Limerick Sings Programme 2018

The Limerick Sings 2018 Festival will take place from the 7th – 10th of June 2018 and features choirs of all traditions and nationalities who have come together for a weekend of non-competitive singing in spectacular venues around Limerick City & County.

 Thursday 7th June – 7pm

Venue: University Concert Hall
Tickets: €20 / Conc. €18


M’ANAM (translated from the Irish language “My Soul”) has grown naturally out of the extraordinary vocal ensemble that is ANÚNA. This début performance by the group will incorporate some well-known material such as Fionnghuala and The Parting Glass, together with some of the expansive and virtuosic repertoire that is the distinguishing feature of M’ANAM, such as Gúnnarsholmi – a setting from the Icelandic tradition, and Bandó Ribineann which belongs to the Scottish tradition of Mouth Music.

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Friday 8th June – 12 noon

Venue: Lough Gur
Outdoor Chorus

The Outdoor Chorus will see both visiting and local choirs come together under the baton of ANÚNA’s Michael McGlynn to perform one of the composer’s own iconic pieces – with the beautiful, ancient amphitheatre of Lough Gur providing the backdrop.

Lough Gur

If you wish to participate as a singer, you will need to attend a rehearsal in University Concert Hall at 10am. Transport will be provided from UCH to Lough Gur. Following the Outdoor Chorus, participating singers will be provided with refreshments and guided tours of the historic Lough Gur site.

To book, call Jennifer Flewett on +353 61 213312

Friday 8th June – 8.15pm

Venue: Redemptorist Church, Limerick
Tickets: €10

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The beautiful Redemptorist Church will provide the setting for Choirs In Concert, with local, national and international participating choirs performing a diverse programme of sacred, traditional and folk music.

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Saturday 9th June – 9.30am

Venue: University Concert Hall
Tickets: €24 / €32 (Incl. Music)

Join Eric Whitacre for a reading session in which he shares his insights and inspirations as composer and conductor. The session will include an informal Q&A and attendees will make up the demo choir. Eric will work on I carry your heart, Sleep, and Glow.

Eric Whitaker

A Grammy-winning composer and conductor, Eric is one of the most popular musicians of our time. His concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 110 different countries.

To book, call the UCH Box Office on +353 61 331549

 Saturday 9th June – 11.30am

Venue: St. Augustine’s Church, Limerick
Tickets: Free

The Choral Trail will run throughout Limerick City on Saturday morning and afternoon, and will include a free concert taking place in the beautiful Augustinians Church on O’Connell Street at 11.30am.

 Choral Trail


Saturday 9th June – 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Venue: University Concert Hall
Tickets: Various depending on choir size

Limerick Sings is delighted to offer choirs the opportunity to work with Bernie Sherlock, one of Ireland’s premier choral conductors. Bernie has won international conducting prizes in Finland, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia and Ireland. She is also an internationally established adjudicator, choral expert and teacher of conducting. She is the founder-conductor of the international award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices.

Bernie Sherlock

Bernie will provide evaluation workshops for choirs on the afternoon of Saturday 9th June. She will offer feedback on a piece or pieces of your choice, aiming to bring out the best in each performance.

To book, call Jennifer Flewett on +353 61 213312

Saturday 9th June – 8pm

Venue: University Concert Hall
Tickets: €15 / Conc. €13

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The Saturday Evening Concert of the 2018 Limerick Sings Festival will include a joint performance of visiting choirs from the USA, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Redding and accompanied by the Limerick Chamber Players. The concert will also feature a keynote address and a performance led by renowned, Grammy-winning US composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Local choirs the Limerick Youth Choir, who will be conducted by Eric Whitacre, and Limerick Choral Union, will perform.

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Sunday 10th June – 3.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Abbey Church
Tickets: €10

The festival will come to a rousing close on Sunday 10th June with a delightful Proms Concert in the picturesque Adare village as local and visiting choirs perform varied, light programmes in Holy Trinity Abbey Church, making it a wonderful family afternoon.

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Booking: 061 331549 or at

For choral enquiries, please contact Jennifer Flewett at 061 213312 /