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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 Mark COV Belfast

    Just a reminder that The Suitcase - an Opera will play in Belfast's Crescent Arts Centre on Saturday, February 19th 2011 (+44 (028) 90 242338), 7pm, £5. Chicago Opera Vanguard will present sections and arias from their latest work, in collaboration with local artists.

    As part of their Belfast residency, COV will offer “Devising Opera”, a two-session (3 hours each) daytime workshop on February 15 & 16 that will explore finding the theatrical, physical, and musical impetus behind found and devised texts.

    Composer Eric Reda, Director Karen Yates and Writer/Performer David Kodeski will guide participants through a series of physical and vocal exercises aimed toward creating miniature operatic moments that will culminate in a daytime public presentation.

    Participants will be required to research and then bring factual texts to the workshop that illustrate current policies (political and civic), news stories about gay issues, and views on homosexuality in Belfast and Northern Ireland as a whole. This focus complements the subject matter of The Suitcase - an Opera, which concerns a young gay man in New York City in 1950.

    Those interested in participating must be comfortable with singing, rhythm, and music. They must be in good physical shape and be willing to improvise shamelessly.

    If interested, please submit a statement of interest to with DEVISING OPERA as the subject heading by 31st January. You will be notified within a week if you have been selected.

    Places on “Devising Opera” are limited. A £10 fee is required to secure your place on the workshop.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 269 ✭✭themonboys

    Hi all, just wanted to let you all know about an upcoming concert that's part of the North Monastery Schools Cork Bicentenary Celebrations
    Come celebrate our 200 years with Cara O'Sullivan, the Cork Garda Choir, the Wilcollane Singers and the North Monastery Choir in a programme of Classical, Operatic and Sacred Arias at the North Cathedral,Cork City on Friday 25th February 2011 at 8pm sharp (door open 7.30pm) Tickets €20 available from Pro Musica.

    Thank you

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 Mark COV Belfast


    Hi all - just a reminder about the one-off Belfast performance of The Suitcase - an Opera at Belfast's Crescent Arts Centre, Saturday week. Tickets are limited, so book now! Booking info: Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Rd. (+44 (0)28 9024 2338) 7pm, £5. URL:

    Chicago Opera Vanguard present sections and arias from their latest work, a true-life tale of sex and art in post WWII New York.

    With a history of devising stage work from found texts, Writer/Performer David Kodeski, Composer Eric Reda and Director Karen Yates collaborate for the first time on what will be an unforgettable journey into an undiscovered record of American gay liberation.

    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. Discover our work at

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 theresagarrihy

    [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial]Opera Theatre Company present
    Donizetti's PASQUAL€
    Immerse yourself in Donizetti’s farcical world and enjoy glorious arias and delightful melodies performed by Opera Theatre Company’s chamber ensemble. Brimming with lyricism and high comedy this vivacious opera has something for everyone, with themes that still resonate today. PASQUAL€ is directed by Annilese Miskimmon with design by Aedín Cosgrove (Pan Pan theatre company).

    Preview Thurs 17 Samuel Beckett Theatre
    Opening Fri 18 Feb & Sat 19 Samuel Beckett Theatre
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    01-Mar Theatre Royal, Waterford 051 874402 7.30pm
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    04-Mar Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo 071 9161526 7.30pm
    05-Mar Solstice Arts Centre, Navan 046 909 2300 8pm
    08-Mar University Concert Hall, Limerick 061 331549 8pm
    10-Mar Siamsa Tire, Tralee 066 7123055 7.30pm
    12-Mar GB Shaw Theatre, Carlow 059 9172400 7.30pm
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  • Registered Users Posts: 47 choral


    Some of the most striking voices in today’s classical composition are not coming out of the West but from far-flung outposts on the other side of the world. Such a voice is that of Dmitri Yanov Yanovsky. Chicago Tribune 2010

    A new series of contemporary music and arts events, ‘Sounds of the Silk Road organised by the Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS), will be launched this April as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

    The first performance of the series will feature work specially commissioned by the LCMS by Dmitri Yanov Yanovsky a composer from Uzbekistan a country at the cross-roads of the rich oriental and Islamic traditions of Central Asia. The work has been has written for world renowned Hilliard ensemble, Ivan Monighetti one of the world’s most accomplished cellists who stunned audiences with his performance at the Drogheda Arts Festival 2010 and of the foremost Irish musicians in the newly formed EQ Ensemble which includes Cliona Doris,harp, Malachy Robinson,bass, Elizabeth Cooney,violin, Cian O'Duill,viola, Maria McGarry,piano, Deirdre O'Leary, clarinet, Susan Doyle, flute, Chris Stynes and Maeve O'Hara, percussion.

    The concert will take place in St Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda on the 29 April 2011 at 8pm.

    This is the first time the Hilliard ensemble, have been involved with an Irish based commission and it is also Dmitri's first Irish commission. Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky was born in 1963 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. As the musicologist Gerard McBurney says “His remarkable surroundings are vividly reflected in his music. What is most impressive is the skill with which he weaves the colourful threads of contradictory influences into a musical fabric always refined, beautifully patterned and absolutely personal”

    The piece ‘Morning’ based on text from Robert Lax's poem ‘Morning’, from his book called Circus of the Sun described by the New York Times as one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. Lax was also a friend of the writer, monk and mystic Thomas Merton.
    The performance will also include another of Dmitri's works called Nightmusic - Voices in the Leaves which was written for Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

    World renowned Lydia Kavina will open the concert with a contemporary piece called Kitezh 19. Lydia plays music on a theremin, an electronic instrument which makes music without touching. Lydia has become an icon for performances with the Theramin and will be giving a workshop on the instrument for both beginners and advanced players whilst she is in Ireland.

    The concert and events are the latest of several high profile art music events organised by the Louth Contemporary Music Society which have brought world renowned composers to Ireland, previously having successfully featured, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Valentyn Silvestov and to the 2010 Drogheda Arts Festival, the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

    Sounds of the Silk Road is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Create Louth. The event is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by Create Louth.

    Tickets for the performance priced €15 are available from and Droichead Online Booking Service

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 EI787



    Wed April 20th, Christ Church Cathedral
    Sacred Choral Music – ancient to contemporary

    Ireland's international award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices joins forces with Vokalensemble Vocappella Innsbruck for a concert of sacred music – ranging from ancient to contemporary – on Holy Wednesday (April 20) in Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral.

    Separately and together the two choirs undertake a gripping musical journey, from music long associated with Holy Week – including the famous Miserere by Allegri – to sacred works by living composers currently enjoying huge popularity – including Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen – to exciting new voices, including the Irish premieres of a Crucifixus by Stéphan Nicolay of France and Regina Caeli by the English Cecilia McDowell.

    Other composers include Gesualdo, Poulenc, Michael McGlynn and Josep Vila i Casañas. The conductors for these performances are Bernie Sherlock and Claudio Büchler – known to Irish audiences from his previous work here with Opera Ireland and the National Chamber Choir – who will also direct the combined choirs in the concert's substantial closing item, the light-filled, multi-part Lux aeterna by Lauridsen with organist David Bremner.

    Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
    Date: Wednesday, April 20
    Time: 8pm
    Tickets: €15 (€10 conc) or at the door


    Allegri Miserere
    Lauridsen Lux aeterna
    Pärt Magnificat
    Pärt Nunc dimittis
    Whitacre Lux arumque
    Gesualdo O vos omnes
    McGlynn O vos omnes
    Nicolay Crucifixus (Irish premiere)
    McDowell Regina caeli (Irish premiere)
    Vila Sanctus-Benedictus
    Bruckner Ave Maria
    Bruckner Christus factus est
    Poulenc O magnum mysterium

  • Registered Users Posts: 47 choral

    The Sirin Choir from Moscow Russia sing church chants and spiritual verses in SIRIN CHOIR from Moscow Russia in St. Nicholas Church (The Green Church) Dundalk on 5 May 2011
    … beautiful to hear and deeply affecting. (Irish Examiner, Ireland)

    The amazing Sirin Choir from Russia will perform in St.Nicholas Church ( generally known as the Green Church) Dundalk on 5 May 2011. The programme will include modern day choral masterpieces such as Louth Contemporary Music Society Commissions Arvo Pärt’s The Deer’s Cry and John Tavener’s O My People along with a selection of Church Chants and Spiritual verses from the 15th and 16th centuries and a contemporary work by Ivan Moody.Some of the Church Chants will be performed a cappella with a selection of the spiritual verses accompanied by hurdy-gurdy, psaltery or violin. There will also be a choral workshop in Orthodox Chant given by Ivan Moody.

    Sirin Choir was formed in 1989 by a group of professional musicians who took the name after a bird of Paradise from Russian Christian legends. Before that Andrey Kotov, Sirin’s Artistic Director spent many years studying Russian sacred folklore in rural settings where these ancient traditions are still preserved. His research has meant that Sirin is uniquely able to present repertoire ranging from the dark, sonorous style of Old Believers’ church to the haunting songs of spiritual wanderers.

    The ensemble has presented its interpretation of Russian church and spiritual folk music on extensive concert tours in Russia and Europe and was multifold prizewinner of renowned choral competitions. Sirin took part in the 1st European Symposium for Choral Music in Ljubliana, World Symposium for Choral Music in Rotterdam, gave performances at various festivals, like the festival in Thoronet and the festival of Old Lyon (France), Musica Sacra in Marktoberdorf (Germany), Old Music in Jaroslaw (Poland), Musica Sacra in Maastricht ( Holland), Trialogos (Estonia), Isle de France , Lufthansa Baroque Festival (Great Britain), Cork International Choral festival (Ireland), Sacred Music in Fribourg (Switzerland), Festival of Sacred Music in Fez, Bangkok Christmas Festival (Thailand), Europalia (Belgium) and many others. Sirin's performances were included in the program for celebrating 2000 years of christianity in Jerusalem.

    As a special request of Sirin, the Russian composer Vladimir Martynov set texts from the Old Testament's book The Lamentation of Jeremiah to music. The stage version of The Lamentation of Jeremiah, where all roles are performed by Sirin members, had more than 150 performances in Russia, France (as part of the official program of Avignon Theatre Festival), Italy, Germany, Estonia and Sweden. It was awarded with Golden Mask, the highest distinction in Russian theatre, as the best theatrical production of the year.

    The composer and conductor Ivan Moody will provide a choral workshop on Orthodox chant. This workshop will introduce a number of strands of the rich and diverse traditions of Orthodox church music, including various kinds of monophonic chant (including Greek and Russian) and polyphonic choral music from such countries as Russia and Serbia. The music included will be presented as part of an open discussion of its history and context.

    …consummate vocal skills and absolute professionalism. This choir deserves the mark “excellent and higher”. (Compact, Spain)

    …the genuine feeling carried in the group’s performance stirred profound emotions… offering clear lessons to those who fancy the worldwide supremacy of the English choral tradition (The Independent, UK)

    …beauty of this singing resembles the singing of seraphim (Esslingen Zeitung, Germany)

    …Immediate shock from the first sounds… After listening to the recording you have only one wish: to hear this rare repertoire at a concert, to have direct contact with these superb and exciting voices. (Diapason, France)

    Tickets for the Sirin Choir are available from

    The Ticket prices is €10
    0818 205 205 

    UK: 0870 850 2896

    Tickets for the choral workshop are available by emailing
    Tickets for the choral workshop cost €10
    The choral workshop will take place in St. Nicholas from 2-5pm on 5 May 2011.

    The Sirin Choir is funded by the Arts Council Touring Award and financially supported by Create Louth. The Concert’s sponsor is National Tile.

    Concert Programme
    1. In the Beginning was the Word (demestvenny chant.)
    2. Praise the Lord from the Heavens (old believers’ chant)
    3. Verses to St.Theodore the Tyro (spiritual verse)
    4. Christ and the Poor Brethren (spitirual verse)
    5. On the Ocean (spiritual verse)
    6. John Tavener – O My People (Louth Contemporary Music Society Commission)
    7. I Am the Unfruiful Tree (spiritual verse)
    8. The Sinful Soul Laments and Moans (spiritual verse)
    9. When I was Young (spiritual verse)
    10. Arvo Pärt– The Deer’s Cry (Louth Contemporary Music Society Commission)
    11. Trisagion (znamenny chant)
    12. The Sinful Man Walked Through the Whole World (spiritual verse)
    13. On This Holy Place (spiritual verse)
    14. Today Christ is Born in Bethlehem (strochnoy chant.)
    15. Ivan Moody – Bogoroditse Devo
    16. Play, o World and Rejoice (spiritual verse)
    17. Verses to St.Andrew (spiritual verse.)
    18. Christ is Risen (Greek, Serbian and Russian chants)
    19. On the Sion Mountain (Easter Chant)
    20. Vladimir Martynov – Omnes Sancti (from “Games of Humans and Angels”)
    21. This is Not Just Noise (Easter chant)
    22. Holy Resurrection (Easter chant)
    23. Vladimir Martynov - The Beatitudes

  • Registered Users Posts: 47 choral


    ST NICHOLAS CHURCH (The Green Church)
    Church Street, Dundalk
    THURSDAY 5 MAY 2011
    2.00–5.00 p.m.


    As an introduction to the rich orthodox choral tradition that the Sirin Choir will perform in Dundalk, a Choral Workshop will take place focusing on orthodox chant with conductor/ composer and orthodox priest Ivan Moody in Dundalk.

    Ivan Moody, Ph.D (b.1964), studied music and theology at the Universities of London, Joensuu and York. He studied composition with Brian Dennis, Sir John Tavener and William Brooks. His music has been performed and broadcast all over the world, and recorded on labels such as Hyperion, ECM, Telarc, Warner Classics and Sony.
    His largest works to date are Passion and Resurrection (recorded on Hyperion CDA 66999) and the Akathistos Hymn (recorded on Gothic Records CD 49210). Recent significant works include Ravenna Sanctus, written for Chanticleer (2006: recorded on Warner Classics R2 146364), Stabat Mater (2008), for choir and string quartet, written for the Oslo International
    Festival of Church Music and Moons and Suns (2008), written for Ars Nova Copenhagen and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.
    Recent commissions include Canti della Rosa for The King’s Singers, Canticum Canticorum IV for Seattle Pro Musica and the piano quintet Nocturne of Light for Paul Barnes and the Chiara Quartet. Current projects include works for the English Chamber Choir, the American ensemble In Mulieribus and the German group Singphoniker.
    As a conductor he works regularly with a number of choirs and ensembles in both Europe and America, having paid special attention to Orthodox church music from Bulgaria, Finland and Serbia. As a musicologist he has written extensively on both early and contemporary music.
    He is a priest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, serving as rector of the Parish of St John the Russian in Estoril, Portugal, and is currently Chairman of the International Society for Orthodox Music.

    This workshop will introduce a number of strands of the rich and diverse traditions of Orthodox church music, including various kinds of monophonic chant (including Greek and Russian) and polyphonic choral music from such countries as Russia and Serbia. The music included will be presented as part of an open discussion of its history and context.

    Websites: and

    Participation at the Workshop will only be available for Sirin Choir ticket holders.
    Tickets are available for Sirin Choir’s performance which will take place on
    5 May 2011 at 8pm in St. Nicholas Church (Green Church) Church Street, Dundalk from Tickets cost €10.
    THE WORKSHOP COSTS €10. Places are limited.
    Closing date to purchase workshop tickets is Friday 29 April 2011.
    Email –
    listing your name, email,address, telephone number, voice (alto etc)and experience.
    If you secure a place we will email you and you will be asked to post a cheque for €10 with your name and address
    to –
    Louth Contemporary Music Society
    12a Wilton Green, Dundalk
    Alternatively you can pay at the workshop.
    Materials will be provided for participants.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8 lovetosing


    Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan.

    Saturday 16 April 2011, 8pm.


    Nicola Mulligan, soprano;
    Laura Murphy, alto;
    Brian Gilligan, tenor;
    Gavan Ring, bass;

    The Culwick Ensemble (leader Brona Fitzgerald);
    David Leigh, organist;

    BERNIE SHERLOCK , conductor.

    TICKETS €12.

    Available from:

    The Parish Office. Monday to Thursday from 9.30 to 5.00pm.

    The Parish Shop, after 10am Mass Monday to Thursday and at each Mass at weekends.

    Goughs Shop (Vision Radio), Dublin Street, Balbriggan.

    The Bagel Bar, Drogheda Street, Balbriggan.

    Bookings through Michael Grimes, (01) 8413100 or Mobile 087 7618082 (any time).

  • Registered Users Posts: 8 lovetosing

    The Culwick Choral Society presents

    A SEA SYMPHONY, Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The sights and spirit of the sea come vividly to life in the Culwick's exciting programme featuring an extremely wide-ranging sample of marine-inspired music by Classical, Romantic, 20th century and contemporary composers. "Behold the sea itself!" (Whitman)

    Vaughan Williams: A SEA SYMPHONY;
    Mendelssohn: HEBRIDES OVERTURE;

    The Culwick Choral Society and guests:
    Cara O'Sullivan soprano;
    Paul Carey Jones baritone;
    New Dublin Voices;
    & Orchestra (Alan Smale, leader);
    Bernie Sherlock conductor.

    Dedicated to the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea,

    Supported by RTÉ lyric fm

    €15, €20, €25, €30 (concessions)

    Available from:
    National Concert Hall, Box Office, Tel.+353-1-4170000
    Online booking - No booking fee.

    Visit choir's website at:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 193 ✭✭rahmalec

    Cork New Music Ensemble

    Saturday, 21st of May
    8:00 p.m.
    Curtis Auditoriom
    Cork School of Music.

    Admissiom: 5 euro


    The Cork New Music Ensemble is a recently formed group dedicated to performing newly composed works and other contemporary music.

    For its debut performance the ensemble will perform nine new works by Irish composers.

    Pieces to be performed (not necessarily in order of performance)

    Sam Barker - Two Sonnets for Violin, Vibraphone and Double Bass
    Sam Perkin - Prelude and Fugue For Marimba and Violin
    Brendan O'Connor - Droplets on Staves for Chamber Ensemble
    Siona Mahon - As the Leaf Withers for Chamber Ensemble
    Patrick O'Connor - Evocation and King's Seranade for Soprano and Ensemble
    Stephen Lane - Making Time for Piano and Vibraphone
    Stephen Parker - Lullabies for an Estuary of Sculptures: Phillip Jackson, for Soprano and Ensemble
    Pierre O'Reilly - Yello for two Pianos
    David O'Regan - Sleepwalk for Flute and Vibraphone

    The list of performers includes Aoife O'Donnovan (flute), Eoin Ducrot (violin), Alex Petcu (percussion), Shane Ladden (piano), Aoife Sadlier (cello), Kelley Lonergan (soprano), Conor Palliser (conducting some pieces) and many more.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 carminaburana

    Hope I am in the right place here! Please correct as necessary.

    Concert with Eden Chorale; Longford County Choir, Tredagh Singers, and newly established Midlands Baroque Orchestra in St. Mary's Church Edenderry, Sunday 15th May. Programme includes music by Handel, Gershwin and culminates with a performance of Vivaldi's Gloria. All proceeds to KARE and St. Mary's parish fund.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Viva Vivaldi

    Hi again, another great IBO concert coming up at the end of May - Haydn's famous symphonies "Le matin", "Le midi" and "Le soir" (no's 6,7,8) at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin (Fri 27 May @ 7pm) and St Iberius Church Wexford (Sat 28th May @ 1pm). A lovely hour of fabulous music. Baroque Rocks!!! :D See


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 912 ✭✭✭Norrdeth

    Hello all, I just want to direct your attention to a concert
    that is happening on the 24th of this month in the National Concert Hall.
    ICC New Works for Two Cellos performed by Ilse de Ziah and Lioba Petrie.
    May 24th 2011 | 8.30pm (pre-concert talk 8.15pm) | Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
    This should be an interesting concert for both composers and performers
    and even those who are interested in Irish music and composition as a whole.
    So tell a friend and come along it should be a good night.
    Student tickets are only €5!

    This month the Irish Composers’ Collective monthly concert series will be all about the Cello
    – two cellos to be precise – performed by cellists Ilse de Ziah and Lioba Petrie.
    As with all Irish Composers’ Collective events, de Ziah and Petrie will perform
    new and previously unperformed works by member composers.
    This month’s line-up of premieres includes work by Derek Foott, Marc Tweedie,
    David O’Regan, Bryan Dunphy, Ben McHugh and Daniel Barkley and
    the concert will take place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall.

    Ilse de Ziah has had a varied musical career, playing cello all over the world.
    Her most recent work includes the Cork Opera House production of Dido and Aeneas,
    the release of her CD and publishing of a book of Irish Airs for Solo Cello.
    Ilse is also involved with the Australian contemporary music trio Ozmosis,
    Scarlet String Quartet, and Baroque ensembles Retorika, and Beyond the Pale.
    She is leader and tutor of the cello section of the Cork Symphony Orchestra
    and has composed music for dance, theatre and film.

    Lioba Petrie
    Lioba Petrie is an active chamber musician and teacher.
    Her interest in contemporary music began when she became a member of
    the new music collective EAR (electro acoustic revue) with whom she performs regularly,
    discovering fresh contemporary music and working closely with other composers.
    In 2008 Lioba became a member of the Maconchy Project,
    a celebration of the Irish composer Elizabeth Maconchy and two other female Irish composers:
    Jane O’Leary and Linda Buckley.
    Lioba is also a member of contemporary ensembles Somadrone and 3epkano
    and has toured both nationally and internationally with the Limbik Theatre Company.

    Irish Composers Collective
    ‘The ICC is a ready-made community of creators, performers, and listeners,
    and they are blazing a trail for 21st-century music in Ireland.’ The Guardian
    Eve Lalor, PR & Marketing Officer Tel: 086 3387901
    The Irish Composers’ Collective was founded in 2003 and is a non-profit organisation
    dedicated to providing Irish composers with a community for information,
    education and the pooling of resources in order to create concerts of their music with professional musicians.
    In particular, the Irish Composers' Collective strives to further the
    professional development of their members at an early stage in their careers
    and it has over 40 members from backgrounds as diverse as jazz, electronica and traditional music.
    This event is in association with the National Concert Hall and is supported by the Arts Council.

    Irish Composers’ Collective present Two Cellos – Ilse de Ziah & Lioba Petrie
    24th January 2011 | Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2 | 8.30pm (pre-concert talk at
    8pm) | Tickets €10 / €5 (conc.) from the National Concert Hall
    Tickets €10 / €5 may be purchased from the National Concert Hall Box Office online at,
    in person or by telephone on 01 4170000

    Eve Lalor (PR & Marketing) 086 3387901 |
    Natasa Peterson (Project Manager) 086 3711569 |
    June 22nd, 2011 | David Bremner (Piano) and Elizabeth Hilliard (Voice) | 8.30pm (pre-concert talk 8.15pm) |
    Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Kilgore

    Altissimo String Quintet
    play music by Dvořák & Vaughan Williams
    Thursday June 2'ond 1pm
    Trinity Design Tower - Grand Canal Basin

    Bronagh Fitzgerald (Violin)
    Camille Bonnard (Violin)
    Adele Johnson (viola)
    Errika Horsley (viola)
    Martin Johnson (cello)

  • Registered Users Posts: 39 EI787

    Multi-award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices presents:

    A selection of highlights from the past year

    Conductor, Bernie Sherlock

    St. Thomas' Church, Mount Merrion
    Saturday, June 11th @ 8pm

    University Church, St. Stephen's Green
    Thursday, June 16th @ 8pm

    In 2010/2011, New Dublin Voices drew more crowds, did more world and Irish premieres, performed more strange and intriguing pieces as well as great classics, won more prizes, launched 2 CDs, and continued making sure audiences enjoyed listening as much as NDV did performing.

    Now, to wrap up another wonderful season, NDV is giving two Dublin concerts full of highlights from the past 9 months. The wide range of NDV's repertoire will be on display, and there will be something for everyone.

    €15 (€10 conc.) at the door
    Or reserve in advance via


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 choral

    The 8 Cellos of Celli Monighetti with special guest Franghiz Ali Zadeh.

    The second concert in Louth Contemporary Music Society’s ‘Sounds of the Silk Road” series will take place on 22 October 2011 in St.Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda. The concert entitled Metamorphoses features the amazing Russian cellist Ivan Monighetti’s 8 cello ensemble Celli Monighetti with special guest Azerbaijani composer and pianist Franghiz Ali-Zadeh.

    Tickets for the performance priced €15 are available from (0818 205 205 ) or on the door.

  • Registered Users Posts: 171 ✭✭The Green Pixie

    The Dublin Bach Singers, an excellent chamber choir I have heard on a number of occasions, have invited Hans-Joachim Rotzsch to conduct their next concert. He was the Kantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig for around 20 years, the 15th successor of Bach in that job. There are quite a few clips of him singing (he was originally a tenor) and conducting on Youtube.

    The program consists of works by Bach (naturally) Brahms and Mendelssohn. The concert will take place at the Pro-Cathedral, just off O'Connell Street, at 8pm on Sunday November 13th. I think this is a rare opportunity to hear a very good choir conducted by a unique conductor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Kev2Dee

    Hey guys, anyone know if Einaudi is going to be playing a concert this year? Dublin isnt listed on the location list(nor is anywhere in Ireland for that matter), but i was wondering if anyone knew or heard any rumours? Hes played the past 2 years, so im hopeful!!

    heres him from 2 years ago in the NCH

  • Registered Users Posts: 39 EI787

    In its first visit to Waterford, the internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices and its conductor Bernie Sherlock explore a Tale of Two Masses written almost 500 hundred years apart: the sublime Missa Aeterna Christi Munera by Palestrina, and the prophetic and unconventional Missa Tiburtina by Giles Swayne.

    Fresh from its clean sweep of 6 awards at the 11th International Choir Contest of Flanders-Maasmechelen in Belgium (including Choir of the Festival and Best Contemporary Work), NDV will also pay tribute to Waterford-based composer, Ben Hanlon, who has written two works in the last two years for the choir. New Dublin Voices will also perform a selection of other sacred pieces including Beati Quorum Via by Stanford and Z. Randall Stroope’s The Conversion of Saul, his graphic and electrifying depiction of Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus.

    Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, Saturday November 5th, 8pm

    This programme will be repeated in Dublin in St. Ann’s Church Dawson St., on Friday November 11th at 8pm.

    Tickets: €15/€10 (conc.) available at the door.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 EI787


    Fresh from sweeping all six available prizes at Flanders-Maasmechelen, Belgium's elite international choral competition, New Dublin Voices now brings all its energy and colour to the music of Christmas.

    Also winners of last year's Lyric fm Choirs for Christmas competition, New Dublin Voices and its conductor Bernie Sherlock honour the spirit and tradition of Christmas with a beautiful selection of carols and songs – lively and quick, or deep and contemplative, very ancient and very new, old favourites, new sounds. There will be the world premieres of new carols by Irish composers Stephen Gardner and Jonathan Nangle, and the centerpiece is Benjamin Britten's moving and sublime A Ceremony of Carols.

    New Dublin Voices is home for Christmas, performing in three different Dublin venues beginning December 9th in the National Concert Hall's John Field Room, and continuing on December 14th in Christ Church Cathedral. Music will be interspersed with seasonal readings, and the Saturday Family Matinée – the earlier of two concerts in Draíocht on December 17th – will feature a few surprises for kids (of all ages!).


    Friday, Dec. 9

    NCH John Field Room, 1.05 pm

    €16 / €12 (conc.)


    Wednesday, Dec. 14

    Christ Church Cathedral, 8 pm

    €15 / €10 (conc.)


    Saturday, Dec. 17

    Draíocht (Blanchardstown) 3 pm AND 8 pm

    €15 / €10 (conc.) / €40 (Family of 4)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Jenn


    Dublin Laptop Orchestra featuring Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on hardanger fiddle with dancer Nic Gareiss & special guests

    Sunday 11th December 2011 – Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm sharp!

    Boys School @ Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra – bring “the physicality and energy of acoustic music to electronic performance.” (Journal of Music)

    Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – “the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad” (Irish Echo)

    Nic Gareiss – “mesmerizing… a whirling dervish in tap shoes” (Bay City Times)

    In collaboration with some of the most exciting musicians in traditional Irish music, the Dublin Laptop Orchestra are delighted to present a unique concert of new music at Smock Alley Theatre. The concert will feature a series of completely new pieces that combine Irish traditional music with live electronics. Laptops will be used to create complex rhythms and virtual droning fiddle strings, controllers will manipulate sound and allow it to blend with musicians in real-time, and the sounds of the performers themselves will even be used as raw material for completely improvised creations. This collaboration aims to infuse Irish traditional music with some of the potential that modern technology offers. Definitely not to be missed!

    This collaboration was made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council’s Deis Fund for the Traditional Arts and the Trinity College Provost’s Fund for the Visual & Performing Arts.

    Tickets: €10
    Tickets also available at the door on the night

    For more information about this concert and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra go to:

    twitter: @DubLork

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    City of Cork Symphony Orchestra



    Beethoven: Violin Concerto
    Beethoven: Symphony no. 5
    Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

    Thurs. 15th December at 8pm
    City Hall, Cork

    Conductor: Robert Houlihan
    Soloist: Nicola Benedetti

    Tickets: €45, €40, €20 at Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St. Tel. 021 4271659 (or should be available at the door on the night)

  • Registered Users Posts: 39 EI787


    The Royal Irish Academy of Music presents Handel’s Semele, a fully staged opera sung in English in the magnificent surroundings of St. Werburgh's Church (beside Christ Church Cathedral), Dublin 8, which takes place on January 16th (preview), 18th, 20th and 22nd at 7.30pm.

    Directed by Thomas de Mallet Burgess, this exciting, large-scale production features the talented singers of the Academy accompanied by the RIAM Baroque Orchestra, David Adams conductor.

    Tickets (€20) for the performances on January 18th, 20th and 22nd are available for purchase from Tickets Ireland (1890 305 305).

    Presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm and the IADT Dun Laoghaire.

  • Registered Users Posts: 47 choral

    Louth Contemporary Music Society presents a new arrangement of Seán Ó Riada’s Mass by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky performed by the EQ Singers with Zoe Conway, fiddle, Laoise Kelly,harp & Mel Mercier, bodhrán conducted by Eamonn Dougan with a special guest performance by Iarla Ó Lionáird in St.Nicholas’ Church of Ireland (The Green Church)Dundalk Saturday 10 March 2012
    The music of composer Seán Ó Riada, who is credited with re-igniting the popularity of Irish traditional music, is celebrated by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in a unique performance of a new arrangement of his Mass on 10 March 2012 in Dundalk.

    The new arrangement was completed by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a composer of international fame. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. Yanov-Yanovsky has received commissions from celebrated musicians including the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet and Hilliard Ensemble. Yanov-Yanovsky’s music was first performed in Ireland at LCMS’s Sounds of the Silk Road Concert at Drogheda Arts Festival in 2011. Yanov-Yanovsky has arranged the mass for 16 voices, fiddle, harp and bodhrán.

    The mass will be performed by the finest Irish professional singers in the newly formed EQ Singers, with Zoe Conway on fiddle, Laoise Kelly on harp and Mel Mercier on bodhrán. The choir and players will be conducted by Eamonn Dougan Associate Conductor of internationally renowned ensemble The Sixteen. The performance will take place in St. Nicholas’ Church of Ireland (The Green Church), Dundalk Co. Louth at 8pm on Saturday 10 March 2012.

    Iarla Ó Lionáird will perform a selection of sacred hymns before the choral performance. It is fitting that Iarla Ó Lionáird will take part in this event. Iarla Ó Lionáird grew up in Cúil Aodha, Cork. His neighbour Seán Ó Riada was often in the Ó Lionáird home and the young Iarla was a member of Ó Riada’s choir, which he entered in childhood and remained in into his early twenties.
    Additionally, Tomás Ó Canainn, author of ‘Seán Ó Riada - His Life and Work’, will give a talk on Ó Riada, his music and the masses in the Space,Town Hall Crowe St, Dundalk at 5pm on Saturday 10 March 2012. The talk is free but it is advised to book tickets in advance.

    Eamonn Dougan, Associate Conductor of The Sixteen will be giving a choral workshop for amateur singers on the morning of the 10 March 2012. Singers will explore a selection a pieces while also working on warm ups, breathing techniques, stylistic advice, tuning and vocal blend. More details on the workshop are available by emailing

    Tickets for the concert cost €15 and are available from

    The Ó Riada Mass has been funded by the Arts Council’s DEIS scheme and is financially supported by Foras na Gaeilge and Create Louth.

    Further Information & listings see below or log onto:

    St. Nicholas Church of Ireland (The Green Church), Dundalk, Co. Louth
    Runs Saturday 10 March 2012 | 8.00pm | €15
    Tickets – 0818 205 205 |

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Viva Vivaldi

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]The Irish Baroque Orchestra, directed by Grammy nomineee Monica Huggett, presents a beautiful and moving programme of works by Pergolesi, Vivaldi and Ferrandini during Lent 2012. Entitled “The Suffering of the Virgin”, the programme includes a very fine instrumental work by Vivaldi ("Al Santo Sepulcro") alongside Pergolesi's famous Stabat Mater (a hymn to Mary), and “Il Pianto di Maria” composed by Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710-91), from which the title of our touring project is drawn. Featured singers are Mary Nelson (soprano) and Stephen Wallace (countertenor). Info and online bookings at[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Programme:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Pergolesi: Stabat Mater[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Vivaldi: [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Al Santo Sepulcro in E flat major, RV 130[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Ferrandini: Il Pianto di Maria[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Wednesday 29 February: St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Start time: 7.30pm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Tickets: [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]15 (conc [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]12)
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Online booking at [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif](no booking fees)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Telephone bookings : 01-4023518[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Promoted by the Irish Baroque Orchestra[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Thursday 1[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]st[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] March: Christ Church Cathedral Dublin[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Start time: 8pm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Tickets: Priority seats [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]20 (conc [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16), Unreserved seats [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]15 (conc [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]12)
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Online booking at [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif](no booking fees)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Telephone bookings : 01-4023518[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Promoted by the Irish Baroque Orchestra[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Friday 2[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]nd[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] March: Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Start time: 8pm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Tickets: [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]15 (conc [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]12)
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Online booking at [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif](no booking fees)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Telephone bookings : 01-4023518[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]In person: Heartbeat City, Bridge Centre, Tullamore[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Promoted by the Irish Baroque Orchestra in association with Charleville Castle Heritage Trust.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Saturday 3[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]rd[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] March: Christ Church Cathedral Waterford[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Start Time: 8pm
    Tickets: 16eu (12eu concessions)
    Bookings: Tel 051-855038 (Garter Lane Arts Centre Box Office)
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]
    Promoted by: The Symphony Club of Waterford


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,858 ✭✭✭Undergod


    Presenting Kirkos, Dublin’s newest contemporary-music ensemble:

    Kirkos Ensemble is a dynamic new contemporary-music ensemble founded by students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Kirkos is generously supported by the RIAM, but is run entirely (both artistically and administratively) by students, making it the RIAM’s only student-run ensemble.

    Dublin is lucky enough to possess a new-music scene which punches well above its weight internationally, but what is missing here is the opportunity for young people to be involved in the music of today. Kirkos Ensemble has a mission to promote the performance of contemporary music by the country’s best young performers, and to provide a platform for young composers to have their works performed well. What makes Kirkos unique is our access to the RIAM’s pool of Ireland’s top emerging performers.

    Kirkos Ensemble’s launch concert will be on 17th April at 8pm in St Ann's Church, Dawson Street. They will be performing works by students, teachers and alumni of the RIAM. Admission will be free and the concert will include seven world premieres, an Irish premiere and prize-winning composers and performers in a programme showcasing the huge variety in the output of the RIAM's composers. The concert will feature works by: Sebastian Adams, Breffni O'Byrne, Robert Coleman, Edgar Grunewald, Nori Krupp, Bill McGrath, Fergal Mulloy, Jonathan Nangle, Kevin O'Connell and Emma O'Halloran.

  • Registered Users Posts: 47 choral

    Louth Contemporary Music Society in association with Drogheda Arts Festival
    presents Arabian Waltz with
    Rabih Abou Khalil , the EQ Ensemble and Elisaveta Blumina
    in St.Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda
    4 May 2012 at 8pm.

    The shrewd, witty and inventive Abou Khalil - a world musician years before the phrase became a label -makes the hot, staccato Middle Eastern flavour and the seamless grooves of jazz mingle as if they were always meant to. John Fordham The Guardian

    For nearly a quarter century, Lebanese-born oud master and composer Rabih Abou-Khalil has defied all of the artificial boundaries to create a musical world entirely his own. With his first Irish commission for Louth Contemporary Music Society, Rabih once again proves to be a truly visionary artist.

    The concert will feature a magical programme of music ranging from Elisaveta Blumina performing piano works by Fazil Say and Alan Hovhaness to The EQ Ensemble performing John Surman’s Mimosa and Leylek Geldi for string quartet and bass. Rabih will perform solo on the oud and then will be joined by the EQ Ensemble for the world premiere of a new commission for string quartet, bass and oud. The new commission, funded by the Arts Council, will receive its world premiere on 4 May 2012 as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

    Born and raised in the cosmopolitan climate of Beirut in the sixties and seventies, Rabih Abou-Khalil leaned to play the oud at the age of four. In the Arab world, this instrument is as popular as the guitar or the piano in the West and is the composer's instrument par excellence. An oud is a form of lute or mandolin played principally in Arab countries. The Lebanese civil war forced him to leave his country in 1978 to study classical flute in the German city of Munich, where he was tutored at the Munich Academy of Music by Walther Theurer.

    Tickets for the concert cost €10 and are available from ( 0818 205 205)or the festival box office 353 (0)41 983 3946 or at
    LCMS will hold a wine reception at the interval for all ticket holders.

    Rabih Abou Khalil’s first Irish commission was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
    The Arabian Waltz concert is funded by Create Louth and the Arts Council. Louth Contemporary Music Society is supported by the Arts Council.

    The Drogheda Arts Festival, the first festival of the summer, will run from 3rd – 7th May with new theatre, music, family events, visual arts and lots more.

    Further Information & listings see below or log onto: or

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,858 ✭✭✭Undergod

    Undergod wrote: »
    Kirkos Ensemble Launch

    An interview with three of the composers - Robert Coleman, Sebastian Adams, and Bill McGrath - is on Lyric FM's Culture File, tonight at 6.40pm.

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    Carmina Burana
    The Culwick Choral Society
    National Concert Hall
    Sunday, May 20, 8pm

    Earthy tales of life, love, and lust – the Culwick presents Carl Orff’s immensely popular Carmina Burana – 130 voices singing words written centuries ago but still sounding fresh, spicy and real today in Orff's percussive and energetic setting.

    The soloists are the outstanding Irish soprano Cara O'Sullivan with baritone Owen Gilhooley -- “scene-stealing” (Irish Times) as Papageno in OTC’s recent Magic Flute) --and rising young tenor Brian Gilligan. The part for children’s choir is sung by the multi-award-winning St. Brigid’s NS Choir from Castleknock under conductor Niamh Williams.

    The concert begins with Bartók’s enchanting Hungarian Pictures, a suite of delightful and humorous snapshots of Hungarian peasant life. This is followed by Kodály’s Missa Brevis, a masterpiece which he completed while in hiding from German forces in the cellars of the Budapest Opera House in 1944. For this the choir is joined by alto Chloe Hinton and organist David Leigh.

    Orff – Carmina Burana
    Kodály – Missa Brevis
    Bartók – Hungarian Pictures

    The Culwick Choral Society and Orchestra
    Cara O'Sullivan (soprano)
    Chloe Hinton (alto)
    Owen Gilhooley (baritone)
    Brian Gilligan (tenor)
    David Leigh (organ)

    Leader: Alan Smale
    Conductor: Bernie Sherlock

    Sunday, May 20, 2012. National Concert Hall, Dublin 8pm.

    Tickets: €15, €20, €25, €30 (concessions)

    NCH Box Office Tel. (01) 417 0000

    Visit choir website: