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: REDEMPTORIST CHURCH
Due to high demand the opening concert of the 2016 Limerick Sings Festival has been moved from St Mary’s Cathedral to the Redemptorist Church and 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