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CARLINGFORD CHORAL FESTIVAL 2013FESTIVAL OF ADVENT, CHRISTMAS & POPULAR MUSIC
The fourth edition of the "Carlingford Choral Festival", a festival of Advent, Christmas and Popular Music, will take place in Carlingford, Co. Louth, from November 29th to December 1st 2013.
Ticket €5 (access to all of the concerts) in the Heritage Centre, Foy Centre and Sailing Club.
The picturesque village of Carlingford provides a unique backdrop for the festival, with its narrow medieval streets and views of the mountains and the sea around every corner. Choirs will be cordially welcomed into an atmosphere of creativity and will have the chance to join voices in song. From arrival to departure, choirs will be immersed in a world of choral traditions that will stay with them for a lifetime.
7.30pm Friday 29th November - Concert in the Heritage Centre (Doors open 7.00pm)
Saturday 30th November 2013
3:00 pm - Open Air in Carlingford Village
7:00 pm - Concert in The Foy Centre
Sunday 1st December 2013
11:30 am Church Performance – St. James' Grange
3:00 pm - Concert - Carlingford Sailing Club
For more information contact the organisers at
Ticket €5 (access to all of the concerts) in the Heritage Centre, Foy Centre and Sailing Club - Available from Dan's Cafe, at the door or by phoning 0872499103 or 0876406757
Enchiriadis Treis Choir
The Enchiriadis Treis Choir is a mixed adult choir with over 100 members, based in Malahide, County Dublin, Founded by Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden in 1994. "Enchiriadis" means Sound of Many Voices and Treis is added because we are the third choir founded by Marion in Malahide. As well as performing the great classical choral works by Handel, Bach, Hayden, Mozart and Verdi, we also have a repertoire of songs and minor choral works through the centuries from many parts of the world.
Our conductor tonight is Cathal Clinch who has been our Musical Director since 2010 and has directed us in many performances both here and in Lithuania and Portugal. Cathal is a graduate of NUI Maynooth where he conducted the Maynooth Chamber Choir for two years. He has a Masters in Conducting from St. Patrick's College Drumcondra. He directs choirs both liturgical and non-liturgical, and until recently conducted the renowned Enchiriadis Chamber Choir which, under his direction, has won numerous national and international awards. An accomplished choral singer himself, Cathal has sung, toured and recorded with internationally renowned Irish Choir, Anuna.
Over the last twenty years we have performed Handel's Messiah on many occasions both in the National Concert Hall and the Helix at Dublin City University, Bach's St. John Passion in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Haydn's Creation and his Mass in Time of War in The National Concert Hall, Handel's Saul in the Helix, Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass in various venues and probably our most memorable performance, in 2011 under Cathal's baton, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace, in the Dublin Convention Centre as part of the Global Sing for Peace Initiative and Ireland Remembers to mark the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Disaster. We have also performed many concerts at home and abroad.
Our next major performance will be Verdi's Requiem in the National Concert Hall on April 5th 2014 with Wexford Sinfonia, AIB Choral Society and Wexford Festival Chorus.
The Clermont Chorale Choir was formed in 2003 and has thirty five members, drawn from all parts of Louth and the neighbouring counties. This chamber choir includes music from the sixteenth century up to the present day in its repertoire. It has performed regularly to public and critical acclaim in theatres and churches in the North East over the past ten years, gaining a reputation for delivering a broad range of choral works in many languages with sensitivity and style. In 2005 the choir participated in the Cork International Choral Festival for the first time and in the intervening years has won the National Open Competition, the National Competition for Light, Jazz and Popular music, in addition to the Pilib O Laoghaire (Irish Language) and the Contemporary Music Trophies. The choir was awarded second prize in the Premier National Competition in 2010 and 2012. In Portadown Music Festival 2012 the choir won the John Watson Memorial cup and the Tavanagh Perpetual Challenge Cup, also being awarded the Noel Anderson Cup, awarded to the choir with the highest marks across the Festival. Clermont Chorale has also won awards in Choral Festivals in Verona and Prague.
During the past year there have been performances in the St Nicholas' Green church Dundalk at Christmas and in March, a sold-out cabaret in the Crowne Plaza in February, a tour of Boston and Cape Cod at Easter, and a collaboration with the renowned choir Resurgam in St Patrick's Cathedral , Dundalk in May, in the performance of music from the Russian Orthodox Choral Tradition. The choir recently participated in the Inaugural International Choral Festival in Derry. Music Director is Irene Barr.
The Aumetz male voice choir consists of a small group of amateur singers whose ancestors emigrated from Slovenia to Lorraine, France, to work in the iron mines, at the beginning of the 20th century.
The repertoire of the choir consists mainly of original arrangements of popular Slavic and Italian songs.
| Dolce sings quite an eclectic mixture of musical styles within the choral repertoire. For competition purposes we have sung songs by master composers such as Victoria, Byrd, Britten, Arthur Sullivan, Handel along with more contemporary composers like Leavitt, Seiber. For concert repertoire we sing songs which appeal to the audience who like to hear us sing.
As a choir with quite a few Irish speakers among our members we like to sing Irish songs, along with pieces in Spanish, Italian, Latin as well as in any of the native languages of our international members. We also like to sing renaissance style polyphonic music, where each of the four voice parts imitate each other, and each part gets to sing the tune from time to time.
During our Christmas season we prepare carols and other Christmas songs by master composers as well as compositions by our musical director, and some less well known pieces.
Call us to reserve Tickets at +353 (0)42 9373454/888 or Contact us through our Facebook page Carlingford Heritage Centre