2022 AIB Community Fund will support ICO’s innovative educational projects, Sing Out With Strings and Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Pictured are Gerard Keenan ICO, Judy Tighe, Dymphna O’Brien, Sinead Lavin AIB, Joanne Tierney ICO.
Irish Chamber Orchestra is one of Ireland’s foremost ensembles with a mission to make music accessible to all
The AIB Community €1 Million Fund, launched earlier this year, saw over 70 charities in communities across Ireland receive funding as part of the initiative, with Irish Chamber Orchestra being chosen as one.
Nominated by AIB employees in Limerick, Irish Chamber Orchestra receives €6,500 from the fund in 2022. This funding will support ICO’s innovative educational projects, Sing Out With Strings and Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra.
In early 2022, AIB launched the first €1 Million Community Fund, inviting its customers and the wider public, as well as the bank’s employees to nominate causes that matter most to them and their communities. The charities which received the most nominations in each of the five regions (Connaught, Munster, Ulster, Leinster, and Greater Dublin) received funding.
Irish Chamber Orchestra is one of Ireland’s foremost ensembles with a mission to make music accessible to all. CEO Gerard Keenan added, “We are committed to harnessing the transformative power of music to support the next generation of budding young musicians and this allocation of funds will enhance our work in this area. Using music making as a developmental tool, we help young people reach their full potential through our free, empowering, and socially inclusive music education initiatives, Sing Out With Strings (SOWS), and Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra (ICOYO). We also provide an online teaching resource, Sing Out With Strings Online, offering children worldwide free access to music education. We are grateful for this recognition of our work in the community and wish to thank AIB for their support”.
Each year, Irish Chamber Orchestra presents concert seasons in both Limerick and Dublin, as well as touring the country, and with the support of Culture Ireland, it embarks on international tours, bringing innovative programmes around the world.
This Limerick-based orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. It is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
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