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Limerick Choral Union concert to celebrate 60 years on December 2nd at UCH Limerick Choral Union concert to celebrate 60 years on December 2nd at UCH

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Limerick Choral Union concert to celebrate their 60th anniversary on December 2nd at UCH

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Limerick Choral Union concert – the concert will mark the beginning of the 60th year and will present a Christmas Extravaganza

Limerick Choral Union concert will feature a selection of Beethoven and Orff’s Carmina Burana

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Limerick Choral Union were recently honoured by the Mayor of Limerick

Limerick Choral Union is delighted to announce they will be performing a selection of Beethoven and Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday, December 2nd at 8pm, at University Concert Hall.

LCU will mark the beginning of the 60th year with this concert in University Concert Hall on December 2 and will perform Beethoven’Choral Fantasia and Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage. In the second half the choir will perform Orff’s dramatic ‘Carmina Burana’ which will be performed by over 230 singers and musicians.

LCU will present a Christmas Extravaganza featuring Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with piano solo by Cliodna Shanahan and the beautiful tones of Sarah-Ellen Murphy with Limerick Choral Union Choir and Orchestra. Beethoven’s Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage brings the first half to a close with intensity and resolve. The evening concludes in the second half with Orff’s dramatic ‘Carmina Burana’. Joining LCU Choir and Orchestra are soloists Jean Wallace, soprano, Sarah-Ellen Murphy, alto, Seán Tester, tenor and Owen Gilhooly-Miles, bass all showcasing the amazing talent that Limerick has to offer.  


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Under the Baton of Mr. Malcolm Green, LCU is also very proud to welcome the Killaloe Male Voice Choir, Cantairí Mhuscraí from Cork and members from Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ Choir. With over 230 voices on stage, and accompanied by the 52 strong LCU Orchestra, this concert is a ‘must see’ for all!

LCU is an oratorio, community choir based in the heart of Limerick City, Ireland.  Its aim is to make choral singing enjoyable and rewarding for the singers and audience alike. The choir consists of more than one hundred and forty voices from Limerick and neighbouring counties.  Under the baton of the Musical Director, Mr. Malcolm Green, LCU performs two major concerts per year and regularly performs at charity events and many other concerts and occasions.

LCU was founded in 1964 to accompany Radio Eireann Orchestra on its visit to Limerick. The choir was formed with the intention of bringing together singers from church choirs of denominations in Limerick and surrounding areas. LCU now has over 140 members and is stronger than ever.

Co-Chairs of the LCU Committee Lorraine MacMahon and Denise King are steering the choir in its 60th year. Denise King shared “It’s such a privilege to be co-chairing LCU in such a special year for us. We are looking forward to all our events throughout the year to mark this amazing milestone”.

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