To be announced soon.
Come And Sing Fauré Requiem on Sat 23rd February
A great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic singers from all around Ireland and benefit from expert direction from Andrew Reid, the new director of the RSCM.
11.30am–12noon arrive, tea & coffee will be available
1pm–2pm lunch (provided)
For Further details or to book a place, please contact:
c/o St George’s Parish Church
Belfast, BT1 2AG
Tel: 07952 514117 / e–mail: email@example.com
Action Cancer - The Sound of Action 6th Dec 7:30pm
In true Christmas spirit this December, Action Cancer has invited Northern Ireland's finest school choirs, orchestras, bands, soloists and instrumentalists to take part in an evening concert of festive music, raising money for Northern Ireland's leading cancer charity.
With 10 ensembles confirmed for the showcase of talent from across Northern Ireland, the event is eagerly anticipated, so purchase your tickets now by:
TELEPHONE: 028 9080 3357
Adults - £10
Concession (OAP and under 12) - £5
Family (2 adults and 2 concessions) - £20
Thursday 6th December 2012 @ 7.30pm
St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast
Choirs unite for Fauré’s Requiem on Remembrance Sunday
On November 11 church choirs from around Belfast will join the choir of St Anne’s Cathedral in singing Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful ‘Requiem’, as part of a service to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
The choirs have been rehearsing the Requiem separately, and will have a joint rehearsal at 2pm on the day in advance of the service at 3:30pm.
Any other singers who know the Requiem and would like to take part are invited to contact David Stevens, the Master of the Choristers at St Anne’s: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Methodist College, Belfast
at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast
(by kind permission of the Dean, Very Revd John Mann)
Thursday 18th October, 2012
Admission £10 / £5 students
Tickets are available from reception at Methodist College (028) 9020 5205
Portadown Male Voice Choir
Portadown Male Voice Choir will give a concert in the Cathedral on 19th September. The choir was formed in 1926 and its origins can be traced back to a mixed choir made up of employees of the linen firm, Spence Bryson & Co Ltd. In its 80 years Portadown Male Voice Choir have presented concerts in West Germany, Canada and Georgia, in addition to a plethora of festivals, Annual Concerts and many other local functions. .See below for full details of this concert.
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Minnesota Center Chorale
3 May 2012 - Spark Opera : Requiem for the Disappeared (world premier)
Spark Opera and the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival presented the world premiere of Conor Mitchell's "Requiem for the Disappeared".
This special performance featured the internationally renowned soprano Rebecca Caine and 26 piece orchestra filling Belfast Cathedral for one night only. The music (a setting of the Latin Mass for the dead) was composer Mitchell's personal response to the disappeared of the Northern Irish Troubles: the missing and the found. This was a unique and poignant event - the first of its kind.
Armagh based Mitchell began work on the requiem after hearing the - often untold - stories associated with the disappearance of many men and women during the Troubles. Some of their bodies have been found. Others have not. Mitchell said his new work is a "musical reflection on the issue of the right to burial. It doesn't answer any questions, but it does ask some."
Rebecca Caine - a regular in Belfast - has performed all around the globe with companies such as Opera North and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She is best known for originating the role of Cosette in Les Miserables. As well as orchestra, she was supported by Spark Choir and the trumpeters of the South Ulster Community Band.
14th April 2012 Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic (world premiere)
Part of the Titanic Festival of Creative Arts
With funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Belfast Titanic company commissioned a new choral Requiem mass from the Belfast composer Philip Hammond, entitled 'Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic'.
The Requiem involved three conductors, several choirs (including the Belfast Philharmonic Society, Capella Caeciliana, and the Scholar Cantorum of St. Peter's Cathedral, Belfast, and the famous Dublin based choir Anuna), Belfast-born mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner who sings with the internationally acclaimed Anonymous 4 based in America, all accompanied by the Downshire Brass Band from Belfast.
The several choral sections of the original Latin Requiem text were interspersed by a series of Titanic linked writings, also specially commissioned, from the Belfast writer Glenn Patterson, who read the texts as part of the performance. These readings were matched by a group of five musical meditations based on music connected with Belfast and the Titanic, which Philip Hammond has written specially for the Fidelio Trio.