Deputy Mayor Noel Gleeson, together with University Concert Hall Director Sinead Hope and Campus Life Services Sales and Marketing Manager, Gillian Costelloe welcomed guests including representatives from some of the participating choirs, host venues and friends of the Limerick Sings International Choral Festival 2017. Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media.
Limerick Sings International Choral Festival 2017 launched with 30th Anniversary concert of Anúna
The 5th annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival was launched this week at University Concert Hall, to coincide with the 30th Anniversary concert of acclaimed vocal group Anúna. A vocal workshop curated by members of Anúna’s Education Programme is just one of a number of exciting new additions to this year’s festival programme.
Deputy Mayor Noel Gleeson, together with University Concert Hall Director Sinéad Hope and Campus Life Services Sales and Marketing Manager, Gillian Costelloe welcomed guests including representatives from some of the participating choirs, host venues and friends of the festival.
Limerick Sings International Choral Festival is a non-competitive weekend, presented annually by Campus Life Services and University Concert Hall which this year will run from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June.
Once again the festival is working with Perform International, a leading music tour company based in Atlanta, to attract US choirs. To date 200 American choristers are already confirmed to attend including Canterbury Voices(Oklahoma), Tallahassee Community Chorus (Florida), Pensacola Children’s Chorus (Florida) and Oswego Festival Chorus (New York) as well as Fairfield County Children’s Choir (Connecticut).
From closer to home, a further 200 Irish choristers will join them including the city’s own Limerick Choral Union and Aoide together with The Gunas, Dalkey Active Retirement Association Choir and Maynooth Chamber Choir.
Choristers and audiences can look forward to performances in spectacular venues throughout the Region including St. John’s Cathedral, University Concert Hall, Holy Trinity Abbey Church Adare and the Cliffs of Moher which will provide the stunning backdrop for a “Big Sing”. There will also be choral trail performances throughout Limerick city as well as the eagerly anticipated vocal workshop with Anúna.
With a diverse programme featuring classical, sacred and contemporary music there will be something for all music lovers in Limerick this June!
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