Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland
PEACE PROMS DUNDALK
Dundalk Institute of Technology
3pm and 8pm Saturday 25th June 2011
Featuring :Gearóid Grant, Conductor: Local School Choirs: Emmanuel Lawler, Tenor: Patricia Treacy, Violin: Patrick Martin, Uilleann Pipes: Drum and Piping Corps
Book tickets now from: www.cboi.ie
or call to
- Baldwin Jewellers, 36 Park St. Dundalk
- Central Newsagents, Backhouses,
- Clanbrassil St, Dundalk
All tickets at concession price of €12.50 or £10
Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland announces Dundalk Date: 25th June DKIT
The long awaited “Peace Proms Dundalk” will take place in the Dundalk Institute of Technology on Saturday 25th June. This is the final leg of the Cross Border Orchestra’s National Tour which saw them sell out nineteen “Peace Proms” concerts in Newry, Belfast, Dublin, Mayo, Galway and Cork, with every venue packed to capacity. Having also performed to huge acclaim in China this year, the CBOI is delighted to be completing their programme with 2 very special shows at 3pm and 8pm on Saturday 25th of June. Tickets for both concerts are on sale now online from www.cboi.ie and from Baldwin Jewellers, Park Street and Central Newsagents, Backhouses, Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk.
Standing ovations and tumultuous applause have become hall marks of the CBOI’s unique and very special concerts and it is no surprise that they are regarded as the most accomplished youth orchestra that Ireland has ever produced. They are not a classical symphony orchestra as their unique blend of music is drawn from rock, classical, folk, pop and traditional genres. Their sound is new and exciting. They evoke the heritage and culture of our Island and communicate with audiences of every age. Their music is sometimes powerful and rousing, sometimes passionate and full of emotion, and always brilliant, vibrant and spirited. It is impossible to leave a CBOI concert without feeling uplifted, renewed and full of hope for a brighter future.
Under the inspirational direction of Ireland’s premier conductor Gearóid Grant, the talent among the young musicians of the CBOI shines through. Their soloists who are regarded as Ireland’s best include Patricia Treacy on violin; Patrick Martin and Conal Duffy on Uilleann Pipes with Emmanuel Lawler as presenter and tenor. The CBOI’s imposing Drum and Piping Corps adds huge strength to their concerts.
Added to this, the Dundalk concerts will feature choirs made up a local primary school children. Preparations are well underway and schools are ringing to the sound of music as teachers prepare their students to perform with the orchestra on June 25th. Over seven thousand children from primary schools throughout Ireland have already performed with the orchestra this year alone and a further 600 will perform in Dundalk.
One teacher involved in “Peace Proms 2011” said, “What a wonderful celebration of talent and genius! Our parents were overwhelmed and our children had a magical opportunity that will live with them forever. As a teacher, I am indebted to you for your vision, drive and generosity”.
Local schools which will be forming the choir for “Peace Proms Dundalk” include:
Ardee Educate Together
Kileen PS, Newry
Sheila N.S., Co. Louth
St. Oliver’s, Carlingford
St. Oliver’s PS, Newry
Anamar Primary, Newry
Monksland N.S., Carlingford
Scoil Naoimh Eanna/ Killanny N.S., Carrickmacross
St. Brigids PS, Newry
St. Fursey’s N.S., Haggardstown
St. Peter’s, Dromiskin
The Dundalk concert will mark the end of a fabulous run of performances by the CBOI this year before orchestra rehearsals resume again in the DkIT in August. The orchestra will also make their London debut next year with a landmark performance in world renowned Royal Albert Hall.
For further information:
Your chance to play the mighty Willis organ in St Patrick’s Cathedral Ever wondered what it would be like to play the King of Instruments?
To be in control of three keyboards, as well as pedals for the feet, and 48 drawstops controlling over 2200 pipes ranging in size from the tiniest pencil to over five metres in length?
To be able to make sounds from the tiniest whisper to the full-blooded and thrilling roar of full organ?
Now is your chance! At St Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk, with expert guidance from Pipeworks director and well-known recitalist Mark Duley, you will be given a chance to play the church’s renowned Willis organ.
Mark will also demonstrate the instrument and conclude the proceedings with a short recital, to include the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by JS Bach.
All you need is a piece you can play well on piano/keyboard; you don’t need to have had any previous organ tuition.
The event is presented jointly by Pipeworks, Dundalk Arts Office and Dundalk School of Music, and takes place at 2.30pm, Saturday 11th June, in St Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk.
There is no charge for this workshop, places are limited and must be booked in advance, to reserve a place call The Arts Office, Town Hall, 042 9392950 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Chamber Choir sing Brahms in Droichead on Sunday 19 Juny 2011 at 3pm
Brahms and Early Music
Renaissance sacred music from Brahms’s library:
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sanctus & Benedictus (à12)
Brahms: Schaffe in mir Gott ein rein Herz Op. 29, no.2
Two motets from Brahms’s library by Johan Eccard:
Uebers Gebirg Maria geht
Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Brahms: Marienlieder Op. 22
Three Renaissance German partsongs from Brahms’s library:
Ludwig Senfl: Ich stund an einem Morgen
Heinrich Isaac: Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen
Ludwig Senfl: Ach Elslein liebes Elselein mein
Brahms: Funf Gesänge, Op. 104
Sunday June 19th 3pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth.
Tickets €15 / €12 (conc) or €18 at the door
Tel: 041 9833946 (Tue-Sat 10am-5pm)
or online at: www.droicheadartscentre.com
2011 PIPEWORKS FESTIVAL @ DUNDALK: 20–23 JUNE 2011
The 2011 Pipeworks Festival takes place in three centres around Ireland, from 17–25 June. The central portion of the festival will be in Dundalk, Co Louth, from 20–22 June, with the support of CreateLouth, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities. It will feature the superb Willis organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the finest organs of its type in the world, and lovingly curated and made available to the festival by cathedral organist Brendan McCourt. It will bring to Dundalk competitors and recitalists from every corner of the globe.
This year Pipeworks will bring the stunning English vocal ensemble Stile Antico to Ireland for the first time. Described by The New York Times as ‘an ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance’, they sing without a conductor, and specialize in music from the renaissance and early baroque eras.
Stile Antico perform on Monday 20th June, 20.15, St Nicholas’ Church (The Green Church), €20/€15
At the core of every Pipeworks Festival is the Dublin International Organ Competition. This year fourteen quarter finalists, encompassing ten different nationalities, have been selected from the highest number of entries ever. The quarterfinal B round will take place in Dundalk, bringing these fine young players from all over the globe to Dundalk, along with the members of the distinguished international jury.
The International Organ festival will take place on Monday 20th June, 10.40 & 14.25, St Patrick’s Cathedral. The event is free.
The award-winning Dundalk ensemble Clermont Chorale, under the direction of Ronan Dennedy, will make an appearance in the festival, in a lunchtime recital offering a wide range of music from ancient to modern, sacred and secular. Clermont Chorale will perform on Tuesday 21st June, 13.15, St Nicholas Church (The Green Church). This is a free entry.
Jury member, Jon Laukvik (Norway) will both give a recital and a masterclass in Dundalk. Laukvik is Professor of Organ at the Musik Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, and also at Oslo’s Norges Musikkhøgskole. In the course of his stellar career he has won many major international competitions, and now gives recitals and serves on competition juries all over the world.jon Laukvik will give the recital on Tuesday 21st June, 20.00, St Patrick’s Cathedral, €15/€10.
Masterclasses for Ireland’s finest young organ students will be given by two jury members in St Patrick’s Cathedral, offering an opportunity to avail of the world’s most insightful teaching and scholarship. Places for participants are awarded as scholarships (details available at email@example.com), and for observers (€10) at the door.
Further events include Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin: The Art of Improvisation Tuesday 21st June 15.00 and Jon Laukvik: Romantic Performance Practice I: Liszt and his contemporaries Wednesday 22nd June 10.30.
For further information on this exciting collaboration between Pipeworks and CreateLouth, please contact: Mark Duley, festival director, as above or Denis Darcy, Arts Office, Dundalk Town Council Tel: 042 9392950 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sirin Choir from Moscow Russia sing church chants and spiritual verses in St.Nicholas’ Church (The Green Church) Dundalk at 8pm 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 ( 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.Some of the Church Chants will be performed a cappella with a selection of the spiritual verses accompanied by hurdy-gurdy, psaltery or violin.
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.
…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 €10 available from www.centralticketbureau.com
0818 205 205
UK: 0870 850 2896
The Sirin Choir is funded by the Arts Council Touring Award and financially supported by Create Louth. The Concert’s sponsor is National Tile.
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 (LCMS 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 (LCMS 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
Orthodox Chant Choral Workshop with Ivan Moody
ST NICHOLAS CHURCH (The Green Church)
Church Street, Dundalk
THURSDAY 5 MAY 2011
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. PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE HAS CHANGED FOR THE SIRIN CONCERT TO ST.NICHOLAS’ CHURCH( THE GREEN CHURCH) 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: http://www.ivanmoody.co.uk and http://www.isocm.com
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SIGHT READ.
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 www.centralticketbureau.com. Tickets cost €10.
THE WORKSHOP COSTS €10. Places are limited.
Closing date to purchase workshop tickets is Friday 29 April 2011.
TO BOOK A PLACE ON THE WORKSHOP
Email – email@example.com
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
12a Wilton Green, Dundalk
Alternatively you can pay at the workshop.
DON’T MISS OUT! PLACES ARE LIMITED.
Materials will be provided for participants.
Rita Manning – violin, Justin Pearson – cello, Kathy Rockhill – piano, will play
Haydn – Trio No. 39 Gypsy Rondo
Mozart – Trio in G, KV564
Brahms – Trio in C, Op.87
Ritas started learning the violin with Father McNally. Very early in her performing career, Rita played at the first ever concert at Anaverna. Subsequently she joined the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields which she co-led for six years. More recently she has been the leader of the Locrian Ensemble, performed at the Wigmore Hall during the London Jazz Festival and toured the USA as leader of Camerata Ireland with Barry Douglas. Justin Pearson and Kathy Rockhill play with Rita in the Locrian Ensemble.
If you come at 6.30 you can have supper cooked by my son Thomas with much of the ingredients from the garden or the wild.
For tickets (e20, students e5, supper e15) please ring 042 9371490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You pay at the door but please book in advance.
Rita will also be giving a solo concert for children on Friday 13th May at 6 pm. Please ring or email me if you want to reserve tickets.