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  • Dublin Bach Singers Messiah flyer.




  • Not to be missed, this concert really shows off some of the amazing things that can be done with percussion instruments! A lot of new music, two Irish pieces, a lot of great stuff in general :cool:


    Rising Star 2015: Alex Petcu-Colan, percussion
    Tuesday 17th February, 8.00pm
    www.nch.ie/Online/Rising-Star-17Feb15

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    Room: Main Auditorium
    Prices: €15 (Concessions €10)

    Admission free for Friends of the National Concert Hall (Limited to 2 per Friend and subject to availability)
    20% discount for groups of 10 or more

    Alex Petcu-Colan, percussion

    The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce Alex Petcu-Colan as its Rising Star for 2015.

    Playing over 50,000 notes on more than 80 instruments, Alex Petcu-Colan takes us on a journey through time and space with some of the most colourful and thrilling music composed for percussion.

    Joined by his sister Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin), and friends Chris Stynes, Maeve O'Hara and Caitriona Frost (percussion), the programme includes Donnacha Dennehy's energetic Paddy and Xenakis's powerful Psappha to a transcription of Debussy's elegant Arabesque No.1 and Karl "Amadeus" Menke's theatrical Eine Kleine Tischmusik.

    An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. One of the few Irish percussionists to focus on solo and chamber music, Alex has championed and developed the existing repertoire by giving numerous recitals and working closely with composers.

    Rebonds B by Iannis Xenakis
    Oh Mistress Mine chorale by Tom Lane
    Velocities by Joseph Schwantner
    Arabesque No. 1 by Claude Debussy
    Ampel A by Komitas
    Prelude and Fugue for violin and marimba by Sam Perkin
    Trio per UNO by Nebosja Jovan Zivkovic
    Psappha by Iannis Xenakis
    Omphalo Centric Lecture by Nigel Westlake
    Eine Kleine Tischmusik by Manfred "Amadeus" Menke
    Uneven Souls by Nebosja Jovan Zivkovic

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  • Anybody going to see Keith Jarrett in the National Concert Hall?




  • Yes, got tickets at the box office yesterday morning. Looking forward to it but hoping he will play some longer improvisations than the last time.




  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are invited to
    a performance by Softday of
    John Cage's iconic 4.33
    at the Bourn Vincent Gallery, Foundation Building,
    Thursday October 22, 1.15 pm

    The Bourn Vincent Gallery is on Floor 1 in the Foundation Building/University Concert Hall


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  • The concert features a fantastic group of professional musicians performing beautiful music in the stunning surroundings of Belvedere House, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 at 7.30pm on 21st December, Winter Solstice.

    THE FICINO ENSEMBLE
    Winter Solstice, December 21 2015, 7.30pm
    Belvedere House, Great Denmark St., Dublin 1

    Jean Francaix :: Quintet No.2 for Flute, Harp and String Trio
    Ludwig van Beethoven :: Sextet
    Maurice Ravel :: Introduction and Allegro
    Joseph Miroslav Weber :: Septet in E Major- Aus meinem Leben

    THE FICINO ENSEMBLE
    Elaine Clarke, Orla Ní Bhraoin (violin), Nathan Sherman (viola), Katie Tertell (cello), Sinead Farrell (flute), Macdara Ó' Seireadáin (clarinet), John Hearne (bassoon), Cuan Ó' Seireadáin, Cormac Ó hAodáin (French horn), Geraldine O'Doherty (harp)

    Tickets 15/10 euros (available at the door)
    Twitter: @FicinoEnsemble

    The Ficino Ensemble is a flexible chamber music group that performs all the great music for small ensembles. They have been invited to play for President Michael D. Higgins, Howth Chamber Music, Music in Kilkenny, Kaleidoscope, and the Irish Georgian Society. The members of the Ficino Ensemble are recognized in Ireland and abroad as soloists and chamber musicians. Their concerts have been described as exciting and intimate with a high calibre of ensemble playing. The group’s aim is to perform works that appeal to a discerning audience whilst championing lesser known works that deserve to be appreciated.




  • 13 Dec 2017
    8pm
    National Concert Hall
    Dublin 2
    €12.75 - €35
    Presented by Dublin Choral Foundation The ESB Great Christmas Concert features two choirs, the Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso, the Orlando Chamber Orchestra with conductor Dr Ite O’Donovan in a festive programme which features many Christmas favourites from O Holy Night to Jingle Bells.

    Having wooed her audience with her extraordinary vocal prowess at Dr Veronica Dunne’s recent 90th Birthday Concert, internationally acclaimed Irish dramatic soprano Miriam Murphy returns as guest soloist.

    Miriam will sing operatic arias by Gounod and Wagner and the audience will get another opportunity of hearing her sing not only Giordano’s La Mamma morta from Andrea Chenier but also the magnificent duet Vicino a te from the same opera for which she will be joined by Korean tenor YoungWoo Kim.

    ESB Feis Ceoil prize-winners and extraordinaruly talented young stars of the stage, violinist David Tobin (playing William Vincent Wallace: Fantaisie-Variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’) and JJ McNamara (playing the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s 1st piano concerto) will join the festivities.

    For over two decades audiences have made The ESB Great Christmas Concert the start of their Christmas Season! Not only will the audience experience the joyful and uplifting sounds of the voices of children in Piccolo Lasso combined with their adult colleagues in The Lassus Scholars – all blended together with the Orlando Chamber Orchestra – but those present will also have the opportunity of uniting their voices with the choirs as they join in the audience carols and a singlong Hallelujah Chorus!





  • The Dublin Bach Singers annual Messiah concert will take place on Thursday December 14th at 8pm.
    Clodagh Kinsella, soprano
    Katie Richardson McCrea, alto
    Andrew Gavin, tenor
    Rob McAllister, bass.
    The Dublin Bach Singers
    The Marlborough Baroque Orchestra
    Conductor: Blanaid Murphy
    Tickets are €20 and are available here: http://bit.ly/2h1tErj




  • 17 May 2018
    20:00
    National Concert Hall
    Dublin
    €13.50 - €30
    Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift - mastery of the classical violin. Following the great success of touring with 'Russian' repertoire across Ireland and UK, Vladimir & Anton are back with their new show. This time focusing on the melodies that we all know and grew up with. Hear simplicity and beauty of songs like Que Sera Sera, Danny Boy, Tarantella Napoletana or Roll Out The Barrel re-composed to Vladimir & Anton's virtuosic style accompanied by The Orchestra Ireland.





  • The next Dublin Bach Singers concert will take place at 8pm on Friday, March 23rd, at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral.

    The programme of Lenten works will be an unusual concert in that DBS will be hosting two choirs.

    The St Mary's Pro-Cathedral Girls' Choir will perform the Miserere by Johann Adolf Hasse.

    The Dublin Bach Singers will perform a Cantata by JS Bach (BWV 106, the 'Actus Tragicus'), 5 Lenten motets by the Czech composer Antonín Tučapský, and two works by the Italian composer Antonio Lotti, the famous Crucifixus and Vexilla Regis.

    Finally, DBS privileged to be hosting the Spence School Select Choir from New York CIty. This stunning ensemble of 12 singers will perform a varied program of works by Palestrina, Maurice Duruflé, Ola Gjeilo, in addition to folk hymns and spirituals.

    The concert will be conducted by Blanaid Murphy and Evan Wels.

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  • 22 Apr 2018
    16:00
    St. Patrick's College Chapel
    Maynooth
    €8 - €15
    The Maynooth University Chamber Choir are proud to present their end of term concert, accompanied by a string ensemble, in the beautiful setting of St. Patrick's College Chapel, Maynooth. The concert will start with the Sunrise Mass followed by a range of motets and African-American Spirituals. Perfect for a sunny afternoon in picturesque Maynooth.




  • 02 May 2018
    20:00
    National Concert Hall
    Dublin
    €15
    THE CULWICK CHORAL SOCIETY
    Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, soprano
    John Molloy, baritone
    The Culwick Orchestra
    Brona Fitzgerald, Leader
    Bernie Sherlock, Conductor


    The Culwick Choral Society is delighted to bring to the NCH their 120th anniversary concert performance of two great choral masterpieces: the jubilant Gloria by Francis Poulenc and the sublime German Requiem by Brahms. Unique among choral requiems for setting passages from the Bible rather than from Catholic liturgy, the Brahms Requiem enjoys an enduring popularity with audiences because of its real, spiritual power. Non-believers and believers alike readily connect to an underlining universal assertion in this great work, namely that it is the living rather than the dead who stand in need of consolation. Conductor Bernie Sherlock directs the Culwick Choral Society with a professional orchestra led by Brona Fitzgerald, and highly-renowned soloists Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (soprano) and John Molloy (baritone).

    The exuberance of Poulenc’s Gloria offers the perfect foil to the Brahms. ‘When I wrote this piece’, Poulenc famously recalled, ‘I had in mind those frescoes by Gozzoli where the angels stick out their tongues; and also some serious Benedictine monks I had once seen revelling in a game of football.’

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  • 01 Jun 2018
    20:00
    Our Lady of Dolours Parish, Glasnevin
    Dublin
    €5 - €10
    The wonderful Humanitarian Symphony Orchestra (HSO) founded/ directed by Louise Mooney and Ian O’Maonaigh in 2015, based in Drumcondra. Through their passion for music and community work the Orchestra evolved. Raising much needed funds for our charity partners to date (Doctors Without Borders/MSF, St. Vincent De Paul, Temple Street Foundation, Make A Wish Foundation, St Peters, St Columba‘s School music development).
    We bring to you a lively, enjoyable night of music.
    Come Join Us! ~ Supporting your local Orchestra!

    Enjoy the music ~ Salute to the Big Apple, New York, New York to the beautiful Sibelius, Brahms Hungarian dances and selections from the Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky) and much more.
    Doors Open @ 7.30pm
    Concert begins @ 8pm
    Children Under 12 Free




  • 02 Jun 2018
    20:00
    St Anns Church
    Dublin
    €20

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    Heard very rarely in Ireland, the ‘Jazz Mass’ is an exciting blend of jazz blues and choir. It has been performed over a hundred times around the world since its premiere and follows in the tradition of Dave Brubeck's jazz-tinged oratorios. It is uncompromising in its use of improvisation, syncopation and harmonies, with the choir at times used like a jazz soloist and at other times providing backing vocals for the soprano soloist. The traditional Latin text is given a dynamic 21st century vibrancy as plainsong introductions progress through blues and swing to the final exuberant restatement of the Credo.

    Programme also includes O Nata Lux de Lumine by Thomas Tallis and Devil's Trill Sonata by Giuseppe Tartini.

    Ticket includes entry to a workshop led by Will Todd on 01.06.2018 at 7.30 in TCD.




  • Sunday, November 11, 3pm at the Pro-Cathedral.



    Performances to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

    Requiem by Gabriel Fauré performed by the Palestrina Choir and the Pro-Cathedral Girls' Choir
    War poems read by Fr Robert McCabe

    Requiem by Maurice Duruflé performed by the Dublin Bach Singers
    Hubert Parry: There is an Old Belief
    Soloists: Sharon Lyons, Alison Browner, Peter Manning, John Magee
    Organ: David Leigh

    Conducted by Blanaid Murphy



    The Syrian journalist Razan Ibraheem will give an address on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
    Proceeds + donations from the audience will be donated to the UNHCR Syria Emergency appeal.



    Tickets €20 available here: http://bit.ly/2yApj2U




  • RÊVERIE The life and loves of Claude Debussy
    Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway
    "To mark the 100th anniversary of Debussy's death, Lucy Parham returns to Galway with another of her celebrated Composer Portrait Series which she performs with acclaimed actors. This time she is joined by Alex Jennings, most recently seen in The Crown in the role of King Edward VIII.

    Rêverie evokes Debussy’s complex emotional life through a personal and revealing journal, illuminated by a sequence of his most famous and atmospheric solo piano works.

    “One of the must see events on the musical calendar” BBC Music Magazine

    Details here





  • A Palm Sunday performance of JS Bach's monumental Saint John Passion.

    Evangelista: Andrew Gavin
    Christus: Eoghan Desmond
    Pilatus: Simon O'Leary
    Soprano: Sharon Lyons
    Alto: Raphaela Mangan
    Tenor: Conor Prendiville
    Bass: Benjamin Russell
    The Dublin Bach Singers
    The Marlborough Players
    Conductor: Blanaid Murphy

    Tickets €25 at http://bit.ly/2BC1cDh



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  • Louth Contemporary Music Society at Drogheda Arts Festival presents The World Premiere of Nicole Lizee’s Spielberg Études. Sat 4 May 2019

    Well-known film clips keep breaking up and breaking down. There’s the sound of gentle damage in the air. And a pianist is trying to keep going, make it all hang together, carry on regardful.

    Welcome to the strange and haunting world of the Canadian composer Nicole Lizée, whose work will be presented at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, on Saturday 4 May at 8 p.m. Performing at the piano will be Megumi Masaki, also from Canada and a musician who has been working closely with the composer throughout the last decade.

    The centrepiece of the programme will be a brand new work referring to films by Steven Spielberg, commissioned by the Louth Contemporary Music Society with funds from the Arts Council. Ms Masaki will also perform in two earlier compositions with which she has been associated from the beginning: Hitchcock Etudes (giving a new twist to Psycho) and Kubrick Etudes.

    In all these pieces Ms. Masaki’s electric and intimately sensitive musicianship will be meshing with film excerpts shown on screen, the original soundtracks and other recorded material.

    This is unique and exciting, and the most fun you’ll have at a ‘serious’ music concert. Tickets from Drogheda Arts Festival.

    Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. Supported by RTE's Supporting the Arts




  • LCMS – Stations of the Sun –21-22 June 2019 Dundalk Louth

    Composer Kaija Saariaho makes her first visit to Ireland
plus new works from Catlin Smith, Kurtág, Criton and Garland


    On the evening of Friday June 21 and through the whole next day, as the sun shines longest on our northern hemisphere, new music will burst forth in Dundalk. The midsummer sun brings some of the most exciting composers and outstanding musicians from around the globe to the town for Louth Contemporary Music Society’s annual festival of new music. This year, in the image of a ritual journey, Stations of the Sun will follow the solar cycle in a sequence of five concerts.
    The path begins and ends with music by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, making her first visit to Ireland. Internationally esteemed for her sonic imagination and expressive power, Saariaho works with contemporary digital means and ancient scales to create dreamlike music, loaded with a strong feeling for nature and with primal human emotion. In Dundalk, vocal and instrumental pieces from throughout her career will be performed by musicians with whom she collaborates closely.
    Stations of the Sun is also proud to present a new work by the Hungarian composer György Kurtág, who, at the age of 92, has recently been acclaimed worldwide for his first opera, setting Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. There will also be a performance of Kurtág’s Bach-inspired HiPartita for solo violin, given by the musician for whom it was written: the extraordinary Hiromi Kikuchi.
    Music by three diverse composers will follow in the atmospheric and resonant space of the old Dundalk Gaol. Linda Caitlin Smith’s new work comes out of North American minimalism, carrying a care for detail that is uniquely hers and intensely telling. Peter Garland, coming from something of the same background but going very much his own way, arrives with a new piece for string quartet and tenor voice. Pascale Criton uses special tunings to explore very small intervals in music that is mesmerizing.
    Also to be heard for the first time in Ireland are the sonorous voices of the Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir, in new pieces and venerable chants. The Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir, with conductor Anatoly Grindenko, led the way in the rediscovery of Orthodox church music in the late years of the Soviet regime. At this time - when the music was far from approved by the government - the choir spent years decoding ancient manuscripts and giving the first performances of works that had lain in obscurity for centuries.
    Further details available from www.louthcms.org. 
Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/stations-of-the-sun-21-22-june-2019-tickets-53509632752
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    Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. Also supported by RTE Supporting the Arts




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    The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland Summer Proms 2019

    17/7/2019 20:00

    National Concert Hall
    Earlsfort Terrace
    Dublin
    +353 (0)1 417 0000

    Tickets: €10 - €20

    Booking: https://www.nch.ie/


    The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland
    Christian Vásquez Conductor

    TCHAIKOVSKY : Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (Little Russian)
    MANUEL DE FALLA : The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances from Suite No. 2
    JOSE PABLO MONCAYO : Huapango
    ALBERTO GINASTERA : Dances from Estancia
    ARTURO MÁRQUEZ : Danzon nr. 2
    ZEQUINHA ABREU : Tico Tico

    Join the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, conducted by Christian Vásquez for a Summertime celebration! NYOI works with the next generation of musicians (aged 12-18) on a full symphonic programme including works by Tchaikovsky, Ginastera and Abreu. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence, powerful interpretations and compelling musical integrity, conductor Christian Vásquez continues to attract international attention as one of the most outstanding Venezuelan conductors working today.

    NYOI is proud to be funded by the Arts Council.


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  • Open Singing Day Goethe Choir
    Wednesday 10th September 19:30 - 21:45
    Lutherhaus
    Adelaide Road
    Dublin

    Thinking about joining a choir? We would love to meet you.

    The Goethe Choir is hosting an Open Singing Day and we invite anybody who is curious about singing with our choir to join us for the evening.

    Email Sophia at [email protected] or just show up on the night and join us for lots of singing, some light refreshments and FUN!

    See you there!

    Goethe Choir - together through music

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    Humanitarian Orchestra Live Concert
    22nd November 2019
    8pm, doors 7:30
    St Paul’s Church
    Arran Quay, Smithfield Dublin 7
    Dublin
    Co. Dublin

    Tickets: €0 - €12
    Booking: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/humanitarian-orchestra-live-tickets-77944065799


    Humanitarian Orchestra Performing wonderful classical and modern works such as Star Wars, Salute to big Apple....

    Come join us for a wonderful Friday evening of music.
    Smithfield Luas 30 seconds away!
    www.humanitarianorchestra.com

    Note: No Parking onsite




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    A Joyful Culwick Christmas
    5 December 2019 8pm
    National Concert Hall
    Earlsfort Terrace
    Dublin

    Tickets: €12 - €27
    Booking: https://www.nch.ie/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=Culwick-Choral-Society-05Dec19&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=


    Irish National Opera star Rachel Croash joins the Culwick Choral Society and Ensemble and award-winning conductor Bernie Sherlock for an unmissable performance for Christmas. There will be carols, solos and music from across the ages, and chances for the audience to join in the singing. This year’s centerpiece is Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s beautiful Baroque masterpiece, Messe de Minuit pour Noël, exquisitely composed from traditional French Christmas songs into a joyful and charming celebration of the nativity.

    Castle Park School Choir conducted by Edel McKiernan

    The Culwick Ensemble led by Brona Fitzgerald

    Bernie Sherlock – Conductor




  • NYOI & Symphonic Waves
    4th January 2020
    6:30pm
    Bailey Allen Hall
    National University of Ireland
    Galway
    Co. Galway

    Tickets: €10 - €20
    Booking: https://www.nyoi.ie/latest/nyoi-summer-proms-waterford/




    Join the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Symphonic Waves conducted by Gearoid Grant and James Cavanagh for a New Year celebration at the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway! NYOI works with the next generation of musicians (aged 12-18) on a full symphonic programme including works by Beethoven, and Schubert.

    Tickets, priced €20, €13 (concessions), €10 (children aged U-18) will be available for purchase at the door.



    NYOI is proud to be funded by the Arts Council.
    Presented by The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland
    Supported by The Department of Education and Skills | The Arts Council



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