DIT CHAMBER CHOIR - LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Conductor - Bernie Sherlock
Piano - Celine Kelly
Tenor - Peter Kelly

Venue - Bank of Ireland Arts Centre
Date - Wednesday March 19th @ 1.15 pm
Admission - free

The DIT Chamber Choir will perform a lunchtime concert in the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre (College Green) next Wednesday March 19th from 1.15 ­ 2.00 pm. The concert will feature Brahms' delightful sequence of gypsy dance-songs, the Zigeunerlieder, op. 103. The DIT Chamber Choir will be accompanied on piano by Celine Kelly. The tenor soloist will be Peter Kelly, student of Mary Brennan in the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama.

The programme:

The concert opens with one of the most beautiful and serene of all madrigals, The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons. There are also madrigals by Monteverdi and Morley. From the present day, the choir sings Double, Double, Toil and Trouble by leading Finnish choral composer Mantyjarvi, and A Song for St. Cecilia¹s Day by Irish composer Rhona Clarke. The recital finishes with three spirituals.

DIT Chamber Choir:

Under Bernie Sherlock¹s direction since 1995, the DIT Chamber Choir won the Cork International Choral Festival Chamber Choir Competition in 1998 and again in 1999 when it was also awarded the Perpetual Trophy for single best performance of an individual work. In 2002 the Choir was awarded the Philib Uí Laoghaire Trophy for 'excellence in the performance of a part-song in Irish¹. The choir continues to hold the Feis Ceoil's Culwick Cup for Chamber Choirs which it has won every year since 1996. The DIT Chamber Choir released its first CD, Carols for Christmas, in December 2000.

14 March 2003

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