of Magic
    in An Tain Theatre Dundalk
    on 13 July 2009.
    Tickets from www.centralticketbureau.com




  • Arvo Pärt’s favourite composer Valentyn Silvestrov brings new work to Louth Ireland.

    Valentyn Silvestrov Sacred Songs

    Elizabeth Cooney (Violin) and Elisaveta Blumina ( Piano)
    Louth Voices conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste

    St.Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda 24 September 2009 at 8pm.


    “If you were to ask me to name a contemporary composer, the first name that I would voice is the name Silvestrov. Valentyn – is unconditionally the most interesting contemporary composer, even if the majority are given to understand this much later…”.Arvo Pärt.
    The haunting music of Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov will be performed at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda on the 24 September 2009. The performance will feature two world premieres : 5 new pieces for violin and piano performed by Elizabeth Cooney and Elisaveta Blumina and 5 Sacred Songs performed by new Irish choir Louth Voices conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.

    Tickets €15 from http://www.centralticketbureau.com
    0818 205 205
    UK callers– 0870 850 2896
    international calls – +353 (0)1 872 1122
    from Highlanes Gallery Laurence St, Drogheda 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays 12-5pm Telephone: 041 9807114

    For TEMENOS 09 ticket holders only a Luxury Coach is available for the return journey from Dublin at a cost of €10
    Parnell Street is the pickup and drop off point. Coach leaves at 6.30pm. Tickets available from www.centralticketbureau.com. 0818 205 205

    http://www.louthcms.org/?p=1656




  • The Hilliard Ensemble to perform their Arkhangelos programme entitled in St.Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk on 1 October 2009

    “The Hilliard Ensemble is without a doubt one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world.” The Globe and Mail (London)
    “Their sound, as always, is beautifully blended… truly sublime.” The New York Times
    “The astounding melding of their voices is simply otherworldly.” The Globe

    Arhkangelos
    The Hilliard Ensemble
    St.Patricks Cathedral Dundalk
    1 October 2009 at 8pm.


    The Hilliard Ensemble will perform their Arkhangelos programme in St.Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk on 1 October 2009.The Hilliard Ensemble is one of the world’s foremost male a capella ensembles. Their repertory ranges from the medieval to the modern, to which they bring a unique sound honed by years of performing together. The ensemble consists of David James (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Steven Harrold (tenor), and Gordon Jones (baritone).
    The Arkhangelos programme includes traditional sacred songs (Sharakans) of the Armenian church arranged by the monk, musicologist and composer Komitas (1869-1935). Alongside the exotic and quasi oriental music of the Sharakans the performance includes music which has its roots in the Greek ( Ivan Moody), Russian Orthodox (Pärt and Raskatov) and Roman churches ( James MacMillan) and the church in England (Jonathan Wild).

    Tickets €15 from http://www.centralticketbureau.com
    0818 205 205
    UK callers– 0870 850 2896
    international calls – +353 (0)1 872 1122

    For TEMENOS 09 ticket holders only a Luxury Coach is available for the return journey from Dublin at a cost of €10
    Parnell Street is the pickup and drop off point. Coach leaves at 6pm. Tickets available from www.centralticketbureau.com. 0818 205 205




  • Copied from the thread in the gigs section of the forum:

    I would like to spread the word if I may concerning an upcoming event a friend of mine is organizing in aid of the Irish hospice foundation. The event is to take place in The Axis, Ballymun on the 17th November 2009.

    All profits will go to two projects currently being undertaken by the Irish Hospice Foundation.
    The event will have a variety of musical acts and further information on who will be present is available here. The highlight seems like it will be solo violinist Sarah Lane's performance of a piece composed by Brian Keegan.

    If you have any interest in contemporary Irish music or have an inclination towards the support of damn good charities please order a ticket by either contacting myself or following the link through the website.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Eoghan




  • On Monday 22nd of February the Irish Composers Collective will be hosting another monthly concert of new works for solo viola, solo flute and electronics. The concert takes place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall at 8:30 pm and will feature compositions by Dylan Curran, Amanda Feery, Francis Heery, Emma O’ Halloran, Dylan Rynhart and Matthew Whiteside.

    With performances by Cora Venus Lunny (viola) and Sinead Farrell (flute) this promises to be an exciting evening of new music by some of Ireland’s brightest emerging composers.

    As always, a workshop in the form of a pre-concert talk will take place at 8:00
    pm before the concert.


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  • Uri Caine to perform in St.Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda Friday 5 March 2010.

    “Uri Caine is a king among princes, a consummate musician who sounds great whether playing Bach, accompanying Don Byron on Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, wrangling an ambitious avant-jazz ensemble around the music of Mahler . . . . . He is prolific, hugely proficient, and ambitious.”John Walters, Guardian

    Louth Contemporary Music Society’s first concert for 2010 features a performance by the great American pianist Uri Caine in St.Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda on 5 March 2010 at 8pm. You can listen to Uri performing Zorn here.

    Pianist and composer Uri Caine gleefully and artfully ignores the boundaries between musical genres, mixing up Mahler and Bach with original music, swinging bebop and hard-hitting drum-and-bass. He launches LCMS 2010 concerts by performing John Zorn’s Book of Angel’s Volume 6: Moloch.

    Moloch is a remarkable set of piano solos. Some of these pieces are dark, others very beautiful. All are played superbly and imaginatively. Uri Caine is a Philadelphia-raised virtuoso, unconfined by genres. Likewise-unfettered is the music’s composer, John Zorn, from whose Book of Angels {Masada Book Two} these pieces come.

    In addition to performing solo and with his own ensemble, Caine has worked with groups, including those led by by Don Byron, Sam Rivers, Clark Terry, Arto Lindsay,John Zorn and Barry Altschul. He has also performed with the Woody Herman Band, the Enja Band, and Global Theory. Caine has appeared at many jazz festivals including the What is Jazz? Festival, the Texaco Jazz Festival (New York), the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Across the Borders (Berlin), and the Newport Jazz Festival. Appearances at classical music festivals include the Salzburg Festival, the Holland Festival, and the Israel Festival. Caine is the recipient of grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Uri Caine is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Louth County Arts Office. Uri Caine is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by the the Louth Arts Office.

    Please note John Zorn is not performing at this concert.
    Tickets €15 are available from
    www.centralticketbureau.com
    Tel: 0818 205 205 (ROI)
    0870 850 2896 (UK)




  • IRISH COMPOSERS’ COLLECTIVE MARCH CONCERT


    DATE: 22nd March 2010
    TIME: 8.30pm, pre-concert talk 8pm
    VENUE: Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin




    This March 22nd the Irish Composers’ Collective present an exciting programme of Irish contemporary music in the beautiful setting of the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall. Violinist Cora Venus Lunny and cellist Kate Ellis will perform new compositions of Glen Austin, Maureen Doris, David Flynn, Piaras Hoban, Bill McGrath, Fergal Mulloy and Matthew Whiteside.


    The Irish Composers’ Collective is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide Irish composers with a community for information, education and the pooling of resources in order to create concerts of their music with professional musicians.


    Tickets €12 and €10 (student ID must be presented to obtain discount) may be purchased from the National Concert Hall Box Office online at www.nch.ie , in person or by telephone +353 (0)1 4170000.


    This event is in association with The National Concert Hall and supported by the Arts Council


    ENDS


    For further information contact:


    ICC Marketing Manager,
    Frances Marshall.
    [email protected]
    0879509994







  • RUSH HOUR RECITAL

    6.00pm, Monday the 8th of March.
    Music performed by 3rd level students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, 36-38 Westland Row. Admission Free!




  • Hello

    I'm a member of the Culwick Choral Society, and on May 19th in St Patrick's cathedral in Dublin we will present a full-scale performance of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers, in this its 400th anniversary year.

    With a combination of leading soloists, wonderful musicians playing period instruments, and a magnificent setting, this promises to be a rare and special occasion!

    The full choir of the Culwick Choral Society and conductor Bernie Sherlock are joined by leader Claire Duff and by a strong line-up of soloists:

    Colette Boushell (soprano)
    Alison Browner (mezzo-soprano)
    Duncan Brickenden (countertenor)
    John Elwes (tenor)
    Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
    Jeffrey Ledwidge (bass)
    Jonathan Gunthorpe (bass)

    Orchestral accompaniment will come from two celebrated period-instrument groups, Camerata Kilkenny and London’s QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble.

    Tickets from Ticketmaster, St Patrick's Cathedral, and Opus II at 26 St Great George's Street, D2

    More details at www.culwick.org

    Hope to see you there :)




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    One of the world’s greatest composer’s, Russian born Sofia Gubaidulina will bring her world renowned contemporary music to the Drogheda Arts Festival on the evening of the 1st May.

    Gubaidulina (pronounced ‘goo-bye-DOO-lee-nah) who is visiting Ireland for the first time, will attend a composer portrait concert at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda in which highly acclaimed performers including Ivan Monighetti, the Dublin Guitar Quartet, Malachy Robinson, the Heath Quartet, The Oriel Trio and Dermot Dunne will perform a range of her works.

    The concert is the latest of several high profile art music events organised by the Louth Contemporary Music Society, to bring world renowned composers to Ireland, previously having successfully featured, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Valentyn Silvestov.

    Eamonn Quinn, Artistic Director with the LCMS, spoke about the forthcoming event.“We are proud to be able to attract such major contemporary musical events to the area and host such high calibre composers who have chosen to have their music performed in Ireland.”
    “It is very exciting to be able to bring the works of Gubaidulina here to Ireland. She has been called the greatest Russian composer at work today since Shostakovich.”

    “We are a small society trying to make a big difference to Contemporary music in Ireland. We are becoming more recognised internationally and this has helped us to attract such important composers and performers to attend and participate in our music events,” he said.

    “The ‘Fire and the Rose’ performance will be a significant cultural event for Ireland, as it is the first composer portrait of Gubaidulina with the composer present in Ireland.”

    Born in 1931 in the Tartar region of the former Soviet Union, performance of her works was forbidden and she was subject to the severest of repression. Now, her music, which was unknown in the West before the Iron Curtain fell, is in great demand by artists all over the world.
    Her unique music is marked by the use of unusual instrumental combinations and tunings and shows her interest in folk and ritual instruments from Russia, the Caucasus region and Asia.
    Sometimes, fiery and sometimes as soft as a rose, her music includes elements of Christian spirituality, musical symbolism, unique structures derived from fragmentation and repetition of simple material. Early on in her career, she was supported by Dmitri Shostakovich who recognised the musical gift that she possesses.

    In 2007, Gubaidulina was the first woman composer to be spotlighted by the BBC during its annual ‘composer weekend’ in London and she has been awarded many prestigious awards including the Prix de Monaco in 1987 and the Living Composer Prize of the Cannes Classical Awards in 2003.

    The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Drogheda Arts Festival. The event is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by the Drogheda Arts Festival and Louth County Council.

    A free viewing of the Barrie Gavin film ‘A Fire and a Rose’ about the life and work of Gubaidulina scripted by Gerard McBurney will take place at 5pm in Barlow House on the 1 May 2010
    Tickets for the performance priced €15 are available from www.centralticketbureau.com and Highlanes Gallery, Laurence St, Drogheda Telephone: +353 (0)41 9807114. Tickets for the screening of the film the Fire and the Rose are available from the festival box office in Highlanes.

    The Fire and the Rose is part of the Drogheda Arts Festival. The Drogheda Arts Festival will run at various venues in Drogheda from 1-4 May 2010. For programme details and biographies of Gulaidulina and the performers see www.louthcms.org www.droghedaartsfestival.ie and www.createlouth.ie

    1. Programme
    Gubaidulina Reflection on a Theme B-A-C-H Heath Quartet
    Bach Cello Suite Ivan Monighetti
    Gubaidulina Garden of Joy and Sorrow The Oriel Trio
    Gubaidulina In Croce Dermot Dunne + Ivan Monighetti
    Gubaidulina Repentance Ivan Monighetti, Dublin Guitar Quartet + Malachy Robinson.




  • PAUL ROE AND PHILIP LAWSON

    IRISH COMPOSERS’ COLLECTIVE APRIL CONCERT

    DATE: 26nd April 2010
    TIME: 8.30pm, pre-concert talk 8pm
    VENUE: Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin


    This April 26th the Irish Composers’ Collective present an exciting programme of Irish contemporary music in the beautiful setting of the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall. Clarinetist Paul Roe and Guitarist Philip Lawson will perform new compositions of David Bremner, Amanda Feery, Richard Gill, Bill McGrath, Emma O’Halloran and Dylan Rynhart.

    The Irish Composers’ Collective is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide Irish composers with a community for information, education and the pooling of resources in order to create concerts of their music with professional musicians.

    Tickets €12 and €10 (student ID must be presented to obtain discount) may be purchased from the National Concert Hall Box Office online at www.nch.ie , in person or by telephone +353 (0)1 4170000.

    This event is in association with The National Concert Hall and supported by the Arts Council.

    http://www.nch.ie/Box-Office/Performances/Paul-Roe-and-Philip-Lawson.aspx?date=26/04/2010&time=2030




  • Choral program includes works by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Mozart and Verdi.




  • Pianist Artem Belogurov plays Chopin, John Field and a selection of contemporary pieces next Thursday, July 29th 2010 in the historic surroundings of The Georgian House, No. 2 Pery Square, Limerick.

    Artem is studying at the New England Conservatory/Harvard, under renowned pianist Victor Rosenbaum.

    Tickets are 10Euros each, and the recital starts at 8pm.

    For more information, visit
    http://www.limerickcivictrust.ie/georgian/limerick_events.html




  • A Coffee Concert in aid of music at Corpus Christi Church will take place this Sunday August 8th at 2pm in Corpus Christi Parish Hall, Homefarm Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Featuring soprano Sinead Flynn, pianist David O'Shea and special guests performing light music old and new. There is no admission fee but donations to the music fund will be appreciated.




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    Louth Contemporary Music Society Celebrate Terry Riley’s 75th Birthday with
    Terry Riley, Talvin Singh, George Brooks
    California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath
    An Tain Theatre Dundalk
    29 Oct 2010 @8pm.

    Louth Contemporary Music Society, is honoured to present the world famous Terry Riley as he celebrates his 75 birthday to perform Indian ragas with arrangements on the saxophone played by the ever progressive saxophonist George Brooks and Mercury Music awarded tabla player Talvin Singh. Terry Riley who was listed in the London Sunday Times as "one of the 1000 makers of the 20th Century" is one of the founder fathers of minimalism in music. Terry Riley was invited by Louth Contemporary Music Society for his first visit to Ireland in May 2007.

    This show is not only to celebrate Terry Riley’s birthday and welcome return to Ireland but also to see how Indian Classical music so easily flows into Jazz and minimalism, as well as seeing the young maestro and experimentalist of tabla, Talvin Singh, to perform in a traditional context.

    Terry Riley, Talvin Singh and George Brooks will perform traditional ragas arranged for piano, voice, saxophone and tablas, focusing on some of Pran Nath’s favorite ragas from the Kirana tradition such as Darbari, Bageshri, Malkauns, Yemen and Bhimpolasi.

    In addition they will perform works from the Riley-Brooks duo repertoire including movements from “Salome Dances for Peace“ and “Ebony Horns“. Each artist will also perform a solo work.

    California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Create Louth. California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by Dundalk Town Council and Louth County Council. RTE lyric fm are the media sponsor.

    Tickets for the performance priced €25 are available from www.centralticketbureau.com
Phone 0818 205 205(Ireland)
0870 850 2896 (UK)
    Or from An Tain Box office : Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

T: 042 9392919

    Terry Riley
    California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. Its impact was to change the course of 20th Century music and its influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams.
    Terry Riley was strongly influenced by jazz and tape loop experiments when he began composing repetitive music. In 1964, Riley composed In C, which is generally considered the benchmark work of American Minimal music. Its impact was to change the course of 20th Century music and its influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and many prominent rock bands such as The Who, Brian Eno and Curved Air. Later works like Cadenza on the Night Plain was selected by both Time and Newsweek as one of the 10 Best Classical Albums Of The Year. The epic string quartet cycle, Salome Dances for Peace, was selected as the #1 Classical Album Of The Year by USA Today magazine and was nominated for a Grammy. Terry Riley was listed in the London Sunday Times as "one of the 1000 makers of the 20th Century."

    Talvin Singh Producer, composer and tabla player.
    The Mercury Music Prize 1999 winner is known for creating an innovative fusion of classical Indian music and drum and bass. He is generally considered as a central figure in the electronica sub genre called Asian Underground. Also, his traditional tabla playing has gained him world recognition and respect. He has worked with the likes of Bjork, Blondie, Madonna, Siouxsie & the Banshees, David Sylvian, Sun Ra, DJ Spooky, Massive Attack, Future Sound of London, Ryuchi Sakamoto, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

    George Brooks Saxophonist
    George Brooks has performed with such notable musicians as Etta James, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, Anthony Braxton, Zakir Hussain, and Terry Riley. His original compositions combine elegant melodies with the rich harmonies of modern jazz and the driving rhythms of North India to form a unique and wholly satisfying musical experience.


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  • The Culwick Choral Society is proud to present their 21st annual charity performances of Handel's Messiah on Wed. 1st and Thurs. 2nd December 2010. The Choir of over one hundred voices will be joined by four wonderful soloists in the glorious medieval St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin, a mere stone's throw from Fishamble Street, site of the first performance of Messiah in 1742, proceeds from which were donated to local charities. The Culwick Choral Society continues that great tradition by donating proceeds from their annual Messiah performances to selected Irish charities. This year's charity is One Family, www.onefamily.ie, the leading provider of specialist support services for one-parent families in Ireland.

    Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (soprano),
    Chloe Hinton (alto),
    Benjamin Hulett (tenor),
    John-Owen Miley-Read (bass),
    & Orchestra (Alan Smale, leader),
    Bernie Sherlock (conductor).


    Tickets: €30 from
    ONE FAMILY,
    Tel.: 1890 66 22 12,
    Email: [email protected],
    Website: www.onefamily.ie/messiah.htm.
    (NO BOOKING FEE)


    Choir's website: www.culwick.org
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  • The Culwick Choral Society's annual celebration of Christmas has been delighting capacity audiences at The National Concert Hall for many years. Presenting favourite carols, much-loved Christmas songs and music, and featuring the wonderful fifth cantata from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, the Culwick dedicates this concert to the 60th anniversary of the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

    Bring the family!


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    The Culwick Choral Society presents:

    A GLORIOUS CHORAL CHRISTMAS!

    The Culwick Choral Society with guest soloists:

    Suzanne Savage soprano,
    Jennifer Hughes alto,
    Brian Gilligan tenor,
    Gavan Ring bass.

    The Culwick Ensemble (Brona Fitzgerald leader)

    David Leigh Accompanist

    BERNIE SHERLOCK Conductor

    Olivia O'Leary, Compère

    Cantata No.5, Bach's Christmas Oratorio
    and
    favourite carols, much-loved Christmas songs and music


    NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

    Thursday 9 December 2010, 8pm

    Tickets: €15, €20, €25 (Choir Balcony €10), concessions

    From: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.
    Tel.01-4170000 or online at www.nch.ie

    Dedicated to the 60th anniversary of UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency.

    Visit the choir's website www.culwick.org




  • Join the University of Dublin Choral Society in our upcoming celebration of the music of the twentieth-century British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams. The main work being performed is Hodie, a Christmas cantata telling the story of the nativity and will feature the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir. This will be only the third ever performance in Ireland and the first since 1982. The other works include Fantasia on Christmas Carols and the Serenade to Music, which draws its text from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. UDCS is also extremely proud to present the Irish premiere of Willow-Wood, a cantata for baritone solo and orchestra.

    Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Hodie - Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Serenade to Music - Willow-Wood
    Conducted by David Leigh
    Aoife O’Connell (Soprano) - Eugene Ginty (Tenor) - Eoghan Desmond (Baritone)
    Featuring Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir and The Campanile Consort


    Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th November 2010
    Examination Hall, Trinity College Dublin - 8pm sharp

    Tickets: €15 or €10 concession (Available at Door)
    More information at www.udcs.org

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    About Us:
    Founded in 1837, The University of Dublin Choral Society is Trinity’s oldest and largest choir and is believed to be the oldest Choral Society among the universities of Great Britain and Ireland. Throughout its history,
    UDCS has had the honour of presenting the first performances in Ireland of some thirty-five choral works including Bach’s Mass in B Minor (1908), Verdi’s Requiem (1876), and Mozart’s Grand Mass in C (1906). The tradition that members wear the formal academic gown for performances is upheld and concerts take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Examination Hall, Trinity College Dublin.




  • Fri 26 November 2010, 8pm

    "By the Waters of Babylon"

    Sibelius The Captive Queen, Op. 48 [15’] (Sung in Finnish)
    Walton Belshazzar’s Feast [36’]
    Nielsen Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 ‘The Inextinguishable’ [36’]

    RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Ashley Holland baritone
    RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Duley)
    Hannu Lintu conductor

    Intellectually and musically riveting, Principal Guest Conductor Hannu Lintu’s programmes will be another highlight of the 2010–2011 season. Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast is an eclectic work for the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir to embrace, while Walton’s debt to the influence of Sibelius establishes a connection with the opening work, the rarely performed Captive Queen. The first of three Lintu concerts, this evening also highlights the Nielsen presence in the season – beginning with ‘The Inextinguishable’!

    More details & tickets at http://www.nch.ie/Box-Office/Performances/2611-RTE-National-Symphony-Orchestra-2010%E2%80%932011-Sea.aspx?date=26/11/2010&time=2000




  • lovetosing wrote: »
    The Culwick Choral Society is proud to present their 21st annual charity performances of Handel's Messiah on Wed. 1st and Thurs. 2nd December 2010. The Choir of over one hundred voices will be joined by four wonderful soloists in the glorious medieval St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin, a mere stone's throw from Fishamble Street, site of the first performance of Messiah in 1742, proceeds from which were donated to local charities. The Culwick Choral Society continues that great tradition by donating proceeds from their annual Messiah performances to selected Irish charities. This year's charity is One Family, www.onefamily.ie, the leading provider of specialist support services for one-parent families in Ireland.

    Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (soprano),
    Chloe Hinton (alto),
    Benjamin Hulett (tenor),
    John-Owen Miley-Read (bass),
    & Orchestra (Alan Smale, leader),
    Bernie Sherlock (conductor).


    Tickets: €30 from
    ONE FAMILY,
    Tel.: 1890 66 22 12,
    Email: [email protected],
    Website: www.onefamily.ie/messiah.htm.
    (NO BOOKING FEE)


    Choir's website: www.culwick.org
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    Culwick Messiah best in town! I go to it every year, wouldn't miss it, never disappoints. Wonderful choir, smashing soloists, fabulous venue, excellent cause.




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  • Thought some of you North of the border might be interested in this event in earl 2011 --- with a note that we are currently auditioning for three male singing roles and a keyboard accompanist to complete our Belfast team - anyone interested should contact [email protected] for further info. please put DEVO WEEK as the subject.



    An advance notice for The Suitcase - An Opera in Belfast at Crescent Arts Centre on Saturday, February 19th 2011.

    Chicago Opera Vanguard explores the contents of a suitcase unopened for fifty years. A suitcase filled with letters sent across the American continent from one young man to another. Letters filled with questions about life, art, and the making of self; about the struggles of what it means to be a young gay man rubbing elbows with the queer elite of 1950 New York; about bars that catered to pre-liberation Manhattan and the clientele therein.

    The Suitcase—an Opera is currently in development. Chicago Opera Vanguard will present sections and arias from the piece in collaboration with Belfast artists. Chicago Opera Vanguard is committed to creating accessible and exciting theatrical experiences, both concretely and virtually, by commissioning new works, giving a second voice to daring music-theatre pieces, and by completely re-imagining operatic favourites.


    The Suitcase—an Opera is presented in association with Queen’s Quarter Weekends.

    Tickets are priced £5 and are now available via www.crescentarts.org or by calling Box Office on +44 (0) 28 9024 2338


    www.chicagovanguard.org


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  • Hi all, just wanted to let you know about this series: 4 concerts over 4 days, featuring "Baroque Blockbusters" from Germany, France and Italy. Concerts take place at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, on 18, 20, 22 and 23 Dublin at 8pm. Each event is an hour long and the programme includes suites by Bach, Rameau and the best of Vivaldi's Concerti da Camera.

    One for the diary if you enjoy gorgeous baroque music played brilliantly on period instruments. The IBO performances were an Irish Times highlight for 2010. Take a look at www.irishbaroqueorchestra.com


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