The festival will take place from 10th June – 13th June 2016 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. Our fabulous concerts, which are open to the public, will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral, University Concert Hall and Holy Trinity Abbey Church in Adare.
LIMERICK SINGS – OPENING CONCERT
FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 2016, 8:00PM
VENUE: ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL
The opening concert of the 2016 Limerick Sings Festival will feature performances by local, national and international choirs. The choirs will perform a diverse programme including traditional and folk songs as well as works by Palestrina, Elgar and J.S. Bach.
Choirs: Aragon High School, Cór Cois Abhann, Granbury High School Choir, Korena Spontana, Napa Valley College, Presentation High School, Bella Voce, Resounding Achord, San Jose State University Choraliers, Voices of Limerick & West Valley College.
LIMERICK SINGS – GALA CONCERT
SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2016, 8:00PM
VENUE: UNIVERSITY CONCERT HALL
Enjoy a delightful programme at the 2016 Limerick Sings Gala Concert, including Shakespeare in Song by the New Dublin Voices, Jenkins’ The Armed Man by Limerick Choral Union, as well as a joint performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass by several visiting choirs from the USA, accompanied by Limerick Sinfonia.
Choirs: New Dublin Voices (Director: Bernie Sherlock), Limerick Choral Union
(Director: Malcolm Green), Aragon High School, Napa Valley College, Presentation High School: Bella Voce, Resounding Achord, San Jose State University Choraliers & West Valley College (Director of Joint US Choirs: Jeffrey Benson).
LIMERICK SINGS – SUNDAY PROMS
SUNDAY 12TH JUNE 2016, 3:30PM
VENUE: HOLY TRINITY ABBEY CHURCH, ADARE
Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare
Limerick Sings Sunday Proms, the final concert of the 2016 Limerick Sings Festival, will feature a light, afternoon programme performed by local and visiting choirs, including folk, traditional and gospel songs, as well as favourites by Billy Joel and ABBA.
Choirs: Ancór, Cór Cois Abhann, Holy Trinity Abbey Choir, Korena Spontana,
Unity Gospel Choir Limerick
Presented by – Campus Life Services & University Concert Hall
Supported by – Fáilte Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way & RTÉ Supporting the Arts
For more details go to UCH
For the full programme brochure for choirs participating in the festival click here – Limerick Sings Brochure 2016