mornington groupMORNINGTON SINGERS

The Mornington Singers is a mixed-voice choir based in Dublin. The choir specialises in a cappella repertoire, with a particular focus on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights on the competition circuit have included the Florilège Vocal de Tours 2014, Cork International Choral Festival 2014 and 2011, and Maribor International Choral Competition 2009. In May 2014 the choir was named Ireland’s Choir of the Year and awarded 3rd Prize in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition at Cork International Choral Festival. Recent recording has included music for the film The Eclipse by Conor McPherson, Christmas carols for RTÉ and TV3, and four self-produced albums.

 

Dr Orla Flanagan has conducted the Mornington Singers since 2002. She holds an Advanced Diploma from the Kodály Institute in Hungary and a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College, Dublin.

 

 

 

NEW DUBLIN VOICES

International award-winning New Dublin Voices is a leading Irish chamber choir. Founded in

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2005 by conductor Bernie Sherlock, NDV performs an innovative repertoire ranging from the medieval to the contemporary. The choir takes special pleasure in exploring the music of living composers and has given numerous Irish and world premieres.

NDV has won prizes at major competitions in France, Hungary, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Spain, England and Italy, and was awarded ‘Ireland’s Choir of the Year’ at the Cork International Choral Festival 2013. The choir’s busy calendar includes fund-raising for charities, television appearances, guesting with both orchestras of the national broadcaster, RTÉ, and performing at special events.

Bernie Sherlock is Musical Director of the Culwick Choral Society, and Lecturer in Music at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

 

 

 

 

 

Voci_Nuove_PicVOCI NUOVE

Formed in Cork in 2011, Voci Nuove originally consisted of nine friends who came together to perform in the Galway Jazz Festival. Since then, the choir has expanded in both number and repertoire and has performed all over Ireland and beyond, winning numerous accolades.

In 2012, Voci Nuove won several prizes at Cork’s Feis Maitiú. The following year, it was awarded 1st place in the international category of the Derry International Choral Festival. The choir has also won numerous prizes at the Cork International Choral Festival in both international and national competitions.

Following the departure of previous conductor Colm O’Regan, September 2014 began a new chapter for Voci Nuove under the direction of Lynsey Callaghan, with whom they have undertaken two Irish concert tours.

The choir has forged strong links with numerous Irish composers, and has premiered works composed by Ben Hanlon, Sam Perkin, and Ciaran Hope.

 

CAPPELLA LYRICA

Cappella Lyrica is an equal-voice choir whose membership is comprised of students of the BMus programme at the CIT Cork School of Music under the directorship of Maria Judge. Its repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary works. Cappella Lyrica sang in public for the first time in early 2011 participating in the first performance of Britten’s St Nicholas Cantat. In December 2011, Cappella Lyrica performed  Britten’s Ceremony of Carol with Harpist Cliona Doris. On their first competitive participation at the Cork International Choral Festival in 2012 the choir was awarded 1st Prize in the Premier National Competition for Female Voice Choirs. In 2013 it was awarded 2nd Prize in the Ireland’s Choir of the Year Competition and Trofaí Cuimhneacháin Philib Ui Laoghaire for the performance of a work in the Irish Langauage. The choir has established a relationship with new music in the commissioning of composer, David Wallace, a former graduate and Composer-in- Residence to the CIT Cork School of Music, to write a work for Equal Voice Choir and two Horns. The work entitled “Impressions of Light” set to a text by Walt Whitman was performed for the first time in January 2013. In January 2014, Cappella Lyrica gave the first performance of Five New Love Songs for Seraphim by C.S.L Parker with Harpist, Aisling Ennis.