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Irish Chamber Orchestra’s ICO Schools comes to University Concert Hall on May 15

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ICO Schools is a culmination of a year’s hard work at St. Mary’s N.S. and Le Cheile N.S. Together, students from Junior Infants to 6th Class celebrate their compositional, singing, and performance skills in this dream-like production.

Members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra will be joined by special guests for the ICO Schools concert

Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra Le Chelie National School.    Picture: Keith Wiseman
Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra Le Chelie National School. Picture: Keith Wiseman

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s ICO Schools (formerly Sing Out With Strings) returns to University Concert Hall, Limerick to present its annual Gala Show, A Little Night Music. This showcase on Wednesday 15 May @11.15am, is a culmination of a year’s hard work at St. Mary’s N.S. and Le Cheile N.S. Together, students from Junior Infants to 6th Class celebrate their compositional, singing, and performance skills in this dream-like production.

Members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra will be joined by special guests, renowned rock-guitarist Dave Keary, drummer John Daly, Cian Boylan on piano and the amazing rapper Hazey Haze. ICO’s Simon Thompson will narrate, whilst Kathrine Barnecutt leads this wonderful showcase.

Join us for a musical journey beyond the school day. ‘Whilst listening to a little night music, the afternoon slowly drifts into evening and stars alight the skies.  Darkness descends, sleep envelops while dreams unfold, before being catapulted towards a new dawn as the sun peeps through the window’. Our journey ends with a new day, filled with joy and wonder and maybe a little more night music.


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Irish Chamber Orchestra’s free education and engagement programmes enable us to develop greater access to music for all ages. We foster a love of music and support the development of key life skills including communication, collaboration, confidence, and creativity.   ‘ICO’s community engagement initiatives facilitate high quality classroom music from an early age, building a musical culture, identifying potential and talent and enriching children’s experience with music. We provide our students with an understanding of the music they will encounter throughout their lives.  Our mission is to remain relevant and accessible’ said ICO CEO, Gerard Keenan.

Enjoy a delightful programme of unique and familiar music at University Concert Hall, Limerick. Admission is free for all the family!  

Irish Chamber Orchestra offers a 3-strand education programme; ICO Schools, operating in 2 Primary and 5 Secondary Schools in Limerick City. ICO Youth is our Youth Orchestra and ICO Teach is our bespoke online teaching portal, which has enabled tutors and children to access high quality free music education, all over the world.

Two Primary Schools: Le Cheile National School, Rathbane North, Limerick and St. Mary’s National School, Bishop Street, Kings Island, Limerick

Five Secondary Schools: Coláiste Nano Nagle, Sexton Street, Limerick, CBS, Sexton Street, Limerick, Thomond Community College, Dooneen Rd, Woodview Park, Limerick, Ard Scoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick  and Limerick Educate Together Secondary School, Groody Road, Castletroy, Limerick 

www.irishchamberorchestra.com

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