New Dublin Voices in the Dublin suburbs
Date: May 24, 2010
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
The internationally acclaimed and award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices with their conductor Bernie Sherlock is for the first time giving a summer concert tour that will visit the commuter belt before finishing up in Dublin city centre (May 28-June 12).
The music in these concerts is rich and rewarding, sometimes deep and moving, sometimes entertaining or a bit mad, and sometimes just impossible to describe. The concerts will give a snapshot of what's typical for NDV, which in fact is everything: from the oldest choral repertoire to what's being composed right now, and everything in between, and of course, the famous "lollipops"!
The highlights include a selection of pieces from NDV's soon to be released debut CD "Something Beginning with B": the Barber Adagio ("Agnus Dei"), the Barber of Seville, barbershop quartet. If it starts with B…
In the concerts you will hear pieces from NDV's international competitions - fantastic music that needs more airings, and more audiences. New Dublin Voices has won special prizes for the best performance of the set piece in Helsinki 2009 - a sublime Laudatio Domini by Joonas Kokkonen. In the 2010 Cork International Choral Festival the choir received a prize for the best performance of a work by a living European composer - Ben Hanlon's dancing, irrepressible O Frondens Virga. And then there's the gorgeous Salve Regina by Hungarian György Orbán with which NDV was the overall Grand Prix winners in Budapest in 2009.
RTÉ lyric fm supported New Dublin Voices in commissioning a new work from Enda Bates - Pauper's Lament & A Stealing Sadness - which will be premiered on this tour.
And there are two new pieces by composers within the choir…
The tour dates:
Friday 28 May - St Peter's (C of I), Dunboyne (7 pm - note early start)
Friday 4 June - St Paul's Church, Glenageary (8 pm)
Saturday 5 June - St Thomas's Church, Mount Merrion (8 pm)
Tuesday 8 June - St Andrew's Church, Malahide (8 pm)
Saturday 12 June - St Ann's Church, Dawson Street (8 pm)
Tickets €10, available at the door.