Louth Contemporary Music Society in association with Temple Bar Trad Festival and Cois Cladaigh present a new arrangement of Seán Ó Riada’s Mass by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky performed by the EQ Singers with Zoe Conway on fiddle, Siobhan Armstrong on harp and Robbie Harris on bodhrán, conducted by Eamonn Dougan in St.Werburgh’s Dublin on Thursday 24 January 2013 and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Galway, on Friday 25 January 2013. Iarla Ó Lionáird will appear as a special guest for the Dublin performance.
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 these unique performances of a new arrangement of his Mass in January 2013.
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, Siobhan Armstrong on harp and Robbie Harris on bodhrán. The choir and players will be conducted by Eamonn Dougan Associate Conductor of internationally renowned ensemble The Sixteen.
The performances will take place in St.Werburgh’s Dublin at 8pm on Thursday 24 January 2013 and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Galway, at 8pm on Friday 25 January 2013 . Iarla Ó Lionáird will appear as a special guest for the Dublin performance.
The Ó Riada Mass has been funded by the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Touring Programme scheme and is financially supported by Foras na Gaeilge.
Further Information & listings see below or log onto: www.louthcms.org
St. Werburgh’s, Werburgh St, Dublin 2
Thursday 24 January 2013 | 8.00pm | €15(including booking fee)
Tickets – 01 7030709 | www.templebartrad.com
St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
Friday 25 January 2013 | 8.00pm | €15 & €12 Concession
Tickets: 091 756812 | www.coiscladaigh.net
Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by the Arts Council and Create Louth
St Nicholas Parish Church, (The Green Church), Dundalk is presenting a Harvest Concert on Friday 12th October at 8pm. The Choir of St Nicholas and Friends will perform much loved pieces and have invited The Cloughmore Male Voice Choir from South Down to sing a selection from their extensive repertoire. Also taking part in the concert are the beautiful children’s voices of the St Nicholas National School choir.
Heading the line up for the concert the choir is delighted to welcome back Miriam Blennerhassett as guest Soloist. Miriam is a founder member of the highly successful group Anúna, the National Chamber Choir and The Drawing Room Opera Company, and she has sang for Opera Ireland in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Puccini’s Madam Butterfly as well as numerous other performances, broadcasts and recordings, both at home and aboard.
“The St Nicholas Choir is fondly known throughout the local community for the annual “Carols by Candlelight” service, which attracts a full multidenominational audience of music lovers every year,” commented Sharon Eveson, Director of Music. “Following the success of last year’s Harvest concert, we are once again holding this event over the “Harvest Festival” weekend in St Nicholas’ when the Church will be decorated with flowers, fruits and vegetables to give praise to God’s Bounty.”
Tickets at €15 are available from Oriel Office Supplies, The Ramparts or by phoning Toymaster at Forkhill, 048 30 888 808. The ticket price includes a wine reception in The Wellington Hall at 7pm prior to the concert. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Wellington Hall Restoration Fund.
For anyone wishing to visit the Green Church over the Harvest weekend to see the decorations and displays, the church will also be open to the public on Saturday 13th October from 10am to 4pm. There will be live music from Zoe Conway and free guided tours of the church.
For more information please contact Brigitte Nelson on 0879856137 email@example.com
Award-winning choir Clermont Chorale presents its Christmas Concert in St Nicholas’ (Green) Church, Dundalk on Sunday evening, 11th December at 7.00 pm. Please make note of the time. The choir continues to break new ground with its choral material selection and presentation style. This year’s programme contains sacred chants from Africa, art-songs by Brahms and Bruckner, folk songs from Ireland and Scotland and new material from the two giants of modern-day American choral writing – Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. Seasonal offerings are by Peter Warlock and Irving Berlin. The concert will also premiere conductor Ronan Dennedy’s setting of Ailí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill, penned by local 17th century poet, Séamus Dall Mac Cuarta.
Clermont Chorale was formed in 2003 and has 35 members, attracting singers from North Dublin to South Down, Carlingford to Carrickmacross.The choir participated in the Cork International Choral Festival for the first time in 2005 and in the intervening years has won the National Open Competition, the National Competition for Light, Jazz and Popular music in addition to the Pilib O Laoghaire and the Contemporary Music Trophies. The choir was awarded 2nd prize in the Premier National Competition in both 2009 and 2010. Clermont Chorale was awarded Silver in both the Verona International Choral Festival in 2008 and the Prague Cantat International Festival in 2010. It released its first CD in 2010 and is planning a tour of New England at Easter 2013. Music Director is Ronan Dennedy.
Tickets are €10 each and are available at the door
‘Home for Christmas’ with St. Peter’s Male Voice Choir and Guests
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December at 8.00pm at the
Celebrate Christmas with St. Peter’s Male Voice Choir and guests as
they bring their seasonal show to the TLT Concert Hall Drogheda.
Savour the wonderful mix of Christmas, classical and popular music
with conductor Edward Holly and some of Ireland’s most accomplished
musicians and singers.
Tickets priced €25 (plus €1 Booking Fee) are now on sale online at
www.theTLT.ie or by phoning the TLT Box Office on (041) 9878560
The Organist and Choir of St Nicholas Parish Church, Dundalk (The Green Church), are presenting a Concert on Friday 21st. October 2011 at 7.30pm. This Concert is in aid of the Wellington Hall Project which, when completed, will be put to use for all sections of the Community.
The Choir of St Nicholas and Friends will perform much loved pieces and have invited The Cloughmore Male Voice Choir from South Down to sing a selection from their extensive repertoire. This Choir has been invited to perform in The Aras for the President on three occasions as well as organising many successful concerts.
The Green Church Choir are also delighted to welcome Miriam Blennerhassett as guest Soloist. A founder member of the highly sucessful group Anúna, the National Chamber Choir and The Drawing Room Opera Company, Miriam Blennerhassett studied at the College of Music, Dublin. She sang for Opera Ireland in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. Other performances include Carmen with Bernadette Greevy at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
She has numerous broadcasts and recordings to her credit, including 12 Albums with Anúna.
She has travelled extensively with Anúna and has toured North America, Sweden, England, Japan to name a few and was on a State Tour with Irish President Mary McAleese and the Department of Foreign Affairs. She was appointed Chorus Mistress of Anúna in 2005, and in January of 2007 recorded an 80 minute PBS special with them at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, entitled Celtic Origins.
In June of this year she travelled with Anúna on their very sucessful inaugural tour of China, and has just returned from Belgium where she performed with them at the Nuit des Choeurs Festival in front of ten thousand people. Future tours this year include Sweden and Japan. With a further tour of Holland in January 2012.
This Concert is being held over the “Harvest Festival” week-end in St Nicholas when the Church will be decorated with Flowers, Fruits and Vegitables to give praise to God’s Bounty.
Tickets at €15 are available from Oriel Office Supplies, The Ramparts or by phoning Toymaster at Forkhill, 048 30 888 808.
Dear Principals and Music Teachers,
Please find attached and below some information about “Peace Proms 2012”. We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to all of the Primary Schools in your area.
“Peace Proms” is a choral education and performance programme is run each year by the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. 7,000 children from over 250 schools throughout Ireland are involved in the programme.More information is available by downloading the programme here.
All of the children and schools who participate in “Peace Proms” get the opportunity to:
· perform with a full symphony orchestra
· work with leading professional conductors and musicians
· and perform in premier venues.
· NOTE: Louth Schools will perform in the Helix, DCU with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland on Sunday 26th February 2012.
“Peace Proms” is a 6 month choral education programme suitable for children aged 9 – 13 years. The programme is invaluable for schools which want to start a choir for the first time and so can easily be taught be teachers who have no previous choral experience. The project is also extremely rewarding for schools which have well established choirs.
“Peace Proms” makes the Arts more accessible to young people, their school, families and the wider community, and provides an opportunity for cooperation among children, parents, teachers, school boards and governors.
The project objective is to help young people to develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, and confidence. The aim of the programme is to entertain, educate and engage children and young people in music and to enrich their lives through exceptional musical experiences and performances.
Mr Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will officially launch the CBOI’s National Schools Concert Series “Peace Proms 2012” in Tralee on Monday 12th September.
We are now accepting registrations for Peace Proms 2012 – Information Brochure attached.
· Regional workshops will be held in January 2012
· Music Packs will be posted out by the end of September
· Concert dates are as follows:
Saturday 4that 3pm and 8pm. Leisureland, Galway
Sunday 5th at 2pm and 7pm. Leisureland, Galway
Saturday 11th at 3pm and 8pm. The Hub, Kilkenny
Sunday 12th at 2pm and 7pm. INEC, Killarney
Saturday 25th at 2pm and 7pm. Royal Theatre, Mayo
Sunday 26th at 3pm and 8pm. Helix, Dublin.
OCTOBER 12TH ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London
REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION
Registrations are accepted strictly on a first come first served basis.
Schools wishing to participate should Email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 16th September 2011.
1. EXACT number of children in your choir:___________________________
2. Name of school:_______________________________________
3. Postal address of school:________________________________
4. Name of Principal:____________________________________
5. Name of organizing teacher:____________________________
6. Phone number of school:_______________________________
7. Mobile phone number of organizing teacher:______________
8. Email address of organizing teacher:_____________________
9. WHICH CONCERT WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN? ____________________________________________________
Sharon Treacy-Dunne BA, BMus, HDip Ed
Founding Director CBOI
Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd., Dundalk, Co. Louth