Introducing: Conversations, with New Dublin Voices

Composing for Choirs workshop - 26 Feb, 7pm, Katherine Brennan Hall, RIAM Conversations I  – 5 Apr, 8.30pm, University Church, Stephen's Green

The ICC is delighted to announce the details of a new collaboration between us and 'Ireland's Choir of the Year', New Dublin Voices, directed by Bernie Sherlock

Conversations is a collaborative project that aims to develop a new Irish repertoire of choral music, and to facilitate close communication between choral practitioners, composers and the public.

The project sees Bernie Sherlock and the choir give workshops on contemporary repertoire and on writing for choir, the next of which will take place at 7pm on 26 February at the Katherine Brennan Hall in the RIAM on Westland Row. The workshop is FREE and open to the public, and should be of great interest to singers, students, composers, and choral music fans!

Conversations will culminate in two concerts, each featuring the world premiere of seven new works, the result of collaboration between the choir and member composers. Conversations I will take place at 8.30pm on 5 April at the University Church on Stephen's Green.

Conversations Composers: Ryan Molloy, David Collier, Peter Leavy, Éna Brennan, David Bremner, Richard Gill, Daniel McDermott, Patrick Connolly, Kian Geiselbrechtinger, Sean Doherty, David O'Regan, Donal MacErlaine, Anna Clifford, Hugh Boyle

Conversations is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland

Evolution Project concert details announced!

The full dates and programmes for three concerts in January at the Hugh Lane Gallery – the culmination of a year-long collaboration between the ICC and the Association of Irish Composers – has been announced. Sunday Jan 5th

Ensemble: Paul Roe (cl), Richard O’Donnell (perc), Roddy O’Keeffe (trmb), Adrian Mantu (vc)

Programme:

Anna Murray     L’os Sec* 
Benjamin Dwyer     Soneto del Amor Oscuro
Jenn Kirby     Moments*
Karen Power     here comes another one   

Programme also includes Deirdre McKay’s Between.

Sunday Jan 12th

Ensemble: Susan Doyle (fl), Paul Roe (cl), Ryan Molloy (pf), Adrian Mantu (vc)

Programme

Ryan Molloy     Concertino* 
Seán Doherty     Fugue State* 
John McLachlan     Aurora* 
Kevin O’Connell     Little Overture* 

Programme also includes Grainne Mulvey’s Plurabelle 

Sunday Jan 19th 

Ensemble: Susan Doyle (fl), Ryan Molloy (pf), Richard O’Donnell (perc), Roddy O’Keeffe (trmb)

Programme

Patrick Connolly     4 movements for ensemble* 
Kian Geiselbrechtinger     Morning Rain* 
Peter Moran     Gel* 
Grainne Mulvey     Alluvion* 

*world premiere