Limerick Sings International Choral Festival – CONCERTS

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 8:00pm - Sunday 25th June 2017, 3:30pm


Limerick Sings International Choral Festival – CONCERTS

The 5th annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival takes place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June with over two hundred American choristers joining local and national choirs for a wonderful weekend of singing.

Choristers and audiences can look forward to performances in spectacular venues including St. John’s Cathedral, University Concert Hall and Holy Trinity Abbey Church Adare. The Cliffs of Moher will provide the stunning backdrop for a “Big Sing” on Friday 23rd June when over 100 singers will join together for a poignant rendition of “O Danny Boy”. There will also be a choral trail culminating in a performance in the Augustinian Church, as well as the eagerly anticipated vocal workshop with Anúna, which takes place on the morning of Saturday 24th June and is open to individual singers and choristers not otherwise taking part in the festival.

With a diverse programme featuring classical, sacred and contemporary music there will be something for all music lovers in Limerick this June!

Performing choirs include; Canterbury Voices (Oklahoma), Tallahassee Community Chorus (Florida), Pensacola Children’s Chorus (Florida), Oswego Festival Chorus (New York), Fairfield County Children’s Choir (Connecticut), Aoide, Burren Children’s Choir, Dalkey Active Retirement Association Choir, Limerick Chamber Choir, Limerick Choral Union, Limerick Youth Choir, Maynooth University Chamber Choir, Miltown Malbay Community Choir, Murroe Senior and Junior Church Choirs, New Dublin Voices, Seoda and The Gúnas.

Thursday 22nd June – 8pm
Venue: University Concert Hall
LIMERICK SINGS OPENING CONCERT
The opening concert of the 2017 Limerick Sings Festival will feature the Maynooth University Chamber Choir and Limerick Choral Union performing pieces including
Northern Lights, Ave Maria and Puccini’s Credo among others.
Tickets: €10*
Available at door

Friday 23rd June – 8pm
Venue: St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick
LIMERICK SINGS EVENING CONCERT
The beautiful St John’s Cathedral will host an Evening Concert of sacred music with performances by both local and visiting choirs including
Limerick Youth Choir, Seoda and Pensacola Children’s Chorus.
Tickets: €10*
Available at door

Saturday 24th June – 8pm
Venue: University Concert Hall
LIMERICK SINGS GALA CONCERT
The Gala Concert takes place in University Concert Hall, the highlight of which will be a joint performance of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, conducted by the acclaimed Dr. Andre J. Thomas, with the composer himself accompanying on piano.
New Dublin Voices will also perform a selection of pieces in the first half of the concert.
Tickets: €12* / Conc. €10
Available at door

Sunday 25th June – 3.30pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Abbey Church
LIMERICK SINGS PROMS CONCERT
A delightful Proms concert in the picturesque Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare. A light programme of popular melodies and upbeat opera, musical and pop classics will make for a wonderful afternoon in the company of choirs such as Aoide, Dalkey Active Retirement and Fairfield County Children’s Choir.
Tickets: €10*
Available at door

*4-concert package – €32 (discount of €10)             *3-concert package – €24 (discount of €8)
Please contact the UCH Box Office to avail of these multiple concert package prices – 061 331549

***OTHER EVENTS***

Saturday 24th June – 9.30am
Venue: University Concert Hall
ANÚNA CHORAL WORKSHOP
Join Anúna’s Education team for a workshop that explores the techniques used by the group in rehearsal and performance, focusing on the use of breathing, the physicality of singing and how to move on stage. An ideal event for all choral singers!
This workshop forms part of the Limerick Sings International Choral Festival but is open to all singers.
Tickets: €15 / Booking

Saturday 24th June – 1pm
Venue: Augustinian’s Church, O’Connell Street, Limerick City
CHORAL TRAIL FINALE
Join the Children’s Choirs of this year’s festival including Fairfield County Children’s Choir (Connecticut), Murroe Church Junior Choir and The Burren Children’s Choirs for a delightful afternoon of song in Limerick City Centre.
FREE

Presented by Campus Life Services & University Concert Hall

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